Graduate Student Profiles

The Department of History offers bios to all PhD level graduate students who have advanced to candidacy.  Please scroll through the profiles below to view our diverse and dynamic student community.  If you would like to view a full list of all PhD students, please click here.


  • Photo of Cayetana Adrianzen Ponce
    Cayetana Adrianzen Ponce

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    Field: 

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Research Interests: 

    Andean history, state formation, race and indigeneity, critical geography

  • Photo of Selda Altan
    Selda Altan

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    Field: 

    East Asia

    Research Interests: 

    late imperial China, labor history, empire and colonialism

  • Photo of Tony Andersson
    Tony Andersson

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    Field: 

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Research Interests: 

    political ecology, the Cold War, state building, NGOificatione

  • Photo of Alexander Lee Arnold
    Alexander Lee Arnold

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    intellectual history, history of economics, history of science & mathematics, history of political thought

  • Photo of Elizabeth (Betty) Banks
    Elizabeth (Betty) Banks

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Soviet Union, twentieth-century Africa, Cold War, gender history

  • Photo of Robert Cole
    Robert Cole

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    Field: 

    East Asia

    Research Interests: 

    twentieth-century China, intellectual-cultural history, history of economic thought

  • Photo of Emilie Connolly
    Emilie Connolly

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    nineteenth-century U.S., history of capitalism, political economy, history of slavery

  • Photo of Joanna Zuercher Curits
    Joanna Zuercher Curtis

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    central Europe, internationalism, culture, childhood

  • Photo of Ben Davidson
    Ben Davidson

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    nineteenth-century United States, slavery and emancipation, Civil War and Reconstruction, history of childhood

  • Photo of Aviv Derri
    Aviv Derri

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    Field: 

    Ottoman Empire

    Research Interests: 

    eighteenth- and nineteenth century Ottoman Empire, non-muslim communities, Istanbul-based and provincial elites, networks of trade and credit

  • Photo of Yue Due
    Yue Du

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    Field: 

    East Asia

    Research Interests: 

    late imperial China, twentieth-century China, law and state-building, gender

  • Photo of Brittany Edmoundson
    Brittany Edmoundson

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    postwar U.S. history, U.S. foreign relations

  • Photo of Filip Erdeljac
    Filip Erdeljac

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    World War II and the Holocaust, nationalism, east-central Europe and Yugoslavia

  • Photo of Jeannette Estruth
    Jeannette Estruth

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    urban history, environmental history, women’s history, history of technology, history of the American West

  • Photo of Cody Ewert
    Cody Ewert

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    post-Civil War U.S., history of education, western history, political culture

  • Photo of Gaurav C Garg
    Gaurav C. Garg

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    Field: 

    South Asia

    Research Interests: 

    South Asia, histories of capitalism, urban history, economic and business history

  • Photo of Sarah Griswold
    Sarah Griswold

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    twentieth-century France, France mandate for Syria and Lebanon, history of archaeology, cultural heritage policies

  • Photo of Anasa Hicks
    Anasa Hicks

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    Field: 

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Research Interests: 

    twentieth-century Cuba, Hispanic Caribbean, labor studies, women and gender

  • Photo of Ebony Jones
    Ebony Jones

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    Field: 

    African Diaspora

    Research Interests: 

    The Black Atlantic, Trans-Atlantic slave trade, comparative slavery and abolition, British criminal transportation

  • Photo of Marysia Jonsson
    Marysia Jonsson

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    Field: 

    Early Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    eighteenth-century Baltic, religious history, cultural history of warfare, cartography

  • Photo of Allison Korinek
    Allison Korinek

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    nineteenth-century France, French empire in Algeria, language and administration, translation studies

  • Photo of Lauren Lefty
    Lauren Lefty

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    history of education, transnational history, education policy and activism across the Americas, history of teacher education

  • Photo of Geoffrey Levin
    Geoffrey Levin

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    modern Israeli history, US-Middle East relations, America and the world, human rights advocacy

  • Photo of Jeremy K Lin
    Jeremy K. Lin

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    development of nationalism and linguistics, with a focus on Eastern Europe; nationalism, minority languages, and state policy; language and the construction of national categories

  • Photo of Matthew MacLean
    Matthew MacLean

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    Field: 

    Middle East/Indian Ocean

    Research Interests: 

    Persian Gulf studies, globalization, nationalism, infrastructure, environmental history, urban history, decolonization

  • Photo of Tyesha Maddox
    Tyesha Maddox

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    Field: 

    African Diaspora

    Research Interests: 

    Caribbean, African American history, transnational communities, black identity formation

  • Photo of Alexander Manevitz
    Alexander Manevitz

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    antebellum and nineteenth-century U.S. history, history of race and ethnicity, urban history, New York City, historical memory

  • Photo of Timo McGregor
    Timo McGregor

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    Field: 

    Atlantic World

    Research Interests: 

    (Dutch) Atlantic history, comparative history of empire, history of political thought

  • Photo of Erik Meddles
    Erik Meddles

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    history of the body, comparative imperial history, military history, the formation of race and identity

  • Photo of Ian William Merkel
    Ian William Merkel

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    Field: 

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Research Interests: 

    intellectual history, anthropology, historiography, race

  • Photo of Alaina M Morgan
    Alaina M. Morgan

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    Field: 

    African Diaspora

    Research Interests: 

    Islam in the Americas, Black internationalism, religion and politics, oral history

  • Photo of Tejasvi Nagaraja
    Tejasvi Nagaraja

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    U.S. and the world, race, gender and labor in transnational perspective, social policy and social movements, U.S. military and foreign relations

  • Photo of Hayley Negrin
    Hayley Negrin

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    Field: 

    Atlantic World

    Research Interests: 

    early Native American history, comparative slavery, women and gender, borderlands history

  • Photo of Pamela C Nogales C
    Pamela C. Nogales C.

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    the long nineteenth century, early American history, American slavery, comparative history of emancipation, history of social reform, history of radical thought, comparative history of capitalism

  • Photo of Rachel Nolan
    Rachel Nolan

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    Field: 

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Research Interests: 

    modern Latin America, especially Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean; U.S.-Latin American relations; Cold War history; politics of post-conflict memory

  • Photo of Emma Adelaida Otheguy
    Emma Adelaida Otheguy

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    Field: 

    Early Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Atlantic World, colonial Latin America, environmental history, history of childhood

  • Photo of Lana Dee Povitz
    Lana Dee Povitz

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    social movements, gender, food and hunger, oral history

  • Photo of Matthew B Shutzer
    Matthew B. Shutzer

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    Field: 

    South Asia

    Research Interests: 

    environmental history, political economy, global and comparative history, history of science

  • Photo of Marcio Siwi
    Marcio Siwi

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    Field: 

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Research Interests: 

    modern Latin America, modern Brazil, urban history and culture, transnational history

  • Photo of Alexandra Steinlight
    Alexandra Steinlight

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    twentieth-century France, archives and institutions of memory, cultural politics, postwar reconstruction, legacies of WWII in Europe

  • Photo of Tara Stephan
    Tara Stephan

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    Field: 

    Middle East

    Research Interests: 

    the Mamluk Sultanate, social history, women and gender, ritual

  • Photo of Geoffrey Traugh
    Geoffrey Traugh

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    Field: 

    Africa

    Research Interests: 

    modern Africa, environmental history, international development, decolonization and nation-building

  • Photo of Aro Velmet
    Aro Velmet

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Transnational and imperial history; science, technology and medicine; history of expertise; gender and sexuality

  • Photo of Beatrice Wayne
    Beatrice Wayne

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    U.S. foreign policy, history of the Horn of Africa, history of education

  • Photo of Rachel Q. Welsh
    Rachel Q. Welsh

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    Field: 

    Medieval Europe

    Research Interests: 

    medieval Iberia, legal and intellectual history, women’s and gender history, history of the body

  • Photo of Alex Winder
    Alex Winder

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    Field: 

    Middle East

    Research Interests: 

    Palestine/Israel, policing and incarceration, law and society, life writing