Current Graduate Students
FIELD OF STUDY
|Dustin Abnet||U.S. History|
|Hallimeda Allinson||U.S. History|
|Michael Anklin||Modern European History||Advisor: Spang|
|Ayesha Athar||Jewish History|
|Charles Aull||Ancient History||Advisor: Watts|
Research Interests: Roman History, Late Antiquity, Latin Literature, Greek and Eastern Mediterranean Culture under Roman rule, Social and Intellectual History, the Classical Tradition.
|Richard Barrett||Ancient History|
|Daniel Beben||Middle Eastern History|
|Shannon Bennett||U.S. History|
|Miles Blizard||Medieval History||Advisor: Shopkow|
Research Interests: Medieval Historiography, Medieval Perceptions of Roman and Early Christian History, Western Europe in Late Antiquity, French Vernacular Chronicles, French Bishops in the 13th and 14th centuries, Medieval Cities (Rome, Paris, London), Medieval Latin
|Jennifer Boles||Latin American History||Dissertation: My dissertation is a contextual biography and documentary film project about Mexican super-8 filmmaker, Sergio García.|
Research Interests: Visual history, modern Mexico, post-1968 cultural politics, urban studies, experimental cinema, documentary filmmaking, oral history
|Brandon Bowen||Asian History|
|Marlena Brown||Modern European History|
|Sandrine Catris||Asian History|
|Adrienne Chudzinski||U.S. History|
|Andrew Clark||History of Gender and Sexuality||Advisor: Allen|
Research Interests: Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century sexology. Medicine, sexuality, and deviance.
|Dan Clasby||Modern European History||Dissertation: The Local Politics of ItalianitÃ : Veneto Political Culture and Jewish Identity in Liberal and Fascist Italy, 1870-1938|
Advisor: Ipsen & Roseman
Research Interests: Modern European history; modern Italian history; Jewish Studies; nationalism and identity; Jewish integration and segregation in modern Europe; Italian Fascism; postwar memory and Jewish identity; cultural history as methodology; scholarship of teaching and learning.
|Chris Clements||U.S. History||Advisor: Christina Snyder|
Research Interests: Native North America, Environmental History, Borderlands
|Rachel Coleman||U.S. History||Advisor: Grossberg|
Research Interests: Twentieth Century U.S., History of Religion in America, Evangelicalism, Fundamentalism, the Intersection of Religion with Politics, Education, Science, and Gender Roles.
|Erin Corber||Modern European History||Advisor: Roseman|
Research Interests: Cultural history of the First World War, Modern France, Jews in France and North Africa, Jews in Modern Europe, history of Montréal.
|Kalani Craig||Medieval History||Dissertation: Struck by a divine blow: Divine and human agency in representations of conflict resolution by early medieval bishops, 500-1100 C.E.|
Research Interests: Carolingian Europe, episcopal power and authority, impact of religion on politics and social memory, world history before 1500.
|Catalin Cristoloveanu||Eastern European History|
|Brian Cwiek||Asian History|
|Theresa Dazey||Middle Eastern History|
|Aimee Dobbs||Russian History|
|Erika Dowell||U.S. History||Advisor: Dierks|
|Susan Eckelmann||U.S. History||Advisor: McGerr|
Research Interests: Modern U.S. History, Social Movements, African Diaspora, Childhood and Family History, Race Theory
|Rachel Edgren||U.S. History|
|Christopher Eichstedt||Latin American History||Dissertation: The Enchantment of Neoliberalism: The Costa Rican National Liberation Party and the Transformation of Social Democracy, 1968-1990|
Research Interests: 20th c. Latin America, Political, Cultural, and Intellectual History, Costa Rica, Neoliberalism, Modernization, and Development
|Justin Ellison||U.S. History|
|Danielle Emerling||U.S. History||Advisor: Allen|
|Xin Fan||Asian History||Advisor: Klaus Muehlhahn|
|Brendan Fay||Modern European History||Dissertation: The Promise of Tradition: Music and Society from Weimar to the Third Reich|
Research Interests: Modern European History, Germany, Weimar, Nazism, Cultural History, Music and National Identity
|Kyle Fernandez||U.S. History||Advisor: Allen|
|Angel G. Flores-Rodríguez||U.S. History||Advisor: Cullather|
Research Interests: Issues of imperialism, race, nationalism and popular culture in the U.S. and the Hispanic Caribbean.
|Carmen Garcia-Prieto||Latin American History|
|Nancy Germano||U.S. History||Advisor: Sandweiss|
Research Interests: Environmental History / Urban History / Public History; flood events and community relationships with rivers and streams
|Brendan Gillis||British History||Advisor: Wahrman|
|Patrick Gilner||Modern European History||Dissertation: Atrocity Postwar: Understanding German Crimes and World War I Violence after the Peace|
Research Interests: 19th & 20th Century Europe, Modern Germany, Modern Italy, Weimar Republic, Nazism, Fascism, Germany and Europe in the era of the World Wars, Atrocities/War Crimes, Violence, Press, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
|Erin Gorman||Medieval History||Advisor: Shopkow|
Research Interests: I am enrolled in graduate programs in both History and Library Science (MA/MLS) with the hope of becoming a subject librarian. I am most interested in Medieval social and cultural history.
|Hope Grebner||U.S. History|
|Natalie Gwishiri||African History|
|Michael Hancock-Parmer||Russian History||Advisor: Ben Eklof|
Research Interests: Russian Central Asia, Central Eurasian Studies, World History, Gamification and Pedagogy
|Jennifer Hart||African History||Dissertation: "Moving the Nation: Citizen, State, and Urban Transportation in Postcolonial Ghana"|
Research Interests: I am interested in late-colonial and postcolonial urban history in anglophone Africa. In particular, I am interested in African experiences of life in the city and the ways in which Africans interacted with the state during and after the transition to independence. I also have interests in the history of Christianity, the role of Christianity in the economic life of Africans, and market women.
|Rafik Hasan||African Diaspora History|
|Kathleen Hiatt||Eastern European History|
|Ramajana Hidic-Demirovic||Eastern European History|
|Nicholas Hunot||Medieval History||Dissertation: The Shepherd and the Wolf: The Relationship Between Bishops and Kings in Seventh Century Visigothic Politics|
Research Interests: Spain during the late antique and Visigothic periods. Urban and rural topography; secular and non-secular authority in Christian Spain; Visigothic monasticism and hagiography; the political role of the bishop in the Visigothic kingdom, and Visigothic legal history.
|David Jamison||African Diaspora History|
|Alex Kirven||Russian History||Advisor: Eklof|
Research Interests: Fin de siècle Russia, the Russian peasantry, rural professionals and the prospects of "modernizing" the Russian countryside through the use of agricultural machinery.
|Amanda Koch||U.S. History|
|Andrew Koke||British History|
|Constanze kolbe||Middle Eastern History|
|Stephanie Koscak||British History||Dissertation: Multiplying Pictures for the Public: Reproducing the English Monarchy, c.1660-1780|
Research Interests: Eighteenth-Century Britain, Visual Culture, Monarchy, Media, Consumer Culture, Gender
|Elizabeth Harrington Lambert||Modern European History||Dissertation: Contested Memory: Divided Representations of Weimarer Klassik and KZ Buchenwald|
Research Interests: East Germany, Public History, Cultural History, Urban Studies and Architecture, Transatlantic/Comparative History, Jewish Studies, Travel and Tourism
|John Lary||Modern European History||Dissertation: Communitarian Belgium: From the Flemish Movement to Muslim Immigration, 1954-1991|
Research Interests: Modern European History, immigration, nationalism, terrorism, History of the Middle East. Minor: African history.
|Hyon Ju Lee||U.S. History|
|Michael Lemon||Latin American History||Advisor: Jeffrey Gould and Eden Medina|
Research Interests: 20th Century Chile; Political History; Cultural History; History of Technology
|Arthur Ling||Asian History|
|Kyle Liston||Modern European History||Dissertation: Colonialism Asunder: Being, Belonging and Hybridity in the Italo-Tunisian Communities of Tunis, 1881-1956|
Advisor: Ipsen / Scalenghe
Research Interests: Modern North African/Middle Eastern colonial/post-colonial history. Modern Italy, Tunisia and the Maghreb. Identity and state development, post-colonial theory Local power dynamics/deconstructionism
|Richard Lockton||British History|
|Elisabeth Marsh||U.S. History||Advisor: Bodnar|
|Maureen Maryanski||History of Gender and Sexuality|
|Don Maxwell||U.S. History||Advisor: Clegg|
|Devi Mays||Jewish History||Dissertation: Komo el Pasharo Ke Bola, Like the Bird that Flies: The Migration of Sephardic Jews from the Ottoman Empire and Turkey to Mexico, 1908-1934|
Research Interests: Sephardic Jews- particularly in the 19th and 20th centuries, Ottoman Empire and Turkey, Mexico, Middle Eastern and Latin American Jewries, Migration, Minorities, Prostitution, Psychoanalysis and History
|Sean McKee||U.S. History||Advisor: McGerr|
Research Interests: US 20th Century Cultural History, principally the cultural history of alcohol in post-WW2 America.
|Ilana Miller||Eastern European History|
|Lauren Miller||British History||Advisor: Wahrman|
Research Interests: 18th-century Britain and Spain in the Atlantic World; empire, identity. Outside minor in Religious Studies.
|Christopher Molnar||Modern European History|
|Colleen Moore||Russian History||Dissertation: Harvesting Defeat: Russia's Peasantry and the Great War, 1914-1917|
Research Interests: late imperial Russia, peasants, social history, class, the Great War, late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century Europe, and the Soviet Union under Stalin
|Leone Musgrave||Russian History||Advisor: Ransel|
|José Najar||Latin American History|
|Elizabeth Nelson||Modern European History||Dissertation: Madness, Esotericism, and the Human Sciences in France, c. 1900|
Research Interests: The fringes of consciousness: madness and the subjective aspects of mystical, occult, and magical practices. Religious insanity. The human sciences at the turn of the twentieth century. Historical approaches to mental illness. Theories of temporality and periodization.
|Adam Olsen||Ancient History|
|Katie Ottaway||Asian History||Advisor: Struve|
|Betsy Pease||U.S. History||Advisor: McGerr|
Research Interests: Modern U.S.; cities, communities, and the rethinking of myths of social and national progress in the culture of the Great Depression
|Eric Petenbrink||U.S. History|
|Mark Plozay||British History|
|Nathaniel J. Pockras||U.S. History||Advisor: Dierks|
Research Interests: Historic preservation
|Frederick Pratt||African History|
|Anya Quilitzsch||Jewish History|
|Geoff Ralston||Modern European History||Advisor: Spang|
|Jose Alfredo Ramirez||Latin American History|
|Liz Randall||U.S. History||Advisor: Michael Grossberg|
Research Interests: History of the Family; Role of nonprofits in the American Welfare State, specifically pertaining to single-father households.
|Ruth Reichard||U.S. History|
|Scott Reynolds||Early Modern European History||Advisor: Schneider|
|Julia Riegel||Modern European History|
|Alaina Roberts||U.S. History||Advisor: Dr. Christina Snyder|
Research Interests: The intersection of African and Indigenous History in the New World; The African and African American slaves of the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indian Nations
|Heather Roberts||Ancient History||Advisor: Robinson|
Research Interests: Archaic and Classical Greek political and intellectual history, especially the intersection of intellectual culture and public affairs; Greek constitutional politics; transmission of intellectual tradition; Greek historiography; ancient history pedagogy.
|Tola Rodrick||Ancient History||Advisor: Watts|
Research Interests: Late Ancient Religious and Philosophical Traditions, Coptic Language and Literature, Egyptian Monasticism
|Sarah Rowley||U.S. History||Research Interests: Late 19th and 20th century history of race and gender in the U.S., first wave feminism, the race uplift movement|
|Tara Saunders||U.S. History||Advisor: Gamber|
Research Interests: Social and cultural American history (late 19th/early 20th c.); gender history.
|abby sayers||British History|
|Timo Schaefer||Latin American History||Advisor: Guardino|
Research Interests: Modern Mexico, Popular Political Culture, State Building, Violence, Agrarian History
|Jim Seaver||U.S. History||Dissertation: Fighting for Souvenirs: Americans and the Material Culture of World War II|
Research Interests: Major: Mid-20th-century U.S. history, esp. World War II, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War. Inside Minor: Modern Europe, esp. 20th-century Germany. Outside Minor: Folklore, esp. material culture and museum studies.
|Amy Simon||Modern European History||Advisor: Roseman|
|Sarah Anne Smith||Medieval History||Dissertation: The Eleventh Part of the Sciences: Natural Magic at the University of Paris in the Thirteenth Century.|
Research Interests: Medieval natural philosophy, science and technology, folklore, occult protosciences (alchemy, astrology, magic, etc.).
|Jennifer Sovde||Modern European History||Dissertation: Child Performers in the French Third Republic: A Social and Cultural History|
Research Interests: 19th & 20th century French social & cultural history, History of Children & Childhood, History of the Family
|Ben Stellwagen||Russian History||Advisor: Veidlinger|
Research Interests: Ethno-religious history; German-Lutheran identity in the early Soviet Union; German diaspora communities; the Holocaust in German-occupied Soviet territories; interwar migration; the impact of Communist social manipulation on the self (observed through diaries and memoirs)
|Carl Suddler||African Diaspora History||Advisor: Khalil Muhammad|
|Sam Sutherland||Ancient History||Advisor: Robinson|
Research Interests: The military and political history of the Roman Republic as well as Classical and Hellenistic Greece.
|Maksymilian Szostalo||Medieval History|
|Lucy Tambara||U.S. History||Advisor: Nick Cullather|
Research Interests: Twentieth Century U.S. international relations, development and modernization, global history, evangelical history, and non-state actors
|Nacho Tanson||British History|
|Paula Tarankow||U.S. History||Advisor: Dr. Wendy Gamber|
Research Interests: Progressive Era; histories of gender (esp. masculinity) and sexuality; economic history; cultural history; meanings of modernity and the transition to "modern" America
|Janeke Thumbran||African History|
|Alex Tipei||Modern European History||Dissertation: For Your Civilization and Ours: Greece, Romania, and the Making of French Universalism|
Research Interests: West-East European Intellectual and Political Networks, Intellectual History, Political History, the History of Education, the Enlightenment, Post-Revolutionary France, Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Balkan History
|Alex Tipei||Eastern European History||Advisor: Bucur and Spang|
Research Interests: Intellectual, political, and cultural exchange between France, Romania, Poland, and Greece.
|Anjali Vithayathil||Russian History||Research Interests: Russian and Soviet Empire in Central Asia and the Caucasus; Frontiers and borders between Russia and Persia/Iran; Irredentism; Railroads|
|Heather Vrana||Latin American History|
|Jon Warner||Latin American History||Advisor: Gould|
|Bobby Wells||Early Modern European History|
|Mary Werden||Eastern European History||Dissertation: Communicating Communism: Power and Ideology in the Polish Countryside, 1956-1980|
Research Interests: 20th Century Eastern Europe; Poland; communism; historical anthropology
|Victoria Wheeler||Modern European History||Advisor: Roos|
Research Interests: Modern Germany between Weimar and post-WWII, gender with an emphasis on masculinity, Austria on the verge of WWI
|Jeremy Young||U.S. History||Dissertation: "The Age of Charisma: Mass Movements and Democratic Change in America, 1870-1935"|
Research Interests: Charismatic movements in the U.S. Progressive Era
|Yanqiu Zheng||Asian History||Advisor: Muehlhahn|
Research Interests: Twentieth Century China; Nationalism; Sino-American Relations; Education
|Fabio Zoia||African History|