Graduate Students

Graduate students listed by field can be found in the field Pages.

Jamal Abed-Rabbo

Middle East/Islam, 2012

Research Interests

Islamic Spain; Islamic law; orthodoxy and deviance; mudéjars and emigrants; the evolution of belief systems; societal collapse; the theory, practice, and literary manifestations of love

Dissertation

Jurists and the Problem of Christian Hegemony in Late Naṣrid Granada


Marcel Anduiza Pimentel

Latin America, 2011

Dissertation

From Pacific Gateway to Tourist City: Land, People, and the Politics of Coastal Development in Acapulco, Mexico, c. 1776–1976


Michaela Appeltova

Modern Europe, 2011

CV

Research Interests

Twentieth-century Central and Eastern Europe, feminist theory and gender history, race and ethnicity, colonialisms, intersections of postcolonialism and socialism

Dissertation

Socialism with a Sexy Face: Gendered Bodies, Embodiment, and Social Change in Czechoslovakia Between the Prague Spring and the European Union

Michaela Appeltova

Evelyn Atkinson

US pre-1900, 2013

Research Interests

US legal history; history of tort law; law and society; history of corporations; history of capitalism; the Progressive Era; history of medicine; labor history; women and gender


Mohamad Ballan

Middle East/Islam, 2011

CV

Research Interests

Nasrid Granada; medieval Iberia and North Africa; early modern Spain; Islamic mysticism; Islamic political thought; medieval political theory

Dissertation

Dynastic Ideology, Historical Writing, and the Chancery in al-Andalus and the Maghrib: A Study of Itinerant Court Secretaries (Kuttāb) in the Late Medieval Islamic West


Jason Banks

Byzantine, 2005

Dissertation

The Administration of Civil Justice in Eleventh-Century Byzantium


Benny Bar-Lavi

Early Modern Europe, 2015

Research Interests

Intellectual history; Jewish-Christian relations; the Western Sephardi Diaspora; Conversos; religious tolerance; history of ethics


Zachary Barr

Modern Europe, 2011

Research Interests

Habsburg Empire, Austria; history and philosophy of science; history of medicine; historical epistemology; Austromarxism; the Vienna Circle; Wittgenstein

Dissertation

"Wissen, um zu Leben": The Politics of Popular Science in Jahrhundertwende Austria, 1882–1914

News

Discusses his dissertation research in the Dialogo Blog


Lawrence Bauer

US pre-1900, 2010

Dissertation

Raising Small Citizens: Democracy and the Political Socialization of American Children, 1865–1917


Johann Bayer

US 1900–Present, 2015

CV

Research Interests

Twentieth-century US and Middle Eastern history; modern Iraq and Syria; violence, total war, and militarization in the United States; the US all-volunteer military; terrorism in the American imagination; the Westphalian state after the Cold War; the politics of secularism, religion, human rights, and gender; transnational history; international relations; cultural history; problems of evidence and interpretation in digital history


Jacob Betz

US pre-1900, 2005

Dissertation

Race, Mission, and the Americanization of the United States Catholic Church, 1865–1910


Keegan Boyar

Latin America, 2014

Research Interests

Modern Mexico; Latin American history; social history; cultural history; Atlantic history

Keegan Boyar

Mariana Brandman

US 1900–Present, 2012

Research Interests

Twentieth-century US history; women and gender; mass culture, humor, leisure and entertainment; consumerism; media studies; national identity and citizenship

Mariana Brandman

David Cantor-Echols

Medieval Europe, 2010

Dissertation

Governmentality and Its Discontents: The Administrative and Historiographical Programs of Alfonso XI of Castile


Zachary Chase

Latin America, 2004

Zachary Chase is a joint-degree candidate in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of History.

Research Interests

Ethnohistory, landscape, historical archaeology, religion

Dissertation

Performances of the Past in the Ritual, Historical, and Mythological Landscapes of Huarochirí, Perú , AD 1400–1700

News

Participates in 2014 Student Research Conference


Filiberto Chávez Jr.

US 1900–Present, 2011

Research Interests

American West; Southwest history; borderlands; citizenship; higher education; social movements; American legal history; US government; racial formations; social reform; Bureau of Indian Affairs; Native American history; Mexican American history; Latino history; urban history


Ashley Clark

History of Science, 2010

Website

Dissertation

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Experiments in Music and Theater, 1791–1817

Ashley Clark

Amy Coombs

Britain, 2013


John Cropper

Africa, 2011

Research Interests

French West Africa; environmental history; colonial and post colonial Senegal; history of charcoal and wood fuels

Dissertation

The People's Energy: The History of Charcoal Production and Forest Access in Senegal, 1900–2014

John Cropper

Enrique Davila

US 1900–Present, 2011

Dissertation

Border Connections: A Transnational History of Reform in the South Texas/Northern Mexico Borderland Region, 1900–1940


Julia Dufosse

United States pre-1900, 2014

Research Interests

Nineteenth-century US history; gender and sexuality; social history; literary, visual, and material culture; metahistory and historiography.

Julia Dufosse

Christopher Dunlap

Latin America, 2009

Research interests

Latin American history of science and technology, Brazil-Argentina relations, twentieth-century Spain, environmental history, informal diplomacy, Atlantic history, intellectual exchanges

Dissertation

Epistemic Communities, Nuclear Science, and the State in Brazil and Argentina, 1950–1991

News

History Students Awarded 3 out of 9 Fulbright-Hays Fellowships

Chris Dunlap

Susannah Engstrom

US 1900–Present, 2006

Dissertation

The Potentials of Performance: Professionalism and Cultural Democracy in the Twin Cities, 1930–1969


Charles Fawell

Modern Europe, 2014

CV

Research Interests

Imperial France; colonialism; migration, mobility, and travel; military cultures; knowledge and empire

Charles Fawell

Ashley Finigan

US 1900–Present, 2011

Research Interests

African American history; nineteenth- and twentieth-century US women's and gender history; the modern United States; cultural history; print and musical cultures; black internationalism

Dissertation

“The National Council of Negro Women has been there even when our story has not been told...”: The NCNW and the Creation of an International Black Women’s Movement, 1935-1975

News

Named 2015–16 Urban Network Doctoral Fellow

Ashley Finigan

Mariana Flores Guevara

Latin America, 2015

Research Interests

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Mexico; history of drugs; history of medicine; history of public health; US-Mexico relations; cultural history; international history

Mariana Flores Guevara

Emily Forden

Ancient, 2012

CV

Research Interests

Roman social history; Greek social history; economic history; gender and labor; demographics; urban history; history of slavery


Emily Lord Fransee

International, 2007

Research interests

Empire and colonialism; gender and sexuality; race, decolonization, and rights and citizenship; science fiction and speculative fiction; France and the francophone world; Africa and the Atlantic world

Dissertation

Without Distinction: Gender and Suffrage in the French Empire


Elizabeth Fretwell

Africa, 2010

Research Interests

Twentieth-century Francophone West Africa; Benin; work and artisan production; gender; urban history; visual and material culture; colonialism and cmpire

Dissertation

Urban Artisan Production and Clothing in Benin, 1940–1989


Kyle Gardner

International, 2010

CV

Research Interests

British Empire in South Asia; nineteenth- and twentieth-century South Asia; the Western Himalaya; Tibet; Scotland; frontiers, borders, and boundaries; colonialism; technology; environmental history; legal history; the colonial origins of international law

Dissertation

The Frontier Complex: Geography, Technology, and the Limits of Colonialism in the Northwestern Himalaya, 1846–1962

News

Discusses the election of Narendra Modi for The Atlantic.


Christopher Gatto

Latin America, 2012

Research Interests

Modern Mexico; economic and social history of Latin America; agrarian history; export commodities; indigenous communities

Dissertation

From Cochineal to Coffee: The Making of a New Rural Society in Miahuatián, Oaxaca, 1780–1880

Chris Gatto

Erin Glade

Middle East/Islam, 2005

Dissertation

"We Are Not Enemies of Culture": Literature, Modernization, and the Expansion of American Soft Power in Nasser's Egypt, 1952–1967


Carmine Grimaldi

History of Science, 2010

Dissertation

The Circuitry of Sight: On the Rise of Video in the Late Twentieth Century


Barry Haneberg

Modern Europe, 2004

Dissertation

Redefining Family: Independent Migrant Women and Social Reform in Berlin and London, 1865–1939


John-Paul Heil

Early Modern Europe, 2015

Research Interests

Early modern Europe, Italian Renaissance, Renaissance humanism, Renaissance reception of classical philosophy

John-Paul Heil

Phillip Henry

Modern Europe, 2009

Dissertation

Psychoanalytic Pedagogy in Interwar Vienna, 1918–1928

News

Discusses "Psychoanalysis, Pedagogy, and Politics in Interwar Vienna" at the Social Sciences' Spring Student Research Conference


Alexander Herbert

Russia, 2015

Research Interests

Imperial Russia; environmental history; maritime/global history; Pacific exploration. Also minor interests in music culture and youth counterculture in contemporary Russia.

Alexander Herbert

Lily Huang

History of Science, 2009

Dissertation

Metaphor and Metaphysic: Henri Bergson's Dream of Motion in Fin-de-Siècle France

News

Discusses William James, Henri Bergson, and the ideo-motor psychology of will at the Social Sciences' Spring Student Research Conference

Lily Huang

Erika Jeck

Ancient, 2009

Dissertation

Producing the Countryside: Suburb and Social Values in Roman Thought, 241 BC–235 AD


Jaewoong Jeon

East Asia-Korea, 2011

Research Interests

Modern Korean history; international history; capitalism and colonialism; sociocultural theory

Dissertation

Learning Liberation: Emergence of Capitalism in Korea and Taiwan


Trish Kahle

US 1900–Present, 2012

CV

Research Interests

Global and transnational labor; energy, ecology, environmental politics; gender, feminist theory; Marxism, capitalism, and neoliberalism; social movements; mining and extraction; southern Africa, Appalachian United States; the long 1970s

Dissertation

The Graveyard Shift: Energy-Industry Restructuring, Mine Disasters, Environmental Politics, and Rank-and-File Rebellion in the Appalachian Coalfields, 1963–1981


Agatha Kim

History of Science, 2011

Dissertation

Between "Universal Science" and "National Sciences": The Case of Goethe's Reception in France


Taeju Kim

International, 2006

Dissertation

The Politics of Apology: Power, Memory, and Transformation in East Asia


Roy Kimmey III

Modern Europe, 2013

Research Interests

East-central European history; modern Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary; Habsburg history; Ottoman-Habsburg relations; immigration and migration; nationalism; religious studies; secularization theory; Orthodox Christianity; Neo-Protestantism; cultural history of state socialism; ethnomusicology

Roy Kimmey

Christopher Kindell

US pre-1900, 2012

CV

Research Interests

The Pacific world and the rise of American imperialism; Hawaii; the American West; Australia and New Zealand; translocal history; migration, settlement, and urbanization; public health, epidemiology, and medical geography; visual and material culture

Dissertation

Contagious Currents: Public Health, Infectious Diseases, and the Urban Pacific, 1869–1914


Daniel Knorr

East Asia-China, 2013

CV

Research Interests

Qing social and cultural history; local and imperial identity and institutions; urban history and spatial strategies; violence and social movements; cross-cultural communication and conflict; place and social networks

Dissertation

Putting Empire in Its Place: Localism and the Qing Imperial State in Jinan, Shandong, 1733–1926

Dan Knorr

Jared Kreiner

Ancient, 2012

Research Interests

Late Republic and early Imperial Roman history; Roman Germany; ancient warfare; ancient architecture

Dissertation

Win, Lose, or Draw: Roman Provincial Administration and the Resistance in the Early Principate


Nicholas Kryczka

US 1900–Present, 2013

CV

Research Interests

Urban history; history of education; migration; civil rights and desegregation; the middle class; race and ethnicity; nativism; neighborhoods; gentrification; oral history; K–12 history education

Dissertation

Selective Renewal: Education Markets and Urban Renaissance in Post–Civil Rights Chicago

News

Named 2015–16 Urban Network Doctoral Fellow

Nick Kryczka

Carl E. Kubler

East Asia-China, 2015

Research Interests

Social and economic history of late imperial and modern China; history of Sino-Western contact; modern East Asia; nineteenth-century world history; maritime trade; intercultural communication and conflict; language and identity

Carl Kubler

Minyong Lee

US pre-1900, 2010

Research Interests

Transnational history of the American West; nineteenth-century US History; US expansionism and imperialism; history of race and ethnicity; migration and belonging; Asian American history; Pacific world

Dissertation

The California Gold Rush and Cross-Oceanic Circulation of Race and Empire, 1848–1898


Zachary Leonard

South Asia, 2011

CV

Research Interests

British frontier ethnography; Muslim "fanaticism"; Indian princely states; Indian reform movements; Colonial political economy; Victorian international law; Colonial anxiety and nostalgia

Dissertation

Abolishing "Anomaly": India Reformism, 1835–1890


Tyson Leuchter

Modern Europe, 2006

Dissertation

"Law and Property Were Born Together and Shall Die Together": Property, Law, and State in France, 1804–1848


Aiala Levy

Latin America, 2008

Website

Research Interests

Urban history; cultural practices, spaces, and policies at the turn of the twentieth century; Brazil; Latin American cities; digital history

Dissertation

Forging an Urban Public: Theaters, Audiences, and the City in São Paulo, Brazil, 1854–1930

News

Awarded 2015–16 Harper Dissertation Fellowship

Aiala Levy

Elizabeth Lhost

South Asia, 2010

Elizabeth Lhost is a joint-degree candidate in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Department of History.

Dissertation

Between Community and Qanun: Documenting Islamic Legal Practice in Nineteenth-Century South Asia


Deirdre Lyons

Caribbean and Atlantic World, 2012

Dissertation

Work, Family, and Public Order: Emancipation and Citizenship in the French Antilles, c. 1848–1914


Gregory Malandrucco

Modern Europe, 2004

Research Interests

Twentieth-century Italian nation-state; fascist internationalism; policing and regimes of surveillance; globalization and the racial state; critical theory.

Dissertation

A World of Difference: Facist Culture, Labor, and Policing at the 1942 Universal Exposition of Rome

Gregory Malandrucco

Liam Mannix

Modern Europe, 2007

Research Interests

Early modern France, the British empire, the economic role of religion, and rural, environmental and business history

Dissertation

The First Estate and Le Bien Public: Agriculture, the Religious Orders, and the Enlightenment in France, 1700–1789


Emily Marker

Modern Europe, 2007

CV

Research Interests

Imperial and postcolonial Europe; francophone Africa and the Atlantic world; global history; race; religion and secularism; social theory

Dissertation

France between Europe and Africa: Youth, Education, and the Cultural Politics of Postwar Colonialism and European Unity, 1940–1960

News

Awarded 2015–16 CSRPC Dissertation Fellowship


Ilana Miller

Modern Jewish, 2013

Research Interests

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Jewish history; twentieth-century Europe; Jewish-non-Jewish relations; the Cold War; censorship; culture and political change; media; literary, visual, and cinema studies; transnationalism and cultural exchange

Ilana Miller

Kirsty Montgomery

Britain, 2009

Dissertation

From Crisis to Modernity? Pessimism, Pragmatism, and Extra-Parliamentary Politics in Britain, 1800–1840

Kirsty Montgomery

Gregory Montoya-Mora

United States 1900–Present, 2014

Research Interests

US political history; state and society; citizenship; Latino history; US-Mexico borderlands; urban history; defense research; federalism

Gregory Montoya-Mora

Katya Motyl

Modern Europe, 2010

Research Interests

Modern Central Europe; Vienna; gender and sexuality; embodiment; history of emotions; cultural history; feminist and queer theory

Dissertation

Bodies that Shimmer: Women, Embodiment, and the Sexual Wende in Vienna, 1893–1931


Guy Emerson Mount

US pre-1900, 2011

CV

Research Interests

Nineteenth-century US and African American history; multiracial identities and transracial experiences; Atlantic diaspora, slavery, emancipation, race, religion, gender, sexuality, modernity; the Gilded Age, capitalism, Jim Crow, the Progressive Era, and segregation; visual and sensory culture, nonhuman agency, ambiguity

Dissertation

Elsewhere and No Place: Race, Nation, and Empire during the Black Colonization in the Philippines


Justin Niermeier-Dohoney

History of Science, 2011

CV

Research Interests

Early modern science; early modern Britain and the Atlantic world; natural history; environmental history; alchemy; astrology and astro-meteorology; cornucopianism and utopianism; pre-Linnaean taxonomy; science and religion; deep history; the anthropocene and climate change in historical context

Dissertation

Information Vegetable, Animal, and Mineral: Immanent Vitalism and Alchemical Cornucopianism in English Colonial Projects, circa 1620–1700


Daniel Oh

East Asia-Korea, 2008

Dissertation

The US-Korean Military Alliance: Impacts on South Korean Political Development and US-Korean Relations from 1951–1963


Sandra H. Park

East Asia-Korea, 2015

Research Interests

Modern Korean history; Christianity in twentieth-century Korea, China, and Vietnam; religion under communism and anti-communism

Sandra H. Park

Kai Parker

US 1900–Present, 2009

Dissertation

City of My Soul: Messianism and Black Chicago's Freedom Struggle


Cameron Penwell

East Asia-Japan, 2007

Dissertation

Socially Engaged Religion in Modern Japan, 1889–1940


Eilin Rafael Perez

East Asia-Korea, 2015

Research Interests

Modern Korean history; history of cultural politics in Korea; non-hegemonic states in the Cold War; language and representation


José Juan Pérez Meléndez

Latin America and Caribbean and Atlantic World, 2010

Research Interests

Brazil, Atlantic history, Latin America, nineteenth-century world history, migrations, commercial companies, postindependence political development

Dissertation

The Business of Peopling: Colonization Companies and the Making of Imperial Brazil, 1813–1878

News

Awarded Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

History Students Awarded 3 out of 9 Fulbright-Hays Fellowships

José Pérez

Alexandra Montero Peters

Medieval, 2015

Research Interests

Medieval Iberia and the Near East; Muslims, Jews, and Christians in medieval Spain; literary and cultural exchange across the Mediterranean; codicology and translation enterprises

Alexandra Montero Peters

Eric Phillips

Modern Europe, 2012

Dissertation

Economy, Nation, and State in the Habsburg Monarchy and Its Successor States, 1900–1938


Sarath Pillai

South Asia, 2013

Research Interests

British empire, law and imperialism, Indian princely states, princely state of Travancore, internationalism and self determination, decolonization and post-colonialism, and interwar and post–World War histories of federation and commonwealth

Sarath Pillai

Rachel Ponce

US pre-1900, 2005

Rachel Ponce is a joint-degree candidate in the Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science and Department of History.

Dissertation

Homicidal Monomania: Insanity, Criminal Responsibility, and Medicine in America, 1835–1882


Usama Rafi

Britain, 2015

Research Interests

British imperial history; ideological history of the British Empire; colonial legal history; modern Europe; modern European contact with Islam; frontiers, borders, and boundaries; colonialism in South Asia; Pakistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)


Pablo Rangel

US 1900–Present, 2013

CV

Research Interests

United States history; Latin American history; Chicano history and literature; digital humanities; visual and material culture; transnationalism; immigration; agriculture; international relations; identity and citizenship; social justice; public policy

Pablo Rangel

Camille Reynolds

Ancient, 2014

Research Interests

Roman cultural history; Greek cultural history; ancient slavery; comparative history; the Christianization of the Roman Empire

News

Publishes essay in Homer among the Moderns, a colloquium project edited by Ada Palmer, assistant professor of history.

Camille Reynolds

Flora Roberts

Russia, 2006

Dissertation

Old Elites Under Communism: Soviet Rule in the Tajik SSR, 1917–1964


Romina Robles Ruvalcaba

Latin America, 2006

Research Interests

Rural society and social transformation; private property, land tenure, and agrarianism; agriculture and rural modernization; boss politics; regional history and microhistory; oral history; immigration

Dissertation

Con echarles maíz se apean: The Commodification of Corn and the Socioeconomic Transformation of the Caxcana, 1940–1970

Romina Robles

Emily Romeo

US pre-1900, 2008

Research Interests

Colonial America; women's history; gender studies; violence and warfare; crime and punishment; puritanism

Dissertation

A Continuum of Violence: Women's Lives in War and Peace in Colonial New England


Claire Roosien

Russia, 2012

Claire Roosien is a joint-degree candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Department of History.

Website

Research Interests

Central Asia; modern Middle East; modern Russia; gender history and theory; cultural and literary history; secularism; empire and imperial history; modernism in the arts and politics

News

Contributed to Special Collection exhibition, "Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary: Children's Books and Graphic Art."

Claire Roosien

Colin Rydell

Britain, 2011

Dissertation

Cider as Alternative Agriculture in Early Modern England


Basil Salem

Middle East/Islam, 2010

Dissertation

The Culture of the "Notables" in Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Syria: An Analysis of Muḥammad Khalīl al-Murādī’s Silk al-durar fī a‘yān al-qarn al-thānī ‘ashar (The String of pearls among the notables of the AH twelfth century)


Zoya Sameen

South Asia, 2015

Website

Research Interests

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century South Asian history; histories of prostitution; legal histories of prostitution regulation; masculinity studies; sexual deviance and criminality; transgenderism in South Asia; gender and transnationalism; histories of spirituality and mysticism in the Subcontinent; colonialism and empire

Zoya Sameen

Diana Schwartz

Latin America, 2008

CV

Research Interests

Modern Mexico, social and political history of Latin America, indigenous politics and policy in the Americas, history of the social sciences, regional planning and development, water and natural resource management

Dissertation

Transforming the Tropics: Development, Displacement, and Anthropology in the Papaloapan, Mexico, 1940s–1970s

News

Awarded 2015–16 Quinn Fellowship

Participates in 2014 Student Research Conference


Laura (Lisa) Scott

Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 2010

Research Interests

Medieval Europe, early modern Europe, Central Europe, Bohemia, assemblies, nobility, towns, estate formation, late medieval movements, Habsburg monarchy, Renaissance, Reformation

Dissertation

Assembly, Dissent, and Political Cohesion: The Bohemian Regional Assembly in the Fifteenth Century


Savitri Sedlacek

US 1900–Present, 2013

Research Interests

Twentieth-century American history; United States in the world; human rights and humanitarianism; migration; legal history; international law

Savitri Sedlacek

Caroline Séquin

Modern Europe, 2012

CV

Research Interests

The Francophone world; nineteenth- and twentieth-century Atlantic world; empire and colonialism; race and racism; gender and sexuality; cultural history

Dissertation

Sex on the Move: Prostitution, Racial Politics, and Colonialism in the French Atlantic World, 1848-1960

Caroline Séquin

Hasan Siddiqui

South Asia, 2008

Dissertation

History, Community, and Authority in Late Mughal India


Alyssa Smith

US 1900–Present

Research Interests

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American cultural and social history; race and identity; immigration, slavery, and emancipation, gender and sexuality; violence, cults, ethnography, and sociology

Alyssa Smith

Jake Smith

Modern Europe, 2006

Dissertation

Strangers in a Dead Land: Redemption and Regeneration in the European Counterculture


Robert Suits

US pre-1900, 2015

Research Interests

US history, Native American history, the American West, imperialism, colonialism, capitalism, ecology, epidemiology, cartography, history of science and technology

Robert Suits

William Sullivan

Early Modern Europe, 2012

William Sullivan is a joint-degree candidate in the Department of Classics and the Department of History.

Dissertation

Judicial Discretion in the Roman and Canon Law of Proof


Hayley Taga

Ancient, 2009

Dissertation

Caput Mundi: Foreigners, Citizens, and Space in Rome


Nicole Beckmann Tessel

Middle East/Islam, 2010

Research Interests

Ottoman foreign relations in the East and West, the Mediterranean as a unified cultural zone, the rise of modern international relations, the development of international law, political thought in early modern states, global and international historical paradigms, philosophy and practice of history.

Nicole Beckmann Tessel

Zeynep Tezer

Middle East/Islam, 2015

Research Interests

Social and political history of the Ottoman Empire from sixteenth to eighteenth century; structure and agency in power relations; political households and group dynamics; early modern world history

Zeynep Tezer

Jennifer Timmons

Medieval Europe, 2010

Dissertation

Venenum Bibit: The Theological Vocabulary of Poison in the Middle Ages


Anthony Todd

US pre-1900, 2004

Dissertation

"An Ethical Bohemia": Institutions, Social Networks, and the Origins of the Progressive Class in Chicago, 1871–1910


Christopher Todd

Caribbean and Atlantic World, 2005

Dissertation

The Slave's Money: Bondage, Freedom and Social Change in Jamaica, 1776–1865


Marco Torres

Latin America, 2011

Dissertation

From Class Struggle to National Unity: Labor and Mass Politics in Mexico, 1929–1939


Gregory Valdespino

Modern Europe, 2015

Research Interests

Modern France and the French Empire, material history, social history, identity formation

Greg Valdespino

Ben Van Zee

Modern Europe, 2015

Research Interests

Modern Central and Eastern Europe; the German- and Polish-speaking world; migration; comparative empires and colonialisms; global history; the Cold War; race, gender, and the family


Aniko Varga

East Asia-Korea, 2005

Dissertation

Nation, State, and Their Traitors: Collaboration Discourse in Postliberation North and South Korea, 1945–1950


Joshua R. Vera

Ancient, 2011

Research Interests

Religious and cultural history of the Roman Empire; Greece during the Roman period; urban development and recycling of sacred space; identity, memory, and landscapes in ancient societies

Dissertation

How to Move a God: Cultic Dislocation and Imperial Identities in Rome and Roman Athens


William Walsh

Middle East/Islam, 2009

Dissertation

The History of Sultan Bayezid & Sultan Selim by Matrakçı Nasuh: A Chronicle in the Shadows


Chao Wang

East Asia-China, 2014

Research Interests

Social and cultural history of medicine and disability in twentieth-century China; history of blindness and visual impairment; history of handwork, technology, and gender in everyday life

Alec Wang

Emily Webster

Britain, 2015

Research Interests

Modern Britain, empire, environment, history of science and technology

Emily Webster

Lael Weinberger

US 1900–Present, 2013

Research Interests

Legal history; the United States in the world; international law; human rights; law and religion

Dissertation

Law, Rights, and Courts for America and the World: From World War I to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Hamza Yilmaz

Modern Europe, 2005

Dissertation

A Contemporary History of Work and Production:The Transformation of the German Automobile Industry, 1970–2000


Ryan Yokota

East Asia-Japan, 2005

CV

Research Interests

Modern Okinawan (Ryukyuan) history; modern Japanese history; imperialism and colonialism; decolonization; theories of nationalism; autonomy and sovereignty; secession movements; indigenousness; race and ethnicity; ethnic studies in the United States; Asian and Pacific Islanders; Asian Latinos and Asians in Latin America

Dissertation

Okinawan Nationalism(s): Independence, Autonomy, and Indigenousness