Recent Graduates and Placement

 

2014

Richard Antaramian
PhD in History

In Subversive Service of the Sublime State: Armenians and Ottoman State Power, 1844-1896
(Juan Cole & Gerard Libaridian, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2014

A. Sheree Brown
PhD in History

‘That peace shall always dwell among them and true love be upheld’: Charity, the Seven Works of Mercy, and Lay Fellowship in Late Medieval and Early Reformation England
(Katherine French, Chair)
Head Curator, Delaware Historical Society African-American Studies Collection

2014

Andrew Cavin
PhD in History

Encountering Others, Imagining Modernity: Primitivism in German Ethnology, Art, and Theory
(Scott Spector, Chair)
PostDoc, Rutgers Univ., NJ

2014

Crystal Chung
PhD in History & Women's Studies

Across the Colonial Divide: Friendship in the British Empire, 1875-1940
(Kali Israel, Chair)

2014

William Claytor IV
PhD in Greek & Roman History

Mechanics of Empire: the Karanis Register and the Writing Offices of Roman Egypt
(Ian Moyer, Chair)
Postdoc, University of Basel

2014

Krista Goff
PhD in History

What Makes a People?  Soviet Nationality Politics and Minority Experience After World War Two
(Douglas Northrop & Ron Suny, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

2014

Aston Gonzalez
PhD in History

Visualizing Equality: African American Abolitionist
Champions of Race, Rights, and Visual Culture, 1830-1880

(Martha Jones, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Salisbury University, MD

2014

Benjamin Graham
PhD in History

Profile of a Plant: The Olive in Early Medieval Italy, 400-900 CE
(Paolo Squatriti, Chair)
Assistant Professor, University of Memphis, TN

2014

Michael Leese
PhD in History

Economic Decision Making and Money-Making Strategies in Ancient Greece
(Bruce Frier and Sara Forsdyke, Chairs)
PostDoc, Department of Classics, Italian Studies & Humanities, University of New Hampshire, NH

2014

Jack Merchant
PhD in History

The New Road: A History of Vietnamese Society and French Colonialism in the Early 20th Century
(Rudolf Mrazek and Victor Lieberman, Chairs)

2014

Rebecca Mitchell
PhD in History

Opera in a New Age:  Mass Media, the "Popular," and Opera,1900-1960
(James Cook Jr, Chair) 

2014

Anshuman Pandey
PhD in History

Recasting the Brahmin in Medieval Mithila
(Thomas Trautman, Chair)
PostDoc, Department of Linguistics, University of California Berkeley, CA

2014

Eric Schewe
PhD in History

State of Siege: The Development of the Security State in Egypt During the Second World War
(Juan Cole, Chair)

2014

Ronit Stahl
PhD in History

God, War, and Politics: The American Military Chaplaincy and the Making of a Multi-Religious Nation
(Deborah Dash Moore, Chair)
PostDoc, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2014

Morgan Veraluz
PhD in History

Deserts of Plenty, Rivers of Want: Apaches and the Inversion of the Colonial Encounter in the Chihuahuan Borderlands, 1581-1788
(Philip Deloria, Chair)
Lecturer, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

2014

Christine Walker
PhD in History

To Be My Own Mistress: Women in Jamaica, Atlantic Slavery and the Creation of Britain’s American Empire, 1660 - 1760
(David Hancock, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX

2014

Rebecca Wall
PhD in History

The Jews of the Desert: Colonialism, Zionism, and the Jews of the Algerian M'zab, 1882-1962
(Joshua Cole and Todd Endelman, Chairs)
Program Officer, Office of International Relations, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

2014

Cookie Woolner
PhD in History

"The Famous Lady Lovers:" African American Women and Same-Sex Desire from Reconstruction to World War I
(James Cook Jr. & Regina Morantz-Sanchez, Chairs)
PostDoc, African American Studies, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH

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2013 Graduates

 

2013

Daniel Birchok
PhD in Anthropology &  History

Sojourning on Mecca’s Porch: Place, Temporality and Islamic Practice in an Indonesian Province
(Webb Keane, Chair)
PostDoc, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2013

Paul Brykczynski
PhD in History

Political Murder and the Victory of Ethnic Nationalism in Interwar Poland
(Brian Porter-Szucs, Chair

2013

Maria Paz Esguerra
PhD in History

Interracial Romances of American Empire: Migration, Marriage, and Law in early twentieth century California
(Scott Kurashige, Chair)
Postdoc, University of Illinois, Dept of Asian American Studies, , IL

2013

Kara French
PhD in History

The Politics of Sexual Restraint: Debates over Chastity in America, 1780-1860
(
Mary Kelley, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Salisbury College, MD

2013

Sarah Hamilton
PhD in History

Lake Effects: Transnational History and the Making of a Valencian Landscape
(Dario Gaggio & Douglas Northrop, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Auburn University, AL

2013

Federico Helfgott
PhD in Anthropology & History

Transformations in Labor, Land and Community: Mining and Society in Pasco, Peru, 20th Century to the Present
(
Stuart Kirsch and Bruce Mannheim, Chairs)
Lecturer, Nat'l University of San Marcos and Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya, Peru

2013

Erik Huneke
PhD in History

Morality, Law, and the Socialist Sexual Self in the German Democratic Republic, 1945-1972
(Kathleen Canning & Geoff Eley,Chairs)
PostDoc, St. Joseph University, PA

2013

Kevin Jones
PhD in History

The Poetics of Revolution: Cultures, Practices, and Politics of Anti-Colonialism in Iraq, 1932 - 1960
(Juan Cole, Chair)
Assistant Professor, University of Georgia, Athens GA

2013

Elspeth Martini
PhD in History

The Tides of Morality: Anglo-American Colonial Authority and Indigenous Removal, 1820-1848
(Greg Dowd, Chair)
PostDoc, University of Pittsburg, PA

2013

Purvi Mehta
PhD in Anthropology & History

Recasting Caste: Histories of Dalit Transnationalism and the Interationalization of Caste Discrimination
(Farina Mir, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

2013

Pedro Monaville
PhD in History

Decolonizing the University: Postal Politics, The Student Movement, and Global 1968 in the Congo
(Nancy Rose Hunt, Chair)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Williams College, MA

2013

Edgardo Perez-Morales
PhD in History

Itineraries of Freedom Revolutionary Travels and Slave Emancipation in Colombia and the Greater Caribbean, 1789-1830
(Rebecca Scott & Richard Turits, Chairs) 
Assistant Professor, Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies, New York University, NY

2013

Elizabeth Platte
PhD in Greek & Roman History

Monks and Matrons: The Economy of Charity in the Late Antique Mediterranean
(Ray Van Dam, Chair)
Mellon Teaching Fellow, Kalamazoo College, MI

2013

Esteban Rozo Pabon
PhD in Anthropology & History

Remaking Indigeneity:  Conversion and Colonization in Northwest Amazonia
(Stuart Kirsch, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia

2013

Grace Sanders Johnson
PhD in History & Women's Studies

La Voix des Femmes: Haitian Women’s Rights, National Politics and Black Activism in Port-au-Prince and Montreal, 1934-1986
(Sueann Caulfield, Chair)
PostDoc, Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania, PA

2013

Herbert Sosa
PhD in History

Fragmented Diversity: School Desegregation, Student Activism, and Busing in Los Angeles, 1963-1982
(Terrence McDonald, Chair)
Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY Binghamton, NY

2013

Ian Stewart
PhD in Anthropology & History

The Tenacity of Bondage: An Anthropological History of Slavery and Unfree Labor in Sierra Leone
(Kelly Askew & Paul C. Johnson, Chairs)
PostDoc & Teaching Fellow, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC

2012 Graduates

 

2012

Claudia Arno
PhD in Greek & Roman History

How Romans Became “Roman”: Creating Identity in an Expanding World
(David Potter and Nicola Terrenato, co-chairs)
Student, University of Michigan Law School

2012

Wojciech Beltkiewicz
PhD in History

As it was in the Beginning: Representations of Historical Continuity in the Defense of Ruthenian Greek-Rite Catholicism, 1539-1772
(Valerie Kivelson, Chair)
Academic Advisor, Indiana University, IN

2012

Ross Bowling
PhD in History

Mediating Expertise: Sensational Reportage in Weimar Berlin
(Scott Spector, Chair)
Presidential Management Fellow, Dept Health and Human Services, Washington D.C.

2012

Aaron Cavin
PhD in History

The Borders of Citizenship: Latinos, Asian Americans, and Metropolitan Politics in Silicon Valley
(
Matthew Lassiter, Chair)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University, OH

2013

Alexander Conison
PhD in Greek & Roman History

The Organization of Rome's Wine Trade
(Bruce Frier, Chair)
Asst Brand Mgr, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, NY

2012

Isabelle deRezendePhD in History

Visuality and Colonialism in the Congo: From the “Arab War” to Patrice Lumumba, 1880s to 1961
(Nancy R. Hunt, Chair)
PostDoc, University of Western Cape, Capetown, South Africa

2012

Laura Ferguson
PhD in History

Gateway City: The Makings and Meanings of San Francisco's "Golden Gate," 1846-1906
(
Mary Kelly & Jay Cook, Chairs)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Whitman College, WA

2012

Jennifer Finn
PhD in Greek & Roman History

Alexander the Great: Forming Political Identity in a Multicultural Empire
(David Potter and Margaret Root, Co-Chairs)
Doctoral Fellow in Assyriology at the Munchner Zentrum fur Antike Welten, Ludwig-Maximilians University

2012

Kenneth Garner
PhD in History

Seeing is Knowing: The Education Cinema Movement in France, 1910-1945
(Joshua Cole, Chair)
Adjunct Faculty, Oakland Community College, Southfield MI

2012

Jason Gavilan

Politics of Enlistment and the “U.S.-Philippine Nation”: Civilian and Enlisted Filipinos within (and beyond) the U.S. Navy, circa 1941-1965
(Scott Kurashige, Chair)
PostDoc, Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines

2012

Powel Kazanjian
PhD in History

The Beginnings of Bacteriology in American Medicine: Frederick Novy 1888-1933
(Joel Howell, Chair)
Professor, University of Michigan Medical School

2012

Dong Ju Kim
PhD in Anthropology & History

Taking Better Care of the Fields: Knowledge Politics of Sugar Beet, Soil, and Agriculture after Socialism in Western Poland
(Gillian Feeley-Harnik, Char)
Asst Professor, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea

2012

Sara Lampert
PhD in History

Performing Women, Public Womanhood, and the Transformation of the Nineteenth-Century Cultural Marketplace
(Jay Cook, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of South Dakota, Vermillion SD

2012

Susanna Linsley
PhD in History

The American Reformation: The Politics of Religious Liberty, Charleston and New York 1770-1830
(Sue Juster, Chair) 
Teacher, Archer School for Girls, Houston TX

2012

Sarah McDermott Thompson
PhD in History

Creole Citizens of France: The Trans-Atlantic Politics of Antillean Education and the Creole Movement since 1945
(Joshua Cole & Rita Chin, Chairs)
Researcher, Washington DC

2012

Nafisa Essop Sheik
PhD in History

Colonial Rites: Custom, Marriage Law and the Making of Difference in Natal, 1830s - c.1910
(David W. Cohen, Chair)
Lecturer, Department of Historical Studies, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

2012

Jared Secord

Elites and Outsiders: The Greek-Speaking Scholars of Rome, 100 BCE - 200 CE
(Ray Van Dam, Chair)
Harper Smith Fellowship, Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities, University of Chicago

2012

Stephen Sparks
PhD in Anthropology & History

Apartheid Modern: South Africa’s Oil from Coal Project and the History of a Company Town
(Gabrielle Hecht, Chair)
Lecturer, Department of Historical Studies, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

2012

Joshua White
PhD in History

Catch and Release: Piracy, Slavery, and Law in the Early Modern Ottoman Mediterranean
(Rudi Lindner, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Virginia

2012

Colleen Woods
PhD in History

Bombs, Bibles, and Bureaucrats: The United States, the Philippines, and the Making of Global Anti-Communism, 1945-1960
(Penny Von Eschen, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park

2011 Graduates

2011

Karen Acton
PhD in Greek & Roman History

Vespasian Augustus:  Imperial Power in the First Century CE
(
David Potter, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Washington University, Department of Classics, St. Louis MO

2011

Danna Agmon
PhD in Anthropology & History

An Uneasy Alliance: Traders, Missionaries, and Tamil Intermediaries in Eighteenth-Century French India
(
Diane Owen Hughes & Sumathi Ramaswamy, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, History Department and ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought), Virginia Tech

2011

Alexander Angelov
PhD in History

Conversion and Empire: Byzantine Missionaries, Foreign Rulers, and Christian Narratives (ca. 300-900)
(John V.A. Fine, Jr., Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, College of William and Mary

2011

Millington Bergeson-LockwoodPhD in History

Not as Supplicants but as Citizens: Race, Party, and African American Politics in Boston, Massachusetts, 1864-1903
(Martha Jones, Chair)
Consultant on historic preservation, Lilongwe, Malawi

2011

Anne Berg
PhD in History

In and Out of War: Space, Pleasure and Cinema in Hamburg, 1938-1949
(Geoff Eley, Chair) 
Lecturer, Department of History, University of Michigan and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History

2011

Guillermo Bustos
PhD in History

The Crafting of Historia Patria in an Andean Nation: Historical Scholarship, Public Commemorations and National Identity in Ecuador, 1870’s-1940’s
(Rebecca Scott, Chair)
Profesor agregado, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Sede Ecuador

2011

Ian Campbell
PhD in History

Knowledge and Power on the Kazakh Steppe, 1845-1917
(Douglas Northrop, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California, Davis

2011

Kealani Cook
PhD in History

Kahiki Native Hawaiian Relationships with Other Pacific Islanders 1850-1915
(Damon Salesa, Chair)
Assistant Professor, University of Hawai'i Maui College, Kahului, HW

2011

James Dator
PhD in History

Search for a New Land: Space, Power, and AfroCreole Resistance in the British Leeward Islands, 1624-1745
(Susan Juster & Julius Scott, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Goucher College, Baltimore MD

2011

Dasa Francikova
PhD in History & Women's Studies

'All Czechs, but Particularly Women:' Women's Role and Place in Building the Modern Czech Nation, 1820s - 1850s
(Geoff Eley & Scott Spector, Chairs)
Visiting Lecturer (2011-2012), Feminist Studies Department, University of California Santa Barbara

2011

Daniel Hershenzon
PhD in History

Early Modern Spain and the Creation of the Mediterranean: Captivity, Commerce, and Knowledge
(Diane Owen Hughes, Chair)
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, Storrs CT

2011

Lauren Hirshberg
PhD in History

Targeting Kwajalein: U.S. Empire, Militarization and Suburbanization and the Marshall Islands, 1944-1986
(Damon Salesa & Penny Von Eschen, Chairs)
Visiting Assistant Professor, History Department, UCLA, CA

2011

Sergio Huarcaya
PhD in Anthropology & History

Othering National Identity Alterity and Indigenous Activism in Otavolo, Ecuador
(Fernando Coronil, Chair)
Postdoc, University of London, Royal Holloway, Egham, England

2011

Jeff Kaja
PhD in History

Worlds in Motion: Internal Development and the Evolution of Transportation Systems in Early Pennsylvania, 1680-1800
(David Hancock, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, California State University Northridge

2011

Monica Kim
PhD in History

Humanity Interrogated: Empire, Nation, and the Political Subject in United States-controlled Prisoner of War Camps during the Korean War, 1942-1960
(Penny Von Eschen, Chair) 
Assistant Professor, New York University, NY

2011

Kirsten Leng
PhD in History & Women's Studies

Contesting the "Laws of Life": Feminism, Sexual Science, and Sexual Governance in Germany and Britain, 1880-1914
(Kathleen Canning & Scott Spector, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dept of Women, Gender Sexuality Studies, MA

2011

Mark Lotito
PhD in History

Wittenberg Historiography: Philipp Melanchthon and the Reformation of Historical Thought
(Michael Allen & Tom Tentler, Chairs)
Attorney, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP, Labor and Employment Practice Group

2011

Alex Lovit
PhD in History

“The Bounds of Habitation”: The Geography of the American Colonization Society, 1816-1860
(J. Mills Thornton, Chair)
Research Fellow, Charles Kettering Foundation, Dayton OH

2011

Rob Maclean
PhD in History

After Modern Jazz: The Avante-Garde and Jazz Historiography
(Penny Von Eschen, Chair)
Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Wooster, OH

2011

Janam Mukherjee
PhD in Anthropology & History

Hungry Bengal; War, Famine, Riots, and the End of Empire, 1939-1946
(Barbara Metcalf, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Ryerson College, Toronto ON

2011

Graham Nessler
PhD in History

A Failed Emancipation? The Struggle for Freedom in Hispaniola during the Haitian Revolution, 1789-1809
(Richard Turits, Chair)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bentley University, Dept of History, Waltham MA

2011

Angela Parker
PhD in History

Taken Lands: Territory and Sovereignty on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, 1934-1960
(Phil Deloria, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College

2011

Ray Patton
PhD in History

Screamed Poetry: Rock in Poland’s Last Decade of Communism
(Brian Porter-Szücs, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Geography and Political Science, Drury College, Springfield MO

2011

Andrew Ross
PhD in History

Urban Desires: Practicing Pleasure in the “City of Light,” 1848-1900
(Joshua Cole, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

2011

Aaron Sealy
PhD in History

In Their Place: Marking and Unmarking Shi’ism in Pahlavi Iran
(Juan Cole, Chair)

2011

Brian Zottoli
PhD in History

Reconceptualizing Southern Vietnamese History from the 15th to the 18th Centuries: Competition along the Coasts from Guangdong to Cambodia
(Victor Lieberman, Chair)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Social Science Research Council, Paris France

 

2010 Graduates

2010

Dea Boster
PhD in History

Unfit for Bondage: Disability and African American Slavery in the United States 1800-1860
(Martin Pernick, Chair)
Lecturer, Columbus State Community College, Department of Humanities,Columbus OH

2010

Heloise Finch-Boyer
PhD in Anthropology & History

We could have had a revolution!:  “creolizing” French citizenship and social rights in La Reunion, a French Overseas Department 1946-2009
(David W. Cohen, Chair)
Curator, National Maritime Museum, Greenwhich, UK

2010

Tracy Flemming
PhD in History

Negro: Travel and the Pan-African Imagination During the Nineteenth Century
(Mamadou Diouf and Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, African and African American Studies, Grand Valley State University

2010

Lily Geismer
PhD in History

Don’t Blame Us: Grassroots Liberalism in Massachusetts, 1960-1990
(Matthew Lassiter, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Claremont McKenna College

2010

Emanuela Grama
PhD in Anthropology & History

Searching for Heritage, Building Politics: Architecture, Archaeology, and Representations of the Past in Romania (1947-2007)
(Gillian Feeley-Harnik & Katherine Verdery, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA

2010

Monty Hindman
PhD in History

The Rise and Fall of Wealth Taxation: An Inquiry into the Fiscal History of the American States
(Terrence McDonald, Chair)
Software Developer, Apple Corporation

2010

Clay Howard
PhD in History

The Closet and the Cul de Sac: Sex, Politics, and Suburbanization in Postwar California
(Matthew Lassiter, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, Department of History, Columbus OH

2010

Najeeb Jan
PhD in History

The Metacolonial State: Pakistan, the Deoband ‘Ulama and the Biopolitics of Islam
(Juan Cole and Nicholas Dirks, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Geography Department, University of Colorado Boulder

2010

Daniel Livesay
PhD in History

Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race Migration from the West Indies to Britain, 1750-1820
(David Hancock, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Drury University, Dept of History, Philosophy and Religion, Springfield MO

2010

Diana Mankowski
PhD in History

Gendering the Disco Inferno: Sexual Revolution, Liberation and Popular Culture in 1970s America
(Jay Cook and Matthew Lassiter, Chairs)
Freelance researcher

2010

Cynthia Marasigan
PhD in History

Ambivalent Belligerents: African American Soldiers, Filipino  Revolutionaries, and the Philippine-American War
(Penny Von Eschen, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Departments of History and Asian & Asian-american Studies, SUNY Binghamton

2010

A. Azfar Moin
PhD in History

Islam and the Millennium: Sacred Kingship and Popular Imagination in Early Modern India and Iran
(Barbara Metcalf, Chair)
Assistant Professor, University of Texas Austin, Department of Religious Studies, Austin TX

2010

Minayo Nasiali
PhD in History

Native to the Republic: Negotiating Citizenship and Social Welfare in Marseille “Immigrant” Neighborhoods since 1945
(Rita Chin and Joshua Cole, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

2010

Isabela Quintana
PhD in History

Neighborhood Borders, National Boundaries: Gender, Space and Border Formation in Chinese and Mexican Los Angeles, 1871-1938
(Maria Montoya and Philip Deloria, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM

2010

Will Redfern
PhD in History

Sukarno’s Guided Democracy and the Takeovers of Foreign Companies in Indonesia in the 1960s
(Rudolf Mrazek and Victor Lieberman, Chairs)
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg VA

2010

Sam Temple
PhD in History

Mountain, Moor and Marsh: The Politics of Environmental Transformation in Southern France, 1850-1950
(Joshua Cole and Laura Downs, Chairs)
Visiting Fellow, Ludwig Maximilians University Rachel Carson Center, Munchen Germany

2010

Sudipa Topdar
PhD in History

Knowledge and Governance: Political Socialization of the Indian Child within Colonial Schooling and Nationalist Contestations in India (1870-1925)
(Tom Trautman and Sumathi Ramaswamy Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Illinois State University, Normal IL

2010

Lenny Ureña
PhD in History

The Stakes of Empire: Colonial Fantasies, Civilizing Agendas and Biopolitics in the Prussian-Polish Provinces (1840-1914)
(Geoff Eley and Brian Porter-Szücs, Chairs)
Assistant Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, International Institute, University of Michigan

2010

Ying Zhang
PhD in History & Women's Studies

Politics and Morality during the Ming-Qing Dynastic Transition (1570-1670)
(CS Chang and Wang Zheng, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

2009 Graduates

2009

Allison Abra
PhD in History

On With the Dance: Nation, Culture, and Popular Dancing in Britain, 1918-1945
(Kali Israel and Sonya Rose, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Southern Mississippi, Harrisburg MS

2009

Nate Andrade
PhD in Greek & Roman History

“Imitation Greeks”: Being Syrian in the Greco-Roman World (175 BCE - 275 CE)
(Ray Van Dam and David Potter, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Oregon, Eugene OR

2009

Catherine Cangany
PhD in History

Frontier Seaport: Detroit’s Transformation into an Atlantic Entrepot, 1701-1837
(David Hancock, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Notre Dame, IN

2009

Victoria Castillo
PhD in History & Women's Studies

Indigenous “Messengers” Petitioning for Justice: Citizenship and Indigenous Rights in Peru, 1900-1945
(Sueann Caulfied, Chair)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Women's Studies, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA

2009

Sherri Charleston
PhD in History

The Fruits of Citizenship: African Americans, Military Service, and the Cause of Cuba Libre, 1898-1914
(Michelle Mitchell and Rebecca Scott, Chairs)
Director, University of Wisconsin, Center for Pre-Law Advising, Madison WI

2009

Shuang Chen
PhD in History

Where Urban Migrants Met Rural Settlers: State Categories, Social Boundaries, and Wealth Stratification in Northeast China, 1815 - 1913
(James Lee, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2009

Robert Chidester
PhD in Anthropology & History

Class, Community, and Materiality in a Blue-Collar Baltimore Neighborhood:  An Archaeology of Hampden-Woodberry
(Henry Wright, Chair)
Faculty Researcher, University of Maryland
Principal Investigator for Archaeology, Mannik & Smith Group

2009

Daniel DeSelm
PhD in History

Unwilling Pilgrimage: Vikings, Relics, and the Politics of Exile during the Carolingian Era (c. 830-930)
(Paolo Squatriti, Chair)
Adjunct Faculty, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University, Fairfax VA

2009

Sara Babcox First
PhD in History

The Mechanics of Renown; or, the Rise of a Celebrity Culture in Early America
(Mary Kelley and Sue Juster, Chairs)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi, Department of History, University MS

2009

Madina Goldberg
PhD in History

Russian Empire - Tatar Theater: The Politics of Culture in Late Imperial Kazan
(William Rosenberg, Chair)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Agnes Scott College, Decatur GA

2009

Andrew Highsmith
PhD in History

Demolition Means Progress: Race, Class, and the Deconstruction of the American Dream in Flint, Michigan
(Matthew Lassiter and J. Mills Thornton, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, College of Public Policy, University of Texas San Antonio TX

2009

Matthew Ides
PhD in History

Cruising for Community: Youth, Politics and Culture in Los Angeles, 1910-1970
(Matthew Lassiter and Regina Morantz-Sanchez, Chairs)
Lecturer, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

2009

Robert Kruckeberg
PhD in History

The Wheel of Fortune in Eighteenth-Century France: The Lottery, Consumption, and Politics
(Dena Goodman, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Troy College, Troy AL

2009

Peter Lawless
PhD in History

The Nomad Past: German Histories, Italian Journeys, and the Visible Texture of Time
(Geoff Eley and Scott Spector, Chairs)

2009

Ji Li
PhD in History

Becoming Faithful: Christianity, Literacy, and Female Consciousness in Northeast China, 1830-1930
(James Lee, Chair)
Research Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, Hong Kong

2009

Sonja Luehrmann
PhD in Anthropology & History

Forms and Methods: Teaching Atheism and Religion in the Mari Republic, Russian Federation
(Alaina Lemon, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Canada

2009

Craig MacAllister
PhD in History

New England’s Calhounites: The Henshaw Faction of Massachusetts Democratic Party, 1828-1850
(J. Mills Thornton, Chair)
Instructor, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Dept of Social Sciences, Princess Anne, MD

2009

Will Mackintosh
PhD in History

Expected Sights: The Origins of Tourism in the United States
(Mary Kelley, Chair)
Assistant Professor, History and American Studies, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg VA

2009

Afshon Ostovar
PhD in History

Guardians of the Islamic Revolution Ideology, Politics, and the Development of Military Power in Iran (1979-2009)
(Juan Cole, Chair)
Middle East Analyst at CNA, Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University

2009

Monica Patterson
PhD in Anthropology & History

Constructions of Childhood in Apartheid's Last Decades
(David W. Cohen, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Institute of International Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa ON

2009

LaKisha Simmons
PhD in History & Women's Studies

Black Girls Coming of Age: Sexuality and Segregation in New Orleans, 1930-1954
(Hanna Rosen and Michelle Mitchell, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, SUNY Buffalo

2009

Deborah Solomon
PhD in History

Imperial Lessons: Discourses of Domination and Dissent in the 1929 Kwangju Student Protests
(Leslie Pincus, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History and Political Science, Otterbein College

2009

Peter Soppelsa
PhD in History

The Fragility of Modernity: Infrastructure and Everyday life in Paris, 1870-1914
(Joshua Cole and Gabrielle Hecht, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK

2009

Stefan Stantchev
PhD in History

Embargo: The Origins of an Idea and the Implications of a Policy in Europe and the Mediterranean, ca. 1100 - ca. 1500
(Diane Owen Hughes, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

2009

Angela Dowdell Thompsell
PhD in History

Real Men/Savage Nature: British Big Game Hunting in Africa, 1880-1914
(Kali Israel and Sonya Rose, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, SUNY Brockport

2009

Alice Weinreb
PhD in History

Matters of Taste: The Politics of Food and Hunger in Divided Germany 1945-1971
(Kathleen Canning and Scott Spector, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Loyola University, Chicago IL

2009

Christian Williams

PhD in Anthropology & History

Exile History: An Ethnography of the SWAPO Camps and the Namibian Nation
(David W. Cohen, Chair)
Visiting Lecturer, University of the Free State, Dept of Anthropology, Bloemfontain, South Africa

 

2008 Graduates

2008

Jose Amador
PhD in History

“Redeeming the Tropics”: Public Health and National Identity in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Brazil, 1890-1940
(Sueann Caulfield, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Miami University, Oxford OH

2008

Jonathan Arnold
PhD in History

Theoderic, the Goths, and the Restoration of the Roman Empire
(Ray Van Dam, Chair)
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Tulsa, Tulsa OK

2008

Shiva Balaghi
PhD in History

Nationalism and Cultural Production in Iran, 1848-1906
(Geoff Eley, Chair)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, Brown University, Providence RI

2008

Monica Burguera
PhD in History & Women's Studies

Class, Gender, and the Political Meanings of Philantropy: Redefining Women and the Social in Liberal Madrid (1837-1843)
(Geoff Eley and Sonya Rose, Chairs)
Research Fellow, Contemporary History, Universidad de Valencia

2008 

Robert Chenault
PhD in Greek & Roman History

Rome Without Emperors:  The Revival of a Senatorial City in the Fourth Century CE
(Ray Van Dam, Chair)
Assistant Professor, History & Classical Studies Departments, Willamette University, Salem OR

2008

Anna Cichopek-Gajraj
PhD in History

Jews, Poles, Slovaks:  A Story of an Encounter, 1944-48
(Todd Endelman and Brian Porter-Szücs, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

2008

Saskia Coenen-Snyder
PhD in History

Acculturation and Particularism in the Modern European City: Synagogue Building and Jewish Identity in Northern Europe
(Todd Endelman, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC

2008

Nathan Connolly
PhD in History

By Eminent Domain: Race and Capital in the Building of an American South Florida
(Matthew Lassiter, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD

2008

Isabel Cordova
PhD in History

Transitioning: The History of Childbirth in Puerto Rico, 1948-1990s  
(Sueann Caulfield, Chair)
Assistant Professor, History & Political Science Department, Nazareth College, Rochester NY

2008

Marie Cruz Soto
PhD in History

Inhabitating Isla Nena, 1514-2003: Time-Space Narrations, Imperial Dramas and Vieques, Puerto Rico
(Fernando Coronil, Chair)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, NY

2008

Christina DeLisle
PhD in History & Women's Studies

Native Lives/Navy Wives: The Cultural and Historical Relations between American Naval Wives and Chamorro Women in Guam 1898-1945
(Penny Von Eschen, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL

2008

Jonathan Eacott
PhD in History

Owning Empire: The Matter of India in the English-speaking World, 1730-1830
(David Hancock, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California Riverside, CA

2008 Nike Lande Edun Adebiyi
PhD in History
Radical Nationalism in British West Africa, 1945-60
(Frederick Cooper and A.A. Mazrui, Chairs)
Independent Nonprofit Organization Management Professional

2008

Saadia Eisenberg
PhD in History

Reading Medieval Religious Polemic: The 1240 Debate between Friar Nicholas Donin and Rabbi Yehiel of Paris
(Diane Owen Hughes and Stefanie Siegmund, Chairs)

2008

Doris Essah
PhD in History

Fashioning Hairdressing in Southern Ghana: The Roles of Education, Professionalism and Cultural Heritage, 1990 to the Present
(Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, Chair)
Lecturer, University of Ghana, Dept of History, Accra Ghana

2008

Joshua First
PhD in History

Scenes of Belonging: Cinema and the Nationality Question in Soviet Ukraine, 1960-1980
(William Rosenberg, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Croft Institute for International Studies, University of Mississippi, University MS

2008

Brendan Goff
PhD in History

The Heartland Abroad: The Rotary Club's Mission of Civic Internationalism
(Matthew Lassiter and Richard Candida-Smith, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, New College of Florida, History Program, Sarasota FL

2008

Edin Hajdarpasic
PhD in History

Whose Bosnia? National Movements, Imperial Reforms, and the Political Re-Ordering of the Late Ottoman Balkans, 1840-1875
(John Fine and Geoff Eley, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Loyola University, Chicago IL

2008

Emil Kerenji
PhD in History

Jewish Citizens of Socialist Yugoslavia: Politics of Jewish Identity in a Socialist State, 1944-1974
(Todd Endelman and John Fine, Chairs)
Applied Research Scholar, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC

2008

Clapperton Mavhunga
PhD in History

The Mobile Workshop: Mobility, Technology, and Human-Animal Interaction in Gonarezhou (National Park), 1850-Present
(Gabrielle Hecht, Chair)
Associate Professor, Program in Science, Technology & Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA

2008

Amanda Moniz
PhD in History

Labours in the Cause of Humanity in Every Part of the Globe: Transatlantic Philanthropic Collaboration and the Cosmopolitan Ideal, 1760-1815
(David Hancock, Chair)
Visiting Assistant Professor, American Historical Association, National History Center, Washington DC

2008

Jennifer Palmer
PhD in History & Women's Studies

Atlantic Crossings: Race, Gender, and the Construction of Families in Eighteenth-Century La Rochelle
(Dena Goodman, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Georgia, Athens GA

2008

Aleksandra Pfau
PhD in History

Madness in the Realm: Narratives of Mental Illness and Communities in Late Medieval France
(Diane Owen Hughes and Helmut Puff, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Hendrix College, Conway AZ

2008

Jinny Prais
PhD in History & Women's Studies

Imperial Travelers: The Formation of West African Urban Culture, Identity, and Citizenship in London and Accra, 1925-1935(Mamadou Diouf and Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, Chairs)
Assistant Director, Institute for African Studies, Columbia University, New York NY

 

2007 Graduates

2007

Thomas Alvarez
PhD in History

The Place Between: The New York Independent Colored Movement and the Democratic Party, 1883-1905
(J. Mills Thornton III, Chair)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson CA

2007

Sarah Arvey
PhD in Anthropology & History

Labyrinths of Love: Sexual Propriety, Family, and Social Reform in the Second Cuban Republic, 1933-1958
(Rebecca Scott, Chair)
Director, Research and Evaluation, LIVESTRONG Foundation, Austin TX

2007

Chandra Bhimull
PhD in Anthropology & History

Empire in the Air:  Speed, Perception, and Airline Travel in the Atlantic World
(Sonya Rose, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Anthropology and African-American Studies,Colby College, Waterville ME

2007

Rebecca Brannon
PhD in History

Reconciling the Revolution: Resolving Conflict and Rebuilding Community in the Wake of Civil War in South Carolina, 1775-1860
(Sue Juster, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA

2007

Tamar Carroll
PhD in History

Grassroots Feminism: Direct Action Organizing and Coalition Building in New York City, 1955-1995
(Matthew Lassiter and Regina Morantz-Sanchez, Chairs)Assistant Professor, Department of History, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY

2007

Michael Chiang
PhD in History

Lessons in Bureaucracy: The Politics of Crisis Management and the Pedagogy of Reform in Qing China
(Ernest Young, Chair) 
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Drake University, Des Moines IA

2007

Erika Gasser
PhD in History & Women's Studies

 

Manhood, Witchcraft, and Possession in Old and New England, 1580-1740
(Carol Karlsen, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Cincinnati, OH

2007

Juan Hernandez
PhD in History

Walking with the Shadows of the Past: History, Space and Violence in Chile’s Transition
(Fernando Coronil, Chair)
Adjunct Professor, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, San Juan PR

2007

Caroline Jeannerat
PhD in Anthropology & History

An Ethnography of Faith: Personal Conceptions of Religiosity in the Aouspansberg, South Africa, in the 19th and 20th Centuries
(David W. Cohen, Chair)
Lecturer in History, St. Augustine College of South Africa, Johannesburg South Africa

2007

Katrin Jellema
PhD in Anthropology & History

When You Drink from the Stream, Remember the Source:  A Moral Geography of Memory in Renovation-Age Vietnam
(Gillian Feeley-Harnik, Chair)
Program Director, Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Marlboro College, VT

2007

Mia Lee
PhD in History

Art and Politics in West Germany: The Cultural Origins of 1968
(Geoff Eley, Chair)
Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore

2007

Marti Lybeck
PhD in History

Gender, Sexuality, and Belonging: Female Homosexuality in Germany, 1890-1933
(Kathleen Canning and Geoff Eley, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, La Crosse WI

2007

Roberta Pergher
PhD in History

A Tale of Two Borders: Settlement and National Transformation in Libya and South Tyrol under Fascism
(Geoff Eley and Dario Gaggio, Chairs)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

2007

Rebekah Pite
PhD in History & Women's Studies

Creating a Common Table: Doña Petrona, Cooking, and Consumption in Argentina, 1928-1983
(Sueann Caulfield, Chair)
Associate Professor, Latin American History, Lafayette College, Easton PA

2007

Bhavani Raman
PhD in History

Document Raj: Scribes and Writing in Early Colonial-Rule Madras, 1771-1860
(Sumathi Ramaswamy, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Princeton University, Princeton NJ

2007

Tamara Walker
PhD in History

Ladies, Gentlemen, Citizens and Slaves: Dressing the Part in Lima, 1723-1854
(Rebecca Scott, Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

2007

Taymiya Zaman
PhD in History

First-Person Narratives and the Writing of Mughal Empire
(Juan Cole, Chair)
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of San Francisco, San Francisco CA