Graduate Students

  • Faisal Abualhassan

    Faisal Abualhassan

    Research Interests:  19th and 20th century Imperialism, Imperial subjects in transnational exchanges, France, the French Empire and the Arab world, Afro-Arab worlds, and Comparative historical-sociological methods

    Main Adviser: Professor Shepard

  • Ibanca Anand

    Ibanca Anand (she/her)

    Research Interests:  Modern US History, History of Political Economy, Intellectual History, History of the Social Sciences, Liberalism and Progressivism in the 20th Century, Cold War History, Agricultural and Environmental History

    Main Adviser: Professor Burgin

  • Halle-Mackenzie Ashby

    Main Adviser: Professor Johnson, Professor Turner

  • Emmanuel Awine

    Research Interests:  African History, Slavery and Colonialism, Public History, African-American History, and Urban History

    Main Adviser: Professor Gondola, Professor Thornberry

  • Olivia Barnard

    Main Adviser: Professor Johnson, Professor Jones

  • Benjamin Barrett

    Research Interests:  Early Modern France, the French Revolution, French Empire and Colonialism, Slavery and Revolution in the French Atlantic, Social history, Political history, and Intellectual history

    Main Adviser: Professor Kwass

  • Isabelle Baucum

    Main Adviser: Professor Marshall

  • Achinoam Bentov

    Achinoam Bentov

    Research Interests:  Early modern Ukraine, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Seventeenth-Century Warfare, 1648-1649 Massacres, General Crisis, Mass Violence in Global History, and Steppe History

    Main Adviser: Professor Maciejko

  • Jai Bishop

    Main Adviser: Professor Kwass, Professor Makalani

  • Laurence Bond

    Laurence Bond

    Research Interests:  Late-medieval England, heresy, religion, popular devotion, social history, cultural history, and intellectual history

    Main Adviser: Professor Lester

  • Lee Borocz-Johnson

    Lee Borocz-Johnson

    Research Interests:  History of Political Thought, Intellectual History, Historiography, Textual Criticism, Early Modern Britain, Colonial America, Atlantic History, History of the Common Law, The English Romantics, History of Constitutional Thought, Ecclesiastical Constitutionalism, Receptions of Platonist and Idealist Philosophy, History of Education, and the Legacies of the English Civil War in the Eighteenth Century

    Main Adviser: Professor Marshall

  • Arianna Browne

    Arianna Browne

    Research Interests:  Slavery & Abolition, 18th and 19th Century Slavery in the United States and British West Indies, and Race and Gender

    Main Adviser: Professor Johnson, Professor Turner

  • Jacob Bruggeman

    Jacob Bruggeman

    Research Interests:  19th and 20th century U.S. history, history of ideas, social histories of capitalism in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, political economy, print media and identity, economic and cultural geography, American regionalism, midwestern history economic, cultural, and literary history

    Main Adviser: Professor Burgin, Professor Furstenberg

  • Broderick Dunlap

    Broderick Dunlap

    Research Interests:  Black Radical History and Thought, History of Capitalism, Urban History and Political Economy, and A Feminist History of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

    Main Adviser: Professor Makalani

  • Eric Eisner

    Eric Eisner

    Research Interests:  American Legal History, Colonial America, Early American Republic, Race, Property Law, Federal Indian Law, and Native American History

    Main Adviser: Professor Pearsall

  • Nir Eydan

    Research Interests:  Early Modern France, Cultural History, History of Medicine, and Popular Culture

    Main Adviser: Professor Kwass

  • Joao Gabriel

    Joao Gabriel

    Research Interests:  Prison, Slavery, Abolition, Guadeloupe, 19th-century French colonialism, and Capitalism

    Main Adviser: Professor Shepard, Professor Turner

  • Kalina Hadzhikova

    Research Interests:  Medieval history, medieval historiography, crusades, history of mental illness, cultural history, and intellectual history

    Main Adviser: Professor Spiegel

  • Chloe Hawkey

    Chloe Hawkey

    Research Interests:  20th-century U.S. cultural and intellectual history, the history of higher education, literary history and criticism, and American Studies

    Main Adviser: Professor Burgin, Professor Furstenberg

  • Dominique Hazzard

    Dominique Hazzard

    Research Interests:  20th Century U.S. History, Urban History, Black Geographies, African American Intellectual History, Environmental History, Food Studies

    Main Adviser: Professor Connolly

  • Catherine Hinchliff

    Catherine Hinchliff

    Research Interests:  Early Modern Britain

    Main Adviser: Professor Marshall

  • Thomas Keegan

    Thomas Keegan

    Research Interests:  West Africa in the broader world, print cultures and literacy, scientific and medical discourses, masculinity and gender more broadly, race, nationalism and Pan-Africanism

    Main Adviser: Professor Thornberry

  • Kevin Kind

    Kevin Kind

    Research Interests:  Xinjiang in the Qing Empire, Uyghur Studies, Islam in China, Turpan Studies, Security and Mobilization in the Late Qing, and Archive Studies

    Main Adviser: Professor Meyer-Fong, Professor W. Rowe

  • Magdalene Klassen

    Magdalene Klassen

    Research Interests:  Labour, Sexuality, Migration, Morality, and Transnational Urban history

    Main Adviser: Professor Hindmarch-Watson, Professor Moss

  • Laura Konisek

    Main Adviser: Professor Furstenberg

  • Noah Kulick

    Main Adviser: Professor Burgin, Professor Gill-Peterson

  • Zvi Kunshtat

    Zvi Kunshtat

    Research Interests:  Early modern history, Habsburg Empire, Counter-Reformation, the Lands of the Bohemian Crown, History of ideas, knowledge, and scholarship, Education and social mobility, Jewish studies, Rabbinic culture, Jewish philosophy, law, and Kabbalah

    Main Adviser: Professor Maciejko

  • Alexandra Langer

    Research Interests:  18th-century British Empire, colonial America, transatlantic communication, print media, and public opposition

    Main Adviser: Professor Pearsall

  • Arthur Lee

    Arthur Lee

    Research Interests:  Early Modern France, the French Revolution, cultural and social history, history of information, news and rumor, and the French Atlantic

    Main Adviser: Professor Kwass

  • MaDeja Leverett

    Main Adviser: Professor Johnson, Professor Turner

  • J.J. Lopez Haddad

    J.J. Lopez Haddad

    Research Interests:  Medieval Mediterranean & Middle East, Medieval Europe, Social History, Religious Difference & Minorities, and Eastern Churches

    Main Adviser: Professor el-Leithy, Professor Lester

  • Fan Mang

    Main Adviser: Professor Meyer-Fong, Professor W. Rowe

  • Blake Marlowe

    Blake Marlowe (she/her)

    Research Interests:  Genocide, race and ethnic studies, rights activism, 20th Century US history, international law, and US intervention in the twentieth century

    Main Adviser: Professor Makalani

  • Vincenza Mazzeo

    Vincenza Mazzeo

    Research Interests:  African History (focus on Southern Africa in Africa and the World), Social Movement Theory, Political Histories of Health, Science, Medicine, and the Body, Transnational, African and Black Feminist Theory, Oral History, Media Studies, Racial Capitalism, and Postcolonial Studies

    Main Adviser: Professor Thornberry, Professor Shepard

  • Nicholas McKenna

    Research Interests:  the American Revolution in global history, the early modern period, Indigenous peoples' history, cultural and social history, and the French Atlantic

    Main Adviser: Professor Furstenberg, Professor Pearsall

  • Kelsey Moore

    Kelsey Moore

    Research Interests:  20th Century African American History, Southern History, Black Religious History, African American women's history, and Black feminist geographies

    Main Adviser: Professor Connolly, Professor Jones

  • Amrish Nair

    Amrish Nair

    Main Adviser: Professor E. Rowe

  • Jessica Newby

    Jessica Newby

    Research Interests:  Late eighteenth and nineteenth century Caribbean and the American South, comparative slavery, enslaved women, sexuality, violence, agency and resistance in the Black Atlantic, American Reconstruction era, and Black feminist theory and methodologies

    Main Adviser: Professor Jackson, Professor Johnson, Professor Turner

  • Mihai Olteanu

    Main Adviser: Professor Kwass

  • Elena Palazzolo

    Elena Palazzolo

    Research Interests:  Food, Consumerism, Agriculture and the Environment, Race and Reconciliation, the Gilded Age and Progressive era, and Digital Humanities

    Main Adviser: Professor Furstenberg, Professor Jones

  • Alexander Peeples

    Main Adviser: Professor Thornberry

  • Malaurie Pilatte

    Malaurie Pilatte

    Research Interests:  19th and 20th century U.S History, African American History, African American Women’s History, Gender and Womanhood, History of Ideas, Transnational histories & mobility (focus on France and Francophone world), and African Diaspora

    Main Adviser: Professor Connolly, Professor Jones

  • Afua Quarshie

    Main Adviser: Professor Thornberry, Professor Turner

  • Anna Roberts

    Anna Roberts

    Research Interests:  18th-century Britain, history of gender, sexuality & the family, political economy, and state lotteries

    Main Adviser: Professor Fissell, Professor Marshall

  • Wesley Sampias

    Wesley Sampias

    Research Interests:  Modern Japan, Histories of Medicine and Public Health, Cultural and Social History, Animal Histories, and Colonialism

    Main Adviser: Professor Kim, Professor Meyer-Fong

  • Alex Sanchez

    Research Interests:  Nineteenth and twentieth century Spanish Caribbean, healing knowledge and practices, public health, race, and Euro- and Euro-American imperialism

    Main Adviser: Professor Johnson, Professor Lurtz

  • Taylor Stephens

    Research Interests:  20th Century United States, Intellectual History, History of Capitalism, Political and Social Theory, and the History of the Social Sciences

    Main Adviser: Professor Burgin

  • Joseph Wallace

    Joseph Wallace

    Research Interests:  American Legal History, The Early American Republic, Atlantic History, Early Modern France, and the History of Capitalism

    Main Adviser: Professor Furstenberg

  • Sheridon Ward

    Sheridon Ward

    Research Interests:  Mid-late Medieval Europe, gender and sexuality, medicine and healing communities, reproductive health, midwifery, herbal traditions, education and literacy, and material culture and images

    Main Adviser: Professor Fissell, Professor Lester

  • Pelia Werth

    Pelia Werth

    Research Interests:  Mid-late medieval Europe, women's experiences of religion, religious and semi-religious communities, pilgrimage and virtual pilgrimage, religious drama, interfaith relations, Jewish life in medieval England, vernacular literature, and gender and sexuality

    Main Adviser: Professor Lester

  • Julia Wu

    Julia Wu

    Research Interests:  Comparative Empires, Colonial Institutions, Race and Ethnicity, Memory, Ritual, and Qing China

    Main Adviser: Professor Meyer-Fong, Professor W. Rowe

  • Alexander Young

    Alexander Young (he/him)

    Research Interests:  African history, French history, book history, media theory, decolonization, twentieth-century history, cultural history, intellectual history, literary history, and Jewish history

    Main Adviser: Professor Shepard

  • Xueqian Zhang

    Xueqian Zhang

    Research Interests:  Social and economic history of late imperial China, history of knowledge, circulation of silver in the early modern world

    Main Adviser: Professor Meyer-Fong

  • Václav Zheng

    Václav Zheng

    Research Interests:  Early Modern Poland and Czechia, Cultural and Intellectual History, Renaissance, Baroque, Utopian Studies, Urban History, Historical Writing, West Slavic Literature, Historical Theory

    Thesis Title: "Utopian Visions in Late Jagiellonian Poland, 1543-1572"

    Main Adviser: Professor Maciejko

  • Yushuang Zheng

    Main Adviser: Professor Meyer-Fong, Professor W. Rowe