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Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2018

My research interests include late 20th century United States Political history, liberalism, technocracy, and bipartisanship.

Advised by: David Farber

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2017

My research interests include American environmental history. My research focuses on the interplay between race and the environment, specifically examining to what extent environmental change affected the racial dynamics in and around Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. 

Advised by Sara Gregg

Graduate Student

East Asian History, World History, History of Medicine.

Advised by Megan Greene.

Dissertation Title: “Tradition Reinvented: The Rationalization of Kanpō Medicine in Twentieth Century Japan.”

 

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2002

My research interest is in 20th century African American history

Advised by David Roediger and Shawn Alexander

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3621

My research interests include Nineteenth-century U.S. History; American Civil War/Reconstruction; Environmental History; and Food History

Advised by Jennifer Weber

Dissertation title: "Civil War in a Can: War as an Agent of Change in Food Consumption and Production, 1850-1870​"

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2003

My research interests are centered in 19th and 20th century China and Inner Asia, especially the study of migration/migrants, the development of the state, and borderlands.

Advised by Megan Greene

Titus Firmin
Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2001

My research interest lie at the intersection of the U.S. military, American society, and socio-economic inequality.

Advised by Beth Bailey

Graduate Student

Research interests are primarily in 20th-Century American environmental history and politics.

Advised by  Andrew Isenberg

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2016

I study gender relations in Japanese food history. Specifically, my research analyzes the presence of gender roles associated to ingredients and techniques in cookbooks during the transition from Edo period to Meiji period.

Advised by Eric Rath

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2003

My research interests include U.S. Military History, 20th Century U.S. History, Civil-Military Relationships, Counterinsurgency, & Psychological Warfare.

My research focuses on the relationship between U.S. military personnel and local populations in the Middle East in early 21st century conflicts. I am particularly interested in understanding how changes in the troops’ cultural training helps to shape their behavior and experience in theater. 

Advised by Beth Bailey

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3633

19th Century U.S. History, Russian History, Empire, Foreign Relations, and American West

Advised by Sheyda Jahanbani and Andrew Isenberg

Andrew Kustodowicz
Wescoe Hall, Room 3617

Environmental History, Japanese History, East Asian History

Advised by Eric Rath

 

Ariel LaGue
Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2016

Environmental History, Animal Studies, Health and Nutrition, Twentieth-Century U.S.

Advised by Sara Gregg  ​

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2015

My research interest is in the intersection of environmental and military history in the 20th century, specifically focusing on the Vietnam conflict.

Advised by: Beth Bailey and Andrew Isenberg

Melissa Lunney
Graduate Student

17th Century New England

Advised by Kim Warren

Dissertation Title:  "Salem at What Cost?  Exploring Excommunication, Reparations and the Aftermath of the Witch Trials"

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3639

Modern Central Europe; Late 19th/Early 20th Century Austria

Advised by Nathan Wood

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3619

I am interested in family and gender dynamics in the early modern Italian and Spanish worlds and how these helped to shape group identity. I study the fluidity of group ties and how personal connections between the nobility shaped the formation of early modern states.

Advised by Luis Corteguera

Dissertation Title: "Princes and Popes: Family Ties and the Creation of the Early Modern State"

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2017

I study the spiritual encounters that occurred in sixteenth-century Mexico between the Spanish and the native Nahua. Specifically, I look at the ways in which both "sides" perceived, received, transferred, adapted, and adopted Christianity.

Advised by Robert Schwaller

Wescoe Hall, Room 2004

My research interests include Modern Latin American History with attention to Brazilian History after the 1930 revolution. He currently teaches the courses HIST124/LAA100 Latin American Culture & Society and LAA300 Interdisciplinary Themes in Latin American Studies.

Advised by Elizabeth Kuznesof

My research interests broadly center on 19th Century U.S. History, focusing on migration, diaspora, and conflict---especially between Native peoples and settlers over their access to and usage of land, resources, and the environment---in borderlands regions throughout the American West.

Advised by Sara Gregg and Andrew Isenberg

Eric Price
Graduate Student

U.S., Military, International History

Advised by Adrian Lewis

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2015

My research interests include World War I, History of the Body, Social History of Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Disability History, and Modern Europe

Advised by Christopher Forth

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3639

My primary area of research focuses on the social history of medicine in 18th- and 19th-century Great Britain. More specifically, I examine the practices of midwifery, obstetrics/gynecology, and surgical practice in Scotland.​

Advised by: Christopher E. Forth

 

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2016

I research democratic participation in the modern United States after 1945. Broadly, I am interested in understanding how American citizens express political demands through traditional and non-traditional means. Currently, this question leads me to study anti-Apartheid activism between the 1960s and 1980s.

Advised by: David Farber.

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2018

16th century Spanish “Entrada” into the frontiers of New Spain

Advised by Robert Schwaller

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3631

Modern U.S.; Gender and Sexuality; the State

Advised by Beth Bailey

Dissertation Title: “Sex Crimes and Criminal Sexuality: Legislating and Policing Community Boundaries in Nebraska, 1880-1980​”

 


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