Graduate Students

  • Anthony, Joshua

    Information
    Latin American History, Global and Comparative
    Josh Anthony is a third-year PhD student specializing in Latin American and Global and Comparative History. He studies the indigenous history of colonial Mexico in the sixteenth and seventeenth...
  • Armstead, Shaun

    Information
    Women's and Gender, American History, Global and Comparative
    Shaun Armstead is a doctoral student studying women’s transnational activism in the post-World War II era. Her dissertation, tentatively titled Toward a Universal Human Family: Third World Women...
  • Avital, Yarden

    Information
    Modern European History, Global and Comparative
    Yarden has a BA in history and linguistics and an MA in culture research, both from Tel Aviv University. She is currently a doctoral candidate working on her dissertation, entitled: "Soviet and...
  • Baldeo, Kiran

    Information
    Latin American History
  • Berryhill, Jeffery

    Information
    American, African American History
    Jeff Berryhill is a first year student studying Modern American history. He graduated with a BA from The Evergreen State College and a MA in Historical Studies from The New School for Social...
  • Bershady, Isaac

    Information
    Modern European History, Global and Comparative
    Isaac is a third-year doctoral student specializing in modern European history. His research interests involve consumerism, marketization, migration, and politics in twentieth-century Central...
  • Bottino, Daniel

    Information
    Early Modern European History, Early American History
    Danny Bottino is a doctoral candidate from Kittery Point, Maine.  He received his BA in History and Psychology from Tufts University and his MA in European Studies at Yale University.  At Rutgers, his...
  • Boyd, Alicia

    Information
    African American History
  • Branum, Elissa

    Information
    American History, Women's and Gender
    Elissa Branum is a PhD student in 20th c. US History and Latinx History at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. She has contributed to American Religious History: Belief and Society through Time and Gender and...
  • Brossard, Doris

    Information
    American, Women's and Gender History
    Doris graduated with a B.A. in history and French literature from the University of Rennes (Rennes II, France) and a M.A. in history from the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France).  She is...
  • Brown, Brian

    Information
    Latin American History, American, Global and Comparative
    Brian graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Southwestern University in 2001, and earned his M. Ed. in Secondary Education from Texas State University in from Texas State University in...
  • Bunker, Rachel

    Information
    American History, STEH
    Rachel Bunker is a Ph.D. candidate in U.S. history at Rutgers. Her research examines politics, finance, race, and gender in the context of U.S. imperialism. Her dissertation, "Insuring Empire: U.S. Actuaries,...
  • Bynes, Kiamsha

    Information
    African American History, U.S/ American History
    Kiamsha Bynes is a first year doctoral student focusing on 19th and 20th century African-American history and women's history. She received her B.A. in History from Bloomfield College. She is...
  • Chernyavskaya, Yulia

    Information
    Modern European History, Women's and Gender, Global and Comparative
    I graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University in 2010 as a «Specialist» in history. In 2017 I received my MA at European University at Saint-Petersburg where I majored in memory studies. My...
  • Coffman, Sarah

    Information
    African American History
  • Cordero, Rosa

    Information
    Latin Ameircan History
  • Cossentino, Thomas

    Information
    United States, Political, African-American History
    Tom is a doctoral candidate from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. After attending Delaware County Community College, he transferred to Villanova University, where he earned a B.A. (2009) and an M.A...
  • Council, Ashley

    Information
    African American, Women's and Gender History
  • Couvillon, Carnes

    Information
    African, Women's and Gender History
    Carnes Couvillon is a doctoral student focusing on Modern Africa and Women and Gender History. They received their B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and spent...
  • Crouse, Henry

    Information
    Early US, Native American
    Henry graduated with a BAS in Secondary Education and American History from Salve Regina University in 2010. He earned his MA in Global and Comparative History from Rutgers University in 2014. He...
  • De Moya-Guerra, Laura Carolina

    Information
    Latin American History; Global and Comparative
    Laura is a first year PhD Student in the History Department at Rutgers University. She is interested in migrations and diasporas in Colombia in the XX century, especially in the Colombian Caribbean...
  • Ditkoff, Andrea

    Information
    STEH, Women's and Gender History
      Andrea Ditkoff graduated with a B.A. in history from Vassar College in 2018. She is interested in the histories of women, medicine, biology, and education in the nineteenth and early twentieth century...
  • Faurt, Anais

    Information
    Modern European, Women's and Gender History
    Anaïs is a third year Ph.D. student in modern European and women’s and gender history. Her research focuses on children, decolonization, and migration in twentieth-century France and its empire.
  • Federico, Joanna Paxton

    Information
    Women's and Gender History, STEH
    Joanna Paxton Federico is a doctoral student specializing in the history of childhood, the family, and healthcare in the 20th century United States. She is currently studying responses to youth...
  • Fields, Whitney

    Information
    African American History, American
    Whitney Fields is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Rutgers University- New Brunswick, specializing in African American History. Her dissertation is a history of the labors and incarceration of Black...
  • Fowler, Gwendolyn

    Information
    African American, Women's and Gender History
    Gwendolyn Fowler is a third-year doctoral student at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on the women of the Welfare Rights Movement. Specifically, she researches the welfare rights group the...
  • Gabel, Harold

    Information
    Modern European History, Global and Comparative
    Harold’s dissertation, tentatively titled “Poland’s Europe: A Social History of Poland and its ‘West,’ 1953–1983,” shows Poland as a microcosm of Europe’s 20th century. Examining state and social...
  • Gavigan, Ian

    Information
    US History
    Ian Gavigan is a third-year PhD student in who studies twentieth century United States history. His research focuses on the politics of social movements, labor, and the state. He is a 2014 graduate...
  • Gently, Mary

    Information
    Women's and Gender, American History
    Mary Elizabeth White Gently is a second-year PhD student studying modern U.S. history, sexuality, and religion. Her research interests include same sex sexuality, evangelicalism, lesbian separatism,...
  • Gomez, Yazmin

    Information
    American, Women's and Gender History
    Yazmin Gomez is a doctoral student studying American and Women and Gender History. She received her B.A. in Psychology and History from Marquette University, where she was a Ronald E. McNair...
  • Grinan, Dalia

    Information
    Diaspora
  • Groch-Begley, Hannah

    Information
    Modern European, Women's and Gender History
    Hannah is a fifth year PhD student at Rutgers, studying Modern Europe and Women and Gender History. Her research focuses on violent women in the British Empire during the First World War, and...
  • Guzman, Isaac

    Information
    African American History
  • Hege, Sam

    Information
    STEH, Global and Comparative History
    Sam Hege is a doctoral candidate studying the history of environmental justice, industrial agriculture, and political economy in the American West. His dissertation, tentatively titled: "'The Winds...
  • Hight, Alison

    Information
    Modern European History, Britain, Global and Comparative
    Alison is a third-year doctoral student studying the cultural politics of Victorian Britain and its empire from a Four Nations perspective. Alison earned her B.A. and M.A. in history from Virginia...
  • Hyland, Theoren

    Information
    European, Women's and Gender History
    Theoren is a first-year Ph.D. student in Modern European and Women's and Gender history. He received his B.A. in History and Music from the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Hunter College in 2019. In...
  • Isaacson, Clio

    Information
    Latin American History
  • Jefferson, La'Nora

    Information
    African American, American History
    La’Nora graduated from the University of Houston in 2016 with a BA in History. She is a second year doctoral student whose field of focus is 20th century African-American history. La’Nora’s research interests...
  • Jesko, Julia

    Information
    Women's and Gender History, Global and Comparative; African History
    Julia Jesko is a first-year Ph.D. student in the history department at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She is primarily interested in how indigenous people in Senegal used European institutions, such as...
  • Kaplan, Joseph

    Information
    African American History
    Joseph Kaplan is a doctoral candidate studying the intersection of 20th Century African American political radicalism and the growth of the postwar surveillance state. Tentatively titled, "'We at...
  • Kitada, Eri

    Information
    Women's and Gender History, Modern US
    I am a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of History, Rutgers University. I'm interested in gender and imperialism, migration and settler colonialism, and historiography/memory/knowledge...
  • Li, Rong (Aries)

    Information
    American History, U.S.-East Asian relations, Modern East Asian History, Memory Studies
    Aries is a PhD candidate in History and specializing in the history of U.S.-East Asian relations during the 20th century. Her dissertation “Shared Past, Discordant Memories” explores and compares...
  • Mackowiak, Brooke

    Information
    Modern Europe, US History
  • Manygoats, Raven

    Information
    US, Native American History
    Raven is a Ph.D. student specializing in United States History and Gender and Women's History. She received her B.A. in History from Otterbein University in 2019. Her research focuses on Native...
  • Marquez Soljancic, Hugo

    Information
    Medieval, Women's and Gender History
    Hugo earned his B.A. and M.A. at Wichita State University. His research focuses on the role of women in debates about God’s omnipotence and limits of nature during the long twelfth century.
  • Marron, Ayelet J.

    Information
    American, Gender and Women’s History
    Ayelet J. Marron is a third-year doctoral student specializing in the history of the US military empire. Her research focuses on the American occupation of WWII French North Africa with emphasis on...
  • McNeil, Adam

    Information
    African American, Early American History
    Adam McNeil is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Rutgers University focusing on Black Women’s lives during the Revolutionary and Founding eras in the Chesapeake Bay. My scholarship focuses on...
  • Mendoza, Celso

    Information
    Latin American History, Early American
    Celso Armando Mendoza y Barajas is a Mexican-American sixth-year PhD candidate studying the Aztecs or Nahuas of Mexico using documents written in Nahuatl, their language. His research focuses on...
  • Mercandetti, Paul

    Information
    Modern European History
    Paul is pursuing a PhD in modern European History. He received a BA in history and Russian Studies from The College of New Jersey. His research focuses on the Soviet Union during the Second World War...
  • Mond, Ariel

    Information
    Modern France, Empire
    Ariel is a fourth-year doctoral candidate specializing in modern European history and global/comparative history. Her dissertation is a history of political imprisonment in post-WWII France. It...
  • Mukhamatulin, Timur

    Information
    Modern European History, Women’s and Gender
    Timur Mukhamatulin is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate. He is currently working on a dissertation that is devoted to the history of the Soviet gymnastics. This project shares the approaches of gender...
  • Naeve, Catherine Harris

    Information
    Early Modern History,British Isles, Global and Comparative
    Catherine is currently a fifth-year doctoral student whose research focuses on the British Isles in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century, with an emphasis on state formation,...
  • Nath, Anna

    Information
    Modern European History
  • O’Brien, Matthew

    Information
    Early Modern European History, Modern Europe
  • Pacatte, Jerrad P.

    Information
    African American History, Women’s and Gender History, Slavery and Emancipation in Early America and the Atlantic World
    Jerrad P. Pacatte is a doctoral candidate and School of Arts and Sciences Excellence Fellow in the Department of History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick. Interested...
  • Park, Jeongeun

    Information
    Asian and Middle Eastern History, Modern European History
    Jeongeun Park is a first-year PhD student in Asian and Middle Eastern History. She studies the history of knowledge and cultural transfer during the Cold War in East Asia. Her current research...
  • Petrusek, Alexander

    Information
    Modern European History, Global and Compartive
    Alexander Petrusek is a PhD candidate specializing in modern Germany and international socialism. His dissertation project, “Real Existing Ideals: East Germany and the Socialist Imaginary,...
  • Powell, Stephen

    Information
    European History, Global and Comparative
    Stephen received his BA in History from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2015 and an MA in Medieval Studies from Fordham University in 2018. His research interests include the economic and...
  • Price, Keiara

    Information
    African American History, Women's and Gender
  • Rael, Carie

    Information
    United States, Women and Gender History
    Carie Rael is a doctoral student in U.S. history who focuses on im/migration, Latinx community building, and the carceral state in Southern California.  She received her B.A. and M.A. from California...
  • Ren, Jian

    Information
    Latin American History, Global and Comparative
    Jian Ren is a PhD candidate in History at Rutgers. His research examines China-Latin America relations in the Cold War period. His dissertation investigates how diplomats, politicians,...
  • Richey, Anna

    Information
    American History, Women's and Gender
    Anna is a doctoral candidate focusing on twentieth century American women’s history. She received her BA from Ohio State University in History and Women Studies. Her research interests include the...
  • Siegel, Jesse

    Information
    Modern European History, Global and Comparative
    Jesse Siegel is a PhD Candidate in Modern European History, with a minor field in Global Comparative Studies. His dissertation is a history of German businessmen in Czechoslovakia from 1918 to 1948,...
  • Sigurdson, Hannah

    Information
    Early Modern European History, STEH
    Hannah is a first year PhD student who graduated with a B.A. in history from the University at Buffalo. She is primarily interested in early modern and Victorian British history, with a thematic...
  • Sinclair, Katie

    Information
    European History, STEH
    Katherine is a doctoral candidate focusing on the French polar exploration, empire, and the history of science. Her dissertation, tentatively titled "Regimes of High Fantasy: Experiments in...
  • Slavutskiy, Ilya

    Information
    Modern European History, Global and Comparative
    I am studying modern Europe as well as Global history. I am focused especially on Russia and the Soviet Union, particularly political and military history during the revolutionary period, civil war,...
  • Snow, Henry

    Information
    Early Modern Atlantic/Britain
    Henry is a fourth-year PhD candidate specializing in the social history of the Atlantic world during the long eighteenth-century. They graduated from Brandeis University in 2017 with a B.A. in...
  • Sorensen, Peter

    Information
    Latin American History, Comparative
    Peter is a Phd Candidate in Latin American History and his doctoral work focuses on the Cantares Mexicanos, a collection of 16th century Nahuatl-language song lyrics from Mexico City. His...
  • Sprenger, Nicholas

    Information
    Modern European History, Global and Comparative
    Nick Sprenger is a fourth year PhD student who studies the history of imperial violence in the British Empire during the long nineteenth century. His dissertation examines the contested meanings of...
  • Stackelberg, Emmet von

    Information
    American, Cultural History
    Emmet is a third-year doctoral student, studying the cultural and sensory history of the United States in the early 20th century. He is interested in the politics of commercial media, and in the...
  • Stone, Adam J.

    Information
    American History, Modern European
    Adam J. Stone is a fourth year Rutgers History PhD student studying United States Foreign Relations in the 20th Century with an interest in women’s transnational anti-nuclear activism in the Soviet...
  • Sutter, Brenann

    Information
    American, Women's and Gender, African-American History
    Bren earned her BA in history and sociology from the University of California, San Diego and her MA in history from New York University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in twentieth-century...
  • Thomas, Brooke A.

    Information
    African American History, Women's and Gender
    Brooke A. Thomas is a doctoral candidate in history at Rutgers University-New Brunswick specializing in African American history. Her research explores continuity and change in the Black clubwomen’s...
  • Valdes, Leo

    Information
    African American History
    Leo Valdes is a third-year PhD student in the History department. They study 20th century African American and Latinx history with special interest in carceral studies, the intersection of race and...
  • Varon Carvajal, Lisette

    Information
    Women’s and Gender History, STEH
    Lisette Varón-Carvajal is a PhD Candidate in history at Rutgers, studying the history of popular medicine in Colombia during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Her dissertation project titled...
  • Wierda, Meagan

    Information
    19th C. US History, STEH
    Meagan is a sixth-year PhD candidate who studies American history and the history of science and technology. Broadly conceived, her dissertation considers the relationship between numerical and...
  • Williams, Joseph

    Information
    African American History, Women’s and Gender
    Joseph is a doctoral candidate with research interests in black intellectual history, black women's history, the history of black eulogizing, and the history of American religious reform. His...
  • Yellin, Brenna

    Information
    Modern European History, Women’s and Gender
    Brenna is third-year PhD student in European and Women's and Gender history. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill, where she received her B.A. in History. Brenna is interested in Modern German History,...