Graduate Students

  • Acocal, Sandra

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    Latin American History
    Sandra Acocal, first-year PhD student. Degree in Social Anthropology from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico), Master in History and Ethnohistory from the Escuela Nacional de...
  • Anthony, Joshua

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    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

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    Women's and Gender, American History, Global and Comparative
    Shaun Armstead is a historian of women’s international history in the twentieth century. The question animating her work is how leaders of one of the largest African American women’s federations in...
  • Baldeo, Kiran

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    Latin American History
    Kiran Baldeo is a second-year Ph.D. student studying the British Caribbean. Her current project explores the history of childhood and youth, as well as, informal and formal systems of child care, in...
  • Bellamy, Andrew

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    Modern European History
    Andrew is a first-year PhD student majoring in modern European history and specializing in the nineteenth-century British Empire. His research explores commerce, language, and religion and their...
  • Berryhill, Jeffery

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    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

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    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

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    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, A.J.

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    African American History
    A.J. Boyd is a second-year doctoral student studying 20th-century African American history. She earned her B.A. from Indiana University Bloomington in History and African American & African Diaspora...
  • Branum, Elissa

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    US History, Latinx History
    Elissa Branum is a PhD student in 20th c. US History and Latinx History at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. She has contributed to the National Council on Public History's History at Work and the Rutgers...
  • Brossard, Doris

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    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...
  • Bunker, Rachel

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    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

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    African American History, U.S/ American History
    Kiamsha Bynes is a 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 interested in the...
  • Chernyavskaya, Yulia

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    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...
  • Christensen, McKenzi

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    Women's and Gender History, Modern European
    McKenzi Christensen is a first year PhD student studying Women's and Gender History. Her research interests include the history of childhood and youth, girlhood, youth activism, and women's...
  • Coffman, Sarah

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    African American History
  • Cordero Cruz, Rosa Emilia

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    Latin America and the Caribbean, Women and Gender,African Diaspora, Race and Slavery
    Rosa Cordero is a second-year history Ph.D. student studying Latin American and Caribbean and Women and Gender History. Her current project explores Black women, slavery, and emancipation in the...
  • Council, Ashley

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    African American, Women's and Gender History
  • Couvillon, Reed

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    African, Women's and Gender History
    Reed 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 time...
  • Crouse, Henry

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    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

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    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

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    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, and healthcare in twentieth-century America. Her dissertation...
  • Dixon, Lindsey

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    African American, American History
    Lindsey Dixon is a first year PhD student studying African-American history. Prior to attending Rutgers, she earned her B.A. in Political Science from Howard University, where she was a Mellon Mays...
  • Faurt, Anais

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    Modern European, Women's and Gender History
    Anaïs is a Ph.D. candidate in modern European and women’s and gender history. Her dissertation traces the global history of child protection amid the violence of French decolonial wars in Algeria,...
  • Federico, Joanna Paxton

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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 White

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    Women's and Gender, American History
    Mary White Gently is a third-year PhD student studying 20th century U.S. history, gender, sexuality, and religion. Mary's research examines the diverse and evolving ways that gay evangelicals have navigated...
  • Gomez, Yazmin

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    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...
  • Gonzalez Cortes, Javier

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    STEH, Latin American History
    Javier is a Ph.D student interested in understanding the relationships between humans and nonhuman animals in Colombia and other parts of Latin America from a historical perspective. He is...
  • Grinan, Dalia

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    Diaspora
  • Groch-Begley, Hannah

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    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

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    African American History
  • Hege, Sam

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    STEH, Global and Comparative History
    Sam Hege is a doctoral candidate researching the entangled histories of the environmental justice movement, the politics of water, and the rise of industrial agriculture in the American West. Within...
  • Hight, Alison

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    Modern European History, Britain, Global and Comparative
    Alison Hight is a PhD candidate in History at Rutgers University trained in modern European and global & comparative history. She specializes in modern Britain (broadly defined), and is especially...
  • Hyland, Theoren

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    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

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    Latin American History
  • Jefferson, La'Nora

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

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    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...
  • Kahouaji, Nawel

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    Early Modern European History
    Nawel Kahouaji is a first year PhD student with interests in women and gender history and early modern British studies. She intends to focus her research on the seventeenth-century through the lens...
  • Kaplan, Joseph

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    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

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    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...
  • Lenoe, Eleanor Eriko Tsuchiya

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    Asia/Middle East, Women's & Gender History, US
    Eleanor Eriko Tsuchiya Lenoe is a first-year doctoral student with interests in transnational histories of Japan and the US, women and gender, and family history in post-WWII America. She intends to...
  • Li, Rong (Aries)

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    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

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    Modern Europe, US History
  • Manygoats, Raven

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    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

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    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.

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    American, Gender and Women’s History
    Ayelet J. Marron is a doctoral student specializing in the history of the U.S. military empire. Her dissertation focuses on the American occupation of French North Africa in the Second World War...
  • McNeil, Adam

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Modern France, Empire
    Ariel is a fifth-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

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    Modern European History, Women’s and Gender
    Timur Mukhamatulin is a seventh-year graduate student with a major in Modern European history and a minor in Women and Gender history. He is finishing his dissertation about the history of Soviet...
  • Naeve, Catherine Harris

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

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    Modern European History
  • Pacatte, Jerrad P.

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    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

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    Asian and Middle Eastern History, Modern European History
    Jeongeun Park is a PhD student in Asian and Middle Eastern History and Modern European History. She studies the history of knowledge and cultural transfer during the Cold War in Northeast Asia...
  • Paxton Fofang, Shirley

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    African American History
  • Powell, Stephen

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    American History, Women's and Gender
    Anna is a doctoral candidate focusing on twentieth century American history with a focus on gender and sexuality. She received her BA in 2016 from Ohio State University in History and Women, Gender...
  • Rodriguez, Tyler

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    US History
    Tyler Crespo Rodriguez is a first-year doctoral student in the Department of History at Rutgers University specializing in twentieth century United States history. He plans to focus his research on...
  • Roth, Sarah

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    US History
    Sarah is a first year Ph.D. student specializing in U.S. History with a focus on Cold War-era psychological warfare and cultural diplomacy campaigns. Her recent work focuses on the Free Europe...
  • Siegel, Jesse

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    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, tentatively titled "Gambling Against the Dark: German-Czechoslovak...
  • Sinclair, Katie

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    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

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    Modern European History, Asia and Middle East
    Ilya is a PhD student focusing on Ukraine in the post-Russian Empire revolutionary and civil war periods, with a particular emphasis on the role of the Party of Socialists-Revolutionaries. I...
  • Snow, Henry

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    Early Modern Atlantic/Britain
    Henry is a sixth-year PhD candidate specializing in labor, race, and gender in the Atlantic world during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. They graduated from Brandeis University in 2017 with...
  • Sprenger, Nicholas

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    Modern European History, Global and Comparative
    Nick Sprenger is a fifth year PhD candidate who studies the history of imperial violence in the British Empire during the long nineteenth century. His dissertation, tentatively titled "The Outrage...
  • Stackelberg, Emmet von

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    American, Cultural History
    Emmet von Stackelberg is a PhD candidate in history and Warren and Beatrice Susman Fellow, studying technologies of seeing and the history of industrial capitalism. Working across the fields of...
  • Stone, Adam J.

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    American History, Modern European
    Adam J. Stone is a PhD candidate studying transnational women’s transnational anti-nuclear and peace activism across the Cold War Eastern and Western blocs in the 1980s. His dissertation, “Women...
  • Thomas, Brooke A.

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    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

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    African American History
    Leo Valdes is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Rutgers University. They study twentieth century social movements and carceral state history in the United States. An oral history...
  • Varon Carvajal, Lisette

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    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...
  • Yellin, Brenna

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    Modern European History, Women’s and Gender
    Brenna is a PhD Candidate specializing in modern european history. Her dissertation focuses on ethnic Germans who were expelled from parts of Eastern Europe after WWII and their lives in the Soviet...