Graduate Students

  • Adams, Beatrice J.

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    African-American History, American, Women's and Gender
    Beatrice J. Adams is a doctoral candidate in African-American and African Diaspora History at Rutgers University. She received an M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in...
  • Anthony, Joshua

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    Latin American History, Global and Comparative
     
  • Armstead, Shaun

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    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

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    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...
  • Babikian, Catherine

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    Modern European, Women's and Gender History
    Catherine received her BA in history and BS in anthropology from the University of Iowa in 2015. She studies the social and cultural history of twentieth century Britain and its empire. Her...
  • Bedward, Moyagaye

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    Middle East, African History
    Moyagaye Bedward is a doctoral candidate with specializations in the history of the Modern Middle East and Africa. Her dissertation, " 'They say that we are from Africa': Race, Slavery, and Haratin...
  • 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...
  • Blandford, AJ

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    United States,STEH
    AJ received a BA in Architecture and Visual Arts from Barnard College. Her research is focused on the environmental and cultural histories of North American mining and the global metals trade in the...
  • 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...
  • Branum, Elissa

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

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    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

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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 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

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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...
  • Cossentino, Thomas

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    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

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

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    African, Women's and Gender History
     
  • 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...
  • 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, biology, and education in the nineteenth and early twentieth...
  • Faurt, Anais

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    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

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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 currently a first year doctoral student at Rutgers University where she studies African American history, American history, and cultural history. She received a B.A. in History and...
  • Fowler, Gwendolyn

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    African American, Women's and Gender History
    Gwendolyn Fowler is a first-year doctoral student at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on Johnnie Tillmon and the women of the Welfare Rights Movement. Specifically, she hopes to address the...
  • Gabel, Harold

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    Modern European History, Global and Comparative
    Harold is interested in late-twentieth-century Central European history and its connection to the history of neoliberalism.  His research will focus on the role of dissidents and émigrés who crossed...
  • 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...
  • Gaynair, Marlene

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    African Diaspora, Women's and Gender, African-American History
    Marlene H. Gaynair is a doctoral candidate specializing in social, cultural and digital histories of the modern Black Atlantic, particularly North America and the Caribbean. Her dissertation,...
  • Gently, Mary

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    Women's and Gender, American History
    Mary Elizabeth White Gently is a doctoral student studying U.S. and Women and Gender History. She received her B.S. in History from Southern Oregon University in 2019. Her research interests include...
  • 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...
  • Grinan, Dalia

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    Diaspora
  • Groch-Begley, Hannah

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    Modern European, Women's and Gender History
     Hannah is a fourth 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...
  • Harris, Patrick

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    Modern European History, Comparative, American
    Patrick's research focuses on the intellectual history of empire in the 18th and 19th centuries, including debates surrounding slavery and abolition, counterrevolutionary thought, and concepts of...
  • Hege, Sam

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    STEH, Global and Comparative History
    Sam Hege is a fifth-year doctoral candidate studying the history of environmental justice, industrial agriculture, and political economy in the 20th century. His dissertation project examines the...
  • Hight, Alison

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    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

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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 second year doctoral student whose field of focus is 20th century African-American history. La’Nora’s research interests...
  • Jesko, Julia

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    Women's and Gender History, Africa
  • Johns, Glynis

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    African American, American History
    Glynis Johns is a first-year doctoral student who takes an interdisciplinary research-driven approach to studying 19th and 20th century African American history.  She received her BA and MA in...
  • Johnson, Tracey

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    African American History
    Tracey Johnson is a history Ph.D. Candidate who focuses on the visual dimension of the Black Arts Movement. Her dissertation “Carving Out A Space For Themselves: Black Artists in New York City,...
  • Kaplan, Joseph

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    African American History
    Joe Kaplan is a second year doctoral student in African American History. Joe received his B.A. in History at the University of Puget Sound. His undergraduate thesis examined the exile of Black...
  • Kelly, William

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    Latin American History, United States
    William Kelly is a PhD candidate in the department. His dissertation explores urban housing struggles, everyday life, and revolution in Cuba in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. His project is informed by 15...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Malanga, Tara

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    Latin American History, Global and Comparative
    Tara earned her B.A. in History from Rutgers University and her M.Ed. in Social Studies Education from The Graduate School of Education also at Rutgers University.  Her research focuses on the change in...
  • 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 second-year doctoral student specializing in U.S. History and Gender and Women’s History. She is interested in social and cultural dimensions of war and imperialism. Her...
  • McMurry, Cassandra

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    Early Modern European, Women's and Gender History
    Cassandra received her B.A. in History and German Literature from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington in 2017. She is interested in women’s interpersonal relationships, court...
  • McNeil, Adam

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    African American, Early American History
    Adam McNeil is a History PhD student focusing on the experiences of Black fugitive women during the eighteenth century and specifically the American Revolutionary era. Secondarily, Adam focuses on...
  • Mendoza, Celso

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    Latin American History, Early American
    I became fascinated and enamored with Mexico's indigenous cultures ever since I first visited Mexico City as an undergraduate. After seeing the city's extensive archaeological museums, I bought...
  • 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...
  • Michel, Laura

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    American, Comparative, Early Modern European History
    Laura received her B.A. in History from Carleton College (2012) and her M.A. in Eighteenth Century Worlds (2013) from the University of Liverpool. Her research interests include the history of...
  • Mond, Ariel

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    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

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    Modern European History, Women’s and Gender
    Timur is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate. His dissertation is devoted to the history of the Soviet gymnastics. This project shares the approaches of gender history and the history of sports. He has a...
  • Naeve, Catherine Harris

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    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

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    Modern European History
  • O’Brien, Matthew

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    Early Modern European History, Modern Europe
  • 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...
  • Petrusek, Alexander

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    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,...
  • Plater, Marika

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    U.S. History, STEH
    Marika is a PhD candidate at Rutgers after receiving a B.A. from Bard College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College. Marika studies what low-income New Yorkers did for fun, outdoors, during the long...
  • 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 graduated with a B.A. in Political Economy from the University of Sydney in 2016 and with a M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago in 2017. Jian is interested in the late...
  • Richey, Anna

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    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

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    Modern European History, Global and Comparative
    Jesse Siegel is a PhD student focusing on Modern Europe, with a minor field in Global Comparative Studies. Jesse received a BA at Gettysburg College in 2016, majoring in History and German Studies...
  • Sigurdson, Hannah

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    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

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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, 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

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    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

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    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

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    Modern European History, Global and Comparative
    Nick Sprenger is a third year PhD student who studies the history of policing, violence, and colonial knowledge production in the British Empire during the long nineteenth century. His current...
  • Stackelberg, Emmet von

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    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...
  • Stalnaker, Dustin

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    Modern European History, Global and Comparative
    Dustin is a doctoral candidate whose research focuses on twentieth-century Europe, with a particular emphasis on Germany. His chief interests include the histories of political internationalism,...
  • Stone, Adam J.

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    American History, Modern European
    Adam J. Stone is a second-year PhD student studying United States Foreign Relations in the 20th Century with an interest in broadening understandings of ‘foreign relations’—in particular with the...
  • Sutter, Brenann

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    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...
  • Swift, Lauren

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    Early Modern History, Women's and Gender, Comparative
    Lauren,a fourth-year PhD student, graduated from Earlham College in 2011 with a B.A. in History.  Lauren's interests include Early Modern northern Europe and Scandinavia, gender, and the construction of...
  • 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 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

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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...
  • Walker, Pamela

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    African American History, Women's and Gender
    Pamela Walker is a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University-New Brunswick specializing in African American History and Women and Gender History. Pamela’s dissertation, “ ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered:...
  • Wierda, Meagan

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    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...
  • Wiesner, Caitlin

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    Women's and Gender History, African American
    Caitlin is a doctoral candidate specializing in the history of women, gender, and sexuality in the 20th century United States. She earned her Bachelor of the Arts with Distinguished Honors in...
  • Williams, Joseph

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    African American History, Women’s and Gender
    Joseph entered the doctoral program after earning an M.A. from the Department of History at DePaul University and a Master of Theological Studies at Garrett Seminary.  He is interested in black...
  • Yellin, Brenna

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    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,...
  • Young, Kevin

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    Latin American, Caribbean History, Global and Comparative
    Kevin C Young is a PhD Candidate majoring in Latin American/Caribbean and minoring in Global Comparative history. He has an MA in World History from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. He...