Graduate Student Bios

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 months of archival research in Cuba, most of which was made possible by a CLIR Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. His work will soon appear in an issue of the peer-reviewed journal Cuban Studies which will highlight unique approaches to the study of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. William holds a master's degree in history from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of South Florida.