Graduate Student Bios

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 socioeconomics and gender. Her current work examines norms of trade and aid as a gauge for sovereignty and agency, and as a part of her concern with exchange, she explores how the presence of American servicewomen in the colonized Maghreb affected ideas about liberation and indebtedness. Ayelet received her M.A. and B.Sc. from Tel Aviv University in Israel, and has presented her work at Ben Gurion University, Rutgers University, and Vanderbilt University.