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2016-17 Graduates who attended the History Department's Commencement in the Michigan Union (l-r): Katie Rosenblatt, Austin McCoy, Nicole Greer Golda, Edgar Taylor, Jeremy Ledger, Tasha Rijke-Epstein, Joseph Ho, and Tiggy McLaughlin. (Photo: Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)

2017 Graduates

Marvin Chochotte, PhD in History
Advisor: Richard Turits
Dissertation: The History of Peasants, Tonton Makouts, and the Rise and Fall of the Duvalier Dictatorship in Haiti
Postdoctoral Fellow at Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies

Scott De Orio, PhD in History & Women's Studies
Advisor: Matthew Lassiter
Dissertation: Punishing Queer Sexuality in the Age of LGBT Rights

Sherry Funches, PhD in History
Advisor: Hitomi Tonomura
Dissertation: Finding Sanjo Genshi: Women's Visibility in Late Medieval Japanese Aristocratic Journals
Office Manager, Central Ms Health Center

Sarah Garibova, PhD in History
Advisors: Ronald G. Suny and Jeffrey Veidlinger
Dissertation: Memories for a Blessing: Jewish Mourning Rituals and Commemorative Practices in Postwar Belarus and Ukraine, 1944-1991

Nicole Greer Golda, PhD in History & Women’s Studies
Advisors: Howard Brick and Regina Morantz-Sanchez
Dissertation: To Shape the Future of the Nation: Gender and Family Order in the Age of Americanization, 1890-1952
Lecturer in History, Whittier College

Kevin Gouge, PhD in History
Advisor: Hitomi Tonomura
Dissertation: The Ties that Bind: Famil, Inheritance, and the Environment in Medieval Japan

Joseph Ho, PhD in History
Advisor: James Cook, Jr and Par Cassel
Dissertation: All Things Visible and Invisible: Photography, Filmmaking, and American Christian Missions in Modern China
Assistant Professor, History, Albion College     

Joshua Hubbard, PhD in History & Women’s Studies
Advisors: Par Cassel and Wang Zheng
Dissertation: Reproductive Subjects: The Global Politics of Health in Nationalist China
Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary

Sophie B. Hunt, PhD in History
Advisors: Gregory Dowd and Rebecca Scott
Dissertation: Grasping the Gulf: Conquest and Indigenous Power from Florida to Yucatan in the Age of Revolutions
Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M Eisenberg Institute

Hafsa Kanjwal, PhD in History and Women's Studies
Advisors: Farina Mir and Mrinalini Sinha
Dissertation: Creating Consent: Education, Developmentalism, and Cultural Reform in Naya Kashmir, 1953-1963

Nora Krinitsky, PhD in History
Advisor: Matthew Lassiter
Dissertation: The Politics of Crime Control: Race, Policing, and Reform in Twentieth-Century Chicago
Postdoctoral Fellow, Case Western University

Jeremy Ledger, PhD in History
Advisor: Diane Owen Hughes
Dissertation: Mapping Mediterranean Geographies: Geographic and Cartographic Encounters between the Islamic World and Europe, c. 1100-1600
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin (Madison), Institute for the Research in the Humanities

Oana Mateescu, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisors: Matthew Hull, Web Keane, and Katherine Verdery
Serial Anachronism: Re-Assembling Romanian Forest Commons

Tiggy McLaughlin, PhD in Greek and Roman History
Advisor: Ray Van Dam
Dissertation: Christian Pedagogy and Christian Community in the Fifth- and Sixth-Century Mediterranean

Shana Melnysyn, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Nancy Rose Hunt
Dissertation: Vagabonds, Carriers, Spirits, and Chiefs: Conflict and Mediation in Portuguese Angola, 1880-1910

George Njung, PhD in History
Advisor: Rudolph Ware
Dissertation: Soldiers of their Own: Honor, Violence, Resistance and Conscription in Colonial Cameroon during the First World War
Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington State University

Angela Perez-Villa, PhD in History and Women's Studies
Advisor: Sueann Caulfield
Dissertation: Disorderly Love: Illicit Friendships, Violence, and Law in a Slave Society at War, Popayan, Colombia, 1809-1830

Andres Pletch, PhD in History
Advisor: Rebecca Scott
Dissertation: Isle of Exceptions: Race, Law, and Governance in Cuba, 1825-1856

Tasha Rijke-Epstein, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisors: Gabrielle Hecht and Gillian Feeley-Harnik
Dissertation: Architectures of Belonging: Moral Economies of Urban Place-Making in Mahajanga, Madagascar
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University 

Diana Carolina Sierra Becerra, PhD in History and Women's Studies
Advisor: Sueann Caulfield
Dissertation: Insurgent Butterflies: Gender and Revolution in El Salvador, 1965-2015
Adjunct Instructor, Smith College

Amir Syed, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Rudolph Ware
Dissertation: Al-ḤājjʿUmar Tāl and the Realm of the Written: Mastery, Mobility and Islamic Authority in 19th Century West Africa
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh

So Jung Um, PhD in History
Advisor: Leslie Pincus
Japanese Colonial Policy Studies, 1909-1945: Nitobe Inazo, Yanaihara Tadao, and Tobata Seiichi

Joseph Viscomi, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisors: Dario Gaggio and Andrew Shryock
Dissertation: Out of Time: History, Presence, and the Departure of the Italians of Egypt, 1933-Present
LEO Lecturer, Center for Middle East and North African Studies, Program in International and Comparative Studies, University of Michigan

Previous Years

2016 Graduates

Luciana Aenasoaie, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Alaina Lemon
Dissertation: Weaving and Unraveling the Factory Town: Social Alterations and European Belonging in the Aftermath of Romanian Industrial Collapse, 1950-2015
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, University of Michigan

Ismail Alatas, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Webb Keane
Dissertation: Aligning the Sunna and the Jama'a: Religious Authority and Islamic Social Formation in Contemporary Central Java, Indonesia
Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern Studies, New York University

Michelle Cassidy, PhD in History
Advisors: Michael Witgen and Gregory Dowd
Dissertation: “Both the Honor and the Profit”: Anishinaabe Warriors, Soldiers, and
Veterans from Pontiac’s War through the Civil War
Visiting Assistant Professor, History, Miami University

Adriana Chira, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisors: Rebecca Scott and Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof
Dissertation: The Uneasy Intimacies: Race, Family, and Property in Santiago de Cuba, 1803-1868
Assistant Professor, History, Emory University

Joshua Coene, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Matthew Lassiter
Dissertation: The Contentious Prison: From Rehabilitation to Incapacitation in New South Wales and Pennsylvania, 1965-1990

Robyn d'Avignon, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Gabrielle Hecht
Dissertation: Making Artisanal Miners: Nature, Knowledge, and Subterranean History in Senegal
Assistant Professor, New York University

Tara Dosumu Diener, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Nancy Rose Hunt 
Dissertation: A Hospital in situ: Maternity Nursing Practice in Freetown since 1892
Thinking Matters Fellow, Stanford University

Chelsea Del Rio, PhD in History
Advisor: Regina Morantz-Sanchez
Dissertation: That Women Could Matter: Building Lesbian Feminism in California, 1955-1982

Jonathan Farr, PhD in History
Advisor: Diane Owen Hughes
Dissertation: Imagined Geographies and the Production of Space in Occitania and Northern Catalunya in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries

Pascal Massinon, PhD in History
Advisors: Matthew Lassiter and James Cook, Jr
Dissertation: Active Listening: The Cultural Politics of Magnetic Recording Technologies in North America, 1945-1990

Austin McCoy, PhD in History
Advisors: Matthew Lassiter and Anthony Chen
Dissertation: No Radical Hangover: Progressive Economic Responses to Economic Crisis in the Midwest, 1967-1989
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan

Drew Meyers, PhD in History
Advisor: Matthew Lassiter
Dissertation: Sun Citizens: The Culture and Politics of Retirement in Modern America

Nevila Pahumi, PhD in History
Advisors: John Fine and Pamela Ballinger
Dissertation: Of Women, Faith, and Nation: American Protestantism and the Kyrias School for Girls, Albania, 1891-1933
Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London, Centre for Southeast European Studies, School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies

Katherine Rosenblatt, PhD in History
Advisors: Deborah Dash Moore and Matthew Lassiter
Dissertation: Cooperative Battlegrounds: Farmers, Workers, and the Search for Economic Alternatives
Postdoctoral Fellow, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan

Garrett Ryan, PhD in Greek & Roman History
Advisor: Raymond Van Dam
Dissertation: Placing Power: Greek Cities and Roman Governors in Western Asia Minor, 69-235 CE
Lecturer, Department of History, University of Michigan

Marie Stango, PhD in History
Advisors: Mary Kelley and Brittany Hughes
Dissertation: Vine and Palm Tree: African American Families in Liberia, 1820-1860
Assistant Professor, Department of History, California State University, Bakersfield

Jessica Stephens, PhD in Greek & Roman History
Advisors: David Potter and Bruce Frier
Dissertation: Aristocratic Identities in the Roman Senate from the Social War to the Flavian Dynasty

2015 Graduates

Pouya Alimagham, PhD in History
Advisor: Juan Cole
Dissertation: Contesting the Iranian Revolution: The Green Uprising
Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Emma Amador, PhD in History
Advisors: Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof & Richard Turits
Dissertation: Welfare is Work: Social Welfare, Migration, and Women’s Activism in Puerto Rican Communities Since 1917
2016-2018 Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Brown University, Providence, RI
Assistant Professor, Goucher College, Baltimore MD

Eugene Cassidy, PhD in History
Advisor: Geoff Eley
Dissertation: Germanness, Civilization, and Slavery: Southern Brazil as German Colonial Space
Teacher, Miss Porter's School, Farmington CT

Christopher Estrada, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisors: Sueann Caulfield & Stuart Kirsch
Dissertation: Caboclos of Nazareth: Improvisation and Renovation in Maracatu de Baque Solto of PernambucoVisiting
Research Associate, King's College London

Rebecca Grapevine, PhD in History
Advisors: Barbara Metcalf & Thomas Trautmann
Dissertation: Family Matters: Citizenship and Marriage in India, 1939-72
Visiting Lecturer, Antioch College in Bihar

Paul Hebert, PhD in History
Advisor: Kevin Gaines
Dissertation: A Microcosm of the General Struggle: Black Thought and Activism in Montreal, 1960-1969

Amanda Hendrix-Komoto, PhD in History
Advisor: Susan Juster
Dissertation: The Imperial Zions: Mormons, Polygamy, and the Politics of Domesticity in the Nineteenth Century
Assistant Professor, Montana State University

Elizabeth Kamali, JD and PhD in History
Advisor: Thomas Green
Dissertation: A Felonious State of Mind: Mens Rea in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-Century England
Assistant Professor, Harvard University School of Law

Alicja Kusiak-Brownstein, PhD in History
Advisor: Brian Porter-Szucs
Dissertation: Peasant Heroes and symbolic Ennoblement: The Limits of the Modern Historical Imagination in Poland, 1840-1914
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame

Emily Merchant, PhD in History
Advisor: John Carson
Dissertation: Prediction and Control: Global Population, Population Science, and Population Politics in the Twentieth Century
2016-17 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth University
2017 Assistant Professor, University of Californa-Davis

Bertrand Metton, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Ronald Suny
Dissertation: From the Popular Front to the Eastern Front: Youth Movements, Travel, and Fascism in France (1930-1945)
Lecturer, City University of New York-Queens

Joshua Mound, PhD in Sociology & History
Advisors: Matthew Lassiter & Anthony Chen
Dissertation: Inflated Hopes, Taxing Times: Fiscal Crisis, the Pocketbook Squeeze, and the Roots of the Tax Revolt
2016-17 Postdoc, Smith Institute for Political Economy, Miami University of Ohio

Davide Orsini, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisors: Gabrielle Hecht & Stuart Kirsch
Dissertation: Life in the Nuclear Archipelago: Cold War Technopolitics and US Nuclear Submarines in Italy
Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University

Holly Rapp, PhD in History
Advisors: James Cook & Howard Brick
Dissertation: The Material and the Real: American Conceptions of Materialism in the Nineteenth Century

Anthony Ross, PhD in History
Advisors: Matthew Lassiter & Howard Brick
Dissertation: The Ownership Society: Mortgage Securitization and the Metropolitan Landscape Since the 1960s
Research Associate, University of Michigan

Ali Sipahi, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Andrew Shryock
Dissertation: At Arm’s Length: Historical Ethnography of Proximity in Harput

Edgar Taylor, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Derek Peterson and Nancy Rose Hunt
Dissertation: Asians and Africans in Ugandan Urban Life, 1959-1972
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa 

Christopher Tounsel, PhD in History
Advisor: Derek Peterson
Dissertation: 'God will Crown Us': The Construction of Religious Nationalism in Southern Sudan, 1898-2011
Assistant Professor, Penn State University

Andrea Wright, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisors: Matthew Hull & Farina Mir
Dissertation: Migratory Pipelines: Labor and Oil in the Arabian Sea   **Winner of the 2015 AGAPS Dissertation Award from the Association of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies
Assistant Professor, William and Mary College

2014 Graduates

Richard Antaramian, PhD in History
Advisors: Juan Cole & Gerard Libaridian
Dissertation: In Subversive Service of the Sublime State: Armenians and Ottoman State Power, 1844-1896
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

A. Sheree Brown, PhD in History
Advisor: Katherine French
Dissertation: ‘That peace shall always dwell among them and true love be upheld’: Charity, the Seven Works of Mercy, and Lay Fellowship in Late Medieval and Early Reformation England

Andrew Cavin, PhD in History
Advisor: Scott Spector
Dissertation: Encountering Others, Imagining Modernity: Primitivism in German Ethnology, Art, and Theory
Postdoc, Rutgers University

Crystal Chung, PhD in History & Women's Studies
Advisor: Kali Israel
Dissertation: Across the Colonial Divide: Friendship in the British Empire, 1875-1940

William Claytor IV, PhD in Greek & Roman History
Advisor: Ian Moyer
Dissertation: Mechanics of Empire: the Karanis Register and the Writing Offices of Roman Egypt
Postdoc, University of Basel

Krista Goff, PhD in History
Advisors: Douglas Northrop & Ronald Suny
Dissertation: What Makes a People? Soviet Nationality Politics and Minority Experience After World War Two
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Miami

Aston Gonzalez, PhD in History
Advisor: Martha Jones
Dissertation: Visualizing Equality: African American Abolitionist Champions of Race, Rights, and Visual Culture, 1830-1880
Assistant Professor, History, Salisbury University, MD

Benjamin Graham, PhD in History
Advisor: Paolo Squatriti
Dissertation: Profile of a Plant: The Olive in Early Medieval Italy, 400-900 CE
Assistant Professor, University of Memphis

Michael Leese, PhD in History
Advisors: Bruce Frier & Sara Forsdyke
Dissertation: Economic Decision Making and Money-Making Strategies in Ancient Greece
Postdoc, Classics, Italian Studies & Humanities, University of New Hampshire

Jack Merchant, PhD in History
Advisors: Rudolf Mrazek & Victor Lieberman
Dissertation: The New Road: A History of Vietnamese Society and French Colonialism in the Early 20th Century
Founder, Teacher, Curriculum Developer for Think Academic Services in Seattle

Rebecca Mitchell, PhD in History
Advisor: James Cook
Dissertation: Opera in a New Age: Mass Media, the "Popular," and Opera,1900-1960

Anshuman Pandey, PhD in History
Advisor: Thomas Trautman
Dissertation: Recasting the Brahmin in Medieval Mithila
Postdoc, Linguistics, University of California-Berkeley

Eric Schewe, PhD in History
Advisor: Juan Cole
Dissertation: State of Siege: The Development of the Security State in Egypt During the Second World War

Ronit Stahl, PhD in History
Advisor: Deborah Dash Moore
Dissertation: God, War, and Politics: The American Military Chaplaincy and the Making of a Multi-Religious Nation
Postdoc, Washington University

Morgan Veraluz, PhD in History
Advisor: Philip Deloria
Dissertation: Deserts of Plenty, Rivers of Want: Apaches and the Inversion of the Colonial Encounter in the Chihuahuan Borderlands, 1581-1788
Lecturer, Tennessee State University

Christine Walker, PhD in History
Advisor: David Hancock
Dissertation: To Be My Own Mistress: Women in Jamaica, Atlantic Slavery and the Creation of Britain’s American Empire, 1660 - 1760
Assistant Professor, History, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX

Rebecca Wall, PhD in History
Advisors: Joshua Cole & Todd Endelman
Dissertation: The Jews of the Desert: Colonialism, Zionism, and the Jews of the Algerian M'zab, 1882-1962
Program Officer, Office of International Relations, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

Cookie Woolner, PhD in History
Advisors: James Cook Jr. & Regina Morantz-Sanchez
"The Famous Lady Lovers:" African American Women and Same-Sex Desire from Reconstruction to World War I
Postdoc, African American Studies, Case Western Reserve University

2013 Graduates

Daniel Birchok, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Webb Keane
Dissertation: Sojourning on Mecca’s Porch: Place, Temporality and Islamic Practice in an Indonesian Province
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan-Flint

Paul Brykczynski, PhD in History
Advisor: Brian Porter-Szucs
Dissertation: Political Murder and the Victory of Ethnic Nationalism in Interwar Poland

Maria Paz Esguerra, PhD in History
Advisor: Scott Kurashige
Dissertation: Interracial Romances of American Empire: Migration, Marriage, and Law in early twentieth century California
Postdoc, University of Illinois

Kara French, PhD in History
Advisor: Mary Kelley
Dissertation: The Politics of Sexual Restraint: Debates over Chastity in America, 1780-1860
Assistant Professor, History, Salisbury College, MD

Sarah Hamilton, PhD in History
Advisors: Dario Gaggio & Douglas Northrop
Dissertation: Lake Effects: Transnational History and the Making of a Valencian Landscape
Assistant Professor, Auburn University

Federico Helfgott, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisors: Stuart Kirsch & Bruce Mannheim
Dissertation: Transformations in Labor, Land and Community: Mining and Society in Pasco, Peru, 20th Century to the Present
Lecturer, Nat'l University of San Marcos and Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya, Peru

Erik Huneke, PhD in History
Advisors: Kathleen Canning & Geoff Eley
Dissertation: Morality, Law, and the Socialist Sexual Self in the German Democratic Republic, 1945-1972
Postdoc, St. Joseph University

Kevin Jones, PhD in History
Advisor: Juan Cole
Dissertation: The Poetics of Revolution: Cultures, Practices, and Politics of Anti-Colonialism in Iraq, 1932 - 1960
Assistant Professor, University of Georgia

Elspeth Martini, PhD in History
Advisor: Greg Dowd
Dissertation: The Tides of Morality: Anglo-American Colonial Authority and Indigenous Removal, 1820-1848
Postdoc, University of Pittsburgh

Purvi Mehta, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Farina Mir
Dissertation: Recasting Caste: Histories of Dalit Transnationalism and the Interationalization of Caste Discrimination
Assistant Professor, Colorado College

Pedro Monaville, PhD in History
Advisor: Nancy Rose Hunt
Dissertation: Decolonizing the University: Postal Politics, The Student Movement, and Global 1968 in the Congo
Visiting Assistant Professor, Williams College

Edgardo Perez-Morales, PhD in History
Advisors: Rebecca Scott & Richard Turits
Dissertation: Itineraries of Freedom Revolutionary Travels and Slave Emancipation in Colombia and the Greater Caribbean, 1789-1830
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Elizabeth Platte, PhD in Greek & Roman History
Advisor: Ray Van Dam
Dissertation: Monks and Matrons: The Economy of Charity in the Late Antique Mediterranean
Mellon Teaching Fellow, Kalamazoo College

Esteban Rozo Pabon, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Stuart Kirsch
Dissertation: Remaking Indigeneity: Conversion and Colonization in Northwest Amazonia
Assistant Professor, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia

Grace Sanders Johnson, PhD in History & Women's Studie
Advisor: Sueann Caulfield
Dissertation: La Voix des Femmes: Haitian Women’s Rights, National Politics and Black Activism in Port-au-Prince and Montreal, 1934-1986
Postdoc, Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Herbert Sosa, PhD in History
Advisor: Terrence McDonald
Dissertation: Fragmented Diversity: School Desegregation, Student Activism, and Busing in Los Angeles, 1963-1982
Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY Binghamton

Ian Stewart, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisors: Kelly Askew & Paul C. Johnson
Dissertation: The Tenacity of Bondage: An Anthropological History of Slavery and Unfree Labor in Sierra Leone
Postdoc & Teaching Fellow, University of British Columbia

2012 Graduates

Claudia Arno, PhD in Greek & Roman History
Advisors: David Potter & Nicola Terrenato
Dissertation: How Romans Became “Roman”: Creating Identity in an Expanding World
Student, University of Michigan Law School

Wojciech Beltkiewicz, PhD in History
Advisor: Valerie Kivelson
Dissertation: As it was in the Beginning: Representations of Historical Continuity in the Defense of Ruthenian Greek-Rite Catholicism, 1539-1772
Academic Advisor, Indiana University

Ross Bowling, PhD in History
Advisor: Scott Spector
Dissertation: Mediating Expertise: Sensational Reportage in Weimar Berlin
Presidential Management Fellow, Dept Health and Human Services, Washington D.C.

Aaron Cavin, PhD in History
Advisor: Matthew Lassiter
Dissertation: The Borders of Citizenship: Latinos, Asian Americans, and Metropolitan Politics in Silicon Valley
Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University of Ohio

Alexander Conison, PhD in Greek & Roman History
Advisor: Bruce Frier
Dissertation: The Organization of Rome's Wine Trade
Asst Brand Mgr, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, NY

Isabelle deRezende, PhD in History
Advisor: Nancy Rose Hunt
Dissertation: Visuality and Colonialism in the Congo: From the “Arab War” to Patrice Lumumba, 1880s to 1961
Postdoc, University of Western Cape, Capetown, South Africa

Laura Ferguson, PhD in History
Advisors: Mary Kelley & Jay Cook
Dissertation: Gateway City: The Makings and Meanings of San Francisco's "Golden Gate," 1846-1906
Visiting Assistant Professor, Whitman College

Jennifer Finn, PhD in Greek & Roman History
Advisors: David Potter & Margaret Root
Dissertation: Alexander the Great: Forming Political Identity in a Multicultural Empire
Doctoral Fellow in Assyriology, Munchner Zentrum fur Antike Welten, Ludwig-Maximilians University

Kenneth Garner, PhD in History
Advisor: Joshua Cole
Dissertation: Seeing is Knowing: The Education Cinema Movement in France, 1910-1945
Adjunct Faculty, Oakland Community College, Southfield MI

Jason Gavilan, PhD in History
Advisor: Scott Kurashige
Dissertation: Politics of Enlistment and the “U.S.-Philippine Nation”: Civilian and Enlisted Filipinos within (and beyond) the U.S. Navy, circa 1941-1965
Postdoc, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Powel Kazanjian, PhD in History
Advisor: Joel Howell
Dissertation: The Beginnings of Bacteriology in American Medicine: Frederick Novy 1888-1933
Professor, University of Michigan Medical School

Dong Ju Kim, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Gillian Feeley-Harnik
Dissertation: Taking Better Care of the Fields: Knowledge Politics of Sugar Beet, Soil, and Agriculture after Socialism in Western Poland
Assistant Professor, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea

Sara Lampert, PhD in History
Advisor: Jay Cook
Dissertation: Performing Women, Public Womanhood, and the Transformation of the Nineteenth-Century Cultural Marketplace
Assistant Professor, History, University of South Dakota

Susanna Linsley, PhD in History
Advisor: Susan Juster
Dissertation: The American Reformation: The Politics of Religious Liberty, Charleston and New York 1770-1830
Teacher, Archer School for Girls, Houston TX

Sarah McDermott Thompson, PhD in History
Advisors: Joshua Cole & Rita Chin
Dissertation: Creole Citizens of France: The Trans-Atlantic Politics of Antillean Education and the Creole Movement since 1945
Researcher, Washington DC

Nafisa Essop Sheik, PhD in History
Advisor: David W. Cohen
Dissertation: Colonial Rites: Custom, Marriage Law and the Making of Difference in Natal, 1830s - c.1910
Lecturer, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Jared Secord, PhD in Greek and Roman History
Advisor: Ray Van Da
Dissertation: Elites and Outsiders: The Greek-Speaking Scholars of Rome, 100 BCE - 200 CE
Harper Smith Fellowship, Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities, University of Chicago

Stephen Sparks, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Gabrielle Hecht
Dissertation: Apartheid Modern: South Africa’s Oil from Coal Project and the History of a Company Town
Lecturer, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Joshua White, PhD in History
Advisor: Rudi Lindner
Dissertation: Catch and Release: Piracy, Slavery, and Law in the Early Modern Ottoman Mediterranean
Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Colleen Woods, PhD in History
Advisor: Penny Von Eschen
Dissertation: Bombs, Bibles, and Bureaucrats: The United States, the Philippines, and the Making of Global Anti-Communism, 1945-1960
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park

2011 Graduates

Karen Acton, PhD in Greek & Roman History
Advisor: David Potter
Dissertation: Vespasian Augustus: Imperial Power in the First Century CE
Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics, University of Arizona

Danna Agmon, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisors: Diane Owen Hughes & Sumathi Ramaswamy
Dissertation: An Uneasy Alliance: Traders, Missionaries, and Tamil Intermediaries in Eighteenth-Century French India
Assistant Professor, History Department and ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought), Virginia Tech

Alexander Angelov, PhD in History
Advisor: John V.A. Fine, Jr.
Dissertation: Conversion and Empire: Byzantine Missionaries, Foreign Rulers, and Christian Narratives (ca. 300-900)
Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, College of William and Mary

Millington Bergeson-Lockwood, PhD in History
Advisor: Martha Jones
Dissertation: Not as Supplicants but as Citizens: Race, Party, and African American Politics in Boston, Massachusetts, 1864-1903
2012-13 Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and Economy, Carnegie Mellon University

Anne Berg, PhD in History
Advisor: Geoff Eley
Dissertation: In and Out of War: Space, Pleasure and Cinema in Hamburg, 1938-1949
Lecturer, Department of History, University of Michigan and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History

Guillermo Bustos, PhD in History
Advisor: Rebecca Scott
Dissertation: The Crafting of Historia Patria in an Andean Nation: Historical Scholarship, Public Commemorations and National Identity in Ecuador, 1870’s-1940’s
Profesor agregado, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Sede Ecuador

Ian Campbell, PhD in History
Advisor: Douglas Northrop
Dissertation: Knowledge and Power on the Kazakh Steppe, 1845-1917
Postdoc (2011-2012), Department of History, Harvard University
Assistant Professor (2012), Department of History, University of California, Davis

Andrew Conroe, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Webb Keane
Dissertation: Generating History: Violence and the Risks of Remembering for Families of Former Political Prisoners in Post-New Order Indonesia
Assistant Professor, Sociology / Writing and Critical Thinking, National University of Singapore

Kealani Cook, PhD in History
Advisor: Damon Salesa
Dissertation: Kahiki Native Hawaiian Relationships with Other Pacific Islanders 1850-1915
Adjunct Professor, Hawai'i Pacific University

James Dator, PhD in History
Advisors: Susan Juster & Julius Scott
Dissertation: Search for a New Land: Space, Power, and AfroCreole Resistance in the British Leeward Islands, 1624-1745
Assistant Professor, Goucher College

Dasa Francikova, PhD in History & Women's Studies
Advisors: Geoff Eley & Scott Spector
Dissertation: 'All Czechs, but Particularly Women:' Women's Role and Place in Building the Modern Czech Nation, 1820s - 1850s
Visiting Lecturer (2011-2012), Feminist Studies Department, University of California-Santa Barbara

Daniel Hershenzon, PhD in History
Advisor: Diane Owen Hughes
Dissertation: Early Modern Spain and the Creation of the Mediterranean: Captivity, Commerce, and Knowledge
Assistant Professor, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, University of Connecticut

Lauren Hirshberg, PhD in History
Advisors: Damon Salesa & Penny Von Eschen
Dissertation: Targeting Kwajalein: U.S. Empire, Militarization and Suburbanization and the Marshall Islands, 1944-1986
Visiting Assistant Professor (2012-14), Department of History, University of California Los Angeles

Jeff Kaja, PhD in History
Advisor: David Hancock
Dissertation: Worlds in Motion: Internal Development and the Evolution of Transportation Systems in Early Pennsylvania, 1680-1800
Assistant Professor, California State University Northridge

Monica Kim, PhD in History
Advisor: Penny Von Eschen
Dissertation: Humanity Interrogated: Empire, Nation, and the Political Subject in United States-controlled Prisoner of War Camps during the Korean War, 1942-1960
Assistant Professor, SUNY Albany

Kirsten Leng, PhD in History & Women's Studies
Advisors: Kathleen Canning & Scott Spector
Dissertation: Contesting the "Laws of Life": Feminism, Sexual Science, and Sexual Governance in Germany and Britain, 1880-1914
Postdoc (2011-2013), Gender Studies, Department of History and Sexualities Project, Northwestern University

Mark Lotito, PhD in History
Advisors: Michael Allen & Tom Tentler
Dissertation: Wittenberg Historiography: Philipp Melanchthon and the Reformation of Historical Thought
Attorney, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP, Labor and Employment Practice Group

Alex Lovit, PhD in History
Advisor: J. Mills Thornton
Dissertation: “The Bounds of Habitation”: The Geography of the American Colonization Society, 1816-1860

Rob Maclean, PhD in History
Advisor: Penny Von Eschen
Dissertation: After Modern Jazz: The Avante-Garde and Jazz Historiography
Visiting Assistant Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Janam Mukherjee, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Barbara Metcalf
Dissertation: Hungry Bengal; War, Famine, Riots, and the End of Empire, 1939-1946

Graham Nessler, PhD in History
Advisor: Richard Turits
Dissertation: A Failed Emancipation? The Struggle for Freedom in Hispaniola during the Haitian Revolution, 1789-1809
Adjunct Assistant Professor (2012), Texas A & M

Angela Parker, PhD in History
Advisor: Philip Deloria
Dissertation: Taken Lands: Territory and Sovereignty on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, 1934-1960
Assistant Professor, Native American Studies, Dartmouth College

Ray Patton, PhD in History
Advisor: Brian Porter-Szücs
Dissertation: Screamed Poetry: Rock in Poland’s Last Decade of Communism
Assistant Professor,History, Geography & Political Science, Drury College

Andrew Ross, PhD in History
Advisor: Joshua Cole
Dissertation: Urban Desires: Practicing Pleasure in the “City of Light,” 1848-1900
Visiting Assistant Professor, Kenyon College

Aaron Sealy, PhD in History
Advisor: Juan Cole
Dissertation: In Their Place: Marking and Unmarking Shi’ism in Pahlavi Iran

Brian Zottoli, PhD in History
Advisor: Victor Lieberman
Dissertation: Reconceptualizing Southern Vietnamese History from the 15th to the 18th Centuries: Competition along the Coasts from Guangdong to Cambodia
Postdoctoral Fellow, Social Science Research Council

2010 Graduates

Dea Boster, PhD in History
Advisor: Martin Pernick
Dissertation: Unfit for Bondage: Disability and African American Slavery in the United States 1800-1860
Lecturer, Columbus State Community College, Columbus OH

Heloise Finch-Boyer, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: David W. Cohen
Dissertation: We could have had a revolution!: “creolizing” French citizenship and social rights in La Reunion, a French Overseas Department 1946-2009
Curator, National Maritime Museum, Greenwhich, UK

Tracy Flemming, PhD in History
Advisors: Mamadou Diouf & Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
Dissertation: Negro: Travel and the Pan-African Imagination During the Nineteenth Century
Assistant Professor, African and African American Studies, Grand Valley State University

Lily Geismer, PhD in History
Advisor: Matthew Lassiter
Dissertation: Don’t Blame Us: Grassroots Liberalism in Massachusetts, 1960-1990
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Claremont McKenna College

Emanuela Grama, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisors: Gillian Feeley-Harnik & Katherine Verdery
Dissertation: Searching for Heritage, Building Politics: Architecture, Archaeology, and Representations of the Past in Romania (1947-2007)
PostDoctoral Fellow, European University

Monty Hindman, PhD in History
Advisor: Terrence McDonald
Dissertation: The Rise and Fall of Wealth Taxation: An Inquiry into the Fiscal History of the American States
Program Manager, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota

Clay Howard, PhD in History
Advisor: Matthew Lassiter
Dissertation: The Closet and the Cul de Sac: Sex, Politics, and Suburbanization in Postwar California
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, College of the Holy Cross

Sergio Huarcaya, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisors: Fernando Coronil & Bruce Mannheim
Dissertation: Othering National Identity Alterity and Indigenous Activism in Otavolo, Ecuador
PostDoctoral Fellow, University of London, Royal Holloway

Najeeb Jan, PhD in History
Advisors: Juan Cole & Nicholas Dirks
Dissertation: The Metacolonial State: Pakistan, the Deoband ‘Ulama and the Biopolitics of Islam
Assistant Professor, Geography Department, University of Colorado Boulder

Daniel Livesay, PhD in History
Advisor: David Hancock
Dissertation: Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race Migration from the West Indies to Britain, 1750-1820
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, College of William and Mary

Diana Mankowski, PhD in History
Advisors: Jay Cook & Matthew LassiterGendering the Disco
Dissertation: Inferno: Sexual Revolution, Liberation and Popular Culture in 1970s America

Cynthia Marasigan, PhD in History
Advisor: Penny Von Eschen
Dissertation: Ambivalent Belligerents: African American Soldiers, Filipino Revolutionaries, and the Philippine-American War
Assistant Professor, Departments of History and Asian & Asian-american Studies, SUNY Binghamton

A. Azfar Moin, PhD in History
Advisor: Barbara Metcalf
Dissertation: Islam and the Millennium: Sacred Kingship and Popular Imagination in Early Modern India and Iran
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Southern Methodist University

Minayo Nasiali, PhD in History
Advisors: Rita Chin & Joshua Cole
Dissertation: Native to the Republic: Negotiating Citizenship and Social Welfare in Marseille “Immigrant” Neighborhoods since 1945
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Arizona

Isabela Quintana, PhD in History
Advisors: Maria Montoya & Philip Deloria
Dissertation: Neighborhood Borders, National Boundaries: Gender, Space and Border Formation in Chinese and Mexican Los Angeles, 1871-1938
Assistant Professor (2013), New Mexico State University

Will Redfern, PhD in History
Advisor: Rudolf Mrazek & Victor Lieberman
Dissertation: Sukarno’s Guided Democracy and the Takeovers of Foreign Companies in Indonesia in the 1960s
Postdoc, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, Department of History, University of Michigan

Sam Temple, PhD in History
Advisors: Joshua Cole & Laura Downs
Dissertation: Mountain, Moor and Marsh: The Politics of Environmental Transformation in Southern France, 1850-1950
Lecturer, Expository Writing Program, University of Oklahoma

Sudipa Topdar, PhD in History
Advisors: Tom Trautman & Sumathi Ramaswamy
Dissertation: Knowledge and Governance: Political Socialization of the Indian Child within Colonial Schooling and Nationalist Contestations in India (1870-1925)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Illinois State University

Lenny Ureña Valerio, PhD in History
Advisors: Geoff Eley & Brian Porter-Szücs
Dissertation: The Stakes of Empire: Colonial Fantasies, Civilizing Agendas and Biopolitics in the Prussian-Polish Provinces (1840-1914)
Assistant Director for Administration,Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida

Ying Zhang, PhD in History & Women's Studies
Advisors: CS Chang & Wang Zheng
Dissertation: Politics and Morality during the Ming-Qing Dynastic Transition (1570-1670)
Associate Professor, Department of History, Ohio State University

2009 Graduates

Allison Abra, PhD in History
Advisors: Kali Israel & Sonya Rose
Dissertation: On With the Dance: Nation, Culture, and Popular Dancing in Britain, 1918-1945
Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Southern Mississippi

Nate Andrade, PhD in Greek & Roman History
Advisors: Ray Van Dam & David Potter
Dissertation: “Imitation Greeks”: Being Syrian in the Greco-Roman World (175 BCE - 275 CE)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, West Virginia University

Catherine Cangany, PhD in History
Advisor: David Hancock
Dissertation: Frontier Seaport: Detroit’s Transformation into an Atlantic Entrepot, 1701-1837
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Notre Dame

Victoria Castillo, PhD in History & Women's Studies
Advisor: Sueann Caulfied
Dissertation: Indigenous “Messengers” Petitioning for Justice: Citizenship and Indigenous Rights in Peru, 1900-1945
Lecturer, Departments of History and Women's Studies, University of Michigan

Sherri Charleston, PhD in History
Advisors: Michelle Mitchell & Rebecca Scott
Dissertation: The Fruits of Citizenship: African Americans, Military Service, and the Cause of Cuba Libre, 1898-1914
Law Student, University of Wisconsin

Shuang Chen, PhD in History
Advisor: James Lee
Dissertation: Where Urban Migrants Met Rural Settlers: State Categories, Social Boundaries, and Wealth Stratification in Northeast China, 1815 - 1913
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Iowa

Robert Chidester, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Henry Wright
Dissertation: Class, Community, and Materiality in a Blue-Collar Baltimore Neighborhood: An Archaeology of Hampden-Woodberry
Faculty Researcher, University of Maryland
Principal Investigator for Archaeology, Mannik & Smith Group

Daniel DeSelm, PhD in History
Advisor: Paolo Squatriti
Dissertation: Unwilling Pilgrimage: Vikings, Relics, and the Politics of Exile during the Carolingian Era (c. 830-930)
Term Faculty, George Mason University

Sara Babcox First, PhD in History
Advisors: Mary Kelley and Susan Juster
Dissertation: The Mechanics of Renown; or, the Rise of a Celebrity Culture in Early America
Visiting Assistant Professor, History and American Studies, Miami University, OH

Madina Goldberg, PhD in History
Advisor: William Rosenberg
Dissertation: Russian Empire - Tatar Theater: The Politics of Culture in Late Imperial Kazan

Andrew Highsmith, PhD in History
Advisors: Matthew Lassiter & J. Mills Thornton
Dissertation: Demolition Means Progress: Race, Class, and the Deconstruction of the American Dream in Flint, Michigan
Assistant Professor, College of Public Policy, University of Texas San Antonio

Matthew Ides, PhD in History
Advisors: Matthew Lassiter & Regina Morantz-Sanchez
Dissertation: Cruising for Community: Youth, Politics and Culture in Los Angeles, 1910-1970
Lecturer, Department of History and the University College,University of North Carolina

Robert Kruckeberg, PhD in History
Advisor: Dena Goodma
Dissertation: The Wheel of Fortune in Eighteenth-Century France: The Lottery, Consumption, and Politics
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Troy College

Peter Lawless, PhD in History
Advisors: Geoff Eley & Scott Spector
Dissertation: The Nomad Past: German Histories, Italian Journeys, and the Visible Texture of Time
Medical student

Ji Li, PhD in History
Advisor: James Lee
Dissertation: Becoming Faithful: Christianity, Literacy, and Female Consciousness in Northeast China, 1830-1930
Senior Instructor in History, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Sonja Luehrmann, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Alaina Lemon
Dissertation: Forms and Methods: Teaching Atheism and Religion in the Mari Republic, Russian Federation
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Simon Fraser University

Craig MacAllister. PhD in History
Advisor: J. Mills Thornton
Dissertation: New England’s Calhounites: The Henshaw Faction of Massachusetts Democratic Party, 1828-1850

Will Mackintosh, PhD in History
Advisor: Mary Kelley
Dissertation: Expected Sights: The Origins of Tourism in the United States
Assistant Professor, University of Mary Washington

Afshon Ostovar, PhD in History
Advisor: Juan Cole
Dissertation: Guardians of the Islamic Revolution Ideology, Politics, and the Development of Military Power in Iran (1979-2009)
Middle East Analyst at CNA, Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University

Monica Patterson, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: David W. Cohen
Dissertation: Constructions of Childhood in Apartheid's Last Decades
Assistant Professor, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

LaKisha Simmons, PhD in History & Women's Studies
Advisors: Hanna Rosen & Michelle Mitchell
Dissertation: Black Girls Coming of Age: Sexuality and Segregation in New Orleans, 1930-1954
Assistant Professor, Women's Studies and History, University of Michigan

Deborah Solomon, PhD in History
Advisor: Leslie Pincus
Dissertation: Imperial Lessons: Discourses of Domination and Dissent in the 1929 Kwangju Student Protests
Assistant Professor, Department of History and Political Science, Otterbein College

Peter Soppelsa, PhD in History
Advisors: Joshua Cole & Gabrielle Hecht
Dissertation: The Fragility of Modernity: Infrastructure and Everyday life in Paris, 1870-1914
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Oklahoma

Stefan Stantchev, PhD in History
Advisor: Diane Owen Hughes
Dissertation: Embargo: The Origins of an Idea and the Implications of a Policy in Europe and the Mediterranean, ca. 1100 - ca. 1500
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Arizona State University

Angela Dowdell Thompsell, PhD in History
Advisors: Kali Israel & Sonya Rose
Dissertation: Real Men/Savage Nature: British Big Game Hunting in Africa, 1880-1914
Assistant Professor, Department of History, SUNY Brockport

Alice Weinreb, PhD in History
Advisors: Kathleen Canning & Scott Spector
Dissertation: Matters of Taste: The Politics of Food and Hunger in Divided Germany 1945-1971
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago

Christian Williams, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: David W. Cohen
Dissertation: Exile History: An Ethnography of the SWAPO Camps and the Namibian Nation
Senior Lecturer, University of the Free State, South Africa

2008 Graduates

Jose Amador, PhD in History
Advisor: Sueann Caulfield
Dissertation: “Redeeming the Tropics”: Public Health and National Identity in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Brazil, 1890-1940
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Miami University, OH

Jonathan Arnold, PhD in History
Advisor: Ray Van Dam
Dissertation: Theoderic, the Goths, and the Restoration of the Roman Empire
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Tulsa

Shiva Balaghi, PhD in History
Advisor: Geoff Eley
Dissertation: Nationalism and Cultural Production in Iran, 1848-1906
PostDoc, Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University

Monica Burguera, PhD in History & Women's Studies
Advisors: Geoff Eley & Sonya Rose
Dissertation: Class, Gender, and the Political Meanings of Philantropy: Redefining Women and the Social in Liberal Madrid (1837-1843)

Robert Chenault, PhD in Greek & Roman History
Advisor: Ray Van Dam
Dissertation: Rome Without Emperors: The Revival of a Senatorial City in the Fourth Century CE
Assistant Professor, History & Classical Studies Departments, Willamette University

Anna Cichopek, PhD in History
Advisors: Todd Endelman & Brian Porter-Szücs
Dissertatioin: Jews, Poles, Slovaks: A Story of an Encounter, 1944-48
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Western Ontario

Saskia Coenen-Snyder, PhD in History
Advisor: Todd Endelman
Dissertation: Acculturation and Particularism in the Modern European City: Synagogue Building and Jewish Identity in Northern Europe
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of South Carolina

Nathan Connolly, PhD in History
Advisor: Matthew Lassiter
Dissertation: By Eminent Domain: Race and Capital in the Building of an American South Florida
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University

Isabel Cordova, PhD in History
Advisor: Sueann Caulfield
Dissertation: Transitioning: The History of Childbirth in Puerto Rico, 1948-1990s
Assistant Professor, History & Political Science Departments, Nazareth College

Marie Cruz Soto, PhD in History
Advisor: Fernando Coronil
Dissertation: Inhabitating Isla Nena, 1514-2003: Time-Space Narrations, Imperial Dramas and Vieques, Puerto Rico
Clinical Assistant Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University

Christina DeLisle, PhD in History & Women's Studies
Advisor: Penny Von Eschen
Dissertation: Native Lives/Navy Wives: The Cultural and Historical Relations between American Naval Wives and Chamorro Women in Guam 1898-1945
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Jonathan Eacott, PhD in History
Advisor: David Hancock
Dissertation: Owning Empire: The Matter of India in the English-speaking World, 1730-1830
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California Riverside

Saadia Eisenberg, PhD in History
Advisors: Diane Owen Hughes & Stefanie Siegmund
Dissertation: Reading Medieval Religious Polemic: The 1240 Debate between Friar Nicholas Donin and Rabbi Yehiel of Paris

Doris Essah, PhD in History
Advisor: Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
Dissertation: Fashioning Hairdressing in Southern Ghana: The Roles of Education, Professionalism and Cultural Heritage, 1990 to the Present
Assistant Professor, Guildford College

Joshua First, PhD in History
Advisor: William Rosenberg
Dissertation: Scenes of Belonging: Cinema and the Nationality Question in Soviet Ukraine, 1960-1980
Assistant Professor, Croft Institute for International Studies, University of Mississippi

Brendan Goff, PhD in History
Advisors: Matthew Lassiter & Richard Candida-Smith
Dissertation: The Heartland Abroad: The Rotary Club's Mission of Civic Internationalism
Visiting Assistant Professor, New College of Florida

Edin Hajdarpasic, PhD in History
Advisors: John Fine & Geoff Eley
Dissertation: Whose Bosnia? National Movements, Imperial Reforms, and the Political Re-Ordering of the Late Ottoman Balkans, 1840-1875
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Loyola University, Chicago

Emil Kerenji, PhD in History
Advisors: Todd Endelman & John Fine
Dissertation: Jewish Citizens of Socialist Yugoslavia: Politics of Jewish Identity in a Socialist State, 1944-1974
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of South Carolina

Clapperton Mavhunga, PhD in History
Advisor: Gabrielle Hecht
Dissertation: The Mobile Workshop: Mobility, Technology, and Human-Animal Interaction in Gonarezhou (National Park), 1850-Present
Assiociate Professor, Program in Science, Technology & Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Amanda Moniz, PhD in History
Advisor: David Hancock
Dissertation: Labours in the Cause of Humanity in Every Part of the Globe: Transatlantic Philanthropic Collaboration and the Cosmopolitan Ideal, 1760-1815
Assistant Director, National History Center, American Historical Association

Jennifer Palmer, PhD in History & Women's Studies
Advisor: Dena Goodman
Dissertation: Atlantic Crossings: Race, Gender, and the Construction of Families in Eighteenth-Century La Rochelle
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Georgia

Aleksandra Pfau, PhD in History
Advisors: Diane Owen Hughes & Helmut Puff
Dissertation: Madness in the Realm: Narratives of Mental Illness and Communities in Late Medieval France
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Hendrix College

Jinny Prais, PhD in History & Women's Studies
Advisors: Mamadou Diouf & Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
Dissertation: Imperial Travelers: The Formation of West African Urban Culture, Identity, and Citizenship in London and Accra, 1925-1935
PostDoc, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

Kidada Williams, PhD in History
Advisor: Michelle Mitchell
Dissertation: In the Space of Violence: African Americans and the Politics of Racial Supremacy and Survival after Emancipation
Assistant Professor, History Department, Wayne State University

2007 Graduates

Thomas Alvarez, PhD in History
Advisor: J. Mills Thornton
Dissertation: The Place Between: The New York Independent Colored Movement and the Democratic Party, 1883-1905

Sarah Arvey, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Rebecca Scott
Dissertation: Labyrinths of Love: Sexual Propriety, Family, and Social Reform in the Second Cuban Republic, 1933-1958
Manager/Researcher, Lance Armstrong Foundation

Chandra Bhimull, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Sonya Rose
Dissertation: Empire in the Air: Speed, Perception, and Airline Travel in the Atlantic World
Assistant Professor, Colby College

Rebecca Brannon, PhD in History
Advisor: Susan Juster
Dissertation: Reconciling the Revolution: Resolving Conflict and Rebuilding Community in the Wake of Civil War in South Carolina, 1775-1860
Assistant Professor, Department of History, James Madison University

Tamar Carroll, PhD in History
Advisors: Matthew Lassiter and Regina Morantz-Sanchez
Dissertation: Grassroots Feminism: Direct Action Organizing and Coalition Building in New York City, 1955-1995
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Rochester

Michael Chiang, PhD in History
Advisor: Ernest Young
Dissertation: Lessons in Bureaucracy: The Politics of Crisis Management and the Pedagogy of Reform in Qing China
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Drake University

Erika Gasser, PhD in History & Women's Studies
Advisor: Carol Karlsen
Dissertation: Manhood, Witchcraft, and Possession in Old and New England, 1580-1740
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Cincinnati

Juan Hernandez, PhD in History
Advisor: Fernando Coronil
Dossertation: Walking with the Shadows of the Past: History, Space and Violence in Chile’s Transition
Adjunct Professor, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras

Caroline Jeannerat, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: David W. Cohen
Dissertation: An Ethnography of Faith: Personal Conceptions of Religiosity in the Aouspansberg, South Africa, in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Lecturer in History, St. Augustine College of South Africa

Katrin Jellema, PhD in Anthropology & History
Advisor: Gillian Feeley-Harnik
Dissertation: When You Drink from the Stream, Remember the Source: A Moral Geography of Memory in Renovation-Age Vietnam
Program Director, Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Marlboro College, VT

Mia Lee, PhD in History
Advisor: Geoff Eley
Dissertation: Art and Politics in West Germany: The Cultural Origins of 1968
Visiting Assistant Professor, American University Cairo

Marti Lybeck, PhD in History
Advisors: Kathleen Canning & Geoff Eley
Dissertation: Gender, Sexuality, and Belonging: Female Homosexuality in Germany, 1890-1933
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Roberta Pergher, PhD in History
Advisors: Geoff Eley & Dario Gaggio
Dissertation: A Tale of Two Borders: Settlement and National Transformation in Libya and South Tyrol under Fascism
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Kansas

Rebekah Pite, PhD in History & Women's Studies
Advisor: Sueann Caulfield
Dissertation: Creating a Common Table: Doña Petrona, Cooking, and Consumption in Argentina, 1928-1983
Assistant Professor, Latin American History, Lafayette College

Bhavani Raman, PhD in History
Advisor: Sumathi Ramaswamy
Dissertation: Document Raj: Scribes and Writing in Early Colonial-Rule Madras, 1771-1860
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Princeton University

Tamara Walker, PhD in History
Advisor: Rebecca Scott
Dissertation: Ladies, Gentlemen, Citizens and Slaves: Dressing the Part in Lima, 1723-1854
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania

Taymiya Zaman, PhD in History
Advisor: Juan Cole
Dissertation: First-Person Narratives and the Writing of Mughal Empire
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of San Francisco