Current Students

Current PhD Students by Field

AncientEast Asia • Europe (Medieval, Early Modern, Modern) • Latin America •  Middle East • South Asia • United States


Bryan Brinkman
Research Interests: Cultural and Social History of the Roman Empire, Roman Religion, Epigraphy
Primary Advisor: John Bodel

Sam Caldis
Research Interests: Late Antiquity, Roman Urban History, Epigraphy, Cultural Engagement and Exchange, Elite Identity
Primary Advisor: John Bodel

Joseph Kurz
Research Interests: Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, History of Science, Modern Japan
Primary Advisor: John Bodel 

David J. Thomas
Research Interests: Greek History, Roman History, Religion and Civic Identity, Imperialism, Social History, Epigraphy
Primary Advisor: John Bodel

East Asia  

Shiu On Chu
Research Interests: Late Imperial China, Modern China, Intellectual History, Institutional History, Book History
Primary Advisor: Cynthia Brokaw 

Medieval Europe

Sam Boss 
Research Interests: Religious and Social History of France and the Mediterranean, Cross-Cultural Interactions, Societal Effects of Warfare Profile
Primary Advisor: Amy Remensnyder

Charles Carroll
Research Interests: Masculinity, Heresy, Gregorian Reform, religious culture in High Medieval France Profile
Primary Advisor: Amy Remensnyder

Sayema Rawof
Research Interests: Religious History of Late Medieval/Early Modern Iberia, Mediterranean History, Colonial Encounters, Spanish America
Primary Advisor: Amy Remensnyder

Ayse Topaloglu
Research Interests: Italy, History of Violence and Crime
Primary Advisor: Amy Remensnyder

Early Modern Europe

Amiri Ayanna
Research Interests: Religious History of the later Middle Ages and  Early Modern Europe, Gender and Sexuality, Hagiography, Late Medieval and Early Modern Vernacular Texts, Manuscript Studies
Primary Advisor: Caroline Castiglione

Zachary Dorner
Research Interests: Early Modern Britain and its Global Connections, Information Economies, Colonial/Early America, and Early Modern Science and Commerce
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Primary Advisor: Tim Harris 

Christopher Gillett
Research Interests: Early Modern Britain and Ireland, Religious HIstory, Early Modern European History, Political Crises in 17th Century Britain and Ireland
Primary Advisor: Tim Harris

Rachel Gostenhofer
Research Interests: Early Modern History, Intellectual History, History of Science, History of Intellectual Property
Primary Advisor: Tara Nummedal

Wanda S. Henry
Research Interests: Early Modern English History, History of Science, Medieval History, Religious History
Primary Advisor: 

Talya Housman
Research Interests: Early Modern Britain and Ireland, Women and Gender, Religious and Ethnic Identity Profile
Primary Advisor: Tim Harris 

Liise Lehtsalu
Research Interests: Early Modern Italy, Women and Gender, Religious Institutions, Patronage networks Profile
Primary Advisor: Caroline Castiglione

Laura Perille
Research Interests: Social and Cultural History, specifically cross-cultural interactions, marginalization, prejudice, and protest
Primary Advisor: Tim Harris 

Jennifer Wells
Research Interests: Early Modern Britain and Ireland, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern Empires, International Law, Legal and Constitutional History, Diplomacy & State-Building, Political Violence Profile
Primary Advisor: Tim Harris

Modern Europe

Filip Metro Anchidim Ani
Research Interests: Genocide, War Crimes, Holocaust, Nationalism, Ethnicity, Modernism, Literature, Poetry, Philosophy 
Primary Advisor: Omer Bartov

Anna M. Borejsza-Wysocka
Research Interests: Inter-ethnic Relations, Minorities and the State, Modern East Central Europe especially Poland
Primary Advisor: Omer Bartov

Jonathan Gentry
Research Interests: Intellectual and Cultural History of Modern Europe, Intellectual and Cultural History of Early Modern Europe, Cultural History of Modern Music
Primary Advisor: Michael Steinberg 

Amy Kerner
Research Interests: Modern European cultural and intellectual history, Modern Jewish history, and fin-de-siecle Yiddish culture in Argentina
Primary Advisor: Michael Steinberg

Harry Merritt
Research Interests: Modern Central and Eastern Europe (especially the Baltic States), Inter-ethnic Relations, Nationalism, and Collective Memory
Primary Advisor: Omer Bartov

Adam Sacks
Research Interests: European Cultural and Intellectual, Modern Jewish History, East-Central Europe
Primary Advisor: Michael Steinberg 

Judith Smith
Research Interests: Modern France, Internationalism, Interethnic Relations and Nationalism, Legal History, War and Political Violence
Primary Advisor: Omer Bartov

Frances Tanzer
Research Interests: Modern Germany, Jewish history, Holocaust memory, and the aesthetics of modernism, and cultural history
Primary Advisor: Omer Bartov 

Latin America

Javier Fernandez Galeano
Research Interests: Latin American and European Modern History, Gender and Sexuality, Social Movements, Political Violence, Intellectual and Cultural History
Primary Advisor: James Green and Robert Douglas Cope

Sandra K. Haley
Interests: Gender, Labor in the Informal Economy, Identity, Citizenship
Primary Advisor: James Green

Justina Hwang
Research Interests: Modern Latin America, Social Revolution, Political/Diplomatic History, Cold War, Global China and Taiwan
Primary Advisor: Evelyn Hu-Dehart

Michele Mericle
Research Interests: Conversos, women, and the Inquisition in colonial Mexico
Primary Advisor: James Green
Dissertation Title: Las Casas de las Rabinas: Gender and the Portuguese Converso Home in New Spain, 1640-1649 

Isadora Mota
Research Interests: Modern Latin America, 19th-Century Brazil, Comparative Slavery, American Civil War, African Diaspora, Social Movements
Primary Advisor: James Green 

Andre Pagliarini 
Research Interests: Modern Latin America, Twentieth-Century Brazil, Radical Politics, Southern Cone Dictatorships, Cold War
Primary Advisor: James Green

John (Luke) Smith
Research Interests: Colonial Latin America, History of the Andes,  Social and Economic History, Race, Labor, Commodities, and Empires in the Early Modern World
Primary Advisor: James Green 

Middle East 

Zoe Griffith 

Interests: Social, Economic, and Urban History of Ottoman Egypt, Political Economy of Mediterranean Trade, Imperial Governance, Global History of Early Modernity Profile
Primary Advisor: Beshara Doumani 

South Asia 

Abhilash Medhi

Interests: Modern South Asia, Afghanistan, Borderlands, History of Cartography, Travel Writing
Primary Advisor: Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar

United States

Christopher Brick
Research Interests: Modern U.S., Modern U.S.-Cultural
Primary Advisor: Mari Jo Buhle
Dissertation Title: The Common Man's Republic: The Culture and Politics of Populism in America, 1930-1955

Patrick Chung
Research Interests: 20th Century U.S. History, American Foreign Relations, Political Economy of East Asia, Asian American History
Primary Advisor: Naoko Shibusawa 

Anne Gray Fischer
Research Interests: Twentieth-Century U.S., Social and Political Movements, Gender and Sexuality
Primary Advisor: Robert Self

Eunsun Celeste Han
Research Interests: Nineteenth-Century U.S., African American History, Black Californian History, Black Freedom Struggle
Primary Advisor: Michael Vorenberg 

Benjamin Holtzman
Twentieth-Century U.S., Social and Political Movements, Metropolitan History Profile
Primary Advisor: Robert Self

Hendrik Isom
Research Interests: Early America - Religious History, Quebec, American Identity
Primary Advisor: Linford Fisher 

Bryan Knapp
Research Interests:Twentieth-Century U.S./Political Cultures, Nineteenth-Century U.S., Postcolonial Africa
Primary Advisor: Robert Self

Rachel Knecht
Research Interests: Early U.S. History, History of Capitalism, History of Math
Primary Advisor: Seth Rockman

Brooke Lamperd
Research Interests: 20th Century U.S.; Political Economy; U.S. in the World
Primary Advisor: Robert Self

Jonathan Lande
Research Interests: Democracy in the U.S.; Civil War and Reconstruction; Legal and Constitutional History; Slavery, Emancipation, and Race
Primary Advisor: Michael Vorenberg

Alicia Maggard
Research Interests: Early U.S., Capitalism, Global Integration
Primary Advisor: Seth Rockman 

John Rosenberg
Research Interests: American Foreign Relations, U.S. West and Borderlands, Latin America
Primary Advisor: Naoko Shibusawa

Lindsay Schakenbach 
Research Interests: Early America, Foreign Relations, Early Modern Empires, Capitalism
Primary Advisor: Seth Rockman

Elizabeth Searcy 
Research Interests: Modern U.S. History, American Cultural History, 1775-1877
Primary Advisor: Elliott Gorn