Amy Turner Bushnell, Adjunct Associate Professor and JCBL Researcher-in-Residence.
Javier Fernández-Galeano, is a historian of twentieth-century Argentina and Spain. His research and teaching interests include gender and sexuality in Latin America and Iberia, queer history, diasporas and migrations, state violence, prison management, and global activist politics. His first book project traces the erotic lives and legal battles of Argentine and Spanish gender-nonconforming people. He shifts the focus to non-elite actors–rural populations, recruits and prisoners, fans of flamenco music, and defendants’ mothers–and to queer transnationalism in spirituality, folk music, fashion and performance, and visual and material culture. Javier has a PhD in History from Brown University, where he graduated as a Mellon/ACLS fellow; a MA in Historical Studies from the New School for Social Research, where he was a Fulbright scholar; and two BAs in history and anthropology (both cum laude) from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. He has published in the Journal of the History of Sexuality, the Latin American Research Review, and Encrucijadas, among others.
Jack P. Greene, Adjunct Professor and JCBL Researcher-in-Residence.
Joseph Meisel, Joukowsky Family University Librarian and Adjunct Associate Professor, is a historian of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain with primary research emphasis on political life and institutions. He received A.B. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. His publications include Public Speech and the Culture of Public Life in the Age of Gladstone (2001) and Knowledge and Power: The Parliamentary Representation of Universities in Britain and the Empire (2011), and he is co-author, with Gareth Gordery, of Harry Furniss and “The Humours of Parliament”: A View of Late Victorian Political Culture (2014).
Harry C. Merritt, is a historian of modern Central and Eastern Europe. His research interests include nationalism, collective identity, interethnic relations, and the impact of war on society, with a current focus on soldiers from Latvia serving in national formations during World War II. Harry holds a Ph.D. in History from Brown University, an M.A. in German and European Studies from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Political Science and Russian Studies from Eckerd College. In 2020, his chapter, "'My Home and My Family Are Now Our Regiment': National Belonging and Familial Feelings in Latvian Units during World War II," will appear in the edited volume Defining Latvia: Recent Explorations in History, Culture, and Politics. His work has also been published in Nationalities Papers, REGION, and The Journal of Baltic Studies.
Rebecca More, Visiting Scholar, received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown in History. She directed the Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching at Learning at Brown from 1992 until her retirement in 2010. Her current research focuses on the social, economic and cultural history of Early Modern England and Colonial America. Current research projects include: the social and political significance of "virtue" in English church memorials (1450-1700), and an annotated edition of the Revolutionary War diary of a lotyalist Anglican minister. Her publications include "The Settlement Maps of Early Lancaster New Hampshire: from Colonial Plantation to Republican Township" in Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in New Hampshire’s North Country (Monadnock Institute, Franklin Pierce University, 2011), editing and writing for the Sheridan Center's Teaching Exchange (1992-2010), the introduction to the 1989 edition of Horace Walpole’s essay On Modern Gardening (1780), and numerous book reviews. From 2008 on, she has given lectures and published articles on Congressman John Wingate Weeks, sponsor of the 1911 Weeks Act, which established the National Forest Reserves. In 2013 she appeared in two films on the Weeks Act, "The People's Forest" (Moore-Huntley Productions) and "The Balancing Act," (US Forest Service and Plymouth State University). She has lectured on the history of gardening for the Garden Club of America since 1985. She has been a Lecturer in History in the Division of Liberal Arts, Rhode Island School of Design since 1995 and teaches on gender and social history in Early Modern England. She also works with senior Honors candidates at Brown on their thesis presentations. Dr. More currently serves as trustee of the Weeks Medical Center (Lancaster NH), the President's Council at Plymouth State University (Plymouth NH), the Advisory Council of the Museum of the White Mountains Plymouth State University, the Outreach committee for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Concord NH), and the National Council at Strawbery Banke Museum (Portsmouth NH).
Cindy Nguyen, is a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities in the department of History. She earned her Ph.D. in History at University of California, Berkeley (2019). She specializes in the history of Vietnam, Southeast Asia print culture, and libraries. Her book manuscript, "Reading and Misreading: The Social Life of Libraries and Colonial Control in Vietnam, 1865-1958" examines the cultural and political history of libraries in Hanoi and Saigon from the French colonial period through to the decolonization of libraries. She examines the institution of the libraries through the lens of cultural imperialism, national legitimacy, and social practices of public reading. Through her historical study, she reveals how the library reading room became a space of urban sociability, literary cosmopolitanism, and self-directed education. She approaches history through a critical lens of ‘builders and users’ to understand the multifaceted roles of library actors (librarians, readers, technicians, administrators) to shape meanings of libraries, the public, and literacy in 20th century Vietnam. Her research topic and theoretical approach draws from an interdisciplinary training and work experience—as an area studies specialist, multilingual scholar, and digital humanist (information science, libraries, and archives work experience). Her other interests include memory and translation, arts activism, information literacy, and digital humanities. Her teaching fields include Southeast Asia, comparative empires, history of information and classification, memory and diaspora, print culture and history of the book.
Joel Revill, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Adjunct Assistant Professor 2012-16, Assistant Dean of the Faculty and Adjunct Assistant Professor, is a student of French Third Republican intellectual life. He received his Ph.D. in European history from Duke University and has taught at North Carolina State University, Reed College, and Williams College. His work focuses on the confluence of debates over the philosophy of science and the definition of citizenship in the Third Republic. His teaching interests run from the enlightenment to the present, and at Brown he teaches on urban culture and intellectual life in fin-de-siècle Paris and Vienna.