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  • Ian L. Abraham II
    Ian L Abraham II
    PhD StudentInterests: Antebellum South, Carceral Studies, Intellectual history, Cultural history, Geopolitics, Philosophy.
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  • Sarah Ahmedani
    PhD StudentInterests: Early American History, Indigenous History, Memory studies, State Violence 
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  • Nicolas Allen
    Ellen Nicolas
    PhD StudentInterests: Modern Latin America; Consumption; Economic History; Popular Music
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  • Fernando Amador II
    PhD CandidateInterests: Environmental history, US-Mexican relations
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  • Spencer Austin
    Spencer Austin
    PhD CandidateInterests:Socio-political history, Modern Europe, Nineteenth-century France.
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  • José Manuel Baeza Zúñiga
     José Manuel Baeza Zúñiga
    PhD CandidateInterests: African diaspora and race relations in South America, Twentieth-century Chile, History of Popular Culture, Global Sixties.
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  • Nicolás Barrientos
    Nicolas Barrientos
    PhD StudentInterests: Modern Latin America; Right-Wing Movements, Twentieth-century Latin America, Global Sixties, Political Cultures and indentities
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  • Giovanni  Bello
    Giavanni Bello
    PhD CandidateInterests:Cultural History, Twentieth century Bolivia, Counterculture  
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  • Lance Boos
    Lance Boos
    PhD CandidateInterests: Early America, Atlantic World, Cultural History, Music
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  • Deborah Boudreau
    PhD StudentInterests: Dynamics of power, memory and culture in the 19th and 20th century USA
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  • John Bradley
    PhD StudentInterests: Indigenous History, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century United States, Long Island History, Cultural History
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  • Zinnia Capó Valdivia
    Zinnia Capo Valdivia
    PhD CandidateInterests: Mexican drug history, state formation, border and periphery studies.
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  • Erin Chávez
     Erin Chavez
    PhD StudentInterests:  History of science, anti-science movements, and the history of science communication. The intersection of science, the media, and popular culture in the United States and Western Europe in the second half of the 20th Century.
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  • Justin Costantino
    PhD StudentInterest:  Atlantic World; Age of Revolutions; military history
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  • Jacques Coste Cacho
    Coste Cacho
    PhD StudentI am interested in the history of violence, democratic transitions, neoliberalism and local politics in Latin America, especially in Mexico.
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  • Debjani Chakrabarty
    PhD StudentInterests: South Asia, Legal History, Criminality, Subaltern Studies, British Empire.
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  • Ariel Donnelly
    PhD StudentInterests: Animal and Environmental History, Modern Europe, Military History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Sports Studies, and Digital Humanities.
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  • Huzaifa Dokaji
    Huzaifa Dokaji
    PhD StudentInterests: West African History, Religion, Gender and Power in Precolonial Northern Nigeria.
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  • Kenneth Donovan
    Ken Donovan
    PhD Candidate20th century U.S. social and political history; Black and Latinx history; race, inequality, and civil rights; urban/suburban history; Long Island history
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  • Lorna  Ebner
    Lorna Ebner
    PhD CandidateInterests: Social History of Disease and psychosurgery, Nineteenth and Twentieth  Century USA
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  • Bill Edwards
    Bill Edwards
    PhD StudentInterests: Medieval history, Cultural History, Peregrination and migration 
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  • Matthew Fiorillo
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  • Adam Fitch
    Adam Fitch
    PhD CandidateInterests: Modern Europe, British Imperialism, conflict, urban history, gender and sexuality.
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  • Brooke Franks
    Brooke Franks
    PhD CandidateInterests: Social and Cultural history, Early Modern Britain,  Scotland and Ireland.
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  • Nathan Greenhaw
    PhD StudentInterests: Medieval Mediterranean, Norman Sicily, kingship, sovereignty, political history, philosophy, ritual, social relations, multiculturalism, material culture.
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  • Sebastian Hincapie
    PhD StudentInterests: Global Sixties, Cold War, Political Violence, Human Rights Movements, Internationalism, State Formation
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  • Christina Hurtado-Pierson
    PhD StudentInterests: Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, Dramaturgy, 19th-Century American Cultural History
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  • Dylan Jones
    Interests: The culture and art of colonial expansion, the American West, leftist third parties,cultural icons in popular movements, and mass violence in Portuguese colonial Africa.
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  • Megan Knighton
    PhD StudentInterests: Global History of Mental Health, History of Psychiatry, History of Science and Medicine, 20th century American History, and Women's and Gender Studies 
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  • Caitlin Leale
    PhD StudentInterests: 20th century US, politics of self-determination, race & ethnicity, global anti-colonial movements, cultural history.
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  • Changmin Lee
    PhD StudentInterests: Eighteenth Century British Empire, Capitalism and Sovereignty, Corporate history and the East India Company
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  • Alec Lurie
    Alec Lurie
    PhD StudentInterests: The institution of slavery and early Black history in the Northern British colonies and Northeastern United States.
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  • Willie Mack
     Will Mack
     PhD CandidateInterests: Mass incarceration, African American civil rights, and labor. 
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  • Adrián Márquez
    Adrian Marquez
    PhD CandidateInterests: History and historiography on drugs in Latin America
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  • Kevin Marshall
     Kevin Marshall
    PhD CandidateInterests: Scottish Diaspora, Early Modern Labor Practices, British Empire
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  • José Miguel Munive Vargas
    Jose Minuve
    PhD CandidateInterests: Andean history (particularly Peru); race, gender and nationalism; education, health and state formation; grassroots intellectuals; African American history and Black radicalism; migration, diaspora and transnational history; popular conservatism in Latin America and the U.S.
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  • Francis Mullady
    Francis Mullady
    PhD StudentInterests: 20th century US Labor and Economic History with emphasis on Union/Management Negotiations.
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  • Shayna Murphy
    Shayna Murphy
    PhD StudentInterests: Colonial America, History of Childhood and family, Women's history, Public History, Motherhood. 
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  • Elena-Liliana Mutu-Blackstone
     Archives. Elena-Liliana Mutu-Blackstone
     PhD CandidateInterests: European History, Production of knowledge, identity, and location.
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  • Dafina Nedelcheva 
     PhD CandidateInterests:   Modern and Contemporary    Eastern Europe,    oral history, memory and architectural commemoration.
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  • Karl Nycklemoe
    Karl Nycklemoe
    PhD StudentInterests: Environmental History, Nineteenth-Century United States, History of Water, Property, Borderlands, and Place
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  • Kristen Nyitray
    PhD StudentInterests: Indigenous Histories; Local and Public History; Historic Preservation; Heritage Tourism; Architecture; Environmental History; Book History; Cartography.
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  • D. David O'Donoghue
     David ODonoghue
    PhD CandidateInterests: Environmental history, Appalachia, colonial America, Atlantic world
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  • George Osei
    George Osei
    PhD StudentInterests: Modern West African History, Gender, Human Rights, Witchcraft and Witch camps
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  • Christopher Pascale
    PhD StudentInterests: Land management; federal policies between the US gov't and American Indian Nations.
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  • Jediael Peterson
    PhD StudentInterests: 20th century Nigerian history, west African history, religion, nation building, protest, gender and nationalism.
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  • Francisco Rodriguez
    PhD StudentInterest: Latin America and the Middle East relations, anti-colonial movements, 20th centuryLatin America, Global South during the 70s, postcolonial theory.
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  • Danielle Smythe
    Danielle Laroque
    PhD CandidateInterests: Twentieth century US, Civil Rights, Housing and Homelessness
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  • Bonnie Soper
     Bonnie Soper
    PhD CandidateInterests: Religious and political dissidence in seventeenth and early eighteenth century Scotland, Martyrs
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  • Robyn Stanton
    Stanton Profile
    PhD StudentInterests: 19 th -20 th century U.S. history, Long Island history, social history, mental hospitals,mental health, disability studies, public history, historic preservation.
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  • Gabriel Tennen
     Gabriel Tennen
    PhD CandidateInterests:  New York City politics and culture, 20th century U.S. urban history
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  • Donal Thomas
     Donal Thomas
    PhD CandidateInterests: South Asia, Indian Ocean World, Empire Studies, Environment, Medicine, Science, Global Indigenous Histories, Borderlands and Transnational History.
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  • Kenneth Wohl
     Kenneth Wohl
    PhD CandidateInterests:  Thirties and Forties in the US, Diplomatic and Political History, Labor Movement
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  • Jocelyn Zimmerman
     Jocelyn Zimmerman
    PhD Candidate Interests:  British Imperialism in South Asia, Imperial policy and reform, Gender History. 
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