Graduate Student Directory

Graduate Students

Katharine Beene, graduate student

Katharine Beene

Research Interests: Early modern Ireland and England; Gender studies; The acquisition and transmission of knowledge; Identity development; Early modern British colonization, Social and cultural history, History of science

Grace Corkran, graduate student, History Department

Grace Corkran

Research Interests: Women’s health during the early republic, early history of gynecology in America, history of prostitution and sexually transmitted diseases in America, and women’s health during the Holocaust

Ben Gerber, graduate student

Benjamin Gerber

Research Interests: Renaissance and Reformation in Western Europe, French Wars of Religion, Politics in Late Sixteenth Century France

Philip Goduti, graduate student

Philip Goduti, Jr.

Research Interests: 20th Century American Foreign Policy (Post WWII), Civil Rights, Emotions history

Rachel Hendrick, graduate student

Rachel Hendrick

Research Interests: Eighteenth-century British North America; the history of the book; material culture of the handpress era

Anna Kittredge, graduate student

Anna Kittredge

Research Interests: Cold War history, Russian-American relations, Soviet history

Katherine Angelica, graduate student

Kathryn Angelica

Research Interests: 19th century United States, Civil War era, women’s reform & activism, gender & sexuality studies, micro-history & social biography

Alex Beckstrand, graduate student

Alex Beckstrand

Research Interests: Civil-Military Relations; Grand Strategy; Wilson Era Military and Diplomatic History; Twentieth Century American Foreign Policy; World War I; World War II; National Security Issues; US-Middle East History

Claudio Daflon, graduate student

Claudio Daflon

Research Interests: intersection between popular culture and institutional politics in Latin American urban spaces

Grace Easterly, graduate student

Grace Easterly

Research Interests: US and the World, US Empire, International Political Economy, Foreign Relations History, Critical Geopolitics, Maritime Logistics, Indian Ocean, Security and Militarism

David Evans, graduate student

David Evans

Research Interests: United States Foreign Relations – Cold War and Twentieth Century; Human Rights and the right to adequate food; International Development

Lincoln Hirn, graduate student

Lincoln Hirn

Research Interests: Nineteenth-century America, Antebellum Enslavement, The Civil War and Abolition, Anti-Slavery Print Culture, Reconstruction

Constance Holden, graduate student

Constance Holden

Research Interests: Nationalisms, race, representation, and racialization, gender

Yusuf Mansoor, graduate student

Yusuf Mansoor

Research Interests: Early America; Native American and Indigenous Studies; the Atlantic World

Frances Martin, graduate student

Frances Martin

Research Interests: 20th Century U.S. Foreign relations, U.S.-Vietnamese relations after 1975, nationalism, refugees, and human rights

Britney Murphy, graduate student

Britney Murphy

Research Interests: Modern American history, Urban history

Marc Reyes, graduate student

Marc Reyes

Research Interests: foreign relations history, economic and political development, South Asian studies, and histories of science and technology

Shaine Scarminach, graduate student

Shaine Scarminach

Research Interests: US and the World, US Empire, Environment, Capitalism, Latin America

Catalina Vasquez, graduate student

Catalina Vasquez

Research Interests: Environmental and Urban History of Latin America; Natural Disasters and the Role of the State; Social and Historical Construction of Natural Disasters

Kristen Vitale, graduate student

Kristen Vitale

Research Interests: court culture, performative politics and gender in early Henrician/Tudor England; European cultural exchange; periodization; late medieval and early modern concepts of courtly propriety and decorum

Evan Wade, graduate student

Evan Wade

Research Interests: 20th Century United States History with a focus on the African American experience

Nicole Weatherwax, graduate student

Nicole Weatherwax

Research Interests: history of race in sports; critical analysis of anti-black imagery and racist narratives

Gabrielle Westcott, graduate student, History Department

Gabrielle Westcott

Research Interests: U.S. Foreign Relations, U.S. & the World, Emotions History, Gender, Cultural History, History of the Body, Empire

Shihan Zheng, graduate student

Shihan Zheng

Research Interests: Modern China, Global History, Chinese Intellectual History, China-U.S. Relations

Yang Zheng, graduate student

Yang Zheng

Research Interests: Modern China, Women and Gender, Chinese Transnational History

MA Students

Grace Corkran, graduate student, History Department

Grace Corkran

Research Interests: Women’s health during the early republic, early history of gynecology in America, history of prostitution and sexually transmitted diseases in America, and women’s health during the Holocaust

Ben Gerber, graduate student

Benjamin Gerber

Research Interests: Renaissance and Reformation in Western Europe, French Wars of Religion, Politics in Late Sixteenth Century France

Rachel Hendrick, graduate student

Rachel Hendrick

Research Interests: Eighteenth-century British North America; the history of the book; material culture of the handpress era

Anna Kittredge, graduate student

Anna Kittredge

Research Interests: Cold War history, Russian-American relations, Soviet history

PhD Students

Katharine Beene, graduate student

Katharine Beene

Research Interests: Early modern Ireland and England; Gender studies; The acquisition and transmission of knowledge; Identity development; Early modern British colonization, Social and cultural history, History of science

Philip Goduti, graduate student

Philip Goduti, Jr.

Research Interests: 20th Century American Foreign Policy (Post WWII), Civil Rights, Emotions history

Katherine Angelica, graduate student

Kathryn Angelica

Research Interests: 19th century United States, Civil War era, women’s reform & activism, gender & sexuality studies, micro-history & social biography

Alex Beckstrand, graduate student

Alex Beckstrand

Research Interests: Civil-Military Relations; Grand Strategy; Wilson Era Military and Diplomatic History; Twentieth Century American Foreign Policy; World War I; World War II; National Security Issues; US-Middle East History

Claudio Daflon, graduate student

Claudio Daflon

Research Interests: intersection between popular culture and institutional politics in Latin American urban spaces

Grace Easterly, graduate student

Grace Easterly

Research Interests: US and the World, US Empire, International Political Economy, Foreign Relations History, Critical Geopolitics, Maritime Logistics, Indian Ocean, Security and Militarism

David Evans, graduate student

David Evans

Research Interests: United States Foreign Relations – Cold War and Twentieth Century; Human Rights and the right to adequate food; International Development

Lincoln Hirn, graduate student

Lincoln Hirn

Research Interests: Nineteenth-century America, Antebellum Enslavement, The Civil War and Abolition, Anti-Slavery Print Culture, Reconstruction

Constance Holden, graduate student

Constance Holden

Research Interests: Nationalisms, race, representation, and racialization, gender

Yusuf Mansoor, graduate student

Yusuf Mansoor

Research Interests: Early America; Native American and Indigenous Studies; the Atlantic World

Frances Martin, graduate student

Frances Martin

Research Interests: 20th Century U.S. Foreign relations, U.S.-Vietnamese relations after 1975, nationalism, refugees, and human rights

Britney Murphy, graduate student

Britney Murphy

Research Interests: Modern American history, Urban history

Marc Reyes, graduate student

Marc Reyes

Research Interests: foreign relations history, economic and political development, South Asian studies, and histories of science and technology

Shaine Scarminach, graduate student

Shaine Scarminach

Research Interests: US and the World, US Empire, Environment, Capitalism, Latin America

Catalina Vasquez, graduate student

Catalina Vasquez

Research Interests: Environmental and Urban History of Latin America; Natural Disasters and the Role of the State; Social and Historical Construction of Natural Disasters

Kristen Vitale, graduate student

Kristen Vitale

Research Interests: court culture, performative politics and gender in early Henrician/Tudor England; European cultural exchange; periodization; late medieval and early modern concepts of courtly propriety and decorum

Evan Wade, graduate student

Evan Wade

Research Interests: 20th Century United States History with a focus on the African American experience

Nicole Weatherwax, graduate student

Nicole Weatherwax

Research Interests: history of race in sports; critical analysis of anti-black imagery and racist narratives

Gabrielle Westcott, graduate student, History Department

Gabrielle Westcott

Research Interests: U.S. Foreign Relations, U.S. & the World, Emotions History, Gender, Cultural History, History of the Body, Empire

Shihan Zheng, graduate student

Shihan Zheng

Research Interests: Modern China, Global History, Chinese Intellectual History, China-U.S. Relations

Yang Zheng, graduate student

Yang Zheng

Research Interests: Modern China, Women and Gender, Chinese Transnational History