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Lady Jane Acquah

Graduate student



Interests: Research interests are Ghanaian politics, Islam in Africa and the Diaspora, and Gender in the Muslim world.

Ahmad Agbaria

Graduate student


Interests: History of Arab Universities and printing press in the Middle East, the rise of secular movements in the Levant and Tunisia in post-1967.

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Chukwuemeka Agbo

Graduate student


Education: B.A., History and International Studies, University of Nigeria

Interests: African History, Diaspora Studies, Conflict Studies and Historiography.

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Mardin Aminpour

Graduate student

mardincan@gmail.com |

Education: PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

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Chris Babits

Ph.D. Candidate and Engaged Scholars Initiative Fellow


Education: B.A. & M.A., Clark University

Interests: American gender and sexuality; history of psychology; lived religion; educational history, policy, and reform; historical teaching methods

Kevin Baker

Graduate student

kpb478@utexas.edu |

Interests: 19th & 20th Century Germany, First World War, History of Everyday Life, Advertising and Consumption, National Identity in the German-Polish Borderlands, Visual Culture, Memory

Theodore Banks

Graduate student

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Abikal Borah

Graduate student

aborah@utexas.edu |
BEL 212 N

Education: MA (History), The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: 19th and 20th Century Southern Africa, Africa and the Indian Ocean Realm, Global and Transnational History, History of Migration, History of Violence, Postcolonial Theory

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Courtney Broderick

PhD Student


Interests: Mexican American history, Texas history, modern American immigration history, Southwestern United States history, modern United States political history, intersections of culture and policy

Nastasha Bruegger

Graduate student

John Carranza

Graduate student


Education: M.A. in World History, University of Texas at San Antonio

Interests: History of science, technology, and medicine; disability history; human reproduction; cultural and political impact of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.; medical humanities; LGBTQ history; United States history; and Texas history

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Stefanie Carter

Graduate student


Education: BA, Converse College, SC

Interests: Research interests are in the social and cultural history of modern Britain and its empire, focusing on the role of knowledge and learning as means of self-improvement during the changing culture of Victorian society. My broader teaching subjects are Modern Europe, Early Modern Atlantic, and Public History.

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Sandy Chang

Graduate student

sandy.chang@utexas.edu |
Caffe Medici

Education: MA, The University of British Columbia

Interests: British Empire; Colonial South & Southeast Asia; Chinese Diaspora; Gender and Sexuality; Inter-Asia Mobilities and Connections

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Shery Chanis

Ph.D. Candidate

schanis@utexas.edu |
BUR 374

Education: M.A. (History), University of South Florida

Interests: Early Modern Europe, Ming China, Guangdong, Global History

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Natalie Cincotta

Graduate student


Education: B.A. (Hons) in History, Northern Illinois University

Interests: Cultural History of Divided Germany; Visual Culture; Photography; Gender and Sexuality in Cold War Germany; Nazi Germany; Holocaust Memory

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Anelise Coelho

Graduate student


Education: M.A. in History and Political Cultures, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Sheena Cox

Graduate student

Ronald Davis

Graduate student


Interests: 18th & 19th Century American Slavery, Slavery in Texas, Maroon Communities in Texas and Colombia, Gender and Masculinity

Juan Carlos De Orellana

Graduate student


Interests: Latin America Colonial History, Peruvian History, Mexican History, Atlantic History, Spanish Empire, Cultural History, Political History, Social History. Political Culture of the 16th - 19th century

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Ahmed Deidan De La Torre

Graduate student


Education: B.A. (Honors) in History, UCLA

Interests: Latin American Colonial History, Latin American 19th Century, Atlantic History. Political Culture. History of the Spanish Empire. Ecuadorian History, Mexican History, Argentine History, Gran Colombian History. Conceptual History, Cultural History, Political History, Social History.

Augusta Dell'Omo

Graduate student


Education: Bachelor of Arts, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Interests: U.S. Foreign Policy in the 20th Century, Cold War, Civil Rights History, Race and American International Relations Theory, U.S.-Latin American Relations, Public History, Historical Teaching Methods

Bradley Dixon

Ph.D. Candidate


Interests: Native American law and politics, 850-1850; Colonial America; Spanish Florida; early modern political thought.

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Marcelo Jose Domingos

Graduate student


Education: MA degree: Cultural History: 2005, UnB - Universidade de Brasília

Interests: Brazil and Latin America dictatorships; Archives; criminal Archives

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Jacob Doss

Ph.D. Candidate


Interests: Medieval Religion; Twelfth-Century Renaissance and Reform; Monastic Masculinity; History of Education; Gender and Sexuality.

Brittany Erwin

Graduate student


Education: B.A., History and Spanish, Northern Arizona University

Interests: Colonial Latin America, Public Ceremonies, Document Creation, and the Development of Political Identity in the Spanish Empire

Dennis Fisher

Graduate student

Interests: Algonquin Anishinabeg politics and culture from 1914 to 2016. I'm also interested in 17th century missions along the Saint Lawrence River as sites of politics and culture.

Kristie Flannery

Graduate student


Interests: Colonial Latin America, Spain's Asian Empire, Atlantic History, Early Modern Indo-Pacific Worlds, the Social Lives of Cities, Comparative Colonialisms

Carl Forsberg

Graduate student


Education: B.A., Yale University

Interests: International History; The Global Cold War; US and the World; Modern Middle East; Iran's Relations with the Arab World

Signe Fourmy

Graduate student

signepfourmy@yahoo.com |
Belmont 212Q

Education: B.A. University of Notre Dame, J.D. University of Houston Law Center

Interests: 18th and 19th Century Southern history, particularly issues of slavery and freedom, gender, resistance, and maroon communities in the American South; issues concerning criminality, gender, and the legal system; constitutional history

Ashley Garcia

Graduate student


Education: M.A., New School for Social Research

Interests: Early America, Political History, Radical Politics, History of Political Thought

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Alejandra Garza

Graduate Student


Education: B.A., History, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Interests: Borderlands History, 20th Century Texas History

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Diego Godoy

Graduate student


Education: M.A., History, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

Interests: Modern Latin America; intellectual & cultural history; the history of crime and detection; journalism and media history; museums, archives and commemoration.

Francis Goicovich Videla

Graduate student


Interests: Interdisciplinary approaches (ethnohistorical and archaeological) of the Prehispanic mapuche culture and colonial times.

Marcus Golding

Graduate student

Mia Gomez

Graduate student


Education: B.A. History, Montclair State University

Interests: Contemporary borderlands history; Mexican-American history; Socioeconomics, Narcos, Immigration

Nicolas Gonzalez Quinter

Ph.D. Candidate


Education: B.A. (Honors) in History; M.A. in Cultural Studies, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Interests: Latin American History, Caribbean History, Atlantic History, Political Culture in Latin America 18-19th Centuries, Age of Revolution, Royalism in the Atlantic World.

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Travis Gray

Graduate student


Interests: Post-war Soviet Russia, World War II, Communism, Cold War

Benjamin Griffin

Graduate student


Interests: Cold War, Insurgencies, Post-Conflict Operations, American Culture in the Cold War

Brenda Gunn

Graduate student

brenda.gunn@utexas.edu |
SRH 2.109

Education: MLIS, The University of Texas at Austin; M.A. and B.A., The University of Texas at Tyler

Interests: American South, Texas; memory and remembrance; digital humanities

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Fei Guo

Graduate student

feiguo@utexas.edu |
Texas Expresso (2110 San Jacinto Blvd)

Interests: Modern China, state-building, state capacity, revolution, mobilization, and ethnicity under Chinese context

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Celeste Gventer

Graduate student

celeste@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8936 |
SRH 3.368

Education: Master of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; B.A. Stanford University

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Maria Hammack

Graduate student

mariaesther@utexas.edu |

Education: M.A., History, East Carolina University; B.A., History/Political Science, East Carolina University

Interests: African Diaspora, Mexico, Atlantic World, Texas Borderlands, Latin America, Slavery in Texas and Mexico, Politics

Isabelle Headrick

Graduate student


Education: M.A., University of Texas at Austin; B.A., Oberlin College

Interests: Housing in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean

Justin Heath

Graduate student


Education: M.A. History, University of Georgia (UGA)

Interests: Ethnicity and Religion in Latin America; Mission History; Jesuitica; Contraband and Commerce; Temporalities and Material Culture; Subaltern Epistemologies; Logistics and Colonialism; Catholic Intellectual History; Church History and Modernity

Lauren Henley

Graduate student


Education: B.A. (summa cum laude), Washington University in St. Louis

Interests: 19th-20th century, American South, African-American women, girlhood/adolescence, criminality, urbanity.

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Franz Hensel Riveros

Graduate student


Education: M.A. in Anthropology, Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia)

Interests: I'm following the fantastic intercontinental debate around the "Latin" or "Hispanic" character of nineteenth-century America. After the revolutionary wave, more than scattered nations were in the making; a continent was also in construction. My dissertation tells this story, and the fundamental struggles about the past and the future that all of that entailed.

Diana Gabrie Heredia Lopez

Graduate student

Guangji Hu

Graduate student


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Chloe Ireton

PhD Candidate


Education: M.A. History, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Atlantic History, Iberian Imperial Expansion, Religion and Culture, Colonial Latin American History, African History, Mediterranean World.

Daniel Jean-Jacques

Graduate student

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Rebecca Johnston

Graduate student


Interests: Russian and Soviet history; cultural policy; cultural development and national identity; the Cold War; the Russian Orthodox Church; gender politics

Clay Katsky

Graduate student


Education: M.A., History, George Washington University; B.A., History, Pace University

Interests: US Diplomatic History, Cold War, Congress, CIA, US-Latin American relations

Anuj Kaushal

Graduate student

William Kramer

Graduate student


Interests: Early Modern Ireland, Early Modern Religious History, Early Modern Britain and Scotland, The European Witch-Hunts

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Deirdre Lannon

Doctoral Candidate

John Lisle

Graduate student


Education: B.A. History and English, Texas A&M University

Interests: History of Science

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Vasken Markarian

Graduate student


Education: AA degree of Liberal Arts (2011) / BA degree of Arts (2015), CUNY Queensborough CommunityCollege / CUNY Queens College

Interests: Research Interests: State violence, Cold War politics, Human Rights and Policing, Forced Military Recruitment, Trauma and Memory Studies

Ian Marsh

Graduate student

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Adrian Masters

Graduate student


Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Atlantic world; Spanish Empire; law; state formation; material communications; imperial decision-making; caste; popular participation in ancien régime politics

Holly McCarthy

Graduate student


Education: M.A. - Security Studies, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service

Interests: The Middle East, U.S. Foreign Policy, the British Empire, Development Aid, Counterterrorism, Insurgencies, non-state actors,

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Ernesto Mercado Montero

Graduate student


Education: M.A. Caribbean Studies, The State University of New York at Buffalo

Interests: Social and Political History of Central America & the Circum-Caribbean Region

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Kazushi Minami

Ph.D. Candidate

kazushiminami@utexas.edu |

Interests: U.S. Foreign Relations, Modern China & East Asia, International History

Charalampos Minasidis

Graduate student


Education: B.A. in History & Archaeology, B.A. in Political Sciences, Master in Balkan & Turkish History, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; M.A. in The History of Warfare, King's College London

Interests: Modern & Contemporary History of SE Europe & Ottoman Empire/Turkey; history of warfare; civil-military relations; mobilizations; collective action; especially the study of war-related mass violence from a political and social perspective within a transnational and comparative framework.

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Elizabeth A O'Brien

Graduate student


Interests: 18, 19, and 20C Mexico, Latin America and the World, the history of science, gender, race, performance and cultural studies, medical epistemology and medical culture, reproduction

Paula O'donnell

Graduate student

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Madeleine Olson

Graduate student


Interests: Catholicism in Latin America, 20th century Mexico, Papal diplomacy, Mexican Church-State Relations, Political development, and Catholic social activism

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Albert A. Palacios

Doctoral Candidate, LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Coordinator

aapalacios@utexas.edu |
(512) 471-7714 |
SRH 1.206A

Education: M.S. in Information Science & M.A. in Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Book history, censorship, Spanish missions, cognitive mapping, museum studies, and exhibition design

Nakia Parker

Graduate student


Education: B.A. in History, summa cum laude, State University of New York-New Paltz

Interests: African-American and Native American history, the black diaspora in the 19th century West, gender and slavery

Abisai Perez Zamarripa

Graduate student


Education: M. A., International History, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE, Mexico)

Interests: Latin American 19th Century, Colonial Latin American, Early Modern Europe, 17th & 18th Spanish Empire, Political and Social History, Imperial History

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Jimena Perry

Graduate student


Education: MPhil Social Anthropology, MA History, University of Cambridge, UK; University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Modern Latin America, digital humanities, violence, memory, trauma, and museums

Alyssa Peterson

M.A., Eastern Illinois University; B.A., Indiana University


Education: History PhD, UT Austin

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Scott Pittman

Ph.D. Student


Interests: Modern Latin America, Politics, State Formation, Violence, Insurgencies, Counter-insurgencies, Narcos, Immigration, and Inter-American Relations

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David Rahimi

Graduate student


Education: MA in Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Interests: Middle Eastern intellectual history; Iranian social and cultural history, moral discourses; Islamic law and religious authority; Missionaries in the Middle East

Brandon Render

Graduate student


Interests: Twentieth-Century U.S. Social and Intellectual history; Public Policy; Post-1945 Social/Intellectual Movements; the Black Intellectual/Radical Tradition

Jesse Ritner

Graduate student

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Christopher Rose

Doctoral Candidate, ABD

csrose@austin.utexas.edu |
UFCU Student Learning Commons (PCL 2.500)

Education: MA, Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Social history of disease and public health; Egypt in the Islamic period; development and urbanization in pre-modern and early modern Cairo

Nadine Ross

Graduate student


Dillon Savage

Graduate student

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Allison Schottenstein

Graduate student


Interests: Twentieth Century American and European Jewish history, Southern history, Texas history, Ethnicity, Ethnic Relations, Religion, Civil Rights,

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Haley Schroer

Graduate student


Education: B.A. (Hons) History and Spanish, Texas Christian University

Interests: Colonial Latin American History, Race and Society, Visual and Material Culture

Alina Scott

Graduate student

Jonathan J Seefeldt

Graduate student

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Edward Shore

Graduate student


Interests: Modern Latin America; Brazil; Race and Nation; Environmental History; Natural Resource Governance; Public History; Digital Humanities

Cali Slair

Graduate student

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Nathan Stone

Graduate student

nathan23609@utexas.edu |
512 360 7365

Education: MA English, UT Austin

Interests: Modern Latin America, Cultural History, Dictatorship and The Disappeared in Chile, Surviving indigenous communities in the Amazon, the phenomenon of the "company town" in remote areas of Latin America

Andrew Straw

Graduate student


Education: M.A. Stanford, B.A. The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Soviet nationalities policy, Central Asia, Islam, the Soviet welfare state, international relations and human rights.

Julia Stryker

Graduate student

Alexander Taft

Graduate student

ataft@utexas.edu |
+1 (304) 579-3278

Interests: Early-Modern French History, History of Sexuality, the Mediterranean World

Horus Tan

Graduate student


Education: MA, Peking University

Interests: Economic History, The Trade and Agriculture in 19th & 20th century China & East Asia, History of Agricultural Technology, Military History

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Jermaine Thibodeaux

Graduate student


Education: A.B., Cornell University, M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Southern history, African American history, slavery and capitalism, carceral state, and manhood and masculinities

Micaela Valadez

Graduate student


Interests: Chicana/o History, Metropolitan History, Grassroots Organization, Democracy and Citizenship, Women's History, U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History

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Christina Villarreal

Graduate student


Education: M.A. in History, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Spanish Borderlands, Colonial Latin America, Runaway Slaves, Immigration, Race and Ethnicity

Jared Wait

Graduate student


Interests: Early stage contact between Spain and the American continents; Conflict and resolution among conquistadors; The Spanish guitar's development, culture, and conveyance

Rupali Warke

Graduate student


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Edward Watson

Graduate student


Education: B.A. History; M.A. Modern History, The University of Sheffield

Interests: Modern British History; Punk, Youth Culture, and Popular Music; 19th and 20th Century Visual Culture; Social and Cultural History

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Eyal Weinberg

Graduate student

eyalw@utexas.edu |
512-475-7268 |
GAR 4.124

Education: B.A. in History, Tel Aviv University ; M.A. in History, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Modern Latin America, particularly twentieth-century Brazil. Dictatorships and military governments; Torture; State violence; Medicine and Public health

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Andrew Weiss

Doctoral Student and Teaching Assistant

a.e.weiss@hotmail.com |
Email is the best way to contact me. |

Education: Bachelor's of Science, Vanderbilt University

Interests: Colonial and National Latin America; Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Mexico; Mexican Church-State Relations; Catholic Lived Religion; Priísta Mexico; Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern Europe; Antiquity (Greece, Rome, and the Near East); United States History; Religious Studies; International History, Politics, and Diplomacy.

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Ben Weiss

Graduate student


Education: B.A. in History, Government, and Humanities, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: HIV/AIDS, Disease Surveillance, Development, Foreign Aid and Investment, Pharmaceutical Contracting

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Emily Whalen

Graduate student


Education: B.A., The University of Virginia

Interests: Diplomacy, National Security, Middle East, Cold War, US History, US Foreign Policy, Lebanon, Europe, Islam, Public History

Andrew Wilkins

Graduate student

Interests: British and Irish Economic History, the emergence of social, economic, and political modernity, empire, industrialization, and the Anthropocene.

Tiana Wilson

Graduate student

Brooks Winfree

Graduate student

Interests: Slavery, Texas history, the Old South, Native American history, borderlands, environmental history

Peter Worger

Graduate student


Education: B.A. in History with High Honors, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Cultural and Intellectual History, Modern Europe, Soviet Union, Imperial Russia, Political Thought, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies

Benjamin Yeager

Graduate student


Education: BA, Centre College

Interests: Modern China, East Asia, Ideology, Propaganda

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Zhaojin Zeng

Graduate student


Education: MPhil, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Interests: Modern Chinese History, East Asian History, Economic and Business History.

Jing Zhai

Graduate student


Education: MA, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Interests: History of Modern China, Comparative Communism and Gender Studies