Graduate Student Profiles

The Department of History offers bios to all PhD level graduate students who have advanced to candidacy.  Please scroll through the profiles below to view our diverse and dynamic student community.  If you would like to view a full list of all PhD students, please click here.


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Cayetana Adrianzen Ponce

Email: cayetana.ap@nyu.edu

Field: Latin America and the Caribbean

Research Interests: Andean history, state formation, race and indigeneity, critical geography


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Selda Altan

Email: sa1758@nyu.edu

Field: East Asia

Research Interests: late imperial China, labor history, empire and colonialism


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Tony Andersson

Email: awa228@nyu.edu

Field: Latin America and the Caribbean

Research Interests: political ecology, the Cold War, state building, NGOificatione


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Alexander Lee Arnold

Email: ala287@nyu.edu

Field: Modern Europe

Research Interests: intellectual history, history of economics, history of science & mathematics, history of political thought


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Elizabeth (Betty) Banks

Email: elizabeth.banks@nyu.edu

Field: Modern Europe

Research Interests: Soviet Union, twentieth-century Africa, Cold War, gender history


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Robert Cole

Email: rwc245@nyu.edu

Field: East Asia

Research Interests: twentieth-century China, intellectual-cultural history, history of economic thought


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Emilie Connolly

Email: ec1893@nyu.edu

Field: United States

Research Interests: nineteenth-century U.S., history of capitalism, political economy, history of slavery


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Joanna Zuercher Curtis

Email: joanna.curtis@nyu.edu

Field: Modern Europe

Research Interests: central Europe, internationalism, culture, childhood


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Ben Davidson

Email: ben.davidson@nyu.edu

Field: United States

Research Interests: nineteenth-century United States, slavery and emancipation, Civil War and Reconstruction, history of childhood


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Aviv Derri

Email: aviv.derri@nyu.edu

Field: Ottoman Empire

Research Interests: eighteenth- and nineteenth century Ottoman Empire, non-muslim communities, Istanbul-based and provincial elites, networks of trade and credit


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Yue Du

Email: yd514@nyu.edu

Field: East Asia

Research Interests: late imperial China, twentieth-century China, law and state-building, gender


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Brittany Edmoundson

Email: bne209@nyu.edu

Field: United States

Research Interests: postwar U.S. history, U.S. foreign relations


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Filip Erdeljac

Email: fe303@nyu.edu

Field: Modern Europe

Research Interests: World War II and the Holocaust, nationalism, east-central Europe and Yugoslavia


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Jeannette Estruth

Email: jeannette.estruth@nyu.edu

Field: United States

Research Interests: urban history, environmental history, women’s history, history of technology, history of the American West


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Cody Ewert

Email: cody.ewert@nyu.edu

Field: United States

Research Interests: post-Civil War U.S., history of education, western history, political culture


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Gaurav C. Garg

Email: gcg257@nyu.edu

Field: South Asia

Research Interests: South Asia, histories of capitalism, urban history, economic and business history


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Sarah Griswold

Email: sarah.griswold@nyu.edu

Field: Modern Europe

Research Interests: twentieth-century France, France mandate for Syria and Lebanon, history of archaeology, cultural heritage policies


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Anasa Hicks

Email: anasahicks@nyu.edu

Field: Latin America and the Caribbean

Research Interests: twentieth-century Cuba, Hispanic Caribbean, labor studies, women and gender


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Ebony Jones

Email: ebony.jones@nyu.edu

Field: African Diaspora

Research Interests: The Black Atlantic, Trans-Atlantic slave trade, comparative slavery and abolition, British criminal transportation


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Marysia Jonsson

Email: msj288@nyu.edu

Field: Early Modern Europe

Research Interests: eighteenth-century Baltic, religious history, cultural history of warfare, cartography


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Allison Korinek

Email: arkorinek@nyu.edu

Field: Modern Europe

Research Interests: nineteenth-century France, French empire in Algeria, language and administration, translation studies


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Lauren Lefty

Email: lauren.lefty@nyu.edu

Field: United States

Research Interests: history of education, transnational history, education policy and activism across the Americas, history of teacher education


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Geoffrey Levin

Email: gpl233@nyu.edu

Field: United States

Research Interests: modern Israeli history, US-Middle East relations, America and the world, human rights advocacy


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Jeremy K. Lin

Email: jeremy.lin@nyu.edu

Field: Modern Europe

Research Interests: development of nationalism and linguistics, with a focus on Eastern Europe; nationalism, minority languages, and state policy; language and the construction of national categories


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Matthew MacLean

Email: mtm377@nyu.edu

Field: Middle East/Indian Ocean

Research Interests: Persian Gulf studies, globalization, nationalism, infrastructure, environmental history, urban history, decolonization


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Tyesha Maddox

Email: tyesha.maddox@nyu.edu

Field: African Diaspora

Research Interests: Caribbean, African American history, transnational communities, black identity formation


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Alexander Manevitz

Email: alexander.manevitz@nyu.edu

Field: United States

Research Interests: antebellum and nineteenth-century U.S. history, history of race and ethnicity, urban history, New York City, historical memory


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Timo McGregor

Email: timo.mcgregor@nyu.edu

Field: Atlantic World

Research Interests: (Dutch) Atlantic history, comparative history of empire, history of political thought


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Erik Meddles

Email: erm345@nyu.edu

Field: Modern Europe

Research Interests: history of the body, comparative imperial history, military history, the formation of race and identity


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Ian William Merkel

Email: ianwmerkel@nyu.edu

Field: Latin America and the Caribbean

Research Interests: intellectual history, anthropology, historiography, race


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Alaina M. Morgan

Email: alaina.morgan@nyu.edu

Field: African Diaspora

Research Interests: Islam in the Americas, Black internationalism, religion and politics, oral history


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Tejasvi Nagaraja

Email: tn268@nyu.edu

Field: United States

Research Interests: U.S. and the world, race, gender and labor in transnational perspective, social policy and social movements, U.S. military and foreign relations


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Hayley Negrin

Email: hn549@nyu.edu

Field: Atlantic World

Research Interests: early Native American history, comparative slavery, women and gender, borderlands history


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Pamela C. Nogales C.

Email: pcn215@nyu.edu

Field: United States

Research Interests: the long nineteenth century, early American history, American slavery, comparative history of emancipation, history of social reform, history of radical thought, comparative history of capitalism


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Rachel Nolan

Email: rachel.nolan@nyu.edu

Field: Latin America and the Caribbean

Research Interests: modern Latin America, especially Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean; U.S.-Latin American relations; Cold War history; politics of post-conflict memory


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Emma Adelaida Otheguy

Email: emma.otheguy@nyu.edu

Field: Early Modern Europe

Research Interests: Atlantic World, colonial Latin America, environmental history, history of childhood


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Lana Dee Povitz

Email: lana.povitz@nyu.edu

Field: United States

Research Interests: social movements, gender, food and hunger, oral history


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Matthew B. Shutzer

Email: mbs472@nyu.edu

Field: South Asia

Research Interests: environmental history, political economy, global and comparative history, history of science


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Marcio Siwi

Email: mes481@nyu.edu

Field: Latin America and the Caribbean

Research Interests: modern Latin America, modern Brazil, urban history and culture, transnational history


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Alexandra Steinlight

Email: alexandra.steinlight@nyu.edu

Field: Modern Europe

Research Interests: twentieth-century France, archives and institutions of memory, cultural politics, postwar reconstruction, legacies of WWII in Europe


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Tara Stephan

Email: tds283@nyu.edu

Field: Middle East

Research Interests: the Mamluk Sultanate, social history, women and gender, ritual


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Geoffrey Traugh

Email: geoffrey.traugh@nyu.edu

Field: Africa

Research Interests: modern Africa, environmental history, international development, decolonization and nation-building


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Aro Velmet

Email: aro.velmet@nyu.edu

Field: Modern Europe

Research Interests: Transnational and imperial history; science, technology and medicine; history of expertise; gender and sexuality


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Beatrice Wayne

Email: beatrice.wayne@nyu.edu

Field: United States

Research Interests: U.S. foreign policy, history of the Horn of Africa, history of education


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Rachel Q. Welsh

Email: rachel.welsh@nyu.edu

Field: Medieval Europe

Research Interests: medieval Iberia, legal and intellectual history, women’s and gender history, history of the body


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Alex Winder

Email: adw273@nyu.edu

Field: Middle East

Research Interests: Palestine/Israel, policing and incarceration, law and society, life writing