Bjerke

Jillian Bjerke

Graduate Student • Graduate Part Time Instructor
Ph.D. Track - Medieval Europe, Spain Advisor - Professor Anne Lester Jillian Bjerke is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in history and a 2017-2018 Fulbright France alumna. Her dissertation is entitled is “Both King and Count: Joint Lordship in Thirteenth-Century Navarre and Champagne.” She is currently teaching HIST 1011: Greeks, Romans, Kings, and Crusaders: European History to 1600.
Alexander Langer

Alexander Langer

Graduate Student • Graduate Part Time Instructor
US HISTORY
Ph.D. Track—Diplomatic History. Advisor—Dr. Tom Zeiler Alex is a doctoral candidate specializing in the links between culture, capitalism, and foreign relations. His current research, “All Flights Lead to Rome” examines the role of the tourist industry in solidifying feelings of national pride and facilitating interpersonal diplomacy between Americans and Italians in the Cold War. Before CU Boulder, Alex earned an M.A. in American History from Villanova University and a B.A...
Graeme Pente

Graeme Pente

Graduate Student • Graduate Part Time Instructor
Ph.D. Track – Modern U.S., intellectual history, history of radicalism - Advisor: Professor Mark Pittenger Graeme is a PhD candidate specializing in the intersection of the history of ideas, capitalism, and the working class with political theory. His dissertation, "Democracy in the Commune," explores nineteenth-century socialist thought and practice in the United States, France, and Mexico. His teaching focuses on the histories of empire, race, labor, and political ideologies and...