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David Bachler

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track - Modern U.S., U.S. Diplomatic History Advisor: Professor Tom Zeiler I am currently ABD, and my research project is titled “Grasping for Air: Diplomatic Efforts to Develop Cross-polar Commercial Air Routes through Russian Airspace." I just retired from 28 years active duty as an officer, pilot, and faculty member at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Rather than flying and teaching, I can now write for food... So far,...
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Sheena Barnes

Graduate Student
Ph. D. Track - Tudor/Stuart Britain, Atlantic History Advisor: Professor Paul E.J. Hammer My research focuses on the history of science (including alchemy) and medicine in early modern Europe, particularly England, France, and Italy. Everyone who knows me is well aware of my passion for learning and reading. My latest venture entailed a comparative social and cultural history of medicine in England and China during the early modern period. Currently,...
Tiffany Beebe

Tiffany Beebe

Graduate Student
PhD Track-- Modern Europe and Modern Britain, studying under Dr. Susan Kent Tiffany is a first year PhD student studying Modern Europe with a focus on Britain. She completed her BA in history at the College of Idaho and her MA in Contemporary British History at King’s College London. Her work focuses on 20th century social and political history, particularly post-WWII. Her MA dissertation, “Matters of Conscience and Politics in...
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Jillian Bjerke

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track - Medieval Europe, Spain Advisor - Professor Anne Lester Jillian Bjerke is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate working with Anne Lester. Her dissertation title is “Both King and Count: Joint Lordship in Thirteenth-Century Navarre and Champagne.” She is spending the 2017-2018 academic year in France on a Fulbright Fellowship.
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Amelia Brackett

Graduate Student
Ph.D. track - U.S. and Environmental History Advisor: Thomas Andrews I am a second-year PhD student studying transnational animal history, law, and science in the 20th century. After graduating from NYU, I worked in museums for two years and I am particularly interested in the professional relationship between academic and public history.
Kerri Clement

Kerri Clement

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track - U.S. History, U.S. West, Environmental, Animal History Advisor: Professor Thomas Andrews Kerri Keller Clement is originally from Montana, where she completed both her B.A and M.A. in History at Montana State University, with some high school teaching experience thrown in for good measure. Her research includes the American West, non-human animals and horses in the American West, environmental history, and National Parks.
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Jennifer Cullison

Graduate Student
Ph.D..Track - Modern U.S. / Race, Immigration, and Citizenship in the Americas Advisor – Professor Phoebe Young Jennifer Cullison is a PhD Candidate. Her dissertation explores postwar growth of immigrant detention in the U.S. With attention to immigrant detention policy developments, detainee experience, and grassroots responses, she argues that federal and regional choice, not necessity, brought on the current state of mass immigrant detention. Highlighted through the study are the...

Andrew Detch

Graduate Student • Graduate Part Time Instructor
Ph.D. Track - Colonial U.S. Advisor: Professor Virginia Anderson My interests focus on identity and culture in early America. I graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2008 cum laude with a B.A. degree in Classics. In 2009 I graduated with an M.A. in history from Brown University with a focus on early modern Atlantic culture.
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Gregg Drinkwater

Graduate Student • Graduate Part Time Instructor
Ph.D. Track - Modern U.S. / Gender & Sexuality / Jewish History Advisor: Professor Phoebe Young Gregg Drinkwater’s research focuses on sexuality and religion in the modern United States, specifically the ways in which the American Jewish community engaged with homosexuality, and sexuality broadly, in the second half of the 20thcentury. Prior to his enrollment at CU Boulder, Gregg directed a national Jewish organization focused on LGBT inclusion and social...
Beau Driver

Beau Driver

Graduate Student
PhD Track - Modern U.S., Cultural, Labor and Working-Class History - Advisor: Mark Pittenger Beau Driver is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Prior to coming to CU, Beau graduated with honors from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs with a BA in History. His research interests lie in Labor and Working-Class, Intellectual, Gender, and Cultural History. Beau focuses on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era United...
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Jacob Flaws

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track – Modern Europe Advisor: I am from Des Moines, IA. My research focuses on the Holocaust with an emphasis on the populations of occupied countries and their interactions with the victims.
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Sarah Gavison

Graduate Student
Ph.D.Track - Modern U.S., Diplomatic History, Middle East, Jewish studies. Advisors: Dr. Thomas Zeiler and Dr. David Shneer. Sarah is interested in diplomatic history (World War II, Cold War, Arab-Israeli Conflict) and Jewish studies (Holocaust studies, post-Holocaust migrations). She is writing her doctoral dissertation “What should we do with the Jews? The USSR, the US, Jewish refugees in Post-World War II Europe, and the creation of Israel” using Soviet, US,...
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Nikolas Georgacarakos

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track - Early Modern Europe, Tudor/Stuart England Advisor: Professor Paul Hammer - Nik is a Ph.D. candidate whose dissertation, "Power and Religion on the Streets of Tudor London, 1530-1580," explores how the English Reformation unfolded at the ward, neighborhood, and parish levels in Tudor London. To date, Nik has undertaken nine months of archival research in London, primarily at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) and The National Archives (TNA)...
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Caroline Grego

Graduate Student • Graduate Part Time Instructor
Ph.D. Track - Environmental History, Modern U.S. History Advisor – Dr. Paul Sutter Originally from South Carolina, Caroline graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont with a BA in geography in 2011, and earned her MA in geography from the University of British Columbia - Vancouver in 2013. Her undergrad and MA work was primarily on histories of national parks, and she currently writes about hurricanes, race, the South, and the environment.
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Christian Hill

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track – Modern China / Gender and Sexuality Advisor: Professor Timothy Weston Christian’s current research focuses on gender expression and development in China during the 20th century, specifically how the role of gender and sexuality changed during the Maoist Era and how the ideals of communism impacted the daily performance of gender. Before coming to Boulder, Christian received his undergraduate degree, and studied History and Ethnic Studies at Colorado...
Julia Kendrick

Julia Kendrick

Ph.D. Track- U.S. Environmental History. Advisor: Thomas Andrews. Julia is a first year Ph.D. student. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in History from Middlebury College in 2017, and she spent the 2015-16 academic year as a visiting student at the University of Edinburgh, where she was the recipient of the J. Williamson Memorial Prize for Scottish History. Her undergraduate work focused on the cultural identity of indigenous...
Abby Lagemann

Abby Lagemann

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track - Early Modern Europe, Tudor/Stuart England Advisor: Professor Paul Hammer Abby holds a BA in History and Teacher Education and an MA in European History. She is a Ph.D. candidate currently working on a dissertation entitled, “Homecoming: The Demobilization and Reintegration of English Soldiers, c. 1580-1630” which examines the societal impact of England’s wars in the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries. Her project focuses on the intersection of Reformation...
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Alessandra Link

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track - Modern U.S., Culture and Environment Advisor: Professor Thomas Andrews Alessandra is a doctoral student specializing in Native American history and the history of the American West (in its broadest interpretations). Her research focuses on the relationships between Indigenous communities and railroad development in the Trans-Mississippi West. This project will explore the ways in which Native peoples adapted to the environmental, socio-economic, and cultural changes wrought in the...
Sarah Luginbill

Sarah Luginbill

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track – Medieval European History, Religious Relics Advisor: Professor Anne Lester Sarah’s current research focuses on medieval constructions of space and identity through material culture. In particular, she questions how reliquaries, portable altars, and liturgical objects demonstrate the entanglement of religion, things, and warfare between 1095 and 1270. Sarah’s research interests also include the movement and manipulation of raw materials, such as metals, gemstones, and ivory, as well as...
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Travis May

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track – Modern Britain, Empire Advisor: Professor Susan Kent Travis is a doctoral student specializing in race, culture, and empire in the early twentieth century. His current research focuses on the responses of indigenous peoples to British and South African colonial rule in Southern Africa. Before joining the graduate history program at CU Boulder, in 2011 he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History magna cum laude with...
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Tim McVaugh

Graduate Student
M.A. Track - Modern U.S., Environmental History Advisor: Professor Paul Sutter I come to Boulder from western Massachusetts where for the past six years I have taught in the history department at Deerfield Academy, a boarding school for high school students from all over the globe. My research interests are primarily in Environmental History and the American West, specifically looking at changing perceptions of the frontier throughout distinct moments in...
Andrew Pace

Andrew Pace

Graduate Student
PhD Track – Modern U.S. – Diplomatic History. Advisor: Professor Tom Zeiler. I am a second-year PhD student specializing in the moral dilemmas of American foreign policy in the 20 th century and the changing tolerance for the costs of war. My M.A. thesis explored the discourse of anti-communism during the Truman Administration (1945-1950) and the relationship between democracy and tyranny, but, more generally, I am interested in the history...
Graeme Pente

Graeme Pente

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track – Modern U.S., intellectual history, history of radicalism Advisor: Professor Mark Pittenger Graeme holds an M.A. in history from the University of Rochester and a B.A. in history and French from the University of Ottawa, Canada. His dissertation explores transatlantic socialist thought in the nineteenth century with an emphasis on questions of power, government, and democracy within emerging labor movements. He is the 2017-2018 Lead for the Graduate...
Sara Porterfield

Sara A. Porterfield

Graduate Student, Graduate Part Time Instructor
Ph.D. Track - Modern U.S., U.S. West, Environmental Advisor: Professor Paul Sutter Sara Porterfield’s love of the Colorado River led her to her current life as a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado at Boulder where she studies the environmental history of the American West and the Colorado River Basin. Her dissertation looks at the Colorado’s ties to rivers around the world through water development and recreation, which she...
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Kathryn Randall

Graduate Student
M.A. Track—Modern Europe Advisor—Professor David Ciarlo Coming to Boulder from Tennessee Technological University in the fall of 2015, my research will concentrate on social and cultural ideologies that permeated Modern Europe after the First World War and influenced the events that led to the Second World War. A significant portion of this research will also explore the new roles of women and the evolution of female sexuality alongside the development...

Sidhartha Samanta

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track - South Asia Advisor: Professor Mithi Mukherjee Sidhartha received his M.A. degree in history from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in Fall 2011. He is currently pursuing his PhD degree in Modern South Asia under the guidance of Prof. Mithi Mukherjee.
Sherri Sheu

Sherri Sheu

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track - Modern U.S. / Environmental History Advisor – Professor Paul Sutter Sherri Sheu is an environmental historian who holds an BA in history from the University of Georgia and an MA in American Studies from the University of Texas.
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Sierra Standish

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track – Modern U.S., Environmental History Advisor- Professor Paul Sutter I am a first year PhD student interested in U.S. and Environmental History. I wrote a master’s thesis entitled “Beet Borderland: Hispanic workers, the sugar beet, and the making of a northern Colorado landscape.” At CU I look forward to further investigating the intersection of language, labor, and the environment.
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Marni Trowbridge Jackson

Graduate Student
M.A. Track - Modern U.S., Immigration, Politics Advisor: Professor Thomas Andrews Marni is a Master’s student studying Modern U.S. history, with an emphasis on the American West. She focuses specifically on the movement of Chinese and Japanese laborers to the Colorado region at the turn of the twentieth century. Currently, her research explores the development of racial tension in the southern coalfields and in Denver around 1900. Attempting to more...
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Peter Veru

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track - Colonial and Early U.S. History Advisor: Dr. Fred Anderson Pete comes to the University of Colorado with an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Hartford and a masters in history from the George Washington University. Between those two degrees, Pete spent seventeen years on Wall Street as a high yield bond trader. From 1985-1994 Pete worked at Bear Stearns as a senior bond trader. From...
Evan Willford

Evan Willford

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track – Modern U.S., political & religious history, radicalism, intellectual history, digital history. Advisor: Mark Pittenger. Evan Willford graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and History (Honors) from Oklahoma State University. His honors thesis explored the intersection of socialist politics with Evangelical Christian and Jeffersonian language during late 19 th and early 20 th -century Oklahoma. He plans to continue to study ways in which religion influenced...
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Manon Claire Williams

Graduate Student
M.A. Track- Medieval Europe Advisor: Professor Scott Bruce Manon is an MA student focusing on the Early and Central Middle Ages. She is particularly interested in the themes of itinerancy, asceticism, and the environment—both as an ideological concept and a natural resource. Her MA thesis will explore the recorded lives of itinerant hermits in the 10 th- and 11 th -centuries with the aim to understand how the transiency of...
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Matt Zepelin

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track - Modern U.S., Intellectual and Cultural History Advisor: Mark Pittenger Matt is a Colorado native with research interests in the history of somatics, somatic psychology, and systems theory in the humanities. In addition to his historical work, he is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® : www.recovermobility.com