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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, Advisor: Dr. Susan Kingsley Kent Tiffany is a third year Ph.D student studying Modern Europe and 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, emphasizing immigration, minority populations, and gender and sexuality. Her dissertation looks at refugee...
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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.
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Amelia Brackett

Graduate Student
Ph.D. track - U.S. and Environmental History Advisor: Thomas Andrews I am a third-year Ph.D. student studying twentieth-century environmental history. After graduating with a BA 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, Indigenous History, 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, Indigenous agriculture history, and National Parks.
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Gregg Drinkwater

Graduate Student
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, "Parish Business: London Churchwardens and the English Reformation, 1530-1580," explores how the English Reformation unfolded at the parish level 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). His project makes use...
Caroline Grego

Caroline Grego

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track - Environmental History, Modern U.S. History Advisor – Dr. Paul Sutter Originally from South Carolina, Caroline Grego graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in geography in 2011 and earned her MA in geography from the University of British Columbia in 2013. She is a Ph.D. candidate in history and a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow for the 2018 – 2019 school year. Caroline is nearly done with her...
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...
Alexander Langer

Alexander Langer

Graduate Student • Graduate Part Time Instructor
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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...
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 • 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...
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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

Graduate Student
Ph.D. Track - Modern U.S. / Environmental History Advisors – Professor Thomas Andrews and Professor Elizabeth Fenn 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...
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...