ABI, CEREN -
( (M.A. European History, Leiden University EUROPAEUM Program,the Netherlands, France and UK; B.A. History and Political Science, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey))
Subfield: Modern Middle East, Late Ottoman Empire, Mandate Syria and Iraq, Visual Culture, Archaeology, Museums, World War I, Italian colonialism
ACKER, LAUREN BETH -
(C.Phil U.S. History, 2009, M.A. U.S. History, UCLA, 2008, B.A. History, Cornell University, 2006)
Subfield: US Field, Nineteenth Century
My dissertation, "Fighting for A New Savannah: The Politics of Reform, 1885-1910," provides a glimpse into the vibrant, factional political culture of a city that defies common perceptions of the South. While still beholden to the broad outlines of the Southâ??s racial hierarchy, Savannahâ??s political movements for municipal reform revealed a more fluid political climate than is often recognized in the region. White ethnic minorities carved out a prominent place for themselves in the cityâ??s factional political culture, which also provided greater space for black political influence and reason to hope for fuller enjoyment of citizenship rights. While ultimately the forces of white supremacy and Jim Crow segregation would check the depth of reform in Savannah, exploration of municipal politics illuminates an often obscured ethnic dimension of southern political culture, and reveals important contingent moments in the history of the New South.
ALVAREZ, MILO M. -
(UCLA, C. Phil., U.S. History
UC Riverside, M.A., U.S. History
UCLA, B.A., Major: History, Minor: Chicana/o Studies
Subfield: 20th Century U.S. History, Long Civil Rights Movement, Chicana/o History, Chicano Movement, 1960s-70s
Dissertation: "On the Shoulders of Generations: The Brown Berets of Aztlan in the Long Civil Rights Era" is a national history of the Chicano Movement through the prism of the Brown Berets organizations, which emerged from 1968-1981 throughout the United States. This study also engages and advances the Long Civil Rights Movement" (LCRM) construct by contextualizing the Chicano Movement within the Long Civil Rights Era. Thus, my work intends shed light on how we may rethink the Chicano Movement as a national phenomenon that impacts our understandings of Civil Rights in the United States.
AMERIAN, STEPHANIE -
(Ph.D. History, UCLA, 2011
C.Phil. History, 2008
M.A. History, UCLA, 2007
B.A. History, UC-Berkeley, 2004)
Subfield: U.S. History, Consumerism, Gender history, Women in business, Cold War, Cultural History, Fashion history
Dissertation: "Fashioning a Female Executive: Dorothy Shaver and the Business of American Style, 1893-1959"
?Fashioning a Female Executive? examines the career of Dorothy Shaver, the President of Lord & Taylor department store in New York City from 1945-1959 and the first woman before the 1980s to work her way up the corporate ladder at a major firm. This dissertation argues that Shaver?s unique success stemmed from her ability to marshal her cultural capital in the form of art, fashion, and design expertise, and her social capital with the design community, professional women, businessmen, and government leaders to create a unique ?personality? for Lord & Taylor, as both a fashion leader and an engaged citizen. In addition to being an early advocate for American fashion and design, Shaver was a top midcentury businesswomen embedded in the larger New York business world with wide-ranging social, political, and cultural interests. She forged connections with other fashion women as a founder of The Fashion Group and had the support of important businessmen including Lord & Taylor?s President, Samuel W. Reyburn, and IBM?s CEO, Thomas J. Watson, Sr. By the end of her life, Shaver had established herself in many exclusive ?clubs? that included powerful New Yorkers, such as the Board of Trustees at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Committee for Economic Development, the vanguard of business liberals.
ANDERSON, SAMUEL D. -
(M.A., African History, UCLA, 2013; B.A., Vassar College, 2009)
Subfield: Trans-Saharan Africa, French colonialism, Islam in Africa
APTER, NORMAN D. -
(Ph.D. Candidate in Chinese History.
M.A. in East Asian Studies, University of Virginia, 1999.
B.A. in History, The College of William and Mary, 1995.)
Subfield: Late Imperial and Modern China, Modern Japan, Modern Russia
Research interests include state-society relations, history of social relief, history of children and childhood, and urban development in modern China. Dissertation topic: "The Historical Evolution of Child Welfare in Contemporary China." Investigating the practices and conceptual underpinnings of the project to nurture, educate, train and discipline dependent children (abandoned infants, orphans, child refugees, street urchins) in China from the early 20th century to the present.
ARIAS, JORGE CARLOS -
(B.A. in Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, 2007)
Subfield: Late Roman and Early Medieval Iberia, Colonial Latin America
ARIAS, MELANIE -
melanie.schmidt.arias at ucla dot edu
(C. Phil., History, UCLA 2009
M.A., History, UCLA 2007
B.A., History, Carleton College 2002
Subfield: 20th Century U.S., African American History, Urban History, History of Social Science, Policy History
Through the lens of one of the nation's largest social policy experiments, a test of housing allowances begun in 1970, my work traces federal and local policy responses to the advent of civil and gender rights protections in the 1970s. I am interested in how various stakeholders including community members, elected officials, research institutes and federal policymakers revealed their concerns and hope for social change through their responses to this experiment, and in how their responses shaped housing policy at HUD and beyond.
BALL, MOLLY CATHERINE -
(C.Phil, October 2008; M.A. Latin American History, UCLA, June 2008; B.A. Spanish and History, Clemson University, May 2005)
Subfield: Latin America since 1759; Latin American, 1492-1830; economic history
My dissertation uses a set of wage and wage-related data to examine the nature of inequality and industrialization in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, during the Old Republic. Early twentieth century immigration, the international labor market and identifying wage determinants are also key features of my research.
BARDEEN, REGAN BUCK -
(C.Phil. (2009) and M.A. (2008) in African History, UCLA; B.A. (2003) in History and Women's Studies, University of Kansas)
Subfield: Africa; colonial West Africa; Nigerian print culture
The history of the book in twentieth-century Yorubaland, Nigeria, and the role of writers, printers and readers in the formation of new Yoruba political and religious identities.
BARNHART, MEGAN KATHLEEN -
BATES, CHRISTOPHER GEORGE -
(B.A. in History, UCLA 1996; Masters in History, UCLA 1999.)
Subfield: U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
Dissertation: What They Fight For -- The Men and Women of Reenactment. An examination of the modern phenomenon of reenacting, and what it can tell us about the memory of the Civil War and the place of history in modern America.
BENANAV, AARON -
(BA in History, University of Chicago, 2001)
Modern European and American economic history, focusing on the decline of manufacturing and the rise of service-work in the post-war period; also European intellectual history and critical theory: Frankfurt School, psychoanalysis.
BINGLEY, CHRIS -
(B.A., UC Berkeley, Anthropology & Classical Civilizations (2010);
Post-Baccalaureate in Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania (2011)
Subfield: Late Antiquity, Roman History, Greek History
My interests vary from Roman archaeology to the study of early Christianity in Late Antiquity, but find some common ground in the study of Roman religion. Areas of particular interest include Saint Augustine, imperial cults and veneration of the emperor, and ancient cities.
BROWN, DEBORAH ANNA -
(C.Phil., April 2008; M.A., Brown University, May 2003; B.A. in History and African/African-American Studies with Honors in Jewish Studies, Stanford University, June 1999.)
Subfield: Modern Europe, Germany, Jewish History, History of Science, History of Statistics, Nationalism, Legal Codes and the Construction of Bureaucracy.
CAMPRUBI, LINO -
(PhD. in History, UCLA, Nov. 2011.
C. Phil. in History, UCLA, 2008.
M. A. in History, UCLA, 2008.
M. A. in History and Philosophy of Science, Universidad de Sevilla, 2006.
B. A. in Philosophy, Universidad de Sevilla, 2004.
Subfield: History of Science
Dissertation title: "Political Engineering: Science, Technology, and the Spanish Landscape (1939-1959)." This is a revision of early Francoist Spain from the point of view of the history of science and technology. It incorporates economic and enviromental history. I am also very interested in the relations between history and philosophy, not least philosophy of science. I currently hold a research post-doc at the UAB (Barcelona) as part of the European project TEUS (http://teus.unistra.fr/) on the Cold War and the development of European Geophysics.
CARTER, TRACEY LYNN -
(CPhil, History (Africa), UCLA, 2005;
MA, History (Africa), UCLA, 2004;
BA, African American Studies, Harvard, 1995.)
Subfield: West Africa, African diaspora, oral tradition
History of griots and their role in the Mande world;
Influence of griots on Gambian political history
CASTEEL, ERIC G. -
(Ph.D., European History (2007); M.A., Theology, Concordia University (1998))
Subfield: History of Science & Religion
Dissertation: ?Entrepôt and Backwater: A Cultural History of the Transfer of Medical Knowledge from Leiden to Edinburgh, 1690-1740.? The dissertation examines student culture at the Medical Faculty of the University of Leiden, particularly in relation to the transfer of knowledge from Leiden to the nascent medical Faculty at the University of Edinburgh. Chair: Margaret C. Jacob
CHANG, WINIFRED -
(UCLA, Ph.D. in Chinese History, 2012. UCLA, M.A in Chinese History, 2008. Pomona College, B.A. in History and Philosophy (2004). )
Subfield: Taiwan under Japanese colonial rule, modern Chinese history, modern Japanese history, Chinese literature
CHAVEZ, MIGUEL MARCELLO -
(History PhD Candidate, UC Los Angeles, 2010.
History BA, UC Berkeley, 2002.)
Subfield: 19th and 20th Century US/North Mexican History, the American West and Frontier/Borderlands, 20th and 21st Century Social Movements, Cultural Studies, Chicana/o Studies, and Oral History.
?Las Cuatro Esquinas: The Chicana Chicano Movement in the West Side of Los Angeles, 1964-1978? is the first study to examine the development of the movement in four (cuatro) historical Mexican communities in West Los Angeles. The main title of the dissertation is the political slogan that activists used to politicize and unite Mexican communities from Santa Monica, Venice, West Los Sotel, and Culver City.
Between the late 1960s and early 1970s, activists from las cuatro esquinas began to use a regional identity to identify a common history. By the mid 1970s, they developed a consciousness that allowed them to identify a common struggle. The significance of these ?commonalities? led activists to bring together a population that historically rivaled each other through youth gangs, regional high schools, politics, ideas on race, gender, and class.
Presently, West Siders continue to refer to the West Side as las cuatro esquinas and, unfortunately, there remains fragmentation among the barrios. The task of the dissertation is two-fold: it documents a history of Mexican communities and political activities that are not included in the major studies on the movement, and it seeks to bring critical attention to forms of solidarity and unity among las cuatro esquinas.
This study combines oral interviews with an array of primary and secondary sources to provide a historical account of events, leadership, organizations, ideas, and people who struggled for political rights in the West Side.
COMUZZI, ELIZABETH ANN -
(B.A., English Literature and Medieval Studies, Swarthmore College, 2011)
Subfield: Medieval European History
CRAIG, KATE MELISSA -
(M.A., History, UCLA, 2010.
B.S., History, California Institute of Technology, 2008.
B.S., Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, 2008.)
Subfield: Early and Late Medieval European History, Archaeology, Early Modern European History
CROSBY, DANIEL ERIC -
(CPhil, History of Science, UCLA, 2005. MA, History of Science, UCLA, 2003. BA, History, Indiana University, 2001. BS, Mathematics, Purdue University, 1999.)
Subfield: History of Science; mathematics and computing; philosophy
Dissertation topic: Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem and the Mind-Machine Problem, 1950-2000
DALY, HEATHER PONCHETTI -
(Ph.D. American History (2013);
Ph.D. Candidate-American History (C.Phil.2007); M.A. in History, UCLA (2006)
B.A. in History, U.C. Irvine/Minor, Native American Studies (2004))
Subfield: Native American History; History of the American West; California Indian History
Research: Political resistance to Indian Reorganization Act and the 1953 Termination Act by Southern California Mission Indians.
DAUVERD, CELINE -
(B.A. Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) 1994; M.A. University of Hawai'i (2000); C. Phil UCLA (2003); PhD UCLA (2007)
Subfield: Early Modern European History
Spanish Italy (1450-1650), Trade diaspora, Mediterranean empires, Renaissance Europe, World History.
DE GUZMAN, JEAN-PAUL R. -
jpd73619 at ucla dot edu
(BA (Northridge) MA (UCLA) MA (UCLA) CPhil (UCLA))
Subfield: Major Field: United States, 20th century. Secondary Fields: Asian American history/historiography; urban/suburban; modern immigration; interracial dynamics; Los Angeles.
Most broadly, I am concerned with the overlapping dynamics between race, space, and activism. My research investigates the ways in which communities negotiate different forms of racialization and asymmetrical power relations in multiethnic and transitional spaces in the 20th century. To this end, I study the histories of the San Fernando Valley, a well-known Southern California region shaped by the intersections of migration, the military-industrial complex, urban development, racial segregation, political and cultural activism, and popular culture, that defies conventional understandings of cities and suburbs. My dissertation examines different flashpoints in the metropolitan history of the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles since World War II ranging from the struggle for fair housing to the student rebellions at Valley State to the battle over secession just over a decade ago. I also maintain political and academic interests in the contemporary LA labor movement and immigrant rights.
Reflective of my larger interests in US urban and immigration history, Asian American history, and manifestations of resistance (and through the generosity of the Undergraduate Education Initiatives and the History Department) I have developed two lower division seminars, "'A Touch of Danger:' Romance, Rebellion and Other Interracial Encounters in Modern LA History" (Spring 2011 and Fall 2011) and "Serve the People (Not the Model Minority Myth): Historical Perspectives on Asian American Resistance and Radicalism" (Winter 2012 and Spring 2012).
DE LEE, BENJAMIN D. -
(Ph.D., History, University of California, Los Angeles (2011);
C. Phil., History, University of California, Los Angeles (2008); M.A., History, UCLA, (2007); Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, (2005); M. Div., Saint Vladimir?s Orthodox Theological Seminary (2004); B.A., Greek and Latin, Hampden-Sydney College (1998)Phi Beta Kappa. )
Subfield: Rise of Islam, Byzantine Art, Early Christianity, and Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium
Dissertation title: Letters, Diplomacy, and Religious Polemic in Ninth-Century Byzantium: Niketas Byzantios and the Problem of Islam
M.Th. Thesis: "Asceticism and Sanctity: A Comparative Study of Hagiographical Methodology and Metaphor in Athanasius?s Life of Antony and Theodoret?s Life of Symeon the Stylite."
Dissertation: Letters, Diplomacy, and Religious Polemic in Ninth-Century Byzantium: Niketas Byzantios and the Problem of Islam
DEGANI, ARNON YEHUDA -
Subfield: Modern Middle East
DESOUZA, WENDY N. -
(Ph.D., Modern Middle East, UCLA; M.A., History, UCLA; M.A., Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago; B.A., Political Science, UC Berkeley)
Subfield: Modern Iranian Intellectual History, Gender, Colonialism
My research investigates the intersection of gender, spirituality, and European colonialism in the emergence of modern Iranian nationalism. Specifically, I analyze the progression and interaction of these tensions in the voluminous compositions of Iranian philologists living in Europe in the early twentieth century.
DOWL, AIMEE -
aimeedowl at ucla dot edu
(B.A., History (Chinese), Reed College; MLA, Washington University in St. Louis; UCLA History of Science)
Early modern Europe and Latin America; late modern Latin America; Atlantic world, history of science, technology, and medicine; gender and feminism; Spanish, Italian, Chinese,
DUFENDACH, REBECCA -
Subfield: Latin America, Colonial Mexico, History of Medicine
MA Thesis: Injecting Modernity: Regulating Hygiene in Porfirian Oaxaca, Mexico
DYKSTRA, MAURA DOMINIQUE -
Late Imperial and twentieth-century social organization. Dissertation topic: commercial dispute resolution among Chongqing merchants from 1875 - 1949. Seminar research topics include secret society organizational structures and economic strategies; community dispute resolution and commercial activity among Chinese in Batavia in the 18th century; and guild restructuring in Suzhou after the Taiping Rebellion, from 1850 - 1900.
FAVELO, DOUGLAS VINCENT -
(M.A. History, UCLA 2008
M.A. Classics, UCLA 2009
M.A. History, CSU Fresno, 2000;
B.A. History, CSU Fresno, 1997;
Subfield: Oscan inscriptional evidence; Egyptian desert monasticism
Dissertation research: The Lucanians of Southern Italy between Greece and Rome; M.A. Thesis: The Organization and Historiographical Principles of Marcus Porcius Cato's Origines
FIDLER, BRADLEY -
Dissertation filed September 2011: Economies of Everyday Suffering: Some Implications of Eli Lilly's Zyprexa Market Strategy in US Primary Care. I am currently an Assistant Researcher with the UCLA Computer Science Department. You can find me online via my website and email.
FLORES, ALFRED PEREDO -
(C.Phil. History, UCLA, 2012
Graduate Certificate - Concentration in Asian American Studies, UCLA, 2011
M.A. History, UCLA, 2010
M.A. History, UC Riverside, 2006
B.A. History & Minor Political Science, UC Riverside, 2004
A.A. Liberal Arts, College of the Desert, 2001)
Subfield: 20th Century United States History; Pacific Islander History; Asian American History; Native American History; Empire; Immigration; Indigeneity; Labor; Race/Ethnicity; Oral History; U.S. and the World.
Dissertation: "Little Island into Mighty Base: Land, Labor, and U.S. Empire in Guam, 1944-1972"
My dissertation examines the U.S. military expansion of Guam through Chamorro responses to military land taking and Filipino resistance to labor exploitation during the Cold War era. The result of these multiple movements was the creation of Guam's post-World War II multiethnic and multiracial society.
FLORES-MARCIAL, XOCHITL M. -
(2003 UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Ph.D. Program in History Department.
Latin American field, focus on Mexican Colonial Period.
Interdisciplinary study in the fields of History, Art history and Linguistics.
M.A. History (Latin American Field) Winter 2005.
2001 UCLA Los Angeles, CA
B.A., Latin American Studies.
Minor in Spanish
Colonial Oaxaca: The Central Valley Zapotec
Colonial Zapotec Document Research Group: October 1999 to present. Two hour weekly meetings with a interdisciplinary research group led by Prof. Kevin Terraciano (History, UCLA) and Prof. Pamela Munro (Linguistics). Historic, morphological and syntactic analysis of 16th- 18th century documents, written in Zapotec by native Zapotec speakers.
Nahuatl language study group 2003-Present.
Spanish and Mexican paleography studies (15th-17th Centuries).
GERENA, ALEXANDRA ANTONIA -
(C.Phil., UCLA, 2011; M.A., History, UCLA, 2010; B.A., History, Yale University, 2008)
Subfield: Early Modern England; Tudor-Stuart Cultural History; Institutional History
My dissertation, tentatively titled ?Master of Patronage: The Revels Office and the Contest for Royal Favor, 1579-1737,? addresses the changing relationship between the English monarchy and the Revels Office (which controlled, though only nominally at times, theatrical licensing and censorship) between 1579 and 1737. I am examining this relationship in light of the nature of political and monarchical patronage and the associated transition from political factionalism to the consolidation of political parties.
GIBSON, LELA JAISE -
(MA, Georgetown University, 2007; BA, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005)
Subfield: German History; Ottoman History; 18th/19th centuries
My dissertation, "Tracing the Ottoman Enlightenment: Ottoman-Prussian Intellectual Exchange, 1784-1815," examines knowledge exchange alongside diplomatic encounters between the Ottoman Empire and the German-speaking world. The project highlights cultural and intellectual exchange between Europe and the Islamic world in the late eighteenth century.
GIFFORD, LAURA J. -
(C.Phil., June 2004; M.A. in American history, UCLA, June 2003; B.A. in history and political science, Pacific Lutheran University, May 2000.)
Dissertation: "The Center Cannot Hold: The 1960 Presidential Election and the Rise of Modern Conservatism."
GORDANIER, AMY WESTLAKE -
(B.A. History, Reed College, 2007)
Subfield: Late Imperial China
Chinese opera, actors and entertainers, migration, native-place networks
GUTFREUND, ZEVI MOSES -
(AB in History, Harvard University, 2001)
Subfield: United States, American West
School Desegregation in California, Liberalism in the 1960s, the American West
GUTIERREZ, VERONICA A. -
(Ph.D. Colonial Mexican History (2012); M.A., Latin American History, UCLA, 2006; M.F.A., Creative Nonfiction, Penn State, 2004; B.A., Creative Writing, Univ. of San Francisco, 2000)
Subfield: Millenial Thought; Late Medieval/Early Modern Spain; The Tridentine Reforms; Franciscan History and Spirituality; Comparative 16th c Catholic evangelizations; indigenous histories; community histories
My dissertation, "Converting a Sacred City: Franciscan Re-Imagining of Sixteenth-Century San Pedro Cholula," is the first study of the Franciscan appropriation of Cholollan, a former Mesoamerican holy site. By re-christening the polity San Pedro Cholula after St. Peter, the first pope, the friars harkened back to Rome and the days of the Primitive Church, when Christianity existed in its earliest form. Capitalizing on Cholula's sacred legacy as well as Rome's sixteenth-century reputation as a city of conversion, the friars established one of the most important evangelization complexes in central New Spain. Ironically, Franciscan efforts to re-imagine Cholula's past into a Catholic present ensured the continuity of its centuries-old spiritual and political dominance in the region - rivaling even the recently-founded Spanish city of Puebla - albeit as a Nahua-Christian city. This project contributes not only to literature about the development of Nahua-Christianity, but also situates the colonial enterprise in Cholula within the context of global Franciscanism.
HABER, MAYA -
(Ph.D - University of California Los Angeles
Department of History, expected June 2012
MA - University of California Los Angeles
Department of History, 2009
School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck College, University of London
BA - History and Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 1997
Subfield: Russia, Science, agrarian history, European cultural and Intellectual history and Critical Theory
My dissertation, ?Socialist Realist Science: Constructing Knowledge about Rural Life in the Soviet Union, 1943-1958,? examines the contentious pairing of utopianism and scientific practice in the birth of a new social scientific methodology of rural life in postwar Russia. Serving as administrative and policy advisers to the state, social scientists endeavored to unveil the social problems vexing the Soviet countryside through scientific observation, experimentation, cost-benefit analysis, and statistical surveys. Yet, the utopian undercurrents of the Soviet worldview served as prisms refracting the selection, categorization, and narration of research objects. Moreover, Party intervention, ideological conformity, and professional creed constrained social scientists? scholarship. The result was a methodology which discarded social conflict and exemplified the rational unfolding of socialism. Yet through a measure of irony and cunning, revelation and disguise social scientists created a critical space for an engagement with social realities. The work interrogates the development of social scientists? professional ethics and scholarly mission, the influence of socialist realist aesthetics on scientific discourse, and the imposition of scientific rationalism on rural life in the work of economists, ethnographers, hygienists, and statisticians. The dissertation shows that social scientists became important players in postwar Soviet agricultural policy by constructing knowledge that contributed to the production of socialism as an aesthetic and epistemological system.
HALPERIN, LIORA R. -
lhalperin (at) ucla.edu
(Harvard University, A.B., 2005
UCLA, M.A., 2007; C.Phil., 2008)
Subfield: Modern Jewish history, modern Middle Eastern history
History of language ideology and policy in pre-state Jewish Palestine. Dissertation: "Babel in Zion: The Politics of Language Diversity in Jewish Palestine, 1920-1948"
HARRIS, CAROLINE BUNNELL -
(C.Phil. U.S. History, UCLA, 2011; M.A. U.S. History, UCLA, 2010; B.A. History, Occidental College, 2008)
Subfield: American West, African American History, History of Religion
My dissertation seeks to uncover the meaning of interracial worship at the Azusa Street Revival and its subsequent fading from Pentecostal practice by the second decade of the twentieth century. Charting the migrations of the revival's participants, from the Midwest and South to Los Angeles beginning in the 1880s, I argue that an understanding of the racial landscapes of Los Angeles, as well as currents of religious thought from earlier revival moments in American history, will aid our understanding of Pentecostalism’s nascent growth in Southern California. The imagined meanings of religion and race worked in tandem to not just foster the development of early Pentecostalism, but also cut short its socially transgressive practices.
HECKMAN, ALMA RACHEL -
(BA Wellesley College, Middle Eastern Studies and French, 2009; MA UCLA 2012; CPhil UCLA 2012.)
Subfield: Modern Jewish and Middle Eastern History; Maghreb.
HERNANDEZ, CARLOS ARMANDO -
M.A., History, UCLA 2011
M.A., Latin American Studies, UCLA 2009
B.A. History, UCLA 1993
Subfield: Latin America and Globalization, 1492-1830, U. S. - Mexico Borderland History and Public Policy, 20th century, Mexican Forced Migration, Latin America and the Cold War.
Dissertation title: "Narco-mundo: How Narcotraficantes Gained Control of Northern Mexico, 1945-1985."
HERR, JOSHUA -
(Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL), BA, History and Philosophy, 2003; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, MA, East Asian Languages and Cultures, 2007)
Subfield: Ming, Qing China; Vietnam
HOLT, R. JOSEPH -
(C. Phil., UCLA, 2009; A.M., History, Stanford University, 2001; MALS (Liberal Studies), Reed College, 1996; A.B., History, University of California, Davis, 1993)
Subfield: Early Modern and Modern Europe; Intellectual and Cultural
17th-19th centuries; Enlightenment, esp. in Scotland and Germany; history of the human sciences; travel narrative, exploration, and cross-cultural encounters; comparative empire; global history; political thought; history of philosophy; and, theories of the self. Dissertation: globalization, empire, and Enlightenment anthropological thought.
IRVIN, AARON WILLIAM -
(University of California: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
PhD. in History
Dissertation Title: Internationalism in the Ancient World: Romanization and the Creation of an Imperial Culture
Committee: Ronald Mellor (Chair, Roman History), Claudia Rapp (Late Antiquity), David Phillips (Ancient Greek History), Aaron Burke (Ancient Near Eastern History)
University of California: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
C.Phil (ABD) in Ancient History
MA in Ancient History
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
BA in History with departmental honors, Minors in Greek and Latin
Subfield: Ancient Greek history, Ancient Roman History, Late Antiquity, Late Bronze Age Mediterranean
Internationalism in the ancient world, Roman urban centers, the Roman Imperial cult, the ancient economy, Romanization, Celtic culture and society, development of Iron Age tribal societies, competition as social control and organization
JAN, ANDREW -
(M.A. History, UCLA; M.A. Middle Eastern Studies, Texas; B.A. History, UC San Diego)
Subfield: Modern Middle East and Early Modern Ottoman History
Sufi Orders in Modern Egypt; Late Ottoman Modernity; Egyptian Muslim Brothers
JANES, LAUREN REBECCA HINKLE -
(PhD in History, UCLA 2011
CPhil in History, UCLA 2006
MA in History, UCLA 2006
BA in History, French, and Religion, Hope College, MI 2004
Subfield: Modern France, Global History, Food Studies, Imperialism and Colonialism, Women
The Taste of Empire: Colonial Food in Interwar Paris.
KISO, MICHELLE MASAYE -
(B.A. in History and Latin American Studies, Humboldt State University (2011, magna cum laude) Minors in: Anthropology, Geography, Linguistics, Philosophy and Spanish.)
Subfield: Modern Latin America; Brazil; Environmental History
KOVALESKY, BRIAN ROBERT -
(MA, U.S. History, Cal State Northridge (2008); BA, Journalism, Cal State Northridge (2001))
Subfield: 20th Century U.S.; Southern California; History of Education
LEVY, DAVID ADAM -
(C. Phil., October 2004; MA in European History, UCLA, January 2004; BA in Intellectual History, University of Pennsylvania, June 2001)
Subfield: Modern Europe, Germany, Cultural and Intellectual History, Musicology
Thesis Topic: "Scandal Concerts and the Politicization of Opera Reception in Weimar Berlin"
LITKEI, JÓZSEF -
(C. Phil. in History, UCLA 2006; MA in Central Eastern European History, Central European University 1999; BA/MA in History, E�tv�s Lor�nd University 1997)
Subfield: Modern European history, History of Central Eastern Europe, History of memory, nationalism and communism
Dissertation topic: History politics and public historical thinking in Hungary, 1945-1956
LIU, CHIEN-LING -
(Ph.D. Candidate in Modern European History, UCLA, since 2012; B. A. in History, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, 1998; M. A. in History, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2002; M. A. in History, UCLA, 2011)
Subfield: European Medicine in China, History of Medicine
LIVIE, KYLE MITCHELL -
(Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in English, University of California, Berkeley
Masters of Arts in History, San Francisco State University
Ph.D. in History, University of California, Los Angeles
Subfield: Rural America, Urban/Metropolitan History, California and the American West, Cultural Geography, Community Studies, Modern American Intellectual History, Economic History, and Popular Culture
Dissertation: "Wide Open Spaces: Rural Communities and the Making of Metropolitan California, 1870-1940"
LUCE, CAROLINE ELIZABETH -
(C. Phil, U.S. History, UCLA 2009, M.A. U.S. History, UCLA 2009, B.A. Wesleyan University, 2004)
Subfield: 20th Century American History, American Jewish History, Labor and Working-Class History, History of Los Angeles
Dissertation explores the transformation of the American Jewish community from 1920 to 1950 by focusing on the history of the Jewish Bakers? Union of Los Angeles and its place within the Jewish labor movement and Yiddishe kultur of the multiethnic, immigrant neighborhood of Boyle Heights.
LUCKETT, MATTHEW S -
(C. Phil, History, UCLA (2011); M.A., History, Marquette (2005); B.A., History, Southeast Missouri State University (2003).)
Subfield: US History, Nineteenth-Century American West
LYNCH, DANIEL BRENDAN -
(C. Phil. US History, UCLA, 2012
M.A. World History, CSU Long Beach, 2009
B.A. History, UC Berkeley, 1999)
Subfield: United States, North American West, California
I am interested in the convergence of Southerners and Californios in Southern California from the start of the Mexican American War through the Civil War Era. The United States defeated both Mexico and the Confederacy within twenty years, expanding national power in the West while reasserting it in the South. In the far corner of the Southwest, two influential groups mediated Southern California's incorporation into the Union: migrants from American slave states and local Latinos of the landholding class. Guided by similar seigniorial ideals, Southerners and Californios joined forces in a political faction known as the Chivalry and forged hybrid hierarchies of race, class and gender in the region. Their experience has much to teach us about the possibilities of intercultural cooperation in a dynamic period of imperial expansion, sectional conflict and national Reconstruction.
MARTINEZ, LOLA J -
(B.A., History, Philosophy - Mills College (2006))
Subfield: Modern Japan, Korea; history of medicine
Japanese conceptions of racial science in colonial Korea; discourse of race in Korean nationalism
MASKARINEC, MAYA -
Subfield: Early Middle Ages, Rome
MCBRIDE, JARED -
mcbridejg (at) ucla.edu
Subfield: History of the Soviet Union; Modern Eastern Europen History
Social history of the Second World War in the regions of Volhynia and Polissia, Ukraine; secondary interests: history and memory; archival practice; the Holocaust; war crimes trials and prosecution; the early Cold War.
MCCUTCHEN, DEVIN SHANE -
(M.A. U.S. History. University of California, Los Angeles. 2012.
B.A. History Major and Music Minor. University of California, Berkeley. 2008.)
Subfield: California, Cultural, Urban, Western US, Public History
I am currently researching changes in spatial organization, urban form and civic memory in San Francisco from the late 1940s to the mid 1970s. My research focuses on the transition to a tourism economy, the effects of urban redevelopment and gentrification, contests over highrise and freeway construction, and the rise of historic preservation efforts. Furthermore, I attempt to tie these changes to the creation of an historically-themed civic identity for San Francisco newly created in the post-war decades.
Additionally, I am also interested in American musical traditions and the use of music as historical documents.
MOKHBERI, SUSAN MARIE -
(Ph.D. Candidate in European History;
M.A., History, UCLA, 2006;
B.A., Political Science and French with Minor in Near Eastern Studies, UCLA 2001
Subfield: Early Modern France
MOLCHADSKY, NADAV GADI -
(PhD Candidate in Modern Jewish History; M.A. Jewish History, UCLA, 2010; Graduate Studies, Jewish History, Tel-Aviv University, Israel 2003-2006; B.A, Jewish History (Magna Cum Laude) and Political Science, Tel-Aviv University, 2002.
Subfield: The History of Zionism and Modern Jewish History
History in the Public Courtroom: State Commissions of Inquiry and Battles over the Israeli Past
MOOREVILLE, ANAT -
(C.Phil. UCLA, 2012
M.A. UCLA, 2011
A.B. Brown University, 2007
Subfield: Sephardic/Mizrahi, Modern Middle East, Israel/Palestine, Colonial Medicine
MORENO, AARON MICHAEL -
(PhD History, UCLA, To be filed May 2012
MA History, UCLA, 2007
AB History, Honors, Brown University, 2003
Subfield: Medieval Europe
Pre-Modern Mediterranean Communities
Spanish Gothic myth
MURILLO, DANA VELASCO -
(2009 Ph.D., UCLA
2007 C. Phil., UCLA;
2005 M.A. History, UCLA;
2002 M.A. English Literature, CSUN;
1991 B.A. History, Loyola Marymount University
Subfield: Latin America, Colonial Mexico, Indigenous Peoples of Mexico, Zacatecas, Silver-Mining District, Africans, Castas, Race, Class, and Gender
My dissertation, "Urban Indians in a Colonial Silver City, Zacatecas, Mexico, 1546-1806," examines the survival of a corporate indigenous identity in a Spanish town. Using documents and original data from archives in Mexico and Spain, this work highlights the nature of cultural innovation and change in the urban indigenous population.
MUSIL, EMILY KIRKLAND MCTIGHE -
(Ph.D. in History, UCLA, 2007; M.A. in African History, UCLA, 2003; B.A. in American Studies, Race & Ethnicity, Drew University, 2000.)
Subfield: Black Atlantic, Africa, Latin America, French Colonialism, Women
Archival Research/Fieldwork in: Cote d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mauritius, Reunion, Senegal, and the United States.
NICHOLS, SASHA B -
(J.D., UC Irvine, 2014
Ph.D., History, UCLA, 2010
C. Phil., History, UCLA 2006
M.A. History, UCLA 2006
B.A. History, University of Minnesota 2004)
Subfield: Business History; Economic History; Colonial America
Organization and regulation of trade in 17th and 18th century Colonial America
OLIVAS, AARON ALEJANDRO -
(C.Phil History, UCLA, 2009
MA History, UCLA, 2007
MA Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2004
BA History, University of San Francisco, 2003)
Subfield: Early Modern Spain; War of the Spanish Succession (1700-1715); Colonial Latin America; Spanish political and cultural relations with France; queen consorts
My dissertation, entitled "Loyalty and Disloyalty to the Bourbon Dynasty in Spanish America and the Philippines During the War of the Spanish Succession (1700-1715)," is a study of relations between Spain, France, and their overseas empires at the turn of the eighteenth century. I examine cases of disloyalty to Philip V--- Spain's first Bourbon monarch--- found throughout the viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru, as well as European concerns about these cases. My project also deals with the role of the Compagnie Royale de Guinee in dominating Spanish imperial politics through the Asiento de Negros or slave monopoly from 1701-1713.
MA Thesis: "'La esteril reina': Barbara de Braganza and the Dilemma of the Early Modern Queen Consort" (University of Chicago, 2004)
Honors Thesis: "'La Parmesana': Historical Perspectives on the Life of Queen Isabella Farnese of Spain, 1714-1746" (University of San Francisco, 2003)
Research Assistant: "Al-Andalus in the Age of Enlightenment: Islamic Art and Culture in the Spanish Imagination, 1750-1820" (Getty Research Institute, 2009)
Research Assistant: "Andean and European Traces in the Construction of the Manuscripts of Fray Martin de Murua" (Getty Research Institute, 2007)
Research Assistant: "Faith and Beauty: Chinese and Filipino Art and the Aesthetics of Conversion in the California Missions" (Getty Research Institute, 2006-2007)
ORTEGA, JOSE -
(Ph.D.,History UCLA, 2007.)
Subfield: Colonial Latin America, Atlanic History, Slavery in the Americas, Sugar, Industrialization, and Technology.
PARKER, CAITLIN ANNE -
(MA US History, UCLA, 2010; BA History and French, Amherst College, 2006)
Subfield: 20th Century US; urban; political
PEREZ, ERIKA -
(U.S. History, Ph.D. (August 2010); Concentration Certificate, Women's Studies, UCLA (2007); M.A. in US History / Minor Field - Gender, San Francisco State (2004) / M.A. in US History, UCLA (2006); B.A. in US History, UC Berkeley (1995))
Subfield: Gender; American West; Colonial America
Dissertation Title - "Colonial Intimacies: Interethnic Sex, Marriage, and Kinship in Southern California, 1769-1885."
PERRY, DANIELLA G. -
(BS, UCLA Physiological Science
MA, UCLA History
C.Phil, UCLA History)
Subfield: History of Science, Medicine and Technology in the 20th Century; heredity, clinical genetics & race/urban history
The argument that violent visual media is responsible for crime and violence has persisted since the 1940s, attracting repeated federal investigations in the United States. However, few historical studies have considered the psychological research that informs public debate. For my dissertation, The Role of Scientific Research in Media Violence Investigations, 1954-2012, I investigate how violent media shape scientific research on human aggression and the concomitant role violent media research plays in investigative hearings on the incidence of social violence. My preliminary findings suggest that contemporary debate about whether media violence causes real-world violence stems in part from how scientific research has been communicated since the 1960s. The questions addressed in my dissertation are: 1) What role has media violence research played in legislative debate, and 2) how do legislative hearings affect the development of media violence research? I use a constructionist approach that media violence is characterized as a problem by social and scientific discourse; this approach makes no claims about the objective reality of the problem. A historical reading of this as a scientific controversy acknowledges experts as primary actors in the dispute that have a role in public understanding of the problem. Identifying the difficulties in building a consensus from conflicting claims between experts is critical in addressing the political claims made by legislators. Evidence is derived from scientific studies, newspapers, newsletters, interviews, and archival records.
PETROU, MARISSA HELENE -
(CPhil History, UCLA 2010, MA History, UCLA 2009, BA History with Minor in German, Northwestern University 2005.)
Subfield: History of Science, Medicine and Technology
Science museums, history of anthropology, German history of science in the Kaiserreich, visual culture of science and scientific publications.
POWERS, ANNE BEVERLY -
(BA, History, UC Berkeley (2011))
Subfield: 19th century United States; public history; history of violence
PRIPAS-KAPIT, SARAH ROSS -
(M.A. History, UCLA 2012; B.A. History, Scripps College 2009)
Subfield: United States history, history of women/gender, history of medicine, U.S. in the world
My dissertation is about international students who studied at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania from approximately 1880-1920, focusing particularly on students who came from various parts of Asia (India, China, the Philippines) and Latin America (Puerto Rico and Cuba).
RAESNER, DIANA M. -
(Ph.D. Candidate in European History; M.A., History, UCLA, 2006; B.A., History with Minor in German, Washington University in St. Louis, 2002)
Subfield: Early Modern Netherlands
Creation of information networks between VOC employees and Europe, 1670-1730.
REDFORD, LAURA -
(MA in American Studies Columbia University 2006, BA Humanities Brigham Young University 2000.)
Subfield: US History, 20th Century Urban History
I am interested in the development of cities, and more specifically the history of residential segregation, its causes and implications.
REILLY, BRANDON JOSEPH -
(C.Phil. in Southeast Asian History, 2010 [UCLA]; MA in History, 2009 [UCLA]; MA in History, 2006 [CSUF]; BA in History, minors in French + Spanish, 2004 [CSUF]
Subfield: Southeast Asia, Philippines, Nationalism and Culture, Comparative Literature
Regionally: Philippine, modern Southeast Asian, Spanish and American imperial, Latin American.
Topically: oral traditions, orality and literacy, nationalism, comparative history of empire and colonialism, forms of literature, literary canons, race, gender, sexuality.
RENTON, KATHRYN ELIZABETH -
(B.A. History and Literature, Harvard University 2005; M.A. History, UCLA 2013)
Subfield: Intellectual & Cultural History of Europe; Early modern Spain; Early modern France; History of Science
REZAKHANI, KHODADAD -
(PhD (July 2010), Late Antique Near East
Subfield: Near Eastern History, Global history, Late Antique history, Near Eastern Archaeology and Ancient Iranian Languages
World History, Late Antique Near Eastern history, Sasanian history, economic history, agriculture and commerce, numismatics, Middle Iranian languages.
ROSENFELD, SUSAN ALEXANDRA COREY -
(M.A. New York University, 2009
B.A. UC Santa Barbara, 2006)
Subfield: African History; History of the African Diaspora; Yoruba History; History of Afro-Brazilian returnees
Trans-Atlantic slave trade; West African history; mythology and folklore; Afro-Brazilian returnees; Afro-Caribbean intellectual and cultural production and radicalism; Pan-Africanism; and Yoruba systems of divination. I am also working as a research assistant for the Marcus Garvey and UNIA Papers Project under Professor Robert Hill.
ROTH, CASSIA -
(C. Phil (2011), UCLA; M.A. (2011), UCLA, History; B.A. (2008), Bowdoin College (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum Laude), Latin American Studies (Honors) and Spanish)
Subfield: Modern Latin America; Brazil; Women and Gender Studies; Atlantic World
RUBY, TWYLA E. -
(B.A., Barnard College, 2008)
Subfield: History of science and medicine in early modern Europe, visual and material culture
SADLER, JESSE -
(B.A. History and Political Science UCSD, 2005)
Subfield: Dutch History, Early Modern Europe, Cultural and Intellectual History
Political and religious identity in the Dutch Revolt, family history, Reformation, Political culture, Mercantile history, history of the self
SCHWINN, PAUL ANTHONY -
(BA History- Wisconsin 04, MA Education- Johns Hopkins 06, MA History- UCLA 08)
Subfield: United States, The American West, Men and Masculinity
Research- The intersection of Masculinity and the imagined West in American culture from the Civil War to the Progressive Era
SERRANO, FERNANDO -
(Ph.D. in History, UCLA, in progress.
M.A. in Latin American Studies, SDSU, 2010.
B.A. in Philosophy, French Minor, SDSU, 2005.)
Subfield: Latin American History; Ethnohistory; Colonial Mexican History; Michoacán and Guanajuato
In my research I consider the impact of silver mining in colonial Guanajuato on the indigenous cummunities that provided the labor force for the mines. In particular, I consider the participation of workers from Purépecha communities in Michoacan.
SERRANO NÁJERA, JOSÉ LUIS -
(C.Phil. History, UCLA, March 2011
M.A. U.S. History, UCLA, December 2010
M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, CSUDH, May 2008
B.A. History & Chicana/o Studies, UCLA, June 2005)
Subfield: Chicana/o History, Indigeneity, Cultural Studies, Oral History, 20th Century U.S. History, Modern Mexican History
My research provides needed research attention to Indigenous Peoples’ movements in the U.S. and México because pro-Indigenous efforts inspire in ways which synthesize the historical and modern in unique expressions for extension of human rights into civil rights. My dissertation explores how Chicana/o proclamations of cultural Indigeneity are intrinsically tied to Chicana/o participation in Indigenous transnational struggles for the respect of human rights. I hypothesize that Chicana/o activists have drawn their social, cultural, and political stances from the close and complex history of trans-border interaction among Indigenous groups, Mexicans, and Mexican Americans in both the U.S. and México. I focus on Chicana/o activists and cultural groups that promoted Indigenist ideology and have done so across borders. My goal is to question how Chicana/o Indigenist ideology informed by cultural practices and long oral traditions disrupts hegemonic constraints of Indigeniety constructed by Mexican and U.S. assimilationist projects. My study will illustrate late modern social changes by providing understandings of how human rights, like respect for operative cultural heritage, for peoples of Indigenous descent can be extended or restrained by states' actions. Ultimately, my study is an examination of cultural consciousness and its applications for social survival in a complex world.
SETIYAWAN, DAHLIA GRATIA -
(Ph.D. Candidate in Southeast Asian History. M.A., History, UCLA, 2008; M.S.Ed., Intercultural Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2005; B.A., History, University of Pennsylvania, 2000 )
Subfield: Modern Indonesia, Asian American History, Migration Studies
Master's Thesis: "Unity in Diversity: Identity Development and Community-Building among Indonesian Immigrants in Philadelphia"
SHAH, SAMEER JAY -
(B.A.: MIT 2003 in Mathematics and STS [Science, Technology, and Society]
M.A.: UCLA 2005 in History)
Subfield: 20th century American history; American science; Modern science
SIERRA SILVA, PABLO MIGUEL -
(C. Phil. 2009, UCLA; M.A. 2008, UCLA - Latin American History; B.A. 2006, University of Pennsylvania - Latin American Studies, World History.)
Subfield: Colonial Mexico, African Presence in Mexico and Latin America, Marriage Patterns in Colonial Urban Centers
16th and 17th century focus on urban centers in Central Mexico, primarily Puebla de los Angeles and Mexico City. Intermarriage between African, Asian, and Indigenous workers in labor-intensive textile mills.
SILVERMAN, AARON J. -
Subfield: (BA UC Davis, 2004; MA 2006, C. Phil 2007) Atlantic slavery, comparative abolition, Social and Political History of post-revolutionary and 19th Century United States. Dissertation Topic: A Dark Spectre, The Haitian Revolution and American Politics.
SLAUGHTER, MICHAEL ANTHONY -
(CPhil, UCLA; MA, History UCLA; MA, History Cal State LA; BA, History Eastern Illinois Univ. )
Subfield: History of Los Angeles/Urban West; African American History
Dissertation will use Los Angeles'Jefferson High School as a lens to view the historical forces that impinged on the lives of residents of the community of Central Avenue between 1930 and 1980.
SPIKES, COURTNEY -
PhD Candidate. Dissertion (in progress): Shipwrecks, Murderers and Piqueurs: State Authority and Political Culture during the French Restoration (1815-1830). Chair: Lynn Hunt.
STERNFELD, JOSHUA -
(BA in History with specialty in European Cultural Studies, Princeton University, 2001
Masters in Modern European History, UCLA, 2004)
Subfield: 20th Century US History, Jazz music
Thesis topic: Political and Social Developments associated with jazz and dance music in Berlin, Germany, 1927-1955
STEVENS, JEFFREY ALLEN -
(Ph.D. Candidate in Ancient History.
C.Phil., History, UCLA 2011;
M.A., History, UCLA, 2009;
M.A., Ancient History, University of Oregon 2007;
B.A., History, University of Oregon, 2005;
B.A., Economics and Government, Claremont McKenna College, 1993
Subfield: Roman History, Greek History, Classical Archaeology, Late Antiquity
Dissertation Title: Staring into the Face of Roman Power: Resistance and Assimilation from behind the Mask of Infamia (Chair: Ronald Mellor).
Assistant Field Director, San Martino Archaeological Field School (RI), Torano di Borgorose, Italy (University of Rochester site affiliation)
TAJIRYAN, SONA -
(BA, Yerevan State University (2009), MA, Yerevan State University (2011) (Armenia))
Subfield: Armenian Studies
Early Modern Trade Network of Julfa Armenians
TORTORICI, ZEB -
Subfield: Colonial Latin America, History of Sexuality, Queer Studies
"Contra Natura: Sin, Crime, and 'Unnatural' in Colonial Mexico, 1530-1821"
Histories of Suicide in Colonial Latin America
Human-Animal Studies, Animals in Latin America
History of Pornography, Queer Studies
VARTAVARIAN, MESROB GEORGE -
(C. Phil. UCLA 2008; M.A. UCLA 2007; B.A. UCLA 2005 )
Subfield: Soviet history, 20th Centruy Europe, the Second World War, Communist governments, politics of the Soviet bloc
Soviet Administration during the Second World War behind the lines and on newly liberated territory. Also interested in, the Cold War, Modern Britain, the welfare state, late medieval England, Britain under the Tudors and Stuarts, transition from feudalism to capitalism, Absolutism, 19th centruy France, European economic regimes, decolonization of the British and French Empires, European high politics and patron-client networks in Russia, Eastern Europe and Britain
VIVANCO, PABLO HENRI -
(C. Phil, UCLA 2005; M.A. (2000) in German and Jewish Studies, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg)
Subfield: Jewish Religion, society and culture in 18th and 19th century Germany, History of Jewish Historiography, History of the Third Reich, Austrian politics and culture
Dissertation (work-titel): Jewish liberalism and its critics in early 20th century Vienna (a study in the political cultures of the middle classes in Vienna and the response of the literary avant-Garde)
WARD, WALTER DAVID -
(Advanced to Candidacy - Ancient History (UCLA 2005)
MA - Ancient History (UCLA 2004)
MA - History (NCSU 2002)
BA - Chemistry, BS - History (NCSU 1999))
Subfield: History of the Roman Empire, Archaeology of the Roman Near East, History of Late Antiquity, Classical Greek History
Tentative Dissertation Title: From Provincia Arabia to Palaestina Tertia: Religious, Social, and Economic Developments in the Later Roman Province of Third Palestine
Other Research Interests: Red Sea Trade, Economy of the Roman Empire, Ancient Resistance Movements and Resistance Literature, Roman Imperial Ideologies, Roman Frontiers, Rome's Eastern Provinces, Transformation of the Classical Mind in Late Antiquity, Christian Pilgrimage and Holy Sites
WATERS, LESLIE M. -
(C.Phil (European History), UCLA 2009;
MA (European History), UCLA 2008;
BA (History), University of San Francisco 2003)
Subfield: Central and Eastern Europe, Modern Europe, Social and Economic History, Minorities and Borderlands
My dissertation, "Resurrecting the Nation: Felvidék and the Hungarian Territorial Revisionist Project" focuses on border revision between Hungary and Czechoslovakia during the Second World War and its impact on identity politics and the ideology of nationalism in East-Central Europe.
WEISE, CONSTANZE -
(C. Phil (UCLA 2007): African History
M.A. African History, Ancient History, Anthropology, 1998: University of Bayreuth (Germany) )
Subfield: West Africa, Precolonial and Colonial Africa, Pre-Modern Near East, World History/ Black Atlantic
Pre-19th century West Africa, Nigeria; Nupe-Yoruba relationship; Oral Tradition, Oral History, Memory, Rituals, Historical Linguistics
Fieldwork: March 2000-October 2000 in
Nigeria among the Nupe, Yoruba and Hausa
WILSON, KAREN -
(C. Phil., US History, UCLA (2006); M.A., History, UCLA (2005); M.A., Judaic Studies, Hebrew Union College (2003))
Subfield: History of the American West; Jewish History
Social and economic relations in the urbanizing West; Immigrants and social capital; Jews and the making of Los Angeles.
YILDIZ, MURAT CIHAN -
(M.A. History, UCLA, 2009; B.A. magna cum laude History & Political Science, UCSD, 2005)
Subfield: Modern Middle Eastern History & Early Modern Ottoman History
I am interested in focusing on the development of physical culture in the Ottoman Empire. I want to explore the emergence of ?physical education? and ?sports? in the context of new understandings of the body and a late nineteenth-century Ottoman discourse on cleanliness and physical fitness as a means to understand culture and cultural change during the late nineteenth-century.
ZALDIVAR, ANTONIO M. -
(M.A. Medieval History, Western Michigan University, 2005; B.A. History and Political Science, Florida State University, 2002)
Subfield: Late-Medieval Spain
I am primarily interested in the late-medieval Crown of Aragon. My Dissertation, titled “Language and Power in the Medieval Crown of Aragon: The Rise of Vernacular Writing and Codeswitching Strategies in the Thirteenth-Century Royal Chancery,” systematically analyzes what drove the thirteenth-century kings of the Crown of Aragon to begin writing in their realms’ spoken vernaculars (Catalan and Aragonese), what these motivations reveal about contemporary mentalities and language ideologies, and how codeswitching (shifting from Latin to the romance and back) figured into the crown’s overall governing practices
My minor fields include: early medieval history; medieval Catalan literature; the early-modern Mediterranean; and colonial Latin American history.
ZARO, AMY -
(M.A., History, UCLA (2006)
J.D., UCLA (2002)
B.A., History, Boston College (1998) )
Subfield: Modern Germany, European legal history
The reconstruction of the postwar German legal system in the American zone of occupation
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