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  • Anna Accettola

    Ancient History field

    Area of Specialization: Ancient Greek Trade; Classical and Hellenistic periods; Nabataean Kingdom; Ancient Economics; Network and Trade Theory

    Field of Study: Ancient

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    Email    ajaccettola@ucla.edu
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  • K Herman Adney

    Kaleb Herman Adney is a PhD student in the History Department at the University of California, Los Angeles where he studies modern middle eastern history.

    Field of Study: Middle East

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    Email    kalebherman@g.ucla.edu
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  • Alice Ashiwa

    Field of Study: Japan

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  • Sohaib Baig

    Field of Study: South and Southeast Asia

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    Email    baigs@ucla.edu
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  • Roi Ball

    Field of Study: Europe

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    Email    roiiball@ucla.edu
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  • Chris Bingley

    Chris Bingley is a PhD Candidate in the UCLA History Department. His research concerns the cultural history of the Roman Empire in the 2nd through 4th centuries C.E. and issues of empire and ethnicity.

    Field of Study: Ancient

    Advisor(s): Dr. Ra'anan BoustanDr. David PhillipsDr. Elizabeth DePalma Digeser (UCSB History)Dr. Robert Gurval (Classics)Dr. Amy Richlin (Classics)

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    Email    cbingley@ucla.edu
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  • Emily Bolender

    My research looks to understand cultural and legal approaches to violence and feud in the Medieval Mediterranean. I graduated with a BA in History with a minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from University of San Diego in 2018.

    Field of Study: Medieval

    Advisor(s): Jessica Goldberg

    Current/Former HGSA Member

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    Email    emilybolender@g.ucla.edu
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  • Tania Bride

    Field of Study: Latin America

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  • Scottie Buehler CPM

    Scottie's dissertation, "Being and Becoming a Midwife in Eighteenth-century France: Geographies of Pedagogical Practices and Objects," focuses on midwifery training in late eighteenth century France.

    Field of Study: Science, Medicine, and Technology

    Advisor(s): Mary Terrall

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    Email    scottiecpm@ucla.edu
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  • Katherine Capuder

    Field of Study: Japan

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  • Jennifer Carcamo

    Field of Study: Latin America

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    Email    jennifer.carcamo@ucla.edu
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  • Jeanette Charles

    Field of Study: Latin America

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  • Peter Chesney

    Field of Study: United States

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    Email    mrpchesney@gmail.com
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  • Iris I. Clever

    work on the cultural history of science, technology, and bodies, with a strong investment in critical theory (race, gender, data) and

    Field of Study: Science, Medicine, and Technology

    Advisor(s): Dr. Soraya de Chadarevian (chair) Dr. Theodore Porter Dr. Andrew Apter Dr. Lynn Hunt

    Advanced to Candidacy

    Current/Former HGSA Member

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    Email    irisclever@ucla.edu
    Office   6265 Bunche Hall
  • Elizabeth Comuzzi

    Elizabeth Comuzzi is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at UCLA. She is interested in the economic and social history of the late medieval Mediterranean (c.

    Field of Study: Medieval

    Advisor(s): Jessica Goldberg and Teofilo Ruiz

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    Email    ecomuzzi@ucla.edu
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  • Beatriz Cruz-Lopez

    Field of Study: Latin America

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    Email    beatrizcruzl@ucla.edu
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  • Max Daniel

    Max Modiano Daniel is a doctoral candidate in the History department at UCLA.

    Field of Study: Jewish

    Advanced to Candidacy

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    Email    maxedaniel@gmail.com
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  • Lori De Lucia

    Field of Study: Africa

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    Email    ldelucia@ucla.edu
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  • Michael Dean

    My research centers around the labor history of California's prison system.  From prison guards to convict labor to free workers, my work focuses on the various ways in which people's working lives shaped and were shaped by the trajector

    Field of Study: United States

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    Email    mikefzdean@ucla.edu
    Office   Bunche Hall 2155
  • Jeffrey Dymond

    Field of Study: Europe

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    Email    jeff.dymond@gmail.com
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  • Nicole Dannielle Gilhuis

    Nicole Gilhuis is a PhD Candidate in the History Department. She is cross listed between African and Latin American History, studying Atlantic History.

    Field of Study: United States

    Advisor(s): Carla Pestana (co-chair), Robin Derby (Co-Chair), Stephen Aron, and Andrew Apter.

    Advanced to Candidacy

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    Email    ngilhuis@ucla.edu
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  • Amy Gordanier

    Field of Study: China

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    Email    agordanier@ucla.edu
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  • Hippolyte A. Goux

    Field of Study: Science, Medicine, and Technology

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    Email    goux@ucla.edu
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  • Jacob Green

    Field of Study: Science, Medicine, and Technology

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    Email    jacobogreen@gmail.com
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  • Thabisile Griffin

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    Email    thabisilegriffin@gmail.com
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  • Madeline Grimm

    I am a scholar of the global British Empire, working across the fields of Atlantic history, South Asian history, and intellectual history. My research explores the importance of knowledge production to early modern British rule.

    Field of Study: South and Southeast Asia

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    Email    mhgrimm@ucla.edu
    Office   Bunche Hall 2169
  • Yiming Ha

    My research looks into the institutional, military, and fiscal structures of imperial China from the Song to the Ming period, focusing particularly on how the Mongols impacted the state's employment and retention of personnel.

    Field of Study: China

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    Email    ymingha@ucla.edu
    Office   2169 Bunche Hall
  • Xiaowen Hao

    Field of Study: China

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    Email    haoxiaowen@g.ucla.edu
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  • Genene Hayle

    Field of Study: Africa

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  • Ryan Hilliard

    Dissertation tentatively entitled: "By Choice or By Circumstance: Singlewomen in Early Modern France"

    Field of Study: Europe

    Advisor(s): Kathryn Norberg

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    Email    rhilliard@ucla.edu
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  • Lily Hindy

    Lily Hindy focuses on the history of the modern Middle East, with a specific interest in identity, nationalism, and ethnic and religious minorities, particularly in Iraq and Syria. She is also interested in migration and diaspora.

    Field of Study: Middle East

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  • Philip Hoffman

    Philip Hoffman is a first-year PhD student in History, focusing on the modern Middle East. Before coming to UCLA, he worked as a researcher in support of humanitarian aid programs in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. 

    Field of Study: Middle East

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    Email    phoffman1@g.ucla.edu
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  • Qianqing Huang

    Field of Study: Japan

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    Email    hqqrory@gmail.com
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  • Richard Ibarra

    Field of Study: Medieval

    Advisor(s): Prof. Jessica Goldberg (History)Prof. Teofilo Ruiz (History)

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    Email    richardibarraucla@gmail.com
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  • Erdem Ilter

    Field of Study: Middle East

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    Email    erdemilter@g.ucla.edu
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  • Marissa Jenrich

    Field of Study: United States

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    Email    majenrich@gmail.com
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  • Sarah Johnson

    Field of Study: Jewish

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    Email    srjohnsonmn@gmail.com
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  • Yatta Kiazolu

    Field of Study: United States

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  • Lindsay Alissa King

    Lindsay researches the history of Jewish masculinity among Jewish writers, journalists, and critics in the mid-nineteenth-century Austria.

    Field of Study: Jewish

    Advanced to Candidacy

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    Email    lindsayking@ucla.edu
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  • Andrew Klein

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    Email    anck89@gmail.com
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  • Sunkyu Lee

    Field of Study: China

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    Email    misp8727@g.ucla.edu
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  • John Leisure

    Field of Study: Japan

    Advisor(s): William Marotti

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    Email    leisure@ucla.edu
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  • Janice Levi

    Janice Levi's project primarily centers on the oral narrative of the House of Israel (Ghana) and how their faith identity is constructed through knowledge of oral histories, performative/ritual memory, and encounters with normative

    Field of Study: Africa

    Advisor(s): Dr. Ghislaine Lydon

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    Email    jrlevi@g.ucla.edu
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  • Fredrick Walter Lorenz

    Fredrick Walter Lorenz is a PhD candidate in the History Department at the University of California, Los Angeles.

    Field of Study: Middle East

    Advisor(s): James Gelvin, Sarah Stein, Aomar Boum, Isa Blumi

    Advanced to Candidacy

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    Email    florenz@ucla.edu
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  • Marcellin Ma

    Field of Study: Europe

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  • Amanda Marie Martinez

    Field of Study: United States

    Advisor(s): Eric Avila, Committee ChairRobin KelleyRobert FinkCharles Hughes (Rhodes College)

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    Email    amamartinez@ucla.edu
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  • Rebeca Martinez

    Field of Study: Latin America

    Current/Former HGSA Member

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    Email    rmartnz165@g.ucla.edu
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  • Michael R. Matthews

    Mike Matthews graduated from Augustana College in 2013 with a BA in Honors History & Classics; a year later he graduated from the University of Chicago with a MA in Humanities.

    Field of Study: Ancient

    Advisor(s): Dr. David Phillips (History, UCLA)

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    Email    mmatth62@g.ucla.edu
    Office   Bunche Hall
  • Preston S. McBride

    Preston McBride (Comanche (unenrolled)/Italian/Irish) is a 7th year Ph.D. candidate in the UCLA History Department. His dissertation focuses on American Indian Boarding Schools.

    Field of Study: United States

    Advisor(s): Benjamin Madley

    Advanced to Candidacy

    Current/Former HGSA Member

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    Email    pmcbride@ucla.edu
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  • Kelly Midori Mccormick

    Field of Study: Japan

    Advisor(s): William Marotti (History, UCLA) Vanessa Schwartz (History & Art History USC) Katsuya Hirano (History, UCLA) Bert Winther-Tamaki (Art History, UCI) Andrea Goldman (History, UCLA)

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    Email    kelly.midorim@gmail.com
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  • Joshua McGuffie

    I study the history of science with a focus on atomic history. A native Angelino, I'm thrilled to study at UCLA. In 2015, I graudated from Oregon State University with an MA in the history of science.

    Field of Study: Science, Medicine, and Technology

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    Email    jmcguffi@ucla.edu
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  • Ethan Mefford

    Field of Study: Europe

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  • Sean Messarra

    Field of Study: Europe

    Advisor(s): Peter Stacey (chair)Andrea MoudarresAnthony PagdenStefania Tutino 

    Advanced to Candidacy

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    Email    smessarra@ucla.edu
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  • Rebekka Michaelsen

    Field of Study: United States

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  • Juan Pablo Morales Garza

    Field of Study: Latin America

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    Email    juanpablomg7@gmail.com
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  • Patrick Morgan

    Field of Study: Medieval

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    Email    patmorgan@g.ucla.edu
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  • Javier Muñoz

    Field of Study: United States

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    Email    jemucla24@ucla.edu
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  • Chul Namgung

    Field of Study: Japan

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    Email    chul0376@ucla.edu
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  • Christopher Null

    Field of Study: United States

    Advisor(s): Craig Yirush

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    Email    crnull@ucla.edu
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  • Marina Nye

    Marina is a first year PhD student in the history department. Her research interest lies in US nineteenth-century women and gender history, the private life, and sartorial culture.

    Field of Study: United States

    Advisor(s): Dr. Katherine Marino, Brenda Stevenson

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    Email    marinanye@gmail.com
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  • Daniel Ohanian

    Daniel Ohanian is a PhD candidate specializing in early modern and modern Ottoman and Armenian history. 

    Field of Study: Middle East

    Advisor(s): Sebouh Aslanian (chair) James Gelvin Stefania Tutino Tijana Krstić 

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    Email    dohanian@ucla.edu
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  • Bernard James Remollino

    Field of Study: United States

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    Email    bremollino@g.ucla.edu
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  • Kevin Richardson

    Kevin writes about the history of industrial pollution and environmental activism in 1970s Japan.

    Field of Study: Japan

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    Email    keholt@gmail.com
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  • Susan Rosenfeld

    Field of Study: Africa

    Advisor(s): Dr. Andrew H. Apter Dr. Robin D.G. KelleyDr. William R. SummerhillDr. Allen F. Roberts

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    Email    susanrosenfeld@ucla.edu
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  • Elisabeth Schoepflin

    Field of Study: Latin America

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    Email    lisls@g.ucla.edu
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  • Jeremiah Sladeck

    Field of Study: United States

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  • Rachel Smith

    Field of Study: Jewish

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    Email    rachel.smith@ucla.edu
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  • David Spielman

    Field of Study: Africa

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    Email    Dawit7@ucla.edu
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  • Tatiana Sulovska

    Field of Study: Japan

    Current/Former HGSA Member

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    Email    sulovska at yahoo.co.uk
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  • Sona Tajiryan

    Field of Study: Middle East

    Advisor(s): Dr. Sebouh Aslanian

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    Email    stajiryan@ucla.edu
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  • Madina Thiam

    I work on the social and intellectual history of Mali and the West African Sahel, with an emphasis on Islam.

    Field of Study: Africa

    Advisor(s): Ghislaine Lydon (Chair); Robin D.G. Kelley; Makhroufi Ousmane Traoré; Minayo Nasiali; Andrew Apter 

    Advanced to Candidacy

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    Email    mthiam@ucla.edu
    Office   Bunche 2155
  • Matthijs Tieleman

    Matthijs’ dissertation examines the transatlantic connections between the American and Dutch Patriot Revolutions in the mid to late eighteenth century. 

    Field of Study: United States

    Advisor(s): Dr. Carla Gardina PestanaDr. Margaret Jacob

    Advanced to Candidacy

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    Email    matthijs.tieleman@gmail.com
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  • Anthony Vivian

    Field of Study: Ancient

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    Email    anthonylvivian@ucla.edu
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  • WANG Yōu

    WANG Yōu (王悠) is a PhD candidate in Chinese history. Her dissertation project examines how farmers in rural Jiangnan coordinate for water control during the nineteenth century.

    Field of Study: China

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    Email    wangyou@ucla.edu
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  • Rebecca Waxman

    Field of Study: South and Southeast Asia

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  • William Wood

    William Wood's research interests are in legal history, particularly California history, land rights of Indigenous peoples, and the jurisprudence around Native title in California.  He is also a Visiting Associate Professor of Law

    Field of Study: United States

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  • Harrison Woods

    Field of Study: Middle East

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  • Maia Woolner

    I am a cultural historian of modern medicine, technology, and society whose research investigates concepts of cure and curability, the visibility and invisibility of ill

    Field of Study: Science, Medicine, and Technology

    Advisor(s): Co-chairs: Theodore Porter (History) and Laure Murat (French and Francophone Studies)Committee: Soraya de Chadarevian, Lynn Hunt, Kenneth Reinhard

    Advanced to Candidacy

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    Email    maiawoolner@ucla.edu
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  • Masayoshi Yamada

    Masayoshi Yamada is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at UCLA, specializing in the cultural history of the United States.   

    Field of Study: United States

    Advisor(s): Robin D.G. Kelley (Committee Chair)Eric AvilaShana L. RedmondGeorge Lipsitz

    Advanced to Candidacy

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    Email    masayoshi1028@ucla.edu
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  • Christian Zavardino

    Field of Study: United States

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  • Mindi Zhang

    Field of Study: China

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    Email    mzhang54@ucla.edu
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