The Pig Farmer's Daughter and Other Tales of American Justice: Episodes of Racism and Sexism in the Courts from 1865 to the Present

2000
Vintage

From the head of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission comes a landmark study of the ways in which prejudice has shaped American justice from the Civil War era to the present.

My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations

2006
Vintage

“My face is black is true but its not my fault but I love my name and my honest dealing with my fellow man.” –Callie House (1899)In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed historian Dr. Mary Frances Berry resurrects the remarkable story of ex-slave Callie House (1861-1928) who, seventy years before the civil-rights movement, headed a demand for ex-slave reparations.

Le Jihad de l'âme : Ahmadou Bamba et la fondation de la Mouridiyya au Sénégal, 1853-1913

2011
Karthala

Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacke Mouridiyya founder, is a central figure in the history of Islam in Senegal. While this important Sufi has been a lot of research, and although there are abundant hagiographic literature Ahmadou Bamba, we still had no critical analysis of his life. The Jihad of the soul is a detailed analysis of the foundation and development of the order through a biographical study of its founder.

Yuji Ichioka, Before Internment: Essays in Prewar Japanese American History

2006
Stanford University Press

This is a collection of the last essays by Yuji Ichioka, the foremost authority on Japanese-American history, who passed away two years ago.

Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

2005
Oxford University Press

The incarceration of Japanese Americans has been discredited as a major blemish in American democratic tradition.

Janine van Vliet

Ph.D. Candidate
Education: 

BA University of Pennsylvania (2008)
MA University of Guelph, Ontario (2011)

janinev@sas.upenn.edu

Committee:

Margo Todd (Advisor)

Ann Moyer

Siyen Fei

Steven Ellis (National University of Ireland, Galway)

 

Dissertation:

From “the chief key of her realm” to the “verie hart of the cuntrey:” the garrisoned border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed in late Tudor and early Stuart England

 

Fields: 

Early Modern Britain

Research Interests: 

Borders and Frontiers; Urban History; Early Modern Anglo-Scottish relations; Center/Periphery Studies; Early Modern Empires

Emma Teitelman

Ph.D. Student
Education: 

B.A. History, Wesleyan University

emmateit@sas.upenn.edu

Advisor:

Stephanie McCurry
Steven Hahn
Kathleen Brown
Research Interests: 

U.S. History; the Nineteenth Century; History of Capitalism; Political Economy; the Civil War and Reconstruction; Slavery and Emancipation; Empire, Colonial, and Postcolonial Studies; American Empire; State Theory and State Formation; Women and Gender; Labor History

Iuliia Skubytska

Ph.D. Candidate
Education: 

B.A. National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Ukraine)
M.A. National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

iuliiask@sas.upenn.edu
Research Interests: 

My dissertation investigates the system of the Soviet summer camps during the period from 1958 to 1983. I look at the factors that shaped the Soviet summer camps' everyday functioning and the educational strategies developed for these childcare institutions. Finally I use oral history to study the memories about the Soviet summer camps and the controversies of remembering the USSR in contemporary Ukraine in general.

Anna Schatz

Ph.D. Student
Education: 

B.A., History, Bryn Mawr College (2009)

schatza@sas.upenn.edu

Fields:

Twentieth Century U.S., Comparative Gender and Sexuality, U.S. in the World

Committee:

Kathy Peiss (Advisor)
Tom Sugrue
Kathleen Brown

Dissertation Title:

Kelsey Salvesen

Ph.D. Candidate
Education: 

B.A. French and International Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2011)

M.A. History, University of Pennsylvania (2014)

salvesen@sas.upenn.edu
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Research Interests: 

Gender, race, and religion in early North America; feminine material culture; stitched texts; history of embroidery and needlework; American religious history; the French colonization of North America; missionaries and Amerindian Christians; Catholic nuns and empire; literacies.

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