Konstanze H. Kunst

Ph.D. Student
kunst@sas.upenn.edu

Tina A. Irvine

Ph.D. Candidate
Education: 

B.A., History, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, DePauw University (2009) 

M.A.T. Marian University (2011)

M.A. University of Pennsylvania (2015)

tirvine@sas.upenn.edu

Fields: 

United States History (Thomas J. Sugrue)

Cultural History (Kathy L. Peiss)

Comparative Race, Gender, and Sexuality (Kathleen M. Brown)

Committee:

Research Interests: 

Women and gender, social reform, Appalachia, the South, Americanization, immigration, eugenics, race and race making, citizenship, history of science and medicine, history of sexuality and reproduction

Courses Taught: 

(Spring 2015) Teaching Assistant, “History of Sexuality in the United States”

(Spring 2014) Teaching Assistant, “America in the 1960s”

(Fall 2013) Teaching Assistant, “The Rise and Fall of the American South”

Danielle Holtz

Lecturer
Education: 

Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A. in History (2005)
List College, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, B.A. in Bible (2006)
M.A in History, University of Pennsylvania (2010)

daholtz@gmail.com

Committee:

Walter McDougall (Chair)
Kathleen Brown
Warren Breckman
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

CV (file): 
Research Interests: 

19th and 20th Century US History; United States in the World; Transnational History of Ideas; History of Medicine, Science, and Technology; US Political History; US Political Economy; International Relations and US Foreign Policy

Selected Publications: 

"Thomas Paine."  The Oxford Companion to United States History. Timothy Lynch, Christopher McKnight Nichols, and David Milne eds. Oxford University Press

“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder."  The Oxford Companion to United States History. Timothy Lynch, Christopher McKnight Nichols, and David Milne eds. Oxford University Press

“United States Strategic Bombing Survey."  The Oxford Companion to United States History. Timothy Lynch, Christopher McKnight Nichols, and David Milne eds. Oxford University Press

Other Affiliations: 

Assistant Editor, Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013)

Robert Hegwood

Ph.D. Candidate
Education: 

B.S. summa cum laude Portland State University (2008)
MA World History Portland State University (2011)

rhegwood@sas.upenn.edu

Committee:

Fred Dickinson
Eiichiro Azuma

Personal Statement:

CV (file): 
Research Interests: 

Modern Japanese History, Japanese American history, economic history, race, immigration, and nationalism

Other Affiliations: 

University of Tokyo, Center for Pacific and American Studies (2014-2015)

Alex Hazanov

Ph.D. Student
Education: 

BA, summa cum laude, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007, MA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

hazanov@sas.upenn.edu

Committee:

Benjamin Nathans
Peter Holquist
Thomas Childers

Proposed Dissertation:

Research Interests: 

Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet history
Cold War history
Late 20th century international history
The history and sociology of travel

Natalie Shibley

Ph.D. Candidate
Education: 

B.A., African-American Studies and History, cum laude, Columbia University (2012)

M.A., Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania (2014)

shibley@sas.upenn.edu

Committee:

  • Barbara Savage
  • Kathy Peiss
  • Dorothy Roberts
  • Heather Williams
Dissertation:
"Sexual Contagion: The Politics of Sexuality and Public Health in the U.S. Military, 1941-1993"
Research Interests: 

African American history; 20th century U.S. political and social history; history of gender and sexuality; history of medicine and public health

Jooyeon Hahm

Ph.D. Candidate
Education: 

M.A., University of Pennsylvania (2014)
B.A., University of Pennsylvania (2012)

jhahm@sas.upenn.edu

Fields:

Modern Japan, Late Imperial & Modern China, Comparative Gender

Committee:

Research Interests: 

Family, Family Law, Marriage, Intimacy

Smita Ghosh

J.D./Ph.D. Student
Education: 

B.A. History, Swarthmore College
J.D. University of Pennsylvania Law School

smghosh@law.upenn.edu
Committee
Personal Statement
CV (file): 
Research Interests: 

Immigration law, civil rights and school integration, history of race in America, transnational history.

Anne Fleming

Education: 

Yale College, B.A.
Harvard Law School, J.D.

aflem (at) sas.upenn.edu

Committee:

Sarah Barringer Gordon
Thomas J. Sugrue
Michael Katz
Walter Licht

Research Interests: 

American History; Legal and Constitutional History; History of Poverty and Social Welfare; History of Capitalism

Elizabeth Dyer

Lecturer
Education: 

Ph.D. History, University of Pennsylvania, December 2017

M.A. History, University of Pennsylvania, 2012

B.A. summa cum laude History and Anthropology, University of Virginia, 2007

edyer@sas.upenn.edu

I am an historian of Modern African history who is drawn to the aesthetics and performances of everyday life.  My current research projects historicize the roles of dreams, dramas, and films in twentieth-century East Africa.

Research Interests: 

Modern and Early African History, East African Social History, Cultural History, World History, Comparative History of Africa and the Middle East, Indian Ocean World History, History of Theatre and Film, Urban history

Selected Publications: 

"Whitewashing African Film Sets: King Solomon’s Mines and Taylor Swift’s Wildest Dreams, 1947-2015." 2016. The African Studies Review 59 (3): In press.

Other Affiliations: 

History and political philosophy instructor at the Leadership for a Diverse America Summer Institute at Princeton University.  Instructorship, 2016-

Visiting Scholar, Kenyatta University. Nairobi, Kenya, 2013-2014

Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellow, 2013-2014

American Historical Association, Bernadotte Schmitt Research Grantee, 2014

Phi Beta Kappa, 2007

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