Parker Abt published in the Wall Street Journal

Fri, 09/07/2018

History Major and Honors Thesis student Parker Abt recently had an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal. Check it out here:

Congratulations to Kevin Waite

Wed, 08/29/2018

Check out PhD alum (2016) Kevin Waite’s op-ed on Confederate monuments in the Washington Post:

Agnes Trouillet

Visiting Research Scholar

William Angus McLeod IV


B.A., University of Texas at Austin (2013)
Research Interests: 

My primary research interest is the historical development of public, K-12 education finance policy in the United States from the nineteenth century to the present. Previously I studied American philanthropy, education in the South, segregation in education, and black schools in the South.

My current project investigates the history of Texas' school finance policy from the Republic of Texas to the present as a lens into broader issues of how school finance serves a site of contestation between different racial, socioeconomic, geographic, and political constituencies.

Courses Taught: 

EDUC 668: Master's Seminar in Education, Culture, and Society

Other Affiliations: 

Graduate School of Education-Education, Culture, and Society Program

Genevieve Tan

Ph.D. Student

B.A., Cultural Studies, Nagoya University, 2018.

Advisor: Frederick Dickinson


Grant E. Stanton

Colonial & Early America; Atlantic World; Intellectual History; Political and Legal History
Ph.D. Student

M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2017
B.A., History and Political Science, University of California - Santa Barbara, 2016
Research Interests: 

My primary emphasis is in revolutionary American socio-political and legal discourse and its place within the wider Atlantic world.

Currently I am working on two projects, one tracing the development of custom in eighteenth-century Anglo-American legal argumentation and the other analyzing insults and how they functioned rhetorically during the revolutionary crisis.

You may find some of my prior work here:

Alex Royt

Ph.D. Student

M.Sc., International and World History, London School of Economics, 2018
M.A., International and World History, Columbia University, 2018
B.A, History and German (with honors), Binghamton University, 2016


Advisor: Peter Holquist

Research Interests: 

Soviet History, Late Imperial Russian History, Economic and Cultural History, Production of Economic Knowledge, Social Theory and the Histories of State Formation.

Razan Idris

Ph.D Student

B.A., International Comparative Studies and Political Science, Duke University (2018)

My research is on the history of the legal doctrine of al-kafa'a fil nasab ("equivalence of lineage or bloodline") in Muslim marital legal texts, historical rulings, and living communities. I am interested in what al-kafa'a fil nasab reveals about different narratives of "bloodline", race, and social hierarchy in Muslim communities, and particularly in Afro-Arab communities in Sudan, Morocco, and Mauritania. Currently, I am investigating the Egypt-based religious debate over al-kafa'a fil nasab in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Research Interests: 

Race, gender, and social hierarchy.
Islamic legal texts and court practices.
African and Middle Eastern Muslim religious history.

Lila Rice Goldenberg

Ph.D. Student

M.A., Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Columbia University, 2017
B.A., History and Classics (Latin), Cornell University, 2015

My research concentrates on codices produced during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries as evidence of larger cultural, religious, and economic phenomena in the Low Countries, England, and France. I am particularly interested in hybrid codices (books which contain both manuscript and print) and female readers. 

Advisors: Prof. Margo Todd & Prof. Roger Chartier

CV (file): 
Research Interests: 

Early Modern/Late Medieval History of Northern Europe (15th/16th centuries); History of the Book; Women and Gender; Material History; Religious History (Protestant Reformation); North Sea History; Latin Paleography; Incunabula & Early Printed Books; Manuscripts; Digital Humanities

Dahlia El Zein
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