Modern American, African American, Modern Middle East, Digital and Oral History
Ibram X. Kendi
BA in History and Africana Studies, College of the Holy Cross, 2014; MA in American and Middle Eastern History, Providence College, 2016.
Islam in American, History of Racism and Islamophobia, African American and Muslim American Intellectual History, Civil Rights and Social Justice, Malcolm X, the Nation of Islam, the Moorish Science Temple of America, Popular Culture and Film, Veterans' Affairs.
War of 1898/Spanish-American War, Progressivism, WWI, Wilsonianism, Anticolonialism, Anti-Imperialism, WWII. Dissertation Title: American Support for India's Self-Determination from 1915-1920: Progressives, Radicals and Anti-Imperialists.
Early American Republic, Political Economy, Numismatic and Monetary History, Political and Cultural History.
BA in History, CUNY Brooklyn College (2017)
I am interested in both popular and authoritative understandings of public debt, nation building, banking, and federal monetary policy during the early American republic. I am also interested in historical memory of the American Revolution during the Antebellum and Civil War periods, particularly as it relates to currency, coinage, federal, state, local, and private monetary policy, and petitioning and grassroots democracy.
African American History, 19th-Century US History, Memory and Oral History, Public History
BA anthropology '07, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MA anthropology '09, Columbia University; MA, oral history '10, Columbia University
I am interested in the idea of post-memory and how one generation passes its memories to the next, looking specifically at how that transfer changes the history being told. My focus is on the retelling of personally traumatic or deeply unsettling experiences in the South during the Civil Rights Era and how those individuals deal with that past in their present lives.
Disability History, Russian History, Modern European History, International Relations
Disability in the Early Soviet Union
BA international studies and political science '99, University of Richmond; MA international relations '01, University of East Anglia
My dissertation focuses on the concept of disability in the early Soviet Union. I examine the evolution of the structures associated with disability and the disabled population's acceptance or resistance to Soviet programs. More broadly, I study cultural and social issues, including disability, gender, race, and class. I continue to have a deep interest in diplomatic history, from 18th- and 19th-century Ottoman-Russian relations to the space race.
Modern European History; Russian History (19th-20th centuries); Theory of Grand Strategy.
BA in History (University of Milan); MA in Russian & Eurasian Studies (European University at St. Petersburg).
In addition to studying modern European and Russian history, I take a particular interest in strategic history and theory of grand strategy. In my dissertation, I explore Russia's foreign and military policies from the era of "Recueillement" to the Congress of Berlin (1856-1878) and re-read them from a grand-strategic perspective.
Short Bio: I have worked as Associate Director of the ENERPO Program (MA in Energy Politics in Eurasia, European University at St. Petersburg) since its founding in 2012. There I taught the graduate level Seminar on World Oil and Gas Affairs, founded the ENERPO Journal, ran the ENERPO Workshop Series, and organized annual conferences. In 2016, I taught a module on Russian grand strategic models in the 19th and 20th centuries as part of a graduate course on Russian Foreign Policy (IMARES program, EUSP). Prior to my academic experience, I interned and worked in the EU institutions, focusing mostly on energy international relations (Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU, European Parliament, among others)
Languages: Italian and French (native speaker); English, Russian, Spanish; Latin and Ancient Greek (with dictionary).