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John (J.D.) Roberts

Ph.D. Candidate (ABD)

Fields: Modern Latin America, Global History, Colonial Latin America, Illicit Drug History, Colonial America, Global Environmental History, Modern West African History, Organized Crime History, Agricultural History. 
Faculty: Jose Angel Hernandez, Joel Wolfe, David Glassberg, Barry Levy, John Higginson 
Education: B.A., Anthropology, SUNY Albany; M.A., History, UMass Amherst 

I am particularly interested in the global networks drug trafficking and global crime syndicates create linking producers and consumers from around the world. I am also dedicated to utilizing hard sciences in my historical research, particularly biology, geology, chemistry, and climatology. In my spare time, I am an avid record collector, and I like to travel and hike.