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Ph.D. Students

This page is intended to give a sense of the range and focus of graduate student research in our department. Current dissertation titles for Ph.D. students are provisional. You may write to current students via email or care of the Department of History, Herter Hall, University of Massachusetts, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9312.


Ph.D. | M.A. | Public History


Current Ph.D. Students

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Cheney Alvarado
Latin America & the Caribbean; Gender & Sexuality
cmalvarado@umass.edu
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No picture Marwa Amer (ABD)
Modern United States
mamer@history.umass.edu
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Amy Breimaier (ABD)
Atlantic World, Book History, Public History
abreimai@history.umass.edu
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Cai Barias
Modern Philippines, 20th century US, gender and sexuality
cbarias@umass.edu
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Heather Brinn (ABD)
hbrinn@umass.edu

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Portrait of Adeline Broussan Adeline Broussan (ABD)
US History, French and American Imperialism, Gender Studies
abroussan@history.umass.edu
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Portrait of Justin Burch Justin Burch (ABD)
History of US International Relations, Cold War, American Empire
jeburch@history.umass.edu
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Portrait of Joie Campbell Joie Campbell (ABD)
19th-20th century United States, History of Women and Gender, African American History
joielynncamp@umass.edu
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Portrait of Ross Caputi Ross Caputi
American History, European History
rcaputi@umass.edu
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No picture Hee Yun Cheong
hcheong@history.umass.edu

Anotida Chikumbu
History of Zimbabwe, Comparative Labor History and 20th century US history 
achikumbu@umass.edu
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Portrait of James During James During
History of Memory, Vietnam War
jduring@umass.edu
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Kimberly A. Enderle (Kim)
Twentieth Century American history, Women’s history, LGBTQ history, and Military history.
kenderle@umass.edu
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Portrait of Jenna Febrizio Jenna Febrizio (ABD)
20th century Germany, Memory, Banned/Looted Artwork, Restitution
jfebrizio@umass.edu
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Brittany Frederick (ABD)
20th Century African American History, Civil Rights Movement and Higher Education, Public History and Universities
bfrederick@umass.edu
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Yuri Gama (ABD)
Modern Latin America, Modern Brazil, Urban History and Public History
ygama@umass.edu
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Portrait of Andrew Grim Andrew Grim (ABD)
20th Century US, Urban History, Modern Europe, Public History
agrim@history.umass.edu
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Portrait of Cheryl Harned

Cheryl Harned (ABD)
Colonial America, Modern United States, Cultural/Intellectual History, Early Modern History of Science 
charned@history.umass.edu
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Jason Higgins (ABD)

Modern U.S. History, African American History, Global History, Public History, and Oral History
jahiggins@umass.edu
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Sean Hough
Modern Germany and the US; Comparative Memory Studies
shough@umass.edu
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Ragini Jha (ABD)
South Asian History, Land use and Agrarian Transition, Commemorative Practices

raginijha@umass.edu
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Portrait of Sarah Lavallee Sarah Lavallee (ABD)
Modern Germany, South Africa, Early Modern Europe
slavallee@history.umass.edu
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No picture Destiney Linker (ABD)
20th century United States, African American History, Latin America
dllinker@history.umass.edu
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Portrait of Jorge Minella Jorge Minella (ABD)
Modern Brazil, 20th century Brazil-United Sates relations, Latin America
jminella@umass.edu
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Portrait of Shay Olmstead Shay Olmstead (ABD)
Gender and Sexuality History; Modern U.S. History with a focus on Gender, Labor, and Capitalism; Inter-American Indigenous History with a focus on economic self-determination
solmstead@umass.edu
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Gaye Ozpinar
20th century U.S. Immigration History, Legal History
gozpinar@umass.edu

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Tanya Pearson
20th century U.S. History, Gender and Sexuality, Latin American History
tpearson@umass.edu
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Portrait of Anthony Repucci Anthony Repucci (ABD)
19th century United States, Civil War
arepucci@history.umass.edu
No picture John (J.D.) Roberts (ABD)
Modern Latin America, Global History, Colonial Latin America
jdrobert@history.umass.edu
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Photo of Alison, a pale woman with straight brown hair wearing a plaid top. Alison Russell
Early America, Public History
abrussell@umass.edu
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Portrait of Karen Sause Karen Sause (ABD)
Native American History, Colonial America, Atlantic World
ksause@history.umass.edu
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Portrait of Casey Scarpati Casey Scarpati
American Foreign Relations, the Vietnam War
cscarpati@umass.edu
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Camesha Scruggs (ABD)
20th century United States, African American History, Global Women's History
cscruggs@history.umass.edu
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Shilpa Sharma 
shilpasharma@history.umass.edu

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Parul Srivastava (Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellow) 
Partition of India 1947, Oral history, South Asian history, Gender
parulsrivast@umass.edu
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Portrait of Gina Talley Gina Talley (ABD)
History of Women and Gender in the United States, 20th century United States, Sex and Society in Modern Europe
gtalley@history.umass.edu
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Guanhua Tan

History of Culture and Education in Twentieth-Century China
gtan@umass.edu
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Portrait of Charles Weisenberger Charles Weisenberger (ABD)
African American History, Digital History, Global History
cweisenberge@history.umass.edu
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Brian Whetstone (ABD)
Public History, Historic Preservation, 20th-Century America
bwhetstone@umass.edu
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Emily W. Profile Emily Whitted
U.S. History Pre-1865, History of Technology, Material Culture Studies
ewhitted@umass.edu
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Portrait of Bing Xia Bing Xia
20th century Chinese history
bingxia@umass.edu
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