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Current Graduate Students

The following is a list of students currently enrolled in Graduate Studies in History at Fordham. Where available, dissertation titles are included. Note that those who are working on their dissertations may live outside the New York metropolitan area.

Edward Aw, MA

Alisa Beer, PhD (ABD)
"Managing Monastic Libraries in Medieval England"
Mentor: Dr. Maryanne Kowaleski

Benjamin Bertrand, PhD
Intersections of violence and society in Medieval Europe, with a special emphasis upon the ways that violence served to construct identity in different communities

Lisa Betty, PhD
Modern history focusing on the themes of Labor, Migration, and Diaspora in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa

Ronald Braasch, PhD
Medieval History, Military History, The Hundred Years’ War, The Crusades

Owen Clow, PhD

Giulia Crisanti, PhD (ABD)
"Europeans are Lovin' It? Coca Cola, McDonald's and the Challenges to American Global Businesses in Italy and France, 1943-2015"
Mentor: Dr. Silvana Patriarca

Nicholas DeAntonis, PhD (ABD)
"The Struggle to End the Suadi Arabian Slave Trade: The United States, the United Nations and Transnational Non-Governmental Organization, 1953-1963"
Mentor: Dr. Chris Dietrich

Patrick DeBrosse, PhD
High Medieval Europe, especially its noble culture, the crusading movement, the construction of narrative history, and the Angevins domains.

Alex DeWitt, S.J., MA
Church history, specifically Jesuit history of Great Britain and Ireland at the time of the Reformation; early modern; humanism

Taylor Dickinson, MA
Medieval England; concepts of power and national identity; governance and administration; feudal corruption and oppression

Jeff Doolittle, PhD (ABD)
“Early Medieval Medical Culture at Montecassino”
Mentor: Dr Richard Gyug

Kasey Fausak, PhD

Louisa Foroughi, PhD (ABD)
"What Is a Yeoman? Status, Religion, and Material Culture in Later Medieval England "
Mentor: Dr. Maryanne Kowaleski

Sally Gordon, MA

Douglass Hamilton, PhD

William Hogue, PhD
US Diplomatic History, US Foreign Relations in Latin America, Religion and American Foreign Relations.

Emily Horihan, PhD
Urban history, NYC history, immigration, suburbanization

Jacquelyne Howard, PhD (ABD)
North American Borderlands, Marriage and Family, Eighteenth Century French Imperialism

Richard Hresko, PhD (ABD)
"The Development of the Ferrous Arms and Armor Industry in Medieval England, 1272-1483"
Mentor: Dr. Maryanne Kowaleski

Tobias Hrynick, PhD
Medieval environmental history, and the history of wetland management.

Stephen Leccese, PhD (ABD)
“The Discovery of the Consumer: Economic Reform and Social Regulation, 1865-1904”
Mentor: Dr Chris Dietrich

Sean Loritz, MA

Jordyn May, PhD
Visual culture of the Woman Suffrage Movement in America

Garret McDonald, PhD
History of forced labor and its relationship to Russian/Soviet society

Michael McKenna, PhD

Nathan Melson, PhD

Melissa Morales, PhD (ABD)
“The Threat of Rebellion: Gender and the American Revolution”
Mentor: Dr Elaine Crane

Christie Olek, PhD
Social history of medicine, the healer-patient relationship, medieval hospitals, women and gender

Rachel Podd, PhD
Late medieval England and Iberia, medical and legal history, the history of health, disease, and gender.

Amanda Racine, PhD

Christopher Rose, PhD (ABD)
"The Nobility of Outremer: Identity and Power among the Ibelins and their Affinity, 1174-1374"
Mentor: Dr Nicholas Paul

Samantha Sagui, PhD (ABD)
"Law, Order, and the Development of Urban Policing in Late Medieval England"
Mentor: Dr. Maryanne Kowaleski

Michael Sanders, PhD
The interactions of Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the late Middle Ages, particularly on the Iberian peninsula.

Glauco Schettini, PhD
Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe, in particular the age of revolutions and the history of nationalism.

Kaitlin Shine, PhD

Nicole Siegel, PhD

James Smith, PhD

William Tanner Smoot, PhD
Early and High Medieval England; religious history and culture; monasticism

Damien Strecker, PhD
African American political thought, urban history, race, colonialism, Reconstruction

Ryan Sullivan, PhD

Brandon Tucker, MA

Michael Wootton, MA