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Current History 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, M.A.

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

Benjamin Bertrand, Ph.D.
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, Ph.D.
Modern history focusing on the themes of Labor, Migration, and Diaspora in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa

Ronald Braasch, Ph.D.
Medieval History, Military History, The Hundred Years’ War, The Crusades

Owen Clow, Ph.D.
20th century American history, with emphasis on the American South, modernity & modernization, and political violence.

Giulia Crisanti, Ph.D. (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, Ph.D. (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, Ph.D.
High Medieval Europe, especially its noble culture, the crusading movement, the construction of narrative history, and the Angevins domains.

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

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

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

Kasey Fausak, Ph.D.

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

Sally Gordon, M.A.

Douglass Hamilton, Ph.D.

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

Emily Horihan, Ph.D.
Urban history, NYC history, immigration, suburbanization

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

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

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

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

Jordyn May, Ph.D.
Visual culture of the Woman Suffrage Movement in America

Garret McDonald, Ph.D.
History of forced labor and its relationship to Russian/Soviet society

Michael McKenna, Ph.D.

Nathan Melson, Ph.D.

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

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

Rachel Podd, Ph.D. (ABD)
"Health in Late Medieval England: The Impact of Age, Sex, and Income on the Lived Experience”
Mentor: Dr. Maryanne Kowaleski

Amanda Racine, Ph.D.

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

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

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

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

Kaitlin Shine, Ph.D.

Nicole Siegel, Ph.D.

James Smith, Ph.D.

William Tanner Smoot, Ph.D.
Early and High Medieval England; religious history and culture; monasticism

Damien Strecker, Ph.D.
African American political thought, urban history, race, colonialism, Reconstruction

Ryan Sullivan, Ph.D.

Brandon Tucker, M.A.

Michael Wootton, M.A.