PhD Students

  • Onder Akgul

    Middle East & North Africa
    Advisor: Mustafa Aksakal
    Cohort Year: 2014
    Research Interests: Ottoman Empire (1700-1918); Social and Environmental History of the Eastern Mediterranean; Western Anatolia; History of Global Capitalism; The Age of Revolutions
    oea5@georgetown.edu

  • Bader Al-Saif

    Middle East & North Africa
    Advisor: Yvonne Haddad
    Cohort Year: 2012
    Research Interests: Arabian Peninsula; Islam; Intellectual & Conceptual History; Political-Cultural History
    ba414@georgetown.edu

  • Clark Alejandrino

    East & Central Asia
    Advisor: Carol Benedict / John McNeill
    Cohort Year: 2012
    Research Interests: East Asia; Environment; World
    cla50@georgetown.edu

  • Elsa Barraza Mendoza

    United States
    Advisor: Adam Rothman
    Cohort Year: 2014
    Research Interests: 19th-century U.S.; American Political Development; Race and Science; Jesuits and Slavery
    eb939@georgetown.edu

  • Simon Belokowsky

    Russia & Eastern Europe
    Advisor: Michael David-Fox
    Cohort Year: 2013
    Research Interests: Brezhnev Era; Migration; Gender; Humor
    sb1316@georgetown.edu

  • Chelsea Berry

    Transregional
    Advisor: Alison Games
    Cohort Year: 2013
    Research Interests: Atlantic World; Pre-Colonial Africa; Slavery; Magic
    cb1098@georgetown.edu

  • Emily Bierman

    United States
    Advisor: Michael Kazin
    Cohort Year: 2016
    Research Interests: Twentieth-century Social Movements; Intersection of Race and Sex in American Society and Culture; Race and Women's History, post-WWII
    elb63@georgetown.edu

  • Gregory Brew

    United States
    Advisor: David S. Painter
    Cohort Year: 2013
    Research Interests: Modern US; Political Economy of Energy; The United States and Iran; Modern Middle East
    grb27@georgetown.edu

  • Victoria Broadus

    Latin America
    Advisor: Bryan McCann
    Cohort Year: 2017
    Research Interests: 20th-century Brazil; Brazilian Popular Music
    vrb7@georgetown.edu

  • Jakob Burnham

    Europe
    Advisor: James Collins
    Cohort Year: 2016
    Research Interests: Early Modern France; Empire; Family; Indian Ocean; State Building
    jb2675@georgetown.edu

  • Daniel Cano

    Latin America
    Advisor: Erick Langer
    Cohort Year: 2012
    Research Interests: Latin America; Indigenous People; Nation-Making; Frontiers
    dac239@georgetown.edu

  • Paula Chan

    Russia & Eastern Europe
    Advisor: Michael David-Fox
    Cohort Year: 2016
    Research Interests: Soviet Union; World War II; Information History
    pc771@georgetown.edu

  • Robert Christensen

    Latin America
    Advisor: Erick Langer
    Cohort Year: 2016
    Research Interests: Environmental, Indigenous, Gender, and Social History
    rc1317@georgetown.edu

  • Graham Cornwell

    Middle East & North Africa
    Advisor: Osama Abi-Mershed
    Cohort Year: 2011
    Research Interests: Consumption; Imperialism; African Studies; The Sahara; Civil Wars
    gh86@georgetown.edu

  • Ashleigh Corwin

    Europe
    Advisor: James Collins
    Cohort Year: 2012
    Research Interests: Early Modern France; Blasphemy
    arc84@georgetown.edu

  • Kate Dannies

    Middle East & North Africa
    Advisor: Judith Tucker
    Cohort Year: 2012
    Research Interests: Gender; Law; World War I; Ottoman Empire; Modern Middle East
    kd576@georgetown.edu

  • Natascha de Vasconcellos Otoya

    Environmental
    Advisor: John R. McNeill
    Cohort Year: 2017
    Research Interests: Environmental History; Latin America; History of Oil; History of Science; Brazil
    nd515@georgetown.edu

  • Christopher DeLorenzo

    Latin America
    Advisor: Erick Langer
    Cohort Year: 2011
    Research Interests: Latin America; Coca Production in Bolivia
    csd36@georgetown.edu

  • Jacob Dingman

    East & Central Asia
    Advisor: James Millward
    Cohort Year: 2014
    Research Interests: Late Imperial China; Modern China; Tibet; Material History; History of Photography
    jsd75@georgetown.edu

  • Anthony Eames

    Transregional
    Advisor: Kathryn Olesko / David Painter
    Cohort Year: 2014
    Research Interests: Nuclear History; U.S.-U.K. Relations; Global Cold War
    ame46@georgetown.edu

  • Benjamin Feldman

    United States
    Advisor: Michael Kazin
    Cohort Year: 2013
    Research Interests: Intellectual History; Political Economy; Political Thought
    bjf43@georgetown.edu

  • Thomas Foley

    United States
    Advisor: David S. Painter
    Cohort Year: 2013
    Research Interests: Energy; American Civil War; Slavery; Politics
    tf97@georgetown.edu

  • Chad Frazier

    United States
    Advisor: Katherine Benton-Cohen
    Cohort Year: 2012
    Research Interests: Citizenship; Civil Liberties; Law and Society; History of Education and Higher Education; US Imperialism in Puerto Rico
    cdf32@georgetown.edu

  • Luke Frederick

    United States
    Advisor: Adam Rothman
    Cohort Year: 2017
    Research Interests: Atlantic World; 19th-Century U.S.; Domestic Slave Trade; The Carceral State in Antebellum Washington D.C.
    ljf39@georgetown.edu

  • Yuan Gao

    East & Central Asia
    Advisor: James Millward
    Cohort Year: 2017
    Research Interests: Central Eurasia; Russia; China; Food; The Environment
    yg207@georgetown.edu

  • Laura Goffman

    Middle East & North Africa
    Advisor: Judith Tucker
    Cohort Year: 2012
    Research Interests: Arab Gulf; Middle East; History of Medicine and Public Health
    lfg28@georgetown.edu

  • Andrey Gornostaev

    Russia & Eastern Europe
    Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov
    Cohort Year: 2013
    Research Interests: Early Modern Russia; Social History; Subaltern Studies; Transnational History; Mobility
    ag1443@georgetown.edu

  • Benan Grams

    Middle East & North Africa
    Advisor: Mustafa Aksakal
    Cohort Year: 2015
    Research Interests: The Ottoman Empire in the Arab World; WWI in the Middle East; Medicine; Gender; Modernity in Wartime Middle East
    bg506@georgetown.edu

  • Jason Halub

    East & Central Asia
    Advisor: James Millward
    Cohort Year: 2017
    Research Interests: Modern China; Identity and Nationalism; Martial Culture
    jkh49@georgetown.edu

  • Idun Hauge

    Middle East & North Africa
    Advisor: Judith Tucker
    Cohort Year: 2017
    Research Interests: Modern Lebanon; Gender; Visual Culture; Cultural History
    ish10@georgetown.edu

  • Stefan Hock

    Middle East & North Africa
    Advisor: Mustafa Aksakal
    Cohort Year: 2013
    Research Interests: Ottoman Empire; Modern Turkey; Gender; Sexuality; The First World War
    sgh28@georgetown.edu

  • Abigail Holekamp

    Russia & Eastern Europe
    Advisor: Michael David-Fox
    Cohort Year: 2013
    Research Interests: Late Imperial and Early Soviet Russia; Modern Europe; Cultural and Intellectual History
    aah57@georgetown.edu

  • Oliver Horn

    United States
    Advisor: David S. Painter
    Cohort Year: 2011
    Research Interests: U.S. and the World; Latin America; Colombia; Development; Illicit Drugs
    olh@georgetown.edu

  • Chelsea Hudson

    East & Central Asia
    Advisor: Jordan Sand
    Cohort Year: 2015
    Research Interests: Russo-Japanese relations; The Ainu; Sea of Okhotsk Region; Northern Asia-Pacific
    cch73@georgetown.edu

  • Matthew Johnson

    Environmental
    Advisor: John R. McNeill
    Cohort Year: 2015
    Research Interests: Environmental; Modern Brazil; Modern Latin America
    mpj16@georgetown.edu

  • SukHwan Kang

    Europe
    Advisor: James Collins
    Cohort Year: 2014
    Research Interests: Early Modern France; Religion; French Atlantic
    sk1449@georgetown.edu

  • Adrienne Kates

    Latin America
    Advisor: John Tutino
    Cohort Year: 2011
    Research Interests: Mexico; Indigenous peoples; Capitalism; Environment
    ak735@georgetown.edu

  • Said Kaymakci

    Europe
    Advisor: Gabor Agoston
    Cohort Year: 2013
    Research Interests: History of Legal and Political Thought; Military History; Economic History; Ottoman History
    ssk75@georgetown.edu

  • Philip Kiffer

    Russia & Eastern Europe
    Advisor: Michael David-Fox
    Cohort Year: 2015
    Research Interests: Soviet Union; Ego Sources; Surveillance; Policing; Stalin; Khrushchev
    pbk11@georgetown.edu

  • Matthew La Lime

    Africa
    Advisor: Meredith McKittrick
    Cohort Year: 2015
    Research Interests: West Africa; Development; Agricultural and Environmental History; Africa and the U.S.; Global Capitalism
    mcl236@georgetown.edu

  • Erica Lally

    United States
    Advisor: Michael Kazin
    Cohort Year: 2017
    Research Interests: Human Rights; National Security; International Relations
    el786@georgetown.edu

  • Thomas Loyd

    Russia & Eastern Europe
    Advisor: Michael David-Fox
    Cohort Year: 2014
    Research Interests: Soviet Union; Africa; Cold War; Global Education; Comparative Empire
    trl44@georgetown.edu

  • Alexander Macartney

    Europe
    Advisor: Anna von der Goltz
    Cohort Year: 2012
    Research Interests: West Germany; Japan; The Global 1960s
    afm31@georgetown.edu

  • Hillary MacKinlay

    Transregional
    Advisor: Alison Games
    Cohort Year: 2016
    Research Interests: Pacific World; Missionaries & Empire; Islands & Oceans
    hm676@georgetown.edu

  • Debra Mayfield

    United States
    Advisor: Adam Rothman
    Cohort Year: 2017
    Research Interests: 19th-Century U.S.; French Revolutionary Period; Slavery and Reconstruction; 19th-Century Women's History
    dm1480@georgetown.edu

  • Brent McDonnell

    Europe
    Advisor: Anna von der Goltz
    Cohort Year: 2016
    Research Interests: Postwar Italy and West Germany; Political Activism; Christian Democracy
    brm47@georgetown.edu

  • Kevin McQueeney

    United States
    Advisor: Adam Rothman
    Cohort Year: 2015
    Research Interests: African-American History; Urban History; Healthcare Economy
    kgm47@georgetown.edu

  • Douglas McRae

    Latin America
    Advisor: Bryan McCann
    Cohort Year: 2014
    Research Interests: Modern Latin America; Brazil; Urban History; Environmental History
    dvm23@georgetown.edu

  • Robynne Mellor

    Environmental
    Advisor: John R. McNeill
    Cohort Year: 2011
    Research Interests: United States; Canada; Soviet Union; Mining; Nuclear
    rnm29@georgetown.edu

  • Tracy Mensah

    Africa
    Advisor: Meredith McKittrick
    Cohort Year: 2017
    Research Interests: West Africa; Transnational Businesses; Media and Education History
    tm1292@georgetown.edu

  • Abhishek Nanavati

    East & Central Asia
    Advisor: Jordan Sand
    Cohort Year: 2015
    Research Interests: Modern Japan; Modern Korea; Architecture/Urban Design; Food History; Social History
    an605@georgetown.edu

  • Trishula Patel

    Africa
    Advisor: Meredith McKittrick
    Cohort Year: 2015
    Research Interests: Twentieth-century Africa; Racial and Ethnic Identity Politics in Southern Africa; Modern South Asia; African Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
    trp30@georgetown.edu

  • Jackson Perry

    Middle East & North Africa
    Advisor: John R. McNeill
    Cohort Year: 2014
    Research Interests: Environmental History; Mediterranean History; Settler Colonialism; History of Science
    jrp77@georgetown.edu

  • José Pons Ballesteros

    Environmental
    Advisor: John R. McNeill
    Cohort Year: 2016
    Research Interests: Environmental History; Madagascar; Filmmaking
    jcp134@georgetown.edu

  • Earnest Porta

    Middle East & North Africa
    Advisor: Osama Abi-Mershed
    Cohort Year: 2008
    Research Interests: Morocco in the Early Atlantic World
    portae@georgetown.edu

  • Dylan Proctor

    Africa
    Advisor: Kathryn de Luna
    Cohort Year: 2016
    Research Interests: Precolonial Central Africa; Health and Environment
    dap129@georgetown.edu

  • Yelizaveta Raykhlina

    Russia & Eastern Europe
    Advisor: Michael David-Fox
    Cohort Year: 2010
    Research Interests: Imperial Russia; Cultural History; Print Culture
    yr34@georgetown.edu

  • Chad Reger

    United States
    Advisor: Katherine Benton-Cohen / Adam Rothman
    Cohort Year: 2015
    Research Interests: Plains Indians; Military History; Airpower; Strategy; Diplomacy
    car257@georgetown.edu

  • Volodymyr Ryzhkovskyi

    Russia & Eastern Europe
    Advisor: Michael David-Fox
    Cohort Year: 2012
    Research Interests: Russian and Eastern European History; Intellectual History; Cultural History
    vr297@georgetown.edu

  • Patrick Scallen

    Latin America
    Advisor: John Tutino
    Cohort Year: 2010
    Research Interests: Latino/a History in the United States; Modern Central America; D.C. History
    pds25@georgetown.edu

  • Patrick Schilling

    Middle East & North Africa
    Advisor: Mustafa Aksakal
    Cohort Year: 2017
    Research Interests: Ottoman Empire; Modern Turkey; Intellectual History
    ps1114@georgetown.edu

  • Hillar Schwertner

    Latin America
    Advisor: John Tutino
    Cohort Year: 2013
    Research Interests: Mexico and the Americas; Borderlands and Frontiers; Urbanization; Environmental history
    hys6@georgetown.edu

  • Yue Shi

    East & Central Asia
    Advisor: James Millward
    Cohort Year: 2013
    Research Interests: Central Eurasia; Yili-Semireche Region; Institutional History; Empire; Frontier
    ys365@georgetown.edu

  • Amarjot Singh

    Transregional
    Advisor: John R. McNeill
    Cohort Year: 2006
    Research Interests: Ancient Military History
    aks32@georgetown.edu

  • Katherine Steir

    Transregional
    Advisor: Alison Games
    Cohort Year: 2014
    Research Interests: Atlantic History; Material Culture; Foodways; Slavery
    kes265@georgetown.edu

  • Leigh Stephens

    Europe
    Advisor: James Collins
    Cohort Year: 2017
    Research Interests: Early Modern France; Violence and Language; The French Wars of Religion
    lvs7@georgetown.edu

  • Yasser Sultan

    Middle East & North Africa
    Advisor: Judith Tucker
    Cohort Year: 2016
    Research Interests: Gender; Islamic Law; Early Modern Egypt
    yas17@georgetown.edu

  • Stanislav Tarasov

    Russia & Eastern Europe
    Advisor: Michael David-Fox
    Cohort Year: 2014
    Research Interests: Imperial Russia; History of Emotions; Cultural History
    st747@georgetown.edu

  • Mariia Telegina

    Russia & Eastern Europe
    Advisor: Gabor Agoston / David Goldfrank
    Cohort Year: 2017
    Research Interests: Early modern Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Empire; diplomacy; material culture
    mt1219@georgetown.edu

  • Molly Thacker

    United States
    Advisor: Katherine Benton-Cohen
    Cohort Year: 2015
    Research Interests: U.S. Immigration; Childhood; Race and Ethnicity
    mt1003@georgetown.edu

  • James Torres

    Latin America
    Advisor: Erick Langer
    Cohort Year: 2015
    Research Interests: Economic History; Mining History; Monetary History; Andean History
    jvt7@georgetown.edu

  • Cory Young

    United States
    Advisor: Adam Rothman
    Cohort Year: 2014
    Research Interests: Slavery and Abolition; Regional Formation in the Early U.S. Republic; the History of Capitalism; Atlantic World History
    cjy28@georgetown.edu