Project Fellows

Faculty Fellows

Barbara Coopercooper 2019

Professor of History
Degree: Ph.D., Boston University; B.A., St John's College (Annapolis)
Specialty: History of West Africa; History of Religion; Women's and Gender History; History of Health
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Office: 003 Van Dyck Hall

Phone: 848-932-8525

Research Interests: Professor Cooper is interested in intersections between culture and political economy, focusing upon the intertwined histories of gender, law, health, religion, agriculture and family life.


Erica Goldblatt HyattErica Goldblatt

Assistant Teaching Professor and Assistant Director of DSW Program
Degree: DSW, University of Pennsylvania, MSW/MBE, University of Pennsylvania; B.A., McGill University
Specialty: Death, dying, and bereavement
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Office: 390 George St, 6th Floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Phone: 848-932-8485

Research Interests: Termination of pregnancy due to fetal anomaly (TOPFA), identity and bereavement, and spirituality.


Michael GusmanoGusmano Michael

Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy, School of Public Health
Degrees: Ph.D.; University of Maryland at College Park (1995)

Specialty: African American cultural and intellectual history, and the history of the African Diaspora
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Office: 683 Hoes Lane West, Room 311

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Research Interests:  Politics of health care reform, comparative health systems, and normative theories of policy analysis.


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Part-Time Lecturer, Department of Philosophy
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Jacob Hale Russellprofile russell

Associate Professor of Law
Degree:  J.D., Stanford Law School; SM., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.B., Harvard University
Specialty: Corporate law and governance
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Office: Camden Campus Office E415

Phone: 856-225-2350

Research Interests: Corporate law and governance, with a particular focus on the history of the corporation and its role in society.


Julie Stephenscrop Stephens Julia 990cb

Assistant Professor of History
Degree: Ph.D., Harvard University
Specialty:  Colonial and Post-Colonial South Asia; Legal History
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Office: 114 Van Dyck Hall

Phone: 848-932-8261

Research Interests:  My research focuses on how law has shaped religion, family, and economy in colonial and post-colonial South Asia and in the wider Indian diaspora.



Graduate Fellows

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Research Interests: Early Modern European History

Danny received his BA in History and Psychology from Tufts University and his MA in European Studies at Yale University.  At Yale, he wrote his Master’s Thesis, “Landscape, Memory and the Early Modern Sense of the Past,” on the role of social memory in early modern England, focusing specifically on its interaction with the monumental landscape.  At Rutgers, he plans to pursue similar research topics, but within a wider geographic range including New England and the early modern Atlantic world.  Danny is from Kittery Point, Maine, and is also researching topics in the social history of seventeenth and eighteenth-century Maine.


Hannah Groch-BegleyHannah

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Hannah is a third year PhD student at Rutgers, studying Modern Europe and Women and Gender History. Her research focuses on violent women in the British Empire during the First World War, and efforts to understand and contain female violence. She is also interested in questions of citizenship, mental health, and transimperial connections between the British and the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires. Hannah received her B.A. in History with honors from Vassar College in 2012; prior to pursuing her PhD, she worked as a professional researcher for D.C. political nonprofits, focused on narratives and depictions of gender and disability in media and popular culture.


Tara MalangaMalanga Tara 2016

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Tara earned her B.A. in History from Rutgers University and her M.Ed. in Social Studies Education from The Graduate School of Education also at Rutgers University.  Her research focuses on the change in indigenous perceptions of disease, illness, death, and dying in Mexico from the Pre-Columbian to the Colonial period.  Tara is currently working with Nahuatl language documents including the Cantares Mexicanos, a number of historical annals written by various Nahua noblemen, wills and testaments from areas in and around the Valley of Mexico, morality plays, and a record keeping book titled El Libro de los Difuntos, to understand how disease and death were recorded and represented both before and after Spanish contact.


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Emmet von StackelbergvonStackelberg Emmet 2018

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Research Interests: American, Cultural History

Emmet is a doctoral student in history at Rutgers, studying the cultural and sensory history of the United States in the early 20th century. His current research examines the technological and material history of celluloid film, and the bearing of this history upon the evolution of ideas about health, safety, public space, free expression, and corporate power. He received his BA in History and Literature from Harvard.


Joseph WilliamsWilliams Joseph 2016

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Research Interests: African American History, Women’s and Gender

Joseph entered the doctoral program at Rutgers after completing an M.A. in History at DePaul and a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) at Garrett Seminary. He is interested in black intellectual history, women's and gender history, and American religious reform from the late nineteenth to the mid twentieth century.