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 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 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.
Kyungdo Peter Lee
Emmet von Stackelberg
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.
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.