History Alumni News & Updates
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Adler, Antony. Class of 2006. Presented History comps to an essay contest held by a historical society and it won. Was invited to present paper at annual meeting in Chicago.
Armstrong, Matt. Class of 1990. I left Carleton in 1990 and ended up in law school at Washington Univ. in St. Louis. I still reside in St. Louis with my two daughters, Daphne (14) and Arden (12), where I practice law. I specialize in bringing lawsuits against pension plans and corporations on behalf of retirees.
Bardes, John. Class of 2008. Currently I'm a Kindergarten teacher at Arthur Ashe Charter School in New Orleans, LA. I can tell you all about living in New Orleans, the New Orleans school system(s), and rocking the free world.
Berg, Ellen. Class of 1996.
Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, U.S. history, 2004. Dissertation: "Citizens in the Republic of Childhood: Immigrants and the American Kindergarten, 1880-1920," Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland, with a focus on U.S. immigration and national identity. Recently held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History (2008-2009).
Bhagavan, Manu. Class of 1992.
Assistant Professor of Modern South Asia in the Department of History at Hunter College, the City University of New York (CUNY), New York City. Teaching Fields: Modern South Asian history, Asian American history, Modern World history, Educational history. Research Interests: Princely States, Resistance studies, Education, Colonialism and Post-coloniality.
Boe, Jonathan E. Class of 1965, deceased 11/08/1999.
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA. Was Professor of History.
Author of: American Business: The Response to the Soviet Union, 1933-1947 (Foreign Economic Policy of the United States. Co-editor, Brandywine Press, The American Journey: United States History Through Letters and Diaries, Volume I (to 1877) and Volume II (since 1865); Writing Women's Lives: American Women's History through Letters and Diaries.
Bourdow, Kate, Class of 2004. I'd be happy to talk to prospective or current history majors about applying to graduate school or conducting a job search. After Carleton, I received my Masters in Teaching at the University of VA. I now work as a career counselor at Virginia Wesleyan College (Norfolk, VA), helping history students, among other majors, decide on majors, find externships, internships, jobs and graduate school. I'm also working part-time towards an Education Specialist (Ed.S) degree in Higher Education at Old Dominion University, so I would also be happy to talk with students interested in graduate school for Higher Education.
Brimsek, Emily. Class of 2006, was awarded a North American Conference on British Studies Undergraduate Essay prize for her paper "Honor, Property Crime and the Middle Class in Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh." The essay was a version of her history comps paper from winter '06. She began the PhD program at Brown in September 2006.
Brinkman, Kyle. Class of 1993.
Burrow, David I. Class of 1990. University of Wisconsin-Madison MA (1994), PhD (2005); specialization Imperial Russian history. Thesis: "Russian Social Networks, Public Opinion, & Intelligentsia Identity in the First Half of the 19th c." Currently Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD); Tenure awarded April 2012 w/promotion to Associate Professor of History in August 2012. I am the modern European historian at USD, courses include Russian, German, and 19th and 20th c. European history at USD, World & Western Civ and in Honors program. Recent publications: "Sociability and Cosmopolitanism: Social Bonds on the Fringes of the Enlightenment," co-edited w/Scott Breuninger (Pickering & Chatto, 2012); “Prince M. M. Shcherbatov’s Critique of the ‘Open Table’ & the Dynamics of Russian Sociability,” in "Sociability & Cosmopolitanism" (above); “Food at the Russian Court & the Homes of the Imperial Russian Elite, 16th c. to mid-19th c.,” in "Royal Taste: Food, Power & Status at the European Courts after 1789," ed. Daniëlle De Vooght, (Ashgate, 2011), pp. 87-111; "Petrograd, 1917" for Reacting to the Past (in progress); Prior academic employment: The University of Indianapolis (2004-6); Albright College (2003-4); Franklin & Marshall College (2002-fall 2003).
Johnson, Caleb. Class of 2008. "I am living in the Twin Cities, spending far too much time reading, and fairly content."
Falk, Ted. Class of 2008. "After a year on a Watson Fellowship in the Middle East and North Africa, I'm beginning a PhD program in Middle Eastern History at UC San Diego. My focus is on Lebanon and Syria from the era of Ottoman reforms through the French mandate."
Capehart, Jonathan. Class of 1990
Political journalist. Joined the Washington Post editorial board in 2007. Prior to joining The Post, he was a member of the New York Daily News’ editorial board from 1993 to 2000. He then became National Affairs Columnist for Bloomberg News from 2000 to 2001, and left to work as a policy adviser to Michael Bloomberg in his successful campaign for Mayor of New York City. He returned to the Daily News as deputy editor of the editorial page from 2002 to 2005. Also a popular television news commentator, moderator, and interviewer.
Chambers, Sarah. Class of 1985
University of Minnesota, Associate Professor of Latin American History.
Author of From Subjects to Citizens : Honor, Gender, and Politics in Arequipa, Peru 1780-1854.
Her research analyzes on the transition from colonialism to independent republics, with a particular focus on gender.
Christofferson, Michael. Class of 1988.
Ph.D. Columbia. Associate Professor of History, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Research focuses on French intellectual politics after World War II, notably the relationship between intellectuals and communism. See also: French Intellectuals Against the Left: The Antitotalitarian Moment of the 1970s, Berghahn Books, 2006.
Cohen, Michael David. Class of 2002. (History / Mathematics) http://web.utk.edu/~history/faculty/f-Cohen.htm Assistant Research Professor of History and
Assistant Editor of the Correspondence of James K. Polk, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Cohen’s current research centers on the history of politics and of higher education in the nineteenth-century United States. He is the assistant editor of the Correspondence of James K. Polk Project. His forthcoming book, Reconstructing the Campus: Higher Education and the American Civil War, shows how the Civil War and Reconstruction helped to forge America’s modern colleges and universities and the federal government’s education policy. Previously Dr. Cohen worked on the Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony at Rutgers University.
Costello, Humphrey. Class of 1987.
Political Economist for the Mississippi Health Policy Research Center, Social Science Research Center (SSRC), Mississippi State University. He conducts research on health insurance and health services.
Cummiskey, Julia. Class of 2004. I am currently working as a public health epidemiologist at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. I received my master's degree in public health from Columbia Unversity Mailman School of Public Health in the department of sociomedical sciences. My major was history, ethics, and policy allowing me to continue to use history to inform my work in public health. I work on a variety of projects serving HIV infected individuals, people at risk for HIV infection, and people with symptoms of substance abuse and dependency seeking services in the NYC STD clinics. I also worked for two years at the New-York historical society as an educator for student groups while I earned my master's degree.
Curtis, James C., Class of 1959
Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Delaware, where he also served as Director of the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. Author, The Fox at Bay: Martin Van Buren and the Presidency, 1837-1841 (1970) and Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication (1976) and co-editor, with Lewis L. Gould, of The Black Experience in America: Selected Essays (1970), Mind's Eye, Mind's Truth: FSA Photography Reconsidered by Temple University Press (1989), and the author of numerous reviews in major national journals, including The American Historical Review, The Journal of American History, The Journal of Southern History, The Winterthur Portfolio, American Quarterly and Reviews in American History. Also see: Making Sense of History
Dale, Stephen F. Class of 1963.
Islamic historian who specializes in and teaches courses on the history of the eastern Islamic world, specifically India, Afghanistan, Iran and Central Asia. He took his undergraduate degree from Carleton College and both of his graduate degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, and previously taught at the Universities of Chicago and Minnesota. He has conducted research on one of the oldest Muslim communities in the Indian subcontinent, the Mappilas of Malabar or Kerala in southwestern India, and on Indian merchants who conducted trade in Iran, Central Asia and Russia in the early modern era. He is currently at work on a biography of Zahir al-Din Muhammad Babur, the founder, in 1526, of the Mughal (Mughul) empire of India; a project that involves research in most of the areas of Professor Dale's interests. His most recent publication dealing with Babur's life was an article in the August 1996 issue of the Journal of Asian Studies entitled, "Poetry and Autobiography in the Babur-nama."
Davis, Janet. Class of 1986.
University of Texas (American Studies Department).
Associate professor of American Studies and History at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently serving as chair of the Department of American Studies. She is the author of The Circus Age: Culture and Society under the American Big Top (2002). She has edited the papers of Tiny Kline, a turn-of-the-century Hungarian Jewish immigrant who danced at burlesque shows, hung by her teeth at the circus, and was Disneyland's first Tinker Bell at age 70. Circus Queen and Tinker Bell: The Memoir of Tiny Kline will be published with the University of Illinois Press in August 2008. Davis is currently researching and writing a social and cultural history of the American animal welfare movement from 1866-1930, paying special attention to the place of evangelical Christians and radical humanists in the movement, at home and abroad. Davis teaches courses relating to popular culture, 19th and 20th-c. U.S. cultural and social history, women's studies, modern South Asia, and social movements.
Davis, Jennifer. Class of 1996.
University of Oklahoma – Norman. Assistant Professor of European history. I completed a Ph.D at Penn State in 2004, and am revising my dissertation manuscript “Men of Taste: Gender and Authority in the French Culinary Trades, 1730-1830” for publication. I teach courses on the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, Nationalism and Ethnic Violence in Modern Europe, and women’s and gender history.
Dichtl, John. Executive director of the National Council on Public History (NCPH). I also recommend the NCPH website for career info. It's at www.ncph.org. Another great site is the Public History Resource Center at: http://www.publichistory.org/about_phrc/index.asp.
Eiseman, Alex. Class of 2004. "I currently work at a hedge fund in New York, but I'm still an active Medieval history enthusiast - two weeks ago I finally tracked down a copy of Salimbene de Adam's Chronicles..."
Eisenberg, Ellen. Class of 1984. American Studies major.
Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. Dwight & Margaret Lear Professor of American History. She is the author of Jewish Agricultural Colonies in New Jersey, 1882-1920 (1995). Her scholarship now centers on Jews in the Pacific West, and she is particularly interested in relationships between western Jews and other minority ethnic groups. Her work in this area includes chapters in the anthologies Jewish Life in the American West (2002) and California Jews (2003) and articles in such journals as American Jewish History, The History Teacher, and the Journal of American Ethnic History, as well as two monographs. The First to Cry Down Injustice? Western Jews and Japanese Removal during WWII (2008) was a National Jewish Book Award finalist. Jews of the Pacific Coast: Reinventing Community on America’s Edge, co-authored with Ava Kahn and Bill Toll, was released by the University of Washington Press in 2009.She teaches courses on American history since Reconstruction, American social history, immigration history, Reconstruction, African American history, American Jewish history, and a research seminar called History in the Archives.
Ewing, Hannah. Class of 2007. "I recently defended my M.A. thesis in history, "Gregory the Great and the Exarchs: Inter-Office Relations in Italy ca. 600," at The Ohio State University. I also just presented a version of this thesis at the first annual Vandalia Conference in Later Ancient History, at Indiana University. I am now reading for my PhD candidacy exams at The Ohio State University, and returning to 12th century Byzantine history after a fascinating stint in Late Antiquity."
Fett, Sharla. Class of 1983.
History Department, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California. Author of Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations; Awards & Distinctions: Winner of the 2003 Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Award, Southern Historical Association, the 2003 Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, Southern Association of Women Historians, the 2003 Willie Lee Rose Prize, Southern Association of Women Historians, and the co-winner of the 2003 James A. Rawley Prize, Organization of American Historians.
French, Katherine (Kit). Class of 1984.
Associate Professor of Medieval History, SUNY, New Paltz. Interests: Medieval England, women's history, and social history. I've written: /People of the Parish: Community Life in a Medieval English Diocese /(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001); /The Good Women of the Parish: Gender and Religion after the Black Death/ (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008-forthcoming in Dec.) and with Allyson Poska /Women and Gender in the Western Past/, 2 vol. (Houghton Mifflin, 2006).
Gilbert, James B. Class of 1961.
Home Page: http://www.history.umd.edu/Bio/gilbert.html
Author of nine monographs. Co-editor of three other books and co-author of a text in American history. His most recent works are Men In the Middle: Searching for Masculinity in the 1950s; Explorations of American Culture and Redeeming Culture: American Religion in an Age of Science. His Perfect Cities: Chicago's Utopias in the 1890s was chosen by the N.Y. Times as one of its "Notable Books of 1991." A Cycle of Outrage: America's Reaction to the Juvenile Delinquent in the 1950s was the Oxford University Press entry for the Pulitzer Prize.
Glade, Erin. Class of 1998
I completed the 2-year MA program in Middle Eastern Studies at University of Chicago in 2004, and am now in the History PhD program at University of Chicago, working toward a dissertation in Modern Middle Eastern History (Sept., 2007), Visiting Instructor in International Studies at Macalester for 2009-2010.
Gradick Murphy, Sarah. Class of 2002.
I completed the Master's in Elementary Education/Initial Licensure program at the University
of MN. I taught kindergarten for one year in Orono, MN, and have been teaching Grade 3 at Oak Grove Elementary in the Bloomington, MN public schools for the past three years. I would be happy to talk with current Carls or alums who are interested in getting into elementary education.
Hansen, Peter H. Class of 1984
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. Associate Professor, Humanities and Arts, Director of International Studies. Interests: Modern European, British (esp. 19th and 20th centuries) history, international studies, global history, the history of mountaineering, nationalism, imperialism, sport, documentary films, postcolonial studies, cultural studies. IQP Advising Interests include the impact of new technologies, impact of technical change on jobs and business history, history of technology, technological transfer, appropriate technology, international comparisons, science and society studies, foreign policy, economics in mature countries and developing countries, introducing new teaching materials.
Hardgrove, Anne. Class of 1989.
Assistant Professor of History, University of Texas, San Antonio, received a B.A. from Carleton College and Ph.D. in Anthropology and History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Specialties: Interdisciplinary focus, with a geographical concentration on South Asia, in particular India.
Hawkins, Timothy. Class of 1990
Jose de Bustamante and Central American Independence: Colonial Administration in an Age of Imperial Crisis. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, Just published by The University of Alabama Press, Visit http://www.uapress.ua.edu/, Department of History, Indiana State University.
Helbig, KumRae. Class of 1999.
Thanks for sending the history department updates! Even though it has been almost 15 years now, I still enjoy seeing what Carls are up to. If any students are interested in human resource careers, feel free to put them in touch with me, I'd be happy to share my experiences with them. Best regards, KumRae (04-2013)
Herder, Michelle, Class of 1997
PhD, medieval history, Yale. Went from Carleton to the PhD program at Yale, now teaching at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Finished Ph.D. in 2003 with a dissertation on "The Monastery of St. Daniel and the Community of Girona, 1020-1370. Since 2009 has been assistant professor of history at Cornell College, teaching medieval and early modern history.
Hevly, Bruce. Class of 1982
Professor, History Department, University of Washington-Seattle and historian of science. PhD, Johns Hopkins. Selected Bibliography: Expending the Spectrum: Sun and Earth at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, Forthcoming; The Atomic West: Papers Presented at the University of Washington, September 1992. Editor, with John Findlay. Seattle: University of Washington Press, Forthcoming; "The Heroic Science of Glacier Motion." Osiris 11 (1996): 66-86; "Stanford's Supervoltage X-Ray Tube." Osiris 9 (1994): 85-100; Big Science: The Growth of Large-Scale Research. Editor, with Peter Galison. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1992.
Hirtle, Peter B. Class of 1974.
Senior Policy Advisor and Intellectual Property Officer, Cornell University Library, 221 Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14853. He is also the Bibliographer for American and General European History. From 2002-2003, he served as President of the Society of American Archivists and continues to remain active in archival activities. From 2005-2007 he was a member of the Copyright Office's Section 108 Study Group.
Hoagland, Heather Wrage. Class of 2005. After two years with the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program where I taught English to high school students and lived in a rice paddy in rural Miyagi, Japan, we moved to DC where I worked in the membership department of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. I am currently in the George Washington University Museum Studies Master's program (2012). When I graduate, my husband Mike Hoagland, who's also a Carl, and I are hoping to move to Chicago. He'll open a bar, and I'll land the perfect job curating at the Field Museum!
Hoff, Derek. Class of 1994.
Assistant Professor of History, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. Currently revising his manuscript "Are We Too Many? The Population Debate and Policymaking in the Twentieth-Century United States." Specializes in modern American political, economic, and environmental history.
Hunt, Lynn. Class of 1967.
UCLA, Professor and Eugen Weber Chair, Modern European History.
Early modern Europe, France, late modern Europe since 1789. She was recently elected to the American Philosophical Society, the country's oldest learned society founded by Benjamin Franklin and friends over 250 years ago. Author of Revolution and Urban Politics in Provincial France (1978); Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution (1984); and The Family Romance of the French Revolution (1992), The New Cultural History (1989); with Joyce Appleby and Margaret Jacob, Telling the Truth about History (1994); with Jacques Revel, Histories: French Constructions of the Past (1995); and with Victoria Bonnell, Beyond the Cultural Turn (1999). Recently published, Inventing Human Rights (2007).
Huyck, Heather. Class of 1973.
Public History Research Associate, College of William and Mary. PhD American History, MA Cultural Anthropology, University of Minnesota. thirty-year career as a public historian bridges academically based history and place-based history, especially history as found in the National Park system (she has visited 293 of 388 parks). The former director of the Jamestown 400th Project, she is visiting associate professor at the College of William and Mary. Her specialties are women's history, colonial history, and cultural resource management.
Hyry, Tom. Class of 1993.
Home: http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/2378.cfm. Charles E. Young Library, UCLA, Director of Special Collections. http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/hyry-appointment-152164.aspx
Iverson, Peter. Class of 1967.
Arizona State University, Regents' Professor of History Emeritus.
Became president of the Western History Association in October 2004. Also named Arizona State University Graduate College outstanding mentor of doctoral students. Interests: American Indian history and the history of the American West, especially late 19th century to present. Diné: A History of the Navajos and "For Our Navajo People": Diné Letters, Speeches, and Petitions, 1900-1960, 2002, University of New Mexico Press. Diné Letters has been selected by the History Book Club and has won several awards. Other recent publications include: Major Problems in American Indian History (with Albert Hurtado), 2001, Riders of the West: Portraits From Indian Rodeo (with Linda MacCannell, photographer), 1999.
Jamar, Steven. Class of 1975.
JD, Hamline University School of Law, LLM, International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center. Prof. Jamar is the Associate Director of the Institute of Intellectual Property and Social Justice at Howard (IIPSJ). IIPSJ was created by Prof. Mtima and Prof. Jamar in 2002 to address the relationship between intellectual property and social justice. IIPSJ at Howard sponsors relevant scholarship, involves HUSL students in IP courses and issues, designs the IP curriculum, sponsors student internships in IP law practice, and provides CLE instruction in IP to practicing lawyers. Prof. Lateef Mtima is the IIPSJ Director. His scholarly work is wide ranging. In August 2002 he presented a paper on the international human right of freedom of religion at an Oxford Round Table Conference at Oxford University. He has also published articles and done other scholarship on comparative law and intellectual property, legal rhetoric, work related to Brown@50, IP and social justice, and various human rights topics.
Johnson Lorenz-Meyer, Elizabeth. Class of 1992.
University of Minnesota Ph.D., 2006. M.A., History, University of Kansas, 1998. Nineteenth and early twentieth century U.S. history with an emphasis on immigration and gender history.
Johnson, Benjamin H. Class of 1994.
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MA and PhD at Yale 2000. Associate Professor of History and Interim Director, Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Department of History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Ben's work focuses on the interactions between race, class, and political ideologies in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly on the Texas-Mexico border. His teaching and publications range in fields as diverse as political history, environmental history, borderlands and Mexican American history. He is author of “Escaping the Dark, Gray City:” How Conservation Re-made City, Suburb, and Countryside in the Progressive Era, under contract Yale U. Press; Bordertown: The Odyssey of an American Place, Yale U. Press, 2008, and Revolution in Texas: How a Forgotten Rebellion and Its Bloody Suppression Turned Mexicans into Americans, Yale, 2003. He is also co-editor of Steal This University: The Rise of the Corporate University and the Academic Labor Movement, Routledge, 2003, among others. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Keller, Shoshana. Class of 1986.
Hamilton College, Clinton, New York. Associate Professor of History.
Interests: Russia and Central Asia. I teach Russian history and an assortment of courses on various parts of Eurasia, including the modern Middle East and Central Asia. I recently published an article in Slavic Review on education and the narrative of history in Uzbekistan, called “Story, Time and Dependent Nationhood in the Uzbek History Curriculum,” [Slavic Review Vol. 66, No. 2(Summer 2007): 257–277]. I am currently working on creating an internet-based "teaching resource tool" on Central Asian histories, sponsored by the Social Science Research Council. One of the other 3 principle investigators for this project is Adeeb Khalid.
Kim, Matthew. Class of 1999.
Assistant professor of preaching and ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He received his MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and his MTh and PhD degrees from the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of two books: 7 Lessons for New Pastors: Your First Year in Ministry (Chalice Press, 2012) and Preaching to Second Generation Korean Americans: Towards a Possible Selves Contextual Homiletic (Peter Lang, 2007). For six years, he worked as a senior pastor at Logos Central Chapel in Denver, Colorado. He and his wife, Sarah, have three sons.
Klein, Michelle, see Morgan, Michelle.
Kleinman, Deb, Class of 1994.
Masters in Public Health from University of Michigan in '98 in health education & health behavior. Executive Director of the US Green Building Council - Colorado Chapter. This brings me back to my roots as a guru of Jamie's focusing on environmental history:) Our goal as an organization is to do no less than transform our built environment; my goal as the organization's leader is to grow a sustainable and innovative statewide organization that builds bridges between energy and design geeks, smart growth and land use planners, affordable housing activists, and so on. I'm also working on creating an internal culture that sustains our staff, volunteers, and members...wow, there's that third bottom line!
Ladner, Andrew, Class of 2007. I recently started work in online advertising with Google in Ann Arbor, MI. As a Carleton alum and History major, I really think the job is a perfect fit for Carleton students in general and history majors in particular. Feel free to email me with any questions. I am available as a resource person for any students interested in advertising, Google, or both!
LaFleur, Robert. Class of 1981.
Professor of History and Anthropology, Beloit College.
Landis, Brett, Class of 2004. I am a staff attorney with Legal Aid Services of Oregon in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I work with low-income, rural clients in issues involving domestic violence, tenant's rights, and public benefits. Please feel free to contact me regarding any questions regarding careers in law or going to law school or working for a non-profit organization. I graduated law school in 07, so I'm happy to be a resource for any students considering law.
Larson, Jillian. Class of 2009. "I am currently working for the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life in Washington, D.C. I work on the operations side with finances, grant reporting, and contracts. In my spare time, I try to take advantage of the hiking and biking opportunities in the surrounding Civil War battlefields. This past summer, I finally took a trip to Constantinople/Istanbul, where I snapped many photos that featured Christ Pantokrator. For summer 2011, I'm contemplating a trip to Sicily to combine my love for Byzantine art and the Godfather. If anyone is in the DC area, feel free to contact me!"
Lebsock, Suzanne. Class of 1971.
Professor at Rutgers University, history of American women, both black and white.
Lekan, Tom. Class of 1989.
University of South Carolina. Teaches undergraduate surveys of European civilization and modern Germany, as well as specialized undergraduate courses and seminars on environmental history, the urban experience in modern Europe, and Nazi social history, leads grad seminars in environmental & European history, & dissertation prospectus writing. Books: Imagining the Nation in Nature: Landscape Preservation and German Identity, 1885-1945 (Harvard University Press, 2004), Germany’s Nature: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental History (Rutgers University Press, 2005). Hmmm, here is some news: Currently a research fellow at the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University and then I’ll go to the National Humanities Center in Durham, NC for a similar gig for 2010. I’m working on a project entitled: Green Tourism: Consumption and Conservation in 20th c. Germany. If anyone is applying to Princeton I can certainly scope out a particular faculty member for them. I also received the Educational Foundation Research Award for the Humanities and Social Sciences at U-South Carolina in May 2009, and just returned earlier in the summer 2009 from an invited lecture in South Korea for a conference on the environmental consequences of canal building and river canalization in Europe and beyond from the 18th c. to the present.
Leslie, Stuart, Class of 1975. http://host.jhu.edu/bios/stuart-leslie/ Professor, History of technology; history of science-based industry; regional economic geography; science and architecture, Department of History of Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins University.
Lewis, Robert W. Class of 1998, email@example.com
Visiting Assistant Professor, Grinnell College History Department, Grinnell, Iowa. Modern Europe, 2007. Fulbright Scholar 2003-04, in France. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. Dissertation: "The Society of the Stadium: Urban Modernity, Sports Spectatorship and Mass Politics in France, 1893-1975."
Loevner, Jonathan, Class of 2006. I currently work in the office of Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, South Dakota’s lone member of the House of Representatives, where I advise her on a range of legislative issues. Any current Carleton students or recent graduates interested in working on the Hill are welcome to reach out to me.
Lurie, Ben. Class of 2009. "I have been living in Minneapolis, interning for several local nonprofits, and freelance proofreading on the side. Recently, I began an internship with the PR agency Weber Shandwick - it's been great fun. Feel free to email if you're also in the area (firstname.lastname@example.org)."
MacDonald, Daniel. Class of 2004 "As an Episcopal Priest I keep many medieval texts close by, and I must say that studying at Carleton the 9th century revival of Byzantine Iconoclasm has firmly shaped how I view theological orthodoxy. Being married and raising young children, however, is certainly my most living connection with the medieval period!"
Maddux, Melanie. Class of 1998.
Consulting Associate, McKinsey & Company, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Markwyn, Abby. Class of 1995.
Assistant Professor of History, Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin. PhD, UW Madison, "Constructing an 'epitome of civilization': Local Politics and Visions of Progressive Era America at San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition." 2006. At Carroll she teaches surveys of American history, women's history, western history, and Latin American history.
Marshall, Wyatt. Class of 2009. "I recently moved to New York City and have been writing for a music blog, RockNYC, and have just started an editorial internship at Thrillist. The city is great!” [Marshall has recently been accepted into a Journalism graduate program, note from Bill North, 6/20/2012.]
McCrossen, Alexis. Class of 1989.
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Southern Methodist University, Associate Professor of History Specialist in American social and cultural history, with interests in religion, cities, and leisure. Her books are Marking Modern Times: Keeping Time in the U.S., 1840-1940 (under contract with U. Chicago Press), Disrupted Boundaries: Consumer Culture and Capitalism in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Editor and Contributor, (at press, Duke U. Press), and Holy Day, Holiday: The American Sunday (Cornell University Press, 2000). Her works have been supported by supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Hagley Library and Museum.
McGowan, Abigail. Class of 1993.
Assistant Professor. University of Vermont. Asian History, South Asia, South Asian women's history.
McWethy, Loren. Class of 2004.
Willing to discuss information on internships/educational & overseas programs in the DC area. I would be willing to be a point of contact for current Latin American History majors. I would be happy to help out the History Department in this way. Please refer people my way.
Meneghel MacDonald, Meg. Class of 1982.
Communications Specialist, University of Washington.
Morgan, Michelle (Klein). PhD, American history, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007. My dissertation is entitled "A Model of Womanhood or Manhood: City Teachers in the Far West, 1890-1930." My research and teaching interests include education, labor, gender, and the West. I am now teaching at UW-Whitewater and serving as the Academic Director for "Building Informed Citizens," a professional education program for teachers in the Madison Metropolitan School District. The program is funded by a Teaching American History grant from the Department of Education.
Mullin, Ted. Class of 2006. Deceased 09/03/2006.
The Carleton community is deeply saddened by the loss of senior Ted Mullin, who died on Sunday, September 3, 2006, in his home town of Winnetka, Illinois. Ted entered Carleton with the Class of 2006, and had been battling synovial sarcoma since the summer of 2004. Despite his illness, he was on track to graduate in spring of 2007. Ted was deeply committed to his life at Carleton, as a history major and member of the men’s swim team. He was intense, generous, kind-hearted, a strong leader, had a deep sense of team spirit, and had an especially strong commitment to learning, analyzing, and understanding the depth and meaning of everything he learned. Ted co-captained two 'Relay for Life' teams while at Carleton, an event raising funds to support cancer research sponsored by the American Cancer Society. On-line Remembrances. Memorials can be sent to the Ted Mullin Memorial Fund, c/o History Department, Carleton College, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057, and to the Ted Mullin Cancer Research Fund, C/O University of Chicago Medical Center Development, 1170 East 58th Street Second Floor, Chicago IL 60637.
Myers, Dave. Class of 2000.
Middle School Teacher at da Vinci Arts Middle School in Portland, OR. Teaches Reading, Writing, and Social Studies to 6, 7, and 8th graders.
Neale, Kyle. Class of 2006. "I'm in my second year of medical school at Midwestern University and happy to report that Margeaux Gagliano ('06) and I were married on Sept 4, 2010. We're currently living in Oak Park, IL and enjoying our busy lives."
Oldstone-Moore, Christopher. Class of 1984.
University of Chicago, Ph.D. 1992. with specialization in modern Britain, France and the U.S. He has published works on English Nonconformity, including his first book, Hugh Price Hughes: Founder of a New Methodism, Conscience of a New Nonconformity (University of Wales Press, 1999). Currently, the focus of his research is gender and masculinity.
Peiss, Kathy. Class of 1975.
Home page: http://www.history.upenn.edu/faculty/peiss.shtml
The Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History at Penn. Her teaching interests include the history of American women, gender, and sexuality, consumer culture in historical perspective, and modern American cultural history. See home page for extensive bibliography.
Polasky, Janet. Class of 1973.
Professor of History and Women's Studies, University of New Hampshire, Professor of History, early and modern Europe. Author of the Democratic Socialism of Emile Vandervelde: Between Reform and Revolution, 1995, and Revolution in Brussels, 1787-1793. Fields of Research: Routes to the City, Roots in the Country: Reforming Urban Labor in Brussels and London; Revolution Without Borders: "Le Cri Universel" of the Eighteenth Century Atlantic World.
Priest, Ty. Class of 1986.
Independent historian in Houston, Texas. Author of: Global Gambits: Big Steel and the U.S. Quest for Manganese, 2003, Praeger Publishers.
Radway, Jessica. Class of 2004. Since graduating in 2004, I have:
Spent a year in Madison, WI, working in a coffee shop and waiting tables in a Nepalese restaurant. Spent two years in rural Japan, teaching English to junior high school students on the JET Program. Moved to Cambridge, MA, become a nursing assistant (CNA) and applied to physician assistant programs.
Rakoff Epstein, Jena. Class of 2002. "I currently teach middle and high school history at an independent school in Manhattan, NY. I love teaching and would be delighted to chat with anyone who is thinking about going into education. I currently teach a medieval history class to an energetic and enthusiastic group of seventh graders!"
Ramaswamy, Aparna. Class of 1997 (IR and Poli Sci major, South Asian History concentrator) Artistic Director/Choreographer/Principal Dancer, has performed Bharatanatyam in the Twin Cities from a very young age, and has been studying under the guidance of Ms. Alarmel Valli. She has performed at prestigious venues nationally and internationally, both as a soloist and as Principal Dancer of Ragamala. She has been awarded several honors, including a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Dancers, a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Choreography, a Bush Fellowship for Choreography, an Arts and Religion in the Twin Cities grant, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, two Jerome Foundation Travel Study Grants, an Artist Exploration Fund Grant from Arts International (New York), the Lakshmi Vishwanathan Endowment Prize from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha (Chennai, India), and Sage Award for Best Dancer (Minneapolis). Her work is supported by the Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project, the Japan Foundation, and has been commissioned by Walker Art Center (Minneapolis). http://www.ragamala.net/
Randolph, John. Class of 1989.
Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I specialize in the history of the early Russian Empire. At Illinois, I offer a number of different courses in Russian history, as well as seminars on research methods and intellectual history. Author of: The House in the Garden: The Bakunin Family and the Romance of Russian Idealism, Cornell University Press, Spring, 2007.
Reilly, Adam. Class of 1994. Staff writer, cover city, state and national politics for the Boston Phoenix, a weekly newspaper that’s the Massachusetts equivalent of City Pages. Master’s, Harvard Divinity
Ringrose, Daniel. Class of 1988
Minot State University, North Dakota. Associate professor of History.
Interests include modern France and Germany, gender history, professionalization, elites, and problems in labor history.
Rising, Josh (MD, MPH) Class of 1997. I am currently a pediatrician in New Haven, CT. Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University; Board of Directors National Physicians Alliance, http://www.npalliance.org.
Robertson, Claire. Class of 1966.
The Ohio State University. Professor of History and Women's Studies. Interests: African and Third World women, socioeconomic change, women and slavery in Africa and the Americas, Third World education and development, feminist theory and methodology, issues of representation of African women, colonialism and women, and marketing systems. Author or editor of six books and over forty articles dealing with women, class/gender relations, and slavery in Africa. Dr. Robertson is winner of the African Studies Association's 1985 Herskovits Book Award. In 1987-88, she held a Fulbright Fellowship to study Kenyan market women and the development of Nairobi area trade. Current research: reconstructing the history of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean.
Robinson, Sarah. Class of 1998. University of Wisconsin, Madison. Fulbright scholar beginning 2003-04, in France.
Rosenblatt, Jessica. Class of 2004. In 2007, I got an MFA in Interactive Media from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. My thesis project, Fitting In, was an interactive history experience that used replica costumes fitted with digital sensors. I currently work as an experience designer for a small interactive production company (Big Buddha Productions) in Los Angeles that designs museum exhibits, theme park attractions, and retail experiences. I also work in game design. I don't always get to work on historical projects, but my history background helps me every day. (Jan 27, 2009)
Rubenstein, Jay. Class of 1989.
Associate Professor of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Historian of the intellectual, cultural, and spiritual worlds of Europe in the Middle Ages, with areas of focus in the eleventh and twelfth centuries in England, France, and the Crusader settlements. He received an M.Phil. at the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley, both in medieval history. His research interests combine intellectual, cultural, religious, and military history, with his earliest publications focusing on the cultural impact of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon society, and his more recent work examining the much more extensive impact of the First Crusade (1096-1099) on the European world. In between he wrote a biography of the French monk Guibert of Nogent, who is most famous for having written the first true autobiography of the Middle Ages and whose other works draw together a variety of intellectual, psychological, theological, and historical ideas and phenomena. For all of these projects he has lived and worked extensively in Europe, particularly in Paris, Rome, Oxford, and London. (Jay was a 2007 MacArthur Fellowship Award winner.)
Ruen, Matt. Class of 2007. "After three years in the Washington, DC area, doing historical research for the U.S. Army, I've returned to Minnesota, briefly, before trekking the rest of the way across the continent. Since 2011, grad student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, in the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies."
Rutherford, Leslie. Class of 2010 (History/MARS) writes: "Working on a Master's in Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. I still get my history fix with books and Netflix, when I have time!"
Sanders, Matthew J. Class of 1997. J.D., Stanford University Law School, 2002. From 2002 to 2007, served as appellate attorney in Environment & Natural Resources Division of U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. From 2006 to 2007, taught legal research and writing at American University's Washington College of Law. From 2007 to present, serves as associate in environmental practice group at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP in San Francisco, California.
Shulman, Steve. Class of 1986.
Ph.D., University of Michigan. Interim Chair, Department of Political Science,
Associate Professor of Political Science and Frank L. Klingberg Professor of International Relations at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIUC). He is currently making a total of six trips to the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Ukraine) to consult on the reform of that institution's political science department through a program sponsored by the Open Society Institute. Also Director of Undergraduate Studies in SIUC's political science department. Winner of a fellowship, January 2005, "Excellence Through Commitment Undergraduate Teaching Enhancement Award.”
Spotts, Kathryn. I was a Teach For America corps member in Newark, New Jersey in 2004. I taught reading and writing for three years in an inner-city middle school, before transitioning to the Admissions team at Teach For America, first from the national office in New York City and now in the Minneapolis regional office. I plan to pursue an advanced degree in urban education.
Stiles, T.J. Class of 1986.
Writer and historian, living in San Francisco. He recently won the National Book Award for his new biography, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) [please see his home page, above, for details about his work]. He also wrote Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002). In 2003 he presented a History Department Fall Lefler Lecture, "When the War Came North: Finding the Meaning of Jesse James in Northfield." 2013 update: working on a new book about George Armstrong Custer.
Sturtz, Linda. Class of 1983.
Beloit College, Professor.
I was a history major at Carleton College and studied museums and American History in the M.A. program at William & Mary. I completed my PhD in history at Washington University in St. Louis where I taught courses in Women's History and American History before the Civil War. My current projects include completing a manuscript on the history of propertied women in Virginia during the colonial period. I am beginning to work on the history of Jamaica in the eighteenth century.
Suk, Michael. Class of 1990.
Was named one of twelve 2003-04 White House Fellows, the nation's most prestigious program for leadership and public service. Selection is based on a record of remarkable professional achievement early in one's career, evidence of leadership potential, a proven commitment to public service, and the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute successfully at the highest levels of the federal government. After majoring in History at Carleton, Michael went on to simultaneously complete his M.D. at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a J.D./M.P.H. at Boston University School of Law and School of Health. Director, Trauma Service and Association, Dire Shands Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL.
Swartout, Jim. Class of 1991. "I married another Carl (Eileen Byrne, class of 1993). We have four children together and live just outside Chicago. I run our family business (President, Chief Operating Officer, Myerson, LLC)."
Swartzbaugh, Laura. Class of 1989. American Studies.
I have been teaching high school History and English at a small selective-admissions public high school in the western suburbs of Chicago, Proviso Math and Science Academy, since 2005.
Telchin, Robert. Class of 1999.
Desk Officer, Southern and East Africa International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. International Trade Specialist for eight Southern and Eastern African countries at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. Works closely with American companies attempting to overcome trade and investment barriers in Africa, as well as with African businesses seeking to strengthen their competitiveness and commercial ties with the United States. Also an advisor on policy issues affecting U.S.-Africa trade, including the African Growth and Opportunity Act or “AGOA.” Acting Economic and Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bujumbura, Burundi in 2006 and the Acting Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya in 2004.
Thorsheim, Peter. Class of 1991.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Associate Professor of History. Specialist in modern Britain, environmental history, and the history of science, technology, and medicine. Author of Inventing Pollution: Coal, Smoke, and Culture in Britain since 1800 (2006).
Tikoff, Valentina. Class of 1987.
DePaul University, Assistant Professor of history
Early modern Europe, Spain, The Atlantic World, History of Children and the Family, History of Poverty and Social Welfare.
Troyansky, David. Class of 1976.
Home page: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/pub/Faculty_Details5.jsp?faculty=243
Professor and Chair, Department of History, Brooklyn College, New York. See home page for bibliography.
Urban-Mead, Wendy. Class of 1984.
M.A., University at Albany; Ph.D., Columbia University. Areas of interest include African history, with emphasis on southern Africa; European imperialism; history of Christianity in Africa; religion and gender. Taught secondary school social studies for five years in Red Hook and Arlington, New York, school districts. Member, American Historical Association, African Studies Association, Coordinating Council of Women Historians. Awards: German Academic Exchange Service Grant (1984 85), Richard Hofstadter Fellowship (1995 2000), Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Research Grant (1999). Editorial board, Le Fait Missionaire (Lausanne, Switzerland). Articles in Le Fait Missionaire, Women's History Review, and Women in African Colonial Histories (Indiana University Press, 2002).
Van Slyke, Lyman. Class of 1951
Stanford University. Department of History. Professor Emeritus.
Specialty: History of China.
von Glahn, Robert. Class of 2003
M.A. Ed., Teachers College, Columbia University; current a History Teacher, The Potomac School, McLean, Va.
Walden, Judy. Class of 1986
University of the Ozarks, History department. Since Spring of 2000, Judy has offered a History and Film series using mainstream films to show students that history can be fun and to encourage historical discussion and analysis outside the classroom. Research interest: public housing in Dublin, Ireland.
Warnicke, Marga. Class of 1997. MA in History with a Certificate in Museum Studies. University of Delaware in Museum Studies. I have managed the GMAT/GRE/LSAT test preparation program at Arizona State University, and can help majors prepare for the graduate school admissions tests as well as help them navigate the graduate school admissions process. I would be happy to speak to Carleton students or alumni about the standardized tests, general graduate school admission issues or my own graduate school work. I am now a second-year doctoral student in the School of Public Affairs at ASU pursuing a PhD in public administration.
Waters, Anne B. Class of 1982
"The Status of Women in South Asia." In: Education About Asia Vol. 2, No. 2, 1997.
Webster, Adam. Class of 2000
I gave up the world of public relations and am now back in graduate school. I'm finishing up my PhD in twentieth century German history at Brown University (under Prof. Omer Bartov's guidance). My dissertation explores the experiences of a German town in Saxony from apx 1943 - 1948 (the defeat at Stalingrad through the stabilization of the postwar order). I spent the academic year of 2007-08 in Germany as a visiting instructor at the University of Tuebingen and then on a research fellowship based out of Dresden. I expect to finish up all my degree requirements (including the dissertation!) in early 2011. [will check on update :), nl, 6-20-2012]
Wiebe, Robert. Class of 1951. Deceased 12/10/2000
Passed away December 10, 2000, in Evanston, Illinois, New York Times, 12/26/00. His book, The Search for Order was a landmark book for synthesizing the history of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was deemed a crucial period over which significant changes in political, social, and economic culture occurred, with urbanization and the spread of urban networks at the core. See also the set of papers on the H-SHGAPE WWW site associated with a 1997 American Historical Association panel on The Search for Order with comments by Robin Muncy, Leon Fink, and Martin Sklar, at the H-Net site. He retired from Northwestern University in 1997, and had been a member of the Department of History since 1960. Author of: Businessmen and Reform: A Study of the Progressive Movement.
Willeford, Brook. Class of 2002
Has been working in the game industry for several years now, first at WizKids, Inc as a game designer and now at Sandlot Games Corporation as a writer and level designer. He's also worked as a freelance writer, creating fiction for the Mage Knight and MechWarrior websites as well as contributing to a for-charity book of role playing game systems and adventures.
Wilson Wood, Emily. Class of 2002. After graduating from Carleton, I went on to receive a PhD in history from Harvard in 2009 - dissertation on papal government in France during the 12th c. I am an adjunct professor of History at Clemson University in South Carolina. My husband and I have twin babies to keep us busy.