Graduate Fellows


  • Ryan BURNS—Digital media (dissertation: "Potential Protestants: Catholics, Conformity and Conversion in Early Modern Scotland, 1560-1780”)
  • Bonnie ERNST—conference convener: “Resistance in History: From Transgression to Transformation” (dissertation: “Women in the Age of Mass Incarceration: Gender, Rights, and Punishment in Michigan”)
  • Emily Curtis WALTERS—conference convener:  “Generations in History: Youth, Age, and Metrics of Cultural Change” (dissertation: “”Daddy, What Did You Do in the Great War?’: Warfare, Knowledge, and Generations in Britain, 1918-1945”).

2017-18 QUINN FELLOW in collaboration with the Doris G. Quinn Foundation:

  • Alexandra THOMAS—dissertation: “In Praise of Dracula: Giovanni Botero, Reason of State, and the Ottoman Empire”


  • Michael Falcone (Dissertation: “Supersonic Leviathan: Global Power and the Rise and Fall of American State Technology, 1940-1980”)--in charge of CCHS social and film media
  • Mariah Hepworth (Dissertation: “’When the Bestial War Shall Rule No More’: D.W. Griffith, World War I, and the Making of the American War Film”)--convenes a conference on "The Popular and/in History"
  • Matt June (Dissertation: “Users and Abusers: Policing Prescriptions, Protecting Consumers, and the Modern ‘War on Drugs’”)--convenes a conference on "Punishment and Its Discontents"
2016-17 grad fellows
Current graduate Fellows with Center Director Sarah Maza in the Center Reading Room.

2016-17 QUINN FELLOW in collaboration with the Doris G. Quinn Foundation:

  • Yanqiu Zheng 

    (Dissertation: “Reorienting Orientalism: The Making of Chinese Cultural Diplomacy in the United States, 1926-1974”)