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Name, Contact
Supervisor Field
Alfonso, Rowena I.
Hons. B.A., M.A. (Toronto)
Ph.D. Halpern USA 1877-present; African-American History; Caribbean History
Allen, Douglas
Ph.D. Meyerson Europe 1400-1600
Anderson, Julie
B.A. New York Univ., M.A. Toronto
Ph.D. Everett Early Medieval
Barbour, Dale
Ph.D. Penfold Canadian
Barton, Deborah
Ph.D. Bergen Modern Europe
Benson-Sokmen, Susan
Univ. of Toronto M.A. (Collaborative Program Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations and Women and Gender Studies)
Univ. of Toronto B.A. (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations)
Ph.D. Hanssen/Mojab Modern Middle East/Colonialism/Gender
Boyle, Sean
B.A., Rutgers summa cum laude
M.A., Rutgers-Newark
Ph.D. Bender US Post-1877; Labour; Capitalism
Bryer, Elizabeth R.
B.A. Honours History Univ. of British Columbia; M.A. Univ. of Toronto
Ph.D. Brown American
Campeau, Marilyn
B.A. (History and Linguistics) and M.A. (History), Université du Québec à Montréal
Ph.D. Viola Russian History; 20th Century European History; War and Society in the Modern World
Cantor, Anthony
Ph.D. Retallack European
Cardon, Nathan
M.A., History (2006); H.B.A. w. Dis, History (2005), Univ. of Toronto
Ph.D. Halpern United States; African American; Cultural
Carpenter, Sandy
Univ. of California Los Angeles, M.A. San Diego State Univ.
Ph.D. Cochelin Medieval, Southern France
Carter-Chand, Rebecca
BA Honours (Crandall Univ.), MA (Queen’s Univ.)
Ph.D. Bergen 20th Century Europe; Modern Germany; Modern Africa
Cavanaugh, Stephanie
B.A. (honours) UNB, M.A. Toronto
Ph.D. Meyerson Early Modern Europe, 1400-1600; Colonial Latin America; Indigenous Histories in North America
Charney, William
B.Sc.E.E. (Kettering) and B.A. (McMaster)
M.A. Pruessen US Foreign Relations, Southeast Asia
Chung, Chris
M.A.; B.A. University of Calgary
Ph.D. Chen China, 1796-Present
Church-Duplessis, Véronique
M.A., Université de Montréal
Ph.D. Mori Europe 1600-1800, Europe 19th c., Gender
Colbourn, Susan
B.A. (Hons.) Trinity College, University of Toronto; M.A. London School of Economics and Political Science
Ph.D. Bothwell Modern International Relations, United States Foreign Policy, Soviet Union
Corazza, Stephanie
Ph.D. Bergen Modern Europe
Cormier, Caroline
M.A., University of Toronto (Geography); B.A. Honours, Queen’s University (Global Development Studies and Political Studies)
Ph.D. Wittmann 20th Century European History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Gender and International Relations
Cousins, Karen
Master of Arts in History, Univ. of North Florida
Bachelor of Arts in History, summa cum laude, Univ. of North Florida
Ph.D. Mills, K

Colonial Spanish America/Early Modern Iberia; Global Christianities; Early Modern Empires

Dahlke, Courtney
B.A. Stanford University
Ph.D. Murray Medieval
deSouza, Sanchia Ph.D. Sharma Colonialism/Cultural History/Modern South Asia
Dhar, Prasanta
Honours B.A. (Univ. of Toronto); B.A. (Calcutta Univ.)
Ph.D. Birla Major: Modern South Asia; Minor 1: media & public sphere; Minor 2: global Asia
Douglas, Justin
B.A. University of Prince Edward Island (honors), M.A. University of Sydney
Ph.D. Murphy History of Technoscience (History of Science and Technology)
History of Capitalism (US Business and Economic History)
Capitalist Nature (Environmental History)
Drake, Laurie
B.A. (Honours), McGill University; M.A., University of Toronto
Ph.D. Jennings 20th Century Europe, Holocaust, War and Society
Dufour, Marc-André
B.A. History/German and M.A. History at UQAM (Montréal)
Ph.D. Retallack Germany
Dutka, Caroline
B.A. Honours - McGill
M.A. Wilson Modern Irish History, Memory Politics
Edwards, Bret
B.A. (Hons) Toronto, M.A. Ottawa
Ph.D. Penfold

Canada, Modern United States, Cultural History

Espillat-Lizardo, Monica
Honours B.A. (University of Toronto)
Ph.D. Newton Colonialisms/Caribbean/Gender
Evans, Jennifer
B.A. (Honours), BEd, M.A. Nipissing Univ.
Ph.D. Iacovetta Major: Canada
Minors: USA, 1877-present, Immigration and Ethnicity
Farooqi, Abdullah
Ph.D. Meyerson Early Modern Mediterranean, 1400-1700 (major); Late Medieval Europe, 1000-1400 (minor); Islamic History, 1000-1500 (minor)
Francescutti, Kristina
B.A. – Univ. of Toronto; M.A. – Univ. of Toronto
Ph.D. Bartlett Europe 1400-1600; Europe 1600-1800, Material Culture
Fuks, Konstantin
B.A. (Honours) York University, M.A. University of Turku
Ph.D. Bergen/Viola Modern Europe, War and Society in the Modern World; Nationalism
Ghosh, Anwesha Ph.D. Birla South Asia
Graham, Allison
B.A. (Hons) University of Alberta; M.A., University of Toronto
Ph.D. Mills, K

Major field: Colonial Latin America and Early Modern Spain
Minor fields: Gender in the Americas, Early Modern Europe

Harris, Dustin
B.A. Honours History (Univ. of British Columbia), M.A. (Simon Fraser Univ.)
Ph.D. Jennings Twentieth Century Europe, Urban History and Colonialisms
Hayter, Jennifer
B.A. History, Univ. of Alberta
M.A. (Collaborative) History and International Relations
Ph.D. Bohaker Canada
Heller, Kaitlin
A.B. Folklore and Mythology, Harvard University M.Phil. Medieval History, Cambridge University
Ph.D. Goering Medieval, 1050-1494, Europe 1400-1600, History of Science and Technology
Huras, Amy

Mills, K Latin American
Hushion, Stacy
M.A., Univ. of Toronto (History)
B.A. Honours, York Univ. (History and Psychology)
Ph.D. Bergen Twentieth-Century Europe; Twentieth-Century Germany; Gender, War and Nationalism
Huynh, Duc
M.A. in East Asian Cultures and Languages at the Univ. of Texas (Austin); B.S. in Environmental Biology and Asian Studies
Ph.D. Tran Southeast Asian History; Modern Japanese History; Colonialism
James, Kirsten
B.A. Hons (Vind), MPhil (Cantab)
Ph.D. Mori Eighteenth century England and France
Jewett, Elizabeth
B.A. (Honours) McGill, M.A. McGill
Ph.D. MacDowell Canadian History, Environmental History, and US Cultural History
Kelly, Brendan
Ph.D. Bothwell Canadian International Relations
Kennedy, Stefanie
B.A. (hons.) English and History, Trent Univ.; M.A. History, Univ. of Guelph
Ph.D. Newton Atlantic World
Kuru, Mehmet
B.A. Galatasaray Univ.; M.A. Sabanci University
Ph.D. Rothman Early Modern Mediterranean
Landsee, Benjamin
M.A., B.A.
Ph.D. Newton Colonialisms, Modern Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa
Levin Bonder, Jennifer
M.A. Public History (Univ. of Western Ontario)
Honours B.A. History (Laurentian Univ.)
Ph.D. Bothwell Canada; U.S. Foreign Policy & International Relations
Lintott, Brett
B.A., M.A. McMaster
Ph.D. Smyth Major: International Relations 19th-20th Centuries
Minor: 20th Century United States Foreign Policy, Britain 1800-Present
Logue, Alexandra
B.A. (Hons), Univ. of Toronto
M.A., Univ. of Guelph
Ph.D. Mori Major: Early Modern Britain (Mori);
Minor: Early Modern Europe (Terpstra),
Minor: Gender (Rubright)
Luciuk, Kassandra
B.A. (Honours), M.A. Queen’s University
Ph.D. Radforth Canadian History, Ethnicity and Immigration, Nationalism
Lynn, Shane
Ph.D. Wilson Irish diaspora, nationalism and empire, c. 1815-1923
Main, Kimberly
B.A. Thompson Rivers University; M.A. University of Calgary
Ph.D. Noel
Majstorovic, Vojin
Ph.D. Viola Russian
Marian, Meaghan
Ph.D. Lam Modern China
Matzen, Christina
Ph.D. Bergen Modern Germany
McCarthy, Vanessa
B.A. (Hons) Toronto, M.A. Guelph
Ph.D. Terpstra Early Modern Europe, Sex and Gender in the Western World, Medieval Europe
McQuarrie, Jonathan
B.A, (Thompson Rivers Univ.), M.A. (UT)
Ph.D. Penfold 20th century Canada
McVicker, Ben
B.A. (Hons) Dalhousie Univ., M.A. (Univ. of Toronto)
Ph.D. Viola Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia
Mersereau, Peters
B.A., M.A. Dalhousie
Ph.D. Jenkins Modern Europe/Modern Germany
Mina, Noula
Ph.D. Iacovetta Canadian and Immigration history
Mitter, Adrian
M.A., University of Leipzig
Ph.D. Wróbel Modern History of Central, East Central and Southeast Europe
Mlynarz, Michal
M.A. History, University of Alberta, 2007; B.A. (Honors) Anthropology, University of Alberta, 2004
Ph.D. Wróbel East Central Europe late 18th century to present; 20th century Europe; Material Culture
Molinaro, Dennis
B.A., (Trent) M.A. (Queen's), PhD in progress
Ph.D. Radforth Canadian history, Comparative Migration (Canada/U.S.), Intelligence and International Relations
Murdoch, Chandra
M.A., York University (Socio-Legal Studies), B.A. (Honours), Concordia University
Ph.D. Bohaker Canada, Colonialisms
Nash, Shannon
B.A., (Honours) Univ. of Waterloo,
M.A. Univ. of Waterloo
Ph.D. Wark American, International Relations, and Terrorism
Newmark, Michael
B.A. (Honors), Univ. of Rochester (2005)


Polish and Central European History, 1700-1935
Owen, Abigail
Ph.D. Murray Early Medieval
Park, Tina J.
Honours B.A. in international relations, Trinity College, Univ. of Toronto or
Ph.D. Bothwell International Relations
Plunkett-Latimer, Abraham Ph.D. Cochelin Medieval
Pomiecko, Aleksandra
B.A. (Honors) University of Pittsburgh; M.A. Uniwersytet Jagielloński
Ph.D. Wróbel East Europe; 20th Century Russia; War and Society
Postelnyak, Anna
B.A. Honours with High Distinction, UofT

Pottruff, Benjamin
B.A., M.A. (Waterloo)
Ph.D. Halpern American History from 1877 to present, Immigration and Ethnicity, Labour History
Pourtavaf, Leila
Ph.D. Tavakoli-Targhi Modern Iran
Rady-Shaw, Julia
Ph.D. McGowan 20th century Canadian religion
Rahal, Nisrine
B.A. (Hons), M.A., University of Toronto
Ph.D. Jenkins 19th and 20th century Europe; Modern Germany; Gender and Sexuality 
Riddell, Will
B.A., (Hons) M.A., Toronto
Ph.D. Halpern/Bender United States; African American; Immigration; Latin American
Roellinghoff, Michael
M.A. (Toronto); B.A. (Hons.) (McMaster)
Ph.D. Fujitani Colonialisms, Modern Japanese History; Modern Chinese History
Rose, Colin
M.A. (Dalhousie, 2010), B.A. (Hons.) (Toronto 0T8)
Ph.D. Terpstra Early Modern Europe
Samson-Paquet, Roxane
B.A. and M.A. History, Université du Québec à Montréal
Ph.D. Viola

Modern Russian History; 20th Century European History; Historiography

Saujani, Sheyfali

Radforth South Asian migration. Canadian immigration and multiculturalism
Savage, Michael
B.A. and M.A. University of Calgary
Ph.D. Kazal United States; African-American History; Modern Latin America
Segesser, Kathryn
B.A. Hons (Trinity College, Dublin), Msc. (Oxford Univ.)
Ph.D. Shorter Eighteenth centruy Britain; History of Medcine; Canada
Shwartz, Louis D.
B.A. Vanderbilt Univ.; M.A. Western Michigan Univ.
Ph.D. Goering High Middle Ages
Sidders, Lindsay C.
M.A. and B.A. University of Alberta
Ph.D. Mills, K Colonial Latin America; Cultural History; Early Modern Europe
Silano, Francesca
Ph.D. Viola Russian
Smith, Laura
B.A. Waterloo, M.A. Queen's
Ph.D. McGowan Canadian
Smith, Zachary
B.A. (Honours) York, M.A. York
Ph.D. Bohaker Canada; Colonial Encounters in the Americas; Colonialisms
Sproule, Joseph T.C.
M.A. in History (Univ. of Toronto), M.A. in Archaeology (Leiden Univ.), MSc in Human Palaeoecology (Univ. College London), B.A. in Archaeology (Univ. of Toronto)
Ph.D. Kivimae Early Modern Europe/Baltic
Szymanska-Smolkin, Sylwia
M.A. Warsaw Univesity
Ph.D. Wróbel East European/Holocaust
Toffoli, Erica
M.A., University of Toronto (2012), B.A. (Honours) (2011)
Ph.D. Kazal

USA, 1877-Present (Major), 20th-Century U.S. Foreign Policy (Minor), Latin America, 1810-Present (Minor)

Tošaj, Nicholas
B.A.  Hon. Concordia University (Transnational Revolutionary Networks), M.A. Concordia University (French Culinary Imperialism, Transnational Networks)
Food, Modern Europe, Empire
Tracy, Sarah
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) & Bachelor of Arts (Honours History), Univ. of New Brunswick
Ph.D. Murphy American 20th Century
Vallieres, Matthieu
Ph.D. Pruessen Twentieth Century Foreign Relations
Vickers, Simon
Ph.D. Mills, S Canadian History, Urban History, History of Social Movements
Wasyluk, Stefanie Leigh
B.A. Hon. (History, Celtic Studies), Univ. of Toronto. M.A. (History), Queen’s Univ.
Ph.D. Wilson

Modern Britain, 1800-Present (Major)
USA, 1776-1877 and  Historiography (Minors)

Wellum, Caleb
B.A. (Hons) McMaster Univ., M.A. McMaster Univ.
Ph.D. Brown American environmental and cultural history in the 20th Century
Wiens, Gavin
B.A. (Honours), Sir Wilfrid Laurier; M.A., Univ. of Calgary
Ph.D. Retallack Europe, 1815-1918; Imperial Germany; War and Society
Wilcox, Michael
B.A. (St.FX), M.A. (UNB)
Ph.D. McGowan Canadian
Yesaya Keddy, Francoise M.A. Jennings Colonialisms (French and Canadian), National Africa
Yeung, Juni L.
B.A. in East Asian Studies (Hons.)(Toronto), M.A. in Comparative and Public History (CUHK)
Ph.D. Lam Chinese History, 1796-present, Theories of World History