Students

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Allison Huntley
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Email: adhuntley@email.arizona.edu

Allison Huntley is a PhD candidate studying twentieth century Mexico.  Her dissertation topic is the 1968 Cultural Olympics.


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Lora Key
PhD Candidate , Graduate Teaching Assistant , HGA President 2017/2018
Email: lmichellek71@email.arizona.edu
Office: CHVZ 422

I am a PhD Canidate in U.S. History. I focus on Mexican Americans in the twentieth century and how their involvement in World War II spurred political conciousness that led to the fight for civil rights in post-war America. 


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Matthew Kieliszewski
Ph.D. Student
Email: kielismj@email.arizona.edu

I study nineteenth and twentieth-century Spain with Prof. David Ortiz. Specifically, I look at the intersection of gender, politics, sports, and liberal culture in the context of Modern Europe.


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Annalise Livingston
Accelerated Masters Student
Email: annalise@email.arizona.edu
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Marco Macias
PhD Candidate Latin American History
Email: macias@email.arizona.edu
Office: CHVZ 422

Marco A. Macias is a PhD candidate in Latin American History that researches Modern Mexico. He holds a B.A. from the University of Arizona in History, Latin American Studies, and Political Science; with a dual Master Degree in Latin American Studies and Public Administration. He is currently...
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Max Mangraviti
PhD Student
Email: maxm@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 621-3247
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Maria Concepcion Marquez-Sandoval
PhD Candidate
Email: mmarquezsandoval@email.arizona.edu

Master's Degree in Art History at the National Autonomous University of Mexico -UNAM-, 2012. Fields of interest: Cultural History Ethnomusicology, Art History, Gender Studies and Mexican Military History. Currently working in her dissertation Army Wives &...
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Juan Diego Marroquin
Master's Candidate, Instructor of Spanish
Email: juanmarroquin@email.arizona.edu
Office: 135 Harvill and Think Tank, Student Rec Center
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Hannah McClain
Graduate Student
Email: hmcclain@email.arizona.edu
Office: CHVZ 422
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Kelley Merriam-Castro
PhD Student
Email: kmerriam@email.arizona.edu
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Benjamin Miller
MA Student
Email: bam92@email.arizona.edu

Benjamin Miller is a graduate student in the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies.  He hails from Sitka, Alaska, where he grew up fishing commercially with his family.  His undergraduate years were spent at Northwest Nazarene University, in Nampa, Idaho.   His interests center on...
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Annie Morphew
Email: amorphew@email.arizona.edu
Office: CHVZ 422
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Heidi Muñoz
Graduate Student
Email: hmunoz@email.arizona.edu

Heidi is a first year M.A. student specializing in Latin American history. She received her B.A. in History and Gender & Women Studies from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. Her main area of focus is the history of gender-based violence in Guatemalan society and how it impacts...
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David Y. Neufeld
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: davidyneufeld@email.arizona.edu

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and the Department of History, where I study how early modern Europeans dealt with religious difference. In my dissertation, “Marginal Coexistence: Anabaptists between Persecution and Toleration in Reformed Zurich,...
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Alex Nuñez
Graduate Student
Email: atn1990@email.arizona.edu
Office: CHVZ 422

Alex Nuñez is a graduate student originally from Chandler, Arizona. His area of interest surrounds United States History with an emphasis on analyzing sport as a vehicle of cultural expression and interpretation for ethnic and cultural communities in 19th and 20th century America. His...
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Ruth Oropeza
PhD Candidate
Email: ruthoropeza@email.arizona.edu

Amid the instability and political turmoil of nineteenth century Spain, Ruth's research focuses on disease and epidemics. Specifically, the impact communicable and infectious diseases had in shaping norms of public health and citizenship. Ruth's other research interests are animals, medicine,...
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Claire Perrott
PhD Student
Email: cperrott@email.arizona.edu
Office: CHVZ 422

Claire Perrott is a third-year graduate student at the University of Arizona. She holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Lake Forest College in Illinois. Claire studies Latin American history with an emphasis on culture...
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Dwayne Pierce
Graduate Student
Email: dwaynep@email.arizona.edu

Interests in border lands and the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the nation-states of North America. Especially interested in the history of the O'odham groups in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.


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Edward Polanco
PhD Candidate
Email: eapolanco@email.arizona.edu

Edward is a 2017-18 Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Diversity Leadership Scholarship awardee and he is completing his dissertation. He spent the 2015-16 academic year in Mexico City, Mexico on a Fulbright-García Robles Research Grant. During his ten-month stay in Mexico he conducted archival research for...
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James Ramsey
Email: jeramsey@email.arizona.edu
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Rambo Reza
Ph.D. Candidate in Middle Eastern History
Email: Rduarte1@email.arizona.edu

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Middle Eastern History at the University of Arizona. I have had a fascination with the Ottoman Empire since my undergraduate career, and my B.A. and M.A. theses both covered topics in Ottoman history. As an M.A. student, my research covered Middle Eastern migrants to...
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J. Osciel Salazar
PhD Student
Email: oscielsalazar@email.arizona.edu
Office: CHVZ 422

I am a PhD student studying Latin American history. 


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Joshua Salyers
Email: jsalyers@email.arizona.edu
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Alexander Schweig
PhD Candidate
Email: aschweig@email.arizona.edu
Office: CHVZ 422

I am a PhD candidate currently writing a dissertation on the social history of technology in the late Ottoman Empire. Specifically, I am studying the ways in which the construction and early operation of the Anatolian Railroad interacted with existing social and economic patterns in Central...
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Rachel Small
PhD Student
Email: rachelsmall@email.arizona.edu
Office: CHVZ 422

I am a first-year PhD student in the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies. I founded the UA History Department Journal this year and am one of the managing editors--our inaugural issue of the journal will be published in May 2017. I received my M.A. from San Francisco State...
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Peter Soland
PhD Candidate
Email: ps82@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 621-3247

I am a PhD candidate in Latin American history, focusing on modern Mexico.  I'm especially interested in examining intersections between culture, politics, and technology. In my dissertation I investigate the cultural and political significance of aviation from 1920 to 1957.  

 

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Joshua Steele
Graduate Student
Email: jbsteele@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520)621-1579

Joshua is a first-year World/Comparative History MA student, interested in studying post-World War II globalization, particularly the spread of liberal ideas, decolonization, and liberation theory.


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Secil Uluisik
PhD Candidate in Middle East History, Research Fellow, Inst. Modern and Contemporary Historical Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Email: suluisik@email.arizona.edu
TEL: +43-676-427-3916

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of History with a major in Middle East History and a minor in Comparative History at The...
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Cristina Urias-Espinoza
PhD Student
Email: curiasespinoza@email.arizona.edu
Office: CHVZ 422

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Latin American History at the University of Arizona.  Before moving to Tucson, I received my Bachelor in Architecture and a M.A. in Historic Preservation in Mexico.  My master thesis: Arquitectura Misional de la Compañía de Jesús en la Antigua Provincia de Sinaloa,...
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Rita Marie Velasco
Graduate Student
Email: ritavelasco@email.arizona.edu
Office: Chavez 422

Rita Velasco is an MA student specializing in the history of modern Mexico. Her research focuses on post-revolutionary social movements in Latin America. She is also interested in women and gender studies, the US/Mexico border region, and human rights. 


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