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Akladios, Michael
PhD year 6
Areas of interest: Canadian; North American immigration and ethnicity; Middle East Studies; Coptic Studies; diaspora
Dissertation: 'Ordinary Copts: Ecumenism, Activism, and Belonging in North American Cities' (sup. R. Perin)

Alpizar, Leidy Marcela
PhD year 2
Areas of interest: African, African diaspora, Caribbean, West Africa, biographies.

Armstrong, Aaron
PhD year 3
Areas of interest: Social and cultural history of 19th-century Canada, esp. outside major urban centres.

Bae, Ludia
PhD year 1
Areas of interest: Stained glass, war memorials, WWI, memory, public history, Canadian history
Dissertation: War Memorial Windows in Toronto, 1918-1929 (sup. R. Koopmans)

Bouzinelos, Taso
MA year 2
Areas of interest: Roman military history; Ancient Persia.
Major research paper: Greek and Roman Archaeological and Literary Representations of Persian/Parthian Ethnicity

Burris, Kevin
PhD year 6
Areas of interest: 20th-century British history; mental health; the welfare state

Consitt, Zachary
PhD year 3
Areas of interest: 19th- and 20th-century Canadian cultural history; modernity; World’s Fairs and Olympic Games.

Conti, Cristiana
PhD year 7
Areas of interest: Biblical prophecy and biblical exegesis.
Dissertation: 'The Curse of YHWH: Neo-Assyrian anti-witchcraft imagery in the Book of Jeremiah'

Couling, Marlee
PhD year 6
Areas of interest: Early Modern Europe; England; women; gender; crime; social history; cultural history; law; emotions; transnational
Dissertation: 'Allies, Accomplices, Avengers: The Alliances of Non-Elite Women in Early Modern England' (sup. E. Cohen)

Dharsee, Zahir
MA year 2
Areas of interest: Decolonization.

Gagne, Alex
PhD year 3
Areas of interest: Childhood immigration; Canadian; British; child welfare in Canada, and the state.
Dissertation: 'Perspectives of Nineteenth-Century Trans-Atlantic Child-Saving: Maria S. Rye and the Doyle Report' (sup. M. Martel)

Grimaldi, Virginia
PhD year 4
Areas of interest: 19th-century Britain; gender; childhood; health.

Harmantas, Alexander
PhD year 2
Areas of interest: Greek history, Macedonia, Aromanians ("Vlachs").

Hazzan, Dave
PhD year 3
Areas of interest: Drugs and drug subcultures.

Henry, Natasha
PhD year 4
Areas of interest: Black Canadian History, African Diaspora
Dissertation: 'One Too Many: The Enslavement of Africans in Early Ontario, 1750-1834' (sup. Michele Johnson)

Hodgins, Jody
PhD year 3
Areas of interest: Environment, veterinary medicine, rural Canada, animals.

Hughes, Alex
PhD year 3
Areas of interest: Canadian and American history; cultural history; food history
Dissertation: 'The Pizza Effect: Pizza Culture of the Lower Great Lakes 1950-1990' (sup. M. Shore)

Ihsan, Aqeel
PhD year 1
Areas of interest: South Asia; South Asian Diaspora; Immigration and Refugee Issues; Material Culture.

Irvine, Thomas
PhD year 2
Areas of interest: Pre-Roman and Roman North Africa, Numidian history and archaeology, Roman imperialism and subject peoples, race and ethnicity.

Jackson, Victoria
PhD year 6
Areas of interest: Indigenous (Wendat) childhood and family, colonialism, ethnohistory, Canadian history, kinship, adoption culture, Indigenous-settler relations.
Dissertation: 'Children and Childhood in Wendat Society, 1600-1700' (sup. C. Podruchny)

Jemirade, Dele
PhD year 6
Areas of interest: African economic, cultural, political and religious history
Dissertation: 'The Colonial Economy, Prosperity, and Depression in Kano Province of Northern Nigeria, 1897-1960' (sup. P. Lovejoy)

Lazarenko, Rebecca
PhD year 1
Areas of interest: Late 19th and 20th century, French Canada, Western French Canadians, les francophonies du Canada, the French linguistic and school crises, the First World War, the Second World War, Indigenous studies, Métis history.
Dissertation: 'En temps de crises : l’union et désunion parmi les communautés francophones des Prairies'

Lewis, Johanna
PhD year 4
Areas of interest: Comparative colonialisms; British imperialism; Indigenous history; Global history; Family history; Memory and historical production.
Dissertation: '"The Stories We Tell": Imperial lives, colonial legacies, and a family at home in empire'

McCloskey, Erica
PhD year 5
Areas of interest: Canadian history, gender, welfare state, nutrition policy, food.
Dissertation: 'Making Sense of the Kitchen: Home Economics, Dietetics, and the State in Canada, 1948-1960' (sup. J. Stephen)

Mitrovic, Milos
PhD year 2
Areas of interest: Early modern history, Machiavelli, Renaissance Florence.

Molas, Barbara
PhD year 3
Areas of interest: Transnational intellectual history, esp. anti-communist groups and movements (1930s-1950s) in Canada and Europe.

Moretto, Enrico
PhD year 3
Areas of interest: Sexual education, moral panic and the World Wars.
Dissertation: 'Two Conflicts, One Conundrum: Venereal Disease Control and Education in Canada's World Wars' (sup. M. Martel)

Murchison, Daniel
PhD year 3
Areas of interest: 

Nahmias, Noa
PhD year 6
Areas of interest: History of science, Modern China, material and cultural history
Dissertation: 'Making Popular Science: Visuals, Objects and Knowledge in China ca. 1920-1950' (sup. J. Judge)

Naismith, Carly
PhD year 6
Areas of interest: 19th- and 20th-century Canada; medical.

Primiani, Michael
MA year 2
Areas of interest: World's fairs, futurism, consumer culture, corporate history, the history of Yorkville in the 1960s, the cultural history of cities.
Major Research Paper: 'The History Of Tomorrow: The Future As Presented at the Fair'

Prochnow, Kyle
PhD year 5
Areas of interest: Precolonial and colonial West Africa; the Atlantic world; slavery and abolition; African military history; British empire
Dissertation: 'An African Fighting Force in the Age of Revolution: The Slave Trade, Diaspora, and the West India Regiments' (sup. P. Lovejoy)

Rawcliffe, Dalton
PhD year 2
Areas of interest: impact of Chinese Cultural Revolution outside mainland China; UK; Hong Kong.
Dissertation: 'The Cultural Revolution and the British Chinese: Radicalization of a Transnational Community'  (sup. J. Fogel)

Robertshaw, Matthew
PhD year 3
Areas of interest: Caribbean, Haiti, Africa, French colonialism, popular culture, sport, literature.
Dissertation: 'A Longing for Saint-Domingue: The Haitian Revolution and the Rise and Fall of French West Africa' (sup. P. Lovejoy)

Rohrig, Samantha
PhD year 6
Areas of interest: Early Christian literature, esp. New Testament apocrypha and martyrologies; Jewish and Greco-Roman roots of early Christianity; Greek and Roman social history; slavery; religion; women and families.
Dissertation: 'The Characterization of Slaves in Early Christian Narratives' (sup. P. Harland)

Ross, Morgan
MA year 3
Areas of interest: Urban history; Toronto.
Major research Paper: The Making of Trinity Bellwoods Park (sup. J. Bonnell)

Scott, Moira
PhD year 4
Areas of interest: Socio-cultural aspects of remembrance. World Wars I and II, The Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Smith, Wendy
PhD year 4
Areas of interest: Early Upper Canada and the founding of Toronto.
Dissertation: 'Propriety: Peter Russell, his sister Eliza, their slave Peggy, Mississauga chief Wabakinine, and the founding of Toronto' (sup. K. McPherson)

Starr, Taylor
PhD 1
Areas of interest: Canada; intellectual and cultural; state, politics, and law; gender.

Syme, Zachary
PhD year 3
Areas of interest: Animal studies, World War I, the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Foucauldian theory; mapping ecosystems; environmental history.
Dissertation: Shock and Awww: the Semiotic Work of Canadian Animal Mascots, 1914-1918 (sup. S. Kheraj)

Torch, Barry
PhD year 6
Areas of interest: Renaissance Italy; Papacy; Rome; social and cultural history; religion; historiography.
Dissertation: 'Working in a world of words: Humanists and the Book as a Gift in Renaissance Rome, 1440-1480' (sup. T. Cohen)

Véras, Bruno
PhD year 4
Areas of interest: Digital humanities, Africa, Latin America, Slavery, African diasporas, Ottoman diplomacy.

Vogel, Chris
PhD year 4
Areas of interest: Late Qing China; gender; opera; human trafficking; sexuality; self-fashioning.

Zhang, Angela
PhD year 4
Areas of interest: Renaissance Florence; slavery and the slave trade.
Dissertation: 'Investing in Infidels: Slavery in Trecento and Quattrocento Florence' (sup. M. Jurdjevic)