20th Century

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I am a historian of modern South Asia, the Soviet Union and the global Cold War. My dissertation examines how the Soviet Union sought to win over “hearts and minds” in the decolonizing world during the Cold War through foreign-language print publishing initiatives.

Hajin Jun is Assistant Professor of Korean History in the Department of History and the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. She specializes in the history of modern Korea, the Japanese empire, and Christianity in East Asia.

Having completed her first book, Urbanism and Urbanity: The Spanish Bourgeois Novel and Contemporary Customs (1845-1925) (Bucknell UP) in 2013, Professor Mercer is currently finishing another book manuscript, titled An Incoherent Voyage: Spanish Cinema Pioneers, Between Technophilia

Richard Watts is associate professor in the Department of French and Italian Studies, affiliate faculty in Comparative History of Ideas, faculty director of Canadian Studies, and co-director of the

Vanessa Freije is an Assistant Professor of International Studies. In 2015-2016, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the inaugural class of the Dartmouth College Society of Fellows.

My teaching and research seeks to address this, our current ecological state of affairs, through multiple lines of inquiry. In particular I have found that a remarkable group of 19th and 20th century German thinkers and writers, who through their literary writings sought to open up the imagination to a geological time scale, might help us to better understand our place in life on Earth and our unique human response-ability for the planet.

Xiaoshun Zeng is a historian of modern China, with research interests in the history of medicine and science, history of the frontiers, gender and sexuality, and studies of ethnic minority groups in China.

La TaSha Levy is a Black Studies scholar who currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington Seattle. She earned a Ph.D.

Michael Degerald uses the tools of an historian but regularly draws on elements of political science, geography, and social theory. His dissertation research explores Iraqi state discourse in the 1970s and 1980s, but he is very interested in the history of the modern Middle East more broadly.

My research focuses on migrant agricultural labor in the context of U.S. expansion. My dissertation, "Mobilizing Empire: Race, Sugar, and U.S. Colonialism across the Pacific, 1898-1934," studies the making of imperial subjects in and through the movements of labor and capital in the U.S.

Eleanor Mahoney's dissertation examines the intersection of land use, economics and state action in the late twentieth-century United States, with an emphasis on the period stretching from the Great Society to the election of Ronald Reagan.

James Gregory's research and teaching center on four aspects of 20th century United States history: (1) labor history, particularly the history of American radicalism; (2) regionalism, both the West and the South; (3) race and civil rights history; (4) migration, especially inside the United Stat

Verena Kick’s scholarship encompasses 20th century German modernism, film, and digital humanities.

Annie Fee is part of the Media Aesthetics research group at the University of Oslo, Department of Media and Communication. During her four-year postdoctoral research fellowship she will explore the historical emergence of photogénie as a film-theoretic discourse in 1920s France.

I am an Associate Professor of English at the University of Washington in Seattle. My scholarship is in African American Literary Studies of the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

I am the Divisional Dean of Humanities and the Milliman Endowed Chair of Humanities at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Prof. Halperin is Associate Professor of International Studies, History, and Jewish Studies, and the Jack and Rebecca Benaroya Endowed Chair in Israel Studies, at the University of Washington.