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Mika Ahuvia is an Associate Professor of Classical Judaism and the Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies at the University of Washington.

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.

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.

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.

Ray Jonas is a historian of “the long nineteenth century” which opens with the crisis of the European Old Regime in 1789 and concludes with its collapse in World War One.

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.

Ileana M. Rodríguez-Silva is an associate professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at the University of Washington-Seattle. She graduated magna cum laude from the Universidad de Puerto Rico - Río Piedras with a B.A. in History. She holds an M.A.

Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano studies early modern Ottoman intellectual history, and its connections to literature, poetry, and bureaucracy.

Joel Alden Schlosser is a political theorist, and his research follows the late Sheldon Wolin (his teacher’s teacher) by seeking to make the history of political thought relevant to the present.

Geoffrey Turnovsky specializes in the literary and cultural history of early modern France and Europe, with an emphasis on print culture, early modern media, the profession of authorship, and on readers and publics in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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.

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

K. Mehmet Kentel is an urban and environmental historian of late Ottoman Istanbul, and the Research Projects Manager at Istanbul Research Institute.

P. Joshua Griffin is an environmental anthropologist working at the intersections of Indigenous studies, political ecology, critical social science, and the human dimensions of climate change.

Smith is an associate professor in the Department of French and Italian Studies at the University of Washington.

Caitlin Postal is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Washington, studying Middle English literature and medieval material culture.