PhD Students

Jennifer Baker

Lu Wang

Research Interests:
Early Modern European Gendered Violence; Social history at the intersection of Law and Religion

Supervisor
Margaret McGlynn

E-mail
jbake58@uwo.ca

Office
Lawson Hall 2252


Mary Baxter

Mary Baxter

Research Interests:
Great Lakes History, Environmental History, Energy History

Supervisor
Alan MacEachern

E-mail
mbaxte32@uwo.ca

Office
Lawson Hall 2214


Nina Bozzo

Lu Wang

Dissertation Title:
Duty or Care? Canadian University Sponsored Medical Units During the First World
War

Supervisor
Shelley McKellar

E-mail
nbozzo@uwo.ca 

 


Luana Buckle

Luana Buckle

Dissertation Title:
Learning to Cook in Canada  

Supervisor
Keith Fleming

E-mail
lbuckle9@uwo.ca

Office
Lawson Hall 2241


Liam Clifford

Liam Clifford

Research Interests:
Imperial history; settler colonialism and genocide; nationalism, irredentism, and ethnic conflict; international communism; modern European/Russian history; geopolitics 

Dissertation Title:
The Boyne's Loins: The Orange Order's Role in Spreading and Nurturing Settler Colonialism in Canada and Ireland

Supervisor
Laurel Shire

E-mail:
lcliffo@uwo.ca 

Twitter:
@LNJClifford

Office:
Lawson Hall 1202


John Comstock

Lu Wang

Research Interests:
Military History; Social History

Supervisor
Jonathan Vance

E-mail:

jcomstoc@uwo.ca 


Uesio da Gama Santos

Uesio da Gama Santos

Dissertation Title:
The Emergence of Neurodiversity: The Role of Technology in Shaping Autism

Supervisor:
William Turkel

E-mail:
udagamas@uwo.ca 

Office:
Lawson Hall 2220


John Davis-Abraham

Lu Wang

Research Interests:
Latin American sistory; Cold War history; American foreign intervention; Counterinsurgency; Governmental dissent

Supervisor:
Frank Schumacher

E-mail
jdavisab@uwo.ca

Office
Lawson Hall 2252


Heather Ellis

Heather Ellis

Dissertation Title:
Aftershocks: The Psychological Cost of the Great War

Supervisor
Jonathan Vance

E-mail
hellis3@uwo.ca

Office
Lawson Hall 2253


Brigette Farrell

Lu Wang

Dissertation Title:
The History of Eugenics in French Colonial Algeria

Supervisor(s):
Geoff Read and Laurel Shire

E-mail:
Please contact Kara Brown, Graduate Program Coordinator - 
kbrow@uwo.ca  


Michael Feagan

Michael Feagan

Dissertation Title:
Sneaks, Jokers, Dudes, Ladies, and Tramps: The Embodied Precarity of American and Canadian Telegraphers, 1880-1929

Supervisor
Robert MacDougall

E-mail
mfeagan@uwo.ca

Office
Lawson Hall 2221


Rosemary Giles

Rose Giles

Research Topic:
Western Counties Veterans' Lodge and the rehabilitation of Canada's tubercular Second World War veterans

Supervisor
Jonathan Vance

E-mail
rgiles5@uwo.ca

Office
Lawson Hall 2214


Shaun Hislop

Lu Wang

Dissertation Title:
Negotiating Truth and Reconciliation in Namibia: Discourses on German Settler Colonialism and
Genocide in Southern Africa

Supervisor:
Laurel Shire

E-mail:
shislop@uwo.ca 

Office:
Lawson Hall 1215


Erin Isaac

Erin Isaac

Dissertation Title:
Bodies, Belonging, and Belief: Confronting Environmental Crisis in Nova Scotia, 1783–84

Supervisor
Nancy Rhoden

 

Emaileisaac3@uwo.ca

 


Carla Joubert

Carla Joubert

Dissertation Title:
"Barberton Daisies": The Role of White Women in the Settler Colonisation of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek and the Canadian Prairies in the Nineteenth Century.

Supervisor
Laurel Shire

E-mail
cjoubert@uwo.ca


Sara Khorshid

Sara K

Dissertation Title:
Representations of the West in Egyptian Popular Culture: How Egyptians Imagined Themselves and the Foreign Other on Film During the Nasser Era

Supervisor
Aldona Sendzikas

E-mail
skhorshi@uwo.ca

Office
StvH 2160


Anna Lalli

Anna Lalli

Research Interests:
Microhistory, Psychological Impacts of Warfare, Military Law, Soldier Suicide and Soldier Attempted Suicide

Supervisor
Jonathan Vance

E-mail
agood29@uwo.ca

Office
Lawson Hall 2214


Meili Ma

Meili Ma

Dissertation Title:
Making Ji'nan in to a 'Spring City'

Supervisor
James Flath

E-mail
mma56@uwo.ca

 


Emma MacDonald

Emma MacDonald

Research Interests:
Museum Studies and Indigenous Representation in Museums

Supervisor
Michelle Hamilton

Emailemacd25@uwo.ca

Office:
Lawson Hall 2252


Charan Mandur

Charan Mandar

Dissertation Title:
NASA's Analog Missions: Terrestrial Visions of Celestial Bodies

Supervisors:
Alan MacEachern and William Turkel

E-mail:
cmandur2@uwo.ca 

Office:
Lawson Hall 2220


Ryan McLachlan

Ryan McLachlan

Research Topic:
The Sea is at her Gates: Canada, Britain, and the Evolution of British Maritime Imperial Defence

Supervisor
Jonathan Vance & Robert Wardhaugh

E-mail
wmclach@uwo.ca

Office
Lawson Hall 2214


Carla Nelson-Boyce

Carla Nelson Boyce

Research Interests:
Canadian History, Modern American History, Environmental History and the History of Industrialized Food systems.

Supervisor
Robert MacDougall

E-mail
cpayne24@uwo.ca 

Office
Lawson Hall 2252


Ariel Nicolaides

Lu Wang

Research Interest
International history; British Empire; Immigration; Twentieth Century 

Co-Supervisors
Francine McKenzie & Stephanie Bangarth

E-mail
anicol24@uwo.ca

Office:
Lawson Hall 1209 


Khrystyna Nyshchei

Lu Wang

Research Interest
History of the Catholic Church; the history of resistance and national identity; the history of peoples and their rights

Supervisors:
Marta Dyczok 

E-mail
knyshche@uwo.ca 

Office:
Lawson Hall 2252 


Kenny Reilly

Kenny Reilly

Dissertation Title:
The Wonder of their Senses: Disabled Engagements with American Nature

Supervisor
Alan MacEachern & Robert MacDougall

Emailkreill22@uwo.ca

Office:
Lawson Hall 1201


Hazel Scott Pankratz

Hazel Scott Pankratz

Research Topic:
"By no means easy work": Technology, Experience and Narrative in the Canadian Artillery, 1914-1918

Supervisor:
Jonathan Vance

Emailhscottpa@uwo.ca

Office:
Lawson Hall 2252


Heather Smith

Heather Smith

Dissertation Topic:
Quilting for a Cause: First World War Domestic Crafts in the Service of War

Supervisor
Jonathan Vance

E-mail
hsmit47@uwo.ca

Office:
Lawson Hall 1209


Cristina Stoica

Lu Wang

Dissertation Title:
The Perpetual ‘Outsiders’: Romanian Policies Targeting Roma between 1859-1945

Supervisor
Frank Schumacher

E-mail
cstoica2@uwo.ca

Office
Lawson Hall 2253


Thomas Stroyan

Charan Mandar

Dissertation Title:
Crossing the Andes: A Comparative Analysis of Canada's Engagement with Chile and Argentina in the Trudeau-Clark Era, 1968-1984

Supervisors:
Stephanie Bangarth

E-mail:
tstroyan@uwo.ca 

Office:
Lawson Hall 2220


Scott Van Wetten

Scott van Wetten

Dissertation Title:
"Supervision and Control": Civilian Internment in Canada in the First World War

Supervisor
Jonathan Vance

E-mail
svanwett@uwo.ca

Office
Lawson Hall 2221


Benya Villani

Lu Wang

Dissertation Title:
No Longer the "Sport of Nations": Understanding the Post-War Jewish Identity Transformation in Europe and Beyond

Supervisor
Marta Dyczok

E-mail
bvillani@uwo.ca  

Office
Lawson Hall 2252


Christopher White

Christopher White

Dissertation Title:
Islands of Contention: The American Influence on Maritime Territorial Disputes in East Asia during the Cold War

Supervisor
Carl Young

E-mail
cwhite53@uwo.ca

Office
Lawson Hall 2221


Alexander Wood Balsom

Lu Wang

Dissertation Title:
Healing and Forming the Body Politic: Healthcare and Moral/Political Guidance in Imperial Outliers

Supervisors:
Marta Dyczok 

E-mail
awoodbal@uwo.ca 

Office:
Lawson Hall 2220