19th Century

Mou Banerjee

Mou Banerjee

Associate, Research Cluster on Global Transformations
Assistant Professor of History, Clemson University

Mou Banerjee received her PhD from Harvard University in 2018, where she recently received the Harold K. Gross award, which is granted annually by the...

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Martine Jean

Martine Jean

Visiting Fellow 2018-2019, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations
Visiting Fellow, Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University

During her stay at the WCFIA, Martine Jean will complete her monograph on the advent of the penitentiary in Brazil with a focus on the Casa de Correção (...

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Justin F. Jackson

Justin F. Jackson

Visiting Fellow, WIGH
Assistant Professor of History, Bard College at Simon’s Rock
Research Interests: United States in the world; US empire; global labor history; war and society; Cuba; and Philippines.
Ritesh Jaiswal

Ritesh Jaiswal

Graduate Research Fellow, Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations
PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Delhi
Research Interests: History of South and Southeast Asian Migration in Global Perspective, Labour history, Kangani and Maistry systems of Migration.
Stephan Scheuzger

Stephan Scheuzger

WIGH Affiliate, Spring 2017

Stephan Scheuzger is Research Professor of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) at the Department of History of the University of Bern in...

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Cambridge, MA 02138

Pim de Zwart

WIGH Global Fellow
PhD Candidate in History, International Institute of Social History, the Netherlands

Pim de Zwart studied (economic) history at Utrecht University, the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and the London School of Economics. He...

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1727 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138
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Marcelo Ferraro

PhD Candidate in History, Universidade de São Paulo
Global Fellow at Harvard University, 2015

Marcelo Ferraro has a degree in Law and in History from the University of São Paulo and is currently a student in the graduate program in social history....

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Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

HIST 1014 - Gender & Empire





This course takes a cultural approach to connected histories and more contemporary developments of (post)colonial national identity formations, U.S. empire, and globalization during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through the lenses of gender, race, and appearance. We will examine visual and performative cultural arenas such as beauty pageants, advertising, mass media, film, and video and investigate how discourses of racial and gendered aesthetics functioned in structuring and maintaining colonial forces and empire.

Julio Decker

Julio Decker

WIGH Fellow 2013-2014
Lecturer in North American History, University of Bristol, UK

Research interests: The transnational history of American and German colonial railways, 1884–1918.

Steven Serels

Steven Serels

WIGH Fellow 2013-2014
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

Research interests: Historical forces underpinning food insecurity among pastoralist communities residing along Africa's Red Sea...

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