19th Century

Sven Beckert

Sven Beckert

Laird Bell Professor of American History, Harvard University; WCFIA Faculty Associate

Professor Beckert's research and teaching focus on the history of the United States in the nineteenth century, with a particular emphasis on the history...

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Robinson Hall
Room 119
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617.495.0697
Westenley Alcenat

Westenley Alcenat

WIGH Associate 2015-2016
PhD Candidate in History, Columbia University

Westenley (Wes) Alcenat is a PhD candidate in history at Columbia University in New York City. His research interest is in comparative U.S and Caribbean...

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Felipe Alfonso

Felipe Alfonso

PhD Candidate in History, Universidade de São Paulo
Global Fellow at Harvard University, Spring 2019
Felipe Rodrigues Alfonso has a Bachelor's Degree in History at the University of Sao Paulo with partial completion at the University Paris-Sorbonne IV, a... Read more about Felipe Alfonso
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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Jody Benjamin

Jody Benjamin

WIGH Graduate Research Fellow, 2013
Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside

Jody Benjamin is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside. He received his PhD from Harvard University in the...

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Danielle N. Boaz

Danielle N. Boaz

Visiting Fellow, WIGH
Stuart Hall Fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research, Harvard University
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Danielle N. Boaz is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies in the area of social justice, human rights, and the law at the...

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Amitava Chowdhury

Amitava Chowdhury

2013-2014 WIGH Fellow
Associate Professor of History, Queen's University, Canada

Amitava Chowdhury is an historian and historical archaeologist of agrarian labour regimes and colonial plantations in the British Caribbean and the Indian...

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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
p: 617-496-3586
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.

Jim  Downs

Jim Downs

WIGH Associate 2015-2016
Associate Professor of History, Connecticut College

Jim Downs is the author of Sick from Freedom: African American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction. He is...

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Holger Droessler

Holger Droessler

WIGH Associate
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Bard College
Ph.D., Harvard (2015)

Research Interests: 19th-century U.S. history, colonialism, global labor history, Pacific history