GradFUTURES | History

Overview of How GradFUTURES Partners with Academic Departments

Princeton University has 42 degree-granting departments and programs that admit students. The University also offers a growing number of joint degree offerings, graduate certificates and interdepartmental programs that allow students to work across disciplinary boundaries while still continuing to receive advanced training and a degree in the home department. Access the full list of these departments and links to departmental homepages on the Graduate School's website. 

GradFUTURES partners with academic departments to create custom programming, deliver data and professional development briefs, and facilitate connections with graduate students and alumni. Please note that as of March 2021, the page below is a draft and will be updated.

GradFUTURES Departmental Profiles: History Department

Megan Armknecht, GS, HIS
Summer Intern, Bureau of Bureau of Public Affairs/ Office of the Historian in Washington D.C

"[T]his experience helped me form meaningful working relationships with other historians, and has been helpful in framing my prospectus for my dissertation. I am still exploring both academic and non-academic career tracks, and this internship experience was helpful in seeing what possibilities there were for a career outside of academia."

Edward Baring

Edward Baring is an intellectual historian specializing in twentieth-century Europe. He earned his BA in Mathematics and History at the University of Cambridge, and his PhD at Harvard University. Before coming to Princeton, he taught for a decade at Drew University. Baring has held fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the…

Camille Borders, GS, HIS

Camille is a historian, writer, and poet invested in unearthing the lived experiences of African American women. She is a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate in History with graduate certificates in African American Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies. Camille graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis in 2018 with a B.A…

Sarah Carson *20, HOS
Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern

"The small-group seminar setting was fruitful for refreshing conversations that demystified how "the university" works and keyed me into current debates and challenges for its future."

Adhitya Dhanapal, GS, HIS

My research looks into the handloom textile economy in Southern India between 1900-1965. My dissertation seeks to emphasize the centrality of small businesses in the development of capitalism and the dynamics of (de)colonization in 20th-century India. I investigate how small-scale weavers overcame the obstacles of colonialism and large-scale…

Merle Eisenberg *18, HIS
Assistant Professor of History, Oklahoma State University

"The Community College Teaching Partnership Program offers perhaps the best opportunity for graduate students at Princeton to develop their potential as teachers and also give back to the local community."

Rebecca Giblon, GS, HIS
GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Participant
"The mix of faculty, administrators, and students from a variety of disciplines provide a wide range of perspectives on how the higher education system works."
Julia Grummit, GS, HIS
University Administrative Fellow
“Along with the practical skills I’ve learned through my work in the Center for Digital Humanities, the UAF fellowship has provided me with a better sense of how the University functions as a whole, offering insight into roles beyond the classroom.”
Hasan Hameed, GS, HIS
University Administrative Fellow
"I've gotten to interact with people in departments as diverse as Professional Development and the Office of Undergraduate Student Life, giving me a much more nuanced sense of the complexity of the University and the range of different departments involved in serving the student community"
Caitlin Harvey, GS, HIS
University Administrative Fellow
"Whether I remain in academia or not, this experience has been tremendously useful to both my career development and my personal development. I'm grateful to all of the kind people at PUP for welcoming me into their workplace."
Leanne Horinko
Graduate Program Assistant, Department of History

Leanne M. Horinko is the Graduate Program Assistant at Princeton University, and serves on the Professional Development Working Group. She supports the graduate programs in History of Science and History in a range of academic processes including their initial visit to campus as newly admitted students, organizing dissertation defenses and…

Nicole Jacoberger
Mentor, Community College Teaching Fellowship Program

Nicole Jacoberger is a mentor in the Community College Teaching Fellowship Program. Dr. Jacoberger is Assistant Professor of History at Camden County College. Dr. Jacoberger earned her Doctorate in Modern World history from St. John’s University, specializing in…

Shelby Lohr, GS, HIS
Professional Development Associate 2020-21

"I'm a storyteller and media enthusiast pursuing a PhD in American History. Outside of doctoral work, I've studied comedy writing and creative writing. I'm interested in harnessing the narrative tools often reserved for fiction and film to craft compelling public-facing content inspired by research."

Erika Milam
Professor of History
"The Graduate School's Professional Development Program provides guidance to help students develop the skills and competencies crucial for success in completing their degrees and across the range of possible careers."
Kristy Novak
Graduate Program Administrator, History and History of Science

As the Graduate Program Administrator, Kristy manages the Ph.D. programs in History and History of Science and supervises the progress of enrolled students. Contact Kristy for assistance with:

Graduate student funding for research travel, language training, and professional development Admissions to the Ph.D. programs in History and…
Jiya Pandya, GS, PSY
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History

Jiya is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University in the Department of History and Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Their interests include the history of South Asia, theories of the body, crip, feminist, and queer theory, and transnational networks of race, caste, and…

Amna Qayyum, GS, HIS
University Administrative Fellow

Amna Qayyum is a historian of modern South Asia with intersecting research and teaching interests in global economic history and modern Islamic thought. She is also interested in comparative and connected approaches towards studying decolonization and the Cold War.

Her current project is titled "The Knotty Problem of Numbers:…

Sucharita Ray, GS, HIS
Community College Teaching Fellow

"As a staunch believer in educational equity, I am thrilled to be a Community College Teaching Fellow at Mercer County Community College."

Benjamin Sacks *18, HIS
Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Dr. Benjamin J. Sacks is a full policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor of political geography at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. At RAND, Sacks employed mixed-method approaches to examine the history, political geography, public diplomacy/international broadcasting, and networks of major power competition, defense…

Abigail Sargent, GS, HIS
Community College Teaching Fellow

Abigail Sargent is a Ph.D. candidate in History and a 2020 Community College Teaching Fellow at Camden County College.

Abigail Sargent is a medieval historian working on the rural world in thirteenth and fourteenth century England and France. Before coming to Princeton, she did her bachelor's degree at Gordon College (MA), where she…

A. Brad Schwartz, GS, HIS

I'm a writer and historian seeking new ways of telling stories about America's past in order to help us understand our present. My current research project, advised by Julian E. Zelizer, explores the intersection of media and politics by taking a fresh look at the career of pioneering newsman Edward R. Murrow. My previous work has reexamined…

Hannah Stamler, GS, HIS
University Administrative Fellow

"As a UAF with the Center for Digital Humanities, I'm assisting with the creation and launch of a brand new CDH event series. This hands-on and creative project has given me critical experience in programming and communications, and sharpened my research skills beyond the classroom. It's also put me right at the center of the CDH team, located at the cutting-edge of interdisciplinary studies in the humanities."

Thorsten Wagner
Executive Director for Strategy and Academics, Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE)

Thorsten Wagner: German historian, born 1970 in Sønderborg, Denmark. Undergraduate studies at the University of Tübingen, Germany, graduate studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin. Postgraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Being based in Berlin 1993-2010, he held positions as educator at the Jewish Museum of Berlin, and as a research fellow at the Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Copenhagen, and at the Department of Scandinavian Studies, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

Kim Worthington, GS, HIS
GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Participant
"The GradFutures program unlocks a broad range of penetrating insights from graduate students as its appeal across disciplines and fields attracts faculty, campus administrators and alums committed to revealing the full potential of being part of the Princeton University community."