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Yelena Abdullayeva

Yelena Abdullayeva
y4abdull@uwaterloo.ca

Major research paper topic: Oil boom philanthropy – its emergence and significance for Azerbaijan in early 20th century

Supervisor: Professor Alex Statiev

Education

  • B.A. (Hon) History, Baku State University, 1997
  • M.A. History, Baku State University, 1999
  • M.A. History, University of Waterloo (current)

Research interests

  • Cultural history
  • Social history
  • Genealogy and family history
  • Gender history
  • Soviet union
  • Russian Empire
  • Middle East

My current research  focuses on the  philanthropy movement that is critical nowadays when both private and public charities are challenged by budget shrinkage due to increased volatility of global economy. A greater understanding of how a development-oriented philanthropy emerged in the local society  without modernly offered generous tax incentives, would help professional fundraisers and philanthropists adapt the lessons of the past to cultivate a spirit of volunteerism and fuel the sector of social corporate responsibility.


 

Maureen Atkinson
m3atkins@uwaterloo.ca

Andrew Birss 
abirss@uwaterloo.ca

Lorene Bridgen
lbridgen@uwaterloo.ca


Joseph BuscemiJoseph Andrew Buscemi
jbuscemi@uwaterloo.ca

Field seminars:

  • Comparative Cold War history (major)
  • Modern British history (minor)
  • Modern U.S. history (minor)

Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Gorman

Education:

  • B.A. (Hon.) Psychology/History, York University
  • M.A. History, York University
  • PhD History, University of Waterloo (current)

Research interests:

  • Britain and the Cold War
  • Cold War Popular Culture
  • Nuclear Weapons and Civil Defence
  • British and North American Cold War Cultural History

Current research:

My dissertation examines the British governments of the Cold War and their long tradition of publicly supporting ineffectual nuclear civil defence programs while privately adhering to a policy of nuclear deterrence and proliferation. I also examine the cultural reverberations of this policy in Cold War Britain's popular culture (Film, Television, Music, Graphic novels, etc.).

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Victoria CampbellVictoria Campbell
vcampbel@uwaterloo.ca

Field seminars:

  • Canadian History (major)
  • U.S. History since 1865 (minor)
  • Human Rights  (minor)

Dissertation topic: The Student Union for Peace Action in Canada’s sixties

Supervisor: Dr. James Walker

Education:

  • B.A. (Hon) History, McMaster University, 2009
  • M.A. Public History, Carleton University, 2011
  • PhD History, University of Waterloo (current)

Publications:

  • ‘“The Greatest Freedom Show on Earth”: Emancipation Celebrations in Windsor, Ontario, 1957-1968,’ Southern Journal of Canadian Studies 5:1-2 (December, 2012), 66-81.
  • “Emancipation Day in Windsor, Ontario: Celebration and Contestation of ‘The Greatest Freedom Show on Earth’, 1931-1993,” Africa & Its Diasporas: Memory, Public History & Representations of the Past, eds Audra A. Diptee and David V. Trotman. (Trenton: Africa World Press, 2012), 137-173.
  • “The Duplessis Orphans at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Healing Through Representation,” Peace and Conflict Journal of Peace Psychology 19:4 (November, 2013), 373-377.

Russ FreureRussell Freure

trfreure@uwaterloo.ca

Field seminars:

  • Comparative Cold War history - with a focus on the Reagan Era (major)
  • Modern U.S. history - with a focus on modern conservatism (minor)
  • War and society (minor)

Dissertation title: God’s Will: How the Christian Right Remade the Republican Party

Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Hunt

Education:

  • B.A. (Hon) History, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • M.A. History, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • PhD History, University of Waterloo (current)

Research interests:

  • United States political, diplomatic, and cultural history
  • Cold War history
  • History of modern conservatism
  • War and society
  • Maritime/naval history

Current research:

My current research focuses on the Christian Right’s influence on, and penetration of, the Republican Party in the United States. The impact of evangelical Christians on the political landscape of the United States, a country originally founded on the principles of personal religious freedom and the separation of church from state, is staggering. Today, the Republican political platform embraces much of the evangelical message broadcast straight from the pulpit of ministers such as Pat Robertson.

My work examines why and how the evangelical groups were able to precipitate such a shift in the Republican Party. Confronted by social upheavals, conservative intellectuals tended to focus their derision on their opponents (the socialists) as the primary cause. Ultimately, my dissertation will demonstrate in more pointed terms that both Christian and Republican groups embraced anti-rational, anti-liberal and anti-Enlightenment ideas in order to survive the difficult currents of contemporary society.


Matthew GayfordMatthew Gayford
mgayford@uwaterloo.ca

Field seminars:

  • Global and transnational history (major)
  • War and society (minor)
  • Modern India (minor)

Dissertation topic: Lessons of Empire: The Development and Dissemination of Tactical and Operational Innovations in 18th Century British India

Supervisor: Dr. Douglas Peers

Education:

  • B.A (Hon) History and English, University of Western Ontario, 2010
  • M.A. Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, 2011
  • M.A. Political Science –Security and Diplomacy Studies, Tel Aviv University, 2012
  • PhD History, University of Waterloo (current)

Research interests:

  • British Empire
  • British India
  • Imperialism
  • Colonialism
  • Colonial warfare
  • War and society
  • Military history
  • Security and defense studies
  • 18th century
  • Global history
  • Transnational history

Current research:

My current research focuses on the military expansion of British East India Company rule in 18th Century India, with a focus on campaigns in the latter half of the century. My particular interest is in tactical, operational, logistical, and reconnaissance innovations that developed among Royal and Company forces in India at the time, and their subsequent diffusion to Europe and throughout the British Empire. Relating research topics include the use of native troops in colonial armies, militaries and companies as transnational organizations and actors, the culture(s) of imperial military and bureaucratic personnel, and the history of strategy and tactics.


Michael Lalonde

mjlalond@uwaterloo.ca


Carla MaranoCarla Marano

cmarano@uwaterloo.ca

Dissertation topic: The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Canada, 1900-1950

Supervisor: Dr. James Walker

Education:

  • B.A. (Hon) History, University of Windsor, 2007
  • M.A History, University of Windsor, 2009
  • PhD History, University of Waterloo (current)

Research interests:

  • Race relations in Canada
  • Canadian history
  • American history (after 1865)
  • Transnational history
  • Diaspora studies
  • Ethnic studies

Andrew McLaughlinAndrew McLaughlin
ajmclaug@uwaterloo.ca

Education:

  • B.A. (Hon) History & Global Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2007
  • M.A. History, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2009
  • PhD History, University of Waterloo (current)

Research interests:

  • War and society
  • Public affairs policy and operations
  • Naval and military history
  • Battlefield tactics, strategy and the operational arts
  • Air power
  • Mechanized warfare
  • Military technology

Current research:

Andrew's dissertation traces the evolution of United States military-media initiatives, specifically information warfare strategies and public affairs policies and operations. His main area of concentration is the “embedding” program, utilized in the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.


Andrew MooreAndrew Moore

a5moore@uwaterloo.ca

Field seminars:

  • Medieval (major)
  • Early Modern (minor)
  • Environmental (minor)

Dissertation topic: Poaching Climate: Land Use and Environmental Change in England, 1347-1547

Supervisor: Dr. Steven Bednarski

Education:

  • B.A. (Hon) History, University of Waterloo, 2011
  • M.A. History, University of Waterloo, 2013
  • PhD History, University of Waterloo (current)

Research interests:

  • Medieval history
  • Environmental history
  • Social history
  • Archaeology
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Global climate change
  • Animal/hunting history

Christina Entz MossChristina Entz Moss

c2moss@uwaterloo.ca

Major research paper: An Examination of the Visions of Ursula Jost in the Context of Early Anabaptism and Late Medieval Christianity

Education: 

  • B.A. (Hon) History, St. Thomas University, 2012
  • M.A. History, University of Waterloo, 2013
  • PhD History, University of Waterloo (current)

Research interests:

  • Women in Christianity
  • Reformation
  • Radical Reformation

Matthew Roth

mmbroth@uwaterloo.ca

Maysoon Sheikh
mesheikh@uwaterloo.ca

Jeremy Wiebe

jrwiebe@uwaterloo.ca


Saif Zaman
m7zaman@uwaterloo.ca

Field seminar:

  • Global and transnational history (major)
  • China, Japan and the West (minor)
  • War and Society (minor)

Dissertation topic: Slave Markets in British India, 1735 - 1876

Supervisor: Professor Douglas Peers

Education:

  • B.A. History, University of Miami, USA, 2004
  • M.A. Cultures of Empire, Resistance and Postcoloniality, University of  York, UK, 2006
  • M.A. History, University of New Brunswick, 2013
  • PhD History, University of Waterloo (current)

Research interests:

  • South Asia (British India, Mughal Empire, Delhi Sultanate)
  • East Asia (Feudal Japan, Imperial China)
  • Classical civilizations (Rome, Persia, India, China)
  • Imperialism and colonialism
  • Military history
  • Islamic world (Slavery, Military, Religion)
  • Global and transnational history