Recent Graduates

Lucyanna Burke

Lucyanna Burke

Class of 2016, Latin American Studies
J.D. Candidate, University of Michigan Law School

Thesis Title: "Sin entregar la lengua": Censorship and the Construction of Narrative in the Caso Padilla... Read more about Lucyanna Burke

Karen Chee '17

Karen Chee

Class of 2017, American Studies
Comedian & Writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers

Thesis Title: The Ghostly Grotesque: The Revolutionary Satire and Intersectionality of H.T. Tsiang’s The Hanging on Union Square... Read more about Karen Chee

Sally Chen

Sally Chen

Class of 2019, Ethnic Studies
Economic Justice Program Manager, Chinese for Affirmative Action

Thesis Title: “Take Root”: Community Formation at the San Francisco Chinatown Branch Public Library 1970s-1990s... Read more about Sally Chen

Josiah Corbus

Josiah Corbus

Class of 2018, American Studies
Resource Coordinator, Center for Court Innovation

Thesis Title: "We Ask No Favors": The Founding of Deeds in Black Abolitionist Thought... Read more about Josiah Corbus

Julia Fine

Julia Fine

Class of 2019, European Studies
Humanities Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks and the Folger Shakespeare Library
Thesis Title: "Civilized Man Cannot Live Without Cooks": Food and Empire in Colonial India... Read more about Julia Fine
John Griffin

John Griffin

Class of 2016, American Studies
Policy Associate with Democrats for Education Reform, Massachusetts

Thesis Title: Writing the Past and Shaping the Future: Historical Revision and Local Color Fiction in Post-Reconstruction Louisiana... Read more about John Griffin

Caroline Hubbard

Caroline Hubbard

Class of 2017, American Studies
Business Strategy and Data Analytics Analyst, LinkedIn

Thesis Title: Picturing Progress: Reimagining Black Identity and Racial Futurity Through the Politicized Aesthetics of the British Black Arts Movement... Read more about Caroline Hubbard

Anita Lo

Anita Lo

Class of 2016, American Studies
Compliance Specialist, Jane Street

Thesis Title: The I-Hotel in Social Movement and Collective Memory... Read more about Anita Lo

Lucia Millham

Lucia Millham

Class of 2016, Modern Europe
Medical student, Harvard Medical School

Thesis Title: Language and Legacy: British Nurses and Wartime Trauma on the Frontlines of World War I... Read more about Lucia Millham

Kevin O'Donnell

Kevin O'Donnell

Class of 2017, American Studies
Training Director of the Ohio Student Association

Thesis Title: A Free Future: The Movement for Black Self Determination on Edisto Island, 1859-1882... Read more about Kevin O'Donnell

Ruben Reyes

Ruben Reyes

Class of 2019, Ethnic Studies
MFA candidate, Iowa Writers' Workshop
Thesis Title: "please / no american mierdas:" Shattering Silences, Salvadoran (In)visibilities, and Imagined Nation in Javier Zamora's Unaccompanied... Read more about Ruben Reyes
John Sakellariadis

John Sakellariadis

Class of 2016, American Studies
Master's student in Public Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Thesis Title: Waiting for Vietnam: Vietnam-era Canvas Graffiti and American Combat Morale in the pre-Tet Period... Read more about John Sakellariadis

Maia Silber

Maia Silber

Class of 2017, American Studies
Ph.D. student in History, Princeton University

Thesis title: River of Living Water: The Croton System and the Transformation of Westchester, 1841-1896... Read more about Maia Silber

Panchi Simeto

Panchi Simeto

Class of 2017, American Studies
Film and TV production, Marc Platt Productions

Thesis Title: Shifting Visions: The Generic and Gender Legacy of the Female Outlaw in Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise... Read more about Panchi Simeto

Kia Turner

Kia Turner

Class of 2016, American Studies
Lead Middle School English Teacher and Instructional Coach, Harlem Academy

Thesis Title: Revolt! Rally! Revise! Reclaiming the Power of the Black Narrative in Activist Achievements Against Harvard... Read more about Kia Turner

Cary Williams

Cary Williams

Class of 2016, American Studies
Associate Consultant, Bain & Company

Thesis Title: “At Least We Have Our Name”: Free People of Color and the Struggle to Survive in Antebellum Louisiana and Mississippi... Read more about Cary Williams

Katie Wu

Katie Wu

Class of 2017, American Studies
Justice Fellow, The Equal Justice Initiative

Thesis Title: Curating Citizens: Educating through Visual Culture at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893... Read more about Katie Wu