Current MA Students


Students in the interdisciplinary Modern European Studies MA program design their own courses of study, around interests ranging from politics and international relations to history, literature, and the arts. Information on the program can be found here.

Current Students

Brandon Allen
Undergraduate institution: University of Virginia
Research interests: Modern European and Russian history, Russian and Eastern European literature, and international law

Mitul Arora
Undergraduate institution: University of California-Berkeley
Research interests: Nineteenth, early Twentieth Century Great Power Diplomacy, especially with regards to France, and Economic History.

Daniel Castro
Undergraduate institution: Rutgers University
Research interests: Germany and Spain in the interwar

Fan Cheng
Undergraduate institution: University of Science and Technology Beijing
Research interests: European foreign relations, German-Chinese relations, cross-cultural communication

Jerry Christodoulatos
Undergraduate institution: Villanova University
Research interests: Political extremism in contemporary Greece

Joseph Dammann
Undergraduate institution: Union College Schenectady
Research interests: Franco-German Relations, German Unification, Russian Influence on the West

Alexander DiLeo
Undergraduate institution: Bryn Mawr College
Research interests: Western and Southern Europe, imperialism

Ryan Eavenson
Graduate institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research interests: Eastern Europe

Sara Ede
Undergraduate institution: Tufts University
Research interests: Anthropology, Italian culture

Nicholas Fiore
Undergraduate institution: Fordham University
Research interests: Modern European History

Lara France
Graduate institution: UC Davis
Research interests: Gender and International Relations/History

Ahmet Goksun
Undergraduate institution: Bogazici University
Research interests: History, Ottoman and Turkish foreign relations

Elizabeth Kim
Undergraduate institution: University of Pennsylvania
Research interests: European Union trade & foreign policy, human rights

Alvaro Miranda
Undergraduate institution: Columbia University
Research interests: European history, politics in 19th century Europe

Jacob Palmer
Undergraduate institution: American University
Research interests: Political Science/Theory in Spain

Holly Porrino
Undergraduate institution: Columbia University
Research interests: Modern novel, cultural history

Sarah Roth
Undergraduate institution: Columbia University
Research interests: The Cold War and international relations

Katie Shine
Undergraduate institution: University of Delaware
Research interests: WWI and Interwar, Political Science/History

Stephanie Sonkin
Undergraduate institution: American University
Research interests: International Studies, Public Diplomacy

Robin Stark
Undergraduate institution: The Citadel
Research interests: Military strategy

Students in the interdisciplinary Modern European Studies MA program design their own courses of study, around interests ranging from politics and international relations to history, literature, and the arts. Information on the program can be found here.

Current Students

Brandon Allen
Undergraduate institution: University of Virginia
Research interests: Modern European and Russian history, Russian and Eastern European literature, and international law

Mitul Arora
Undergraduate institution: University of California-Berkeley
Research interests: Nineteenth, early Twentieth Century Great Power Diplomacy, especially with regards to France, and Economic History.

Daniel Castro
Undergraduate institution: Rutgers University
Research interests: Germany and Spain in the interwar

Fan Cheng
Undergraduate institution: University of Science and Technology Beijing
Research interests: European foreign relations, German-Chinese relations, cross-cultural communication

Jerry Christodoulatos
Undergraduate institution: Villanova University
Research interests: Political extremism in contemporary Greece

Joseph Dammann
Undergraduate institution: Union College Schenectady
Research interests: Franco-German Relations, German Unification, Russian Influence on the West

Alexander DiLeo
Undergraduate institution: Bryn Mawr College
Research interests: Western and Southern Europe, imperialism

Ryan Eavenson
Graduate institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research interests: Eastern Europe

Sara Ede
Undergraduate institution: Tufts University
Research interests: Anthropology, Italian culture

Nicholas Fiore
Undergraduate institution: Fordham University
Research interests: Modern European History

Lara France
Graduate institution: UC Davis
Research interests: Gender and International Relations/History

Ahmet Goksun
Undergraduate institution: Bogazici University
Research interests: History, Ottoman and Turkish foreign relations

Elizabeth Kim
Undergraduate institution: University of Pennsylvania
Research interests: European Union trade & foreign policy, human rights

Alvaro Miranda
Undergraduate institution: Columbia University
Research interests: European history, politics in 19th century Europe

Jacob Palmer
Undergraduate institution: American University
Research interests: Political Science/Theory in Spain

Holly Porrino
Undergraduate institution: Columbia University
Research interests: Modern novel, cultural history

Sarah Roth
Undergraduate institution: Columbia University
Research interests: The Cold War and international relations

Katie Shine
Undergraduate institution: University of Delaware
Research interests: WWI and Interwar, Political Science/History

Stephanie Sonkin
Undergraduate institution: American University
Research interests: International Studies, Public Diplomacy

Robin Stark
Undergraduate institution: The Citadel
Research interests: Military strategy

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