Job Placements

The Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji). Photo Contributed by Yajun Mo

Naomi Andrews, Associate Professor of History
Santa Clara University
Ph.D. Awarded: 1998
Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Beecher
Dissertation Title: "Socialism's Muse: Gender and Romantic Socialism in July Monarchy France"

Hilde Becker, Resident Director
School Year Abroad Beijing
M.A. Awarded: 1997
Faculty Advisor: Gail Hershatter
MA Paper Title: "In the Name of Civilization:Gender, Education, and the Report of the 1890 General Conference of the Protestant Missionaries"

Christopher Brooks, Faculty in History (tenure-track)
Portland Community College
Ph.D. Awarded: 2010
Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Beecher
Dissertation Title: "Exile: An Intellectual Portrait of Andre Gorz"

April Bullock, Associate Professor of Liberal Arts
California State University, Fullerton
Ph.D. Awarded: 1997
Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Beecher
Dissertation Title: “Victorian Bohemias: Class, Gender, and the Artist in the Metropolis, 1840-1900”

Ana Candela, Assistant Professor of Sociology
State University of New York, Binghamton
Ph.D. Awarded: 2013
Faculty Advisor: Gail Hershatter
Dissertation Title: "Nations, Migration and Governance: Cantonese Migrants to Peru and the Makeing of Overseas Chinese Nationalism, 1849-2013"

Shelly Chan, Assistant Professor of History
University of Wisconsin
Assistant Professor of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria, 2009-2011
Ph.D. Awarded: 2009
Faculty Advisor: Gail Hershatter/Emily Honig
Dissertation Title: "The Overseas Chinese Project: Nation, Culture, and Race in Modern China, 1900-1966"

Angelina Chin, Associate Professor of History
Pomona College
Ph.D. Awarded: 2006
Faculty Advisor: Gail Hershatter/Emily Honig
Dissertation Title: "Bound to Emancipate: Management of Lower-class Women in 1920s and 1930s Urban South China"

Alexander Day, Assistant Professor of History
Occidental College
Ph.D. Awarded: 2007
Faculty Advisor: Gail Hershatter/Emly Honig
Dissertation Title: "Return of the Peasant: The Politics of Rural Social Justice in Contemporary China"

Urmi Engineer, Postdoctal Associate
University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. Awarded: 2011
Faculty Advisor: Edmund Burke
Dissertation Title: "Hurricane of the Human Frame: Yellow Fever, Race, and Reconstruction in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans"

Christina Morales Guzman, Lecturer, Ethnic Studies
Santa Clara University
Ph.D. Awarded: 2012
Faculty Advisor: Dana Frank
Dissertation Title: "Race, Citizenship, and the Negotiation of Space: Chinese, Japanese, and Mexicans in Fresno, California, 1870-1949"

Carolyn (Hofig) Halladay, Senior Lecturer
Naval Postgraduate School
P.hD. Awarded: 1997
Faculty Advisor: Mark Cioc
Dissertation Title: "’Organized Cheerfulness’: A Regional Study of Popular Culture and Identity in the German Democratic Republic"

Fang Yu Hu, Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
P.hD. Awarded: 2015
Faculty Advisor: Gail Hershatter/Emily Honig
Dissertation Title: "Taiwanese Homes, Japanese Schools: Han Taiwanese Girls' Primary Education Under Japanese Rule, 1895-1945"

Michael Hudson, Faculty
Khon Kaen University, International College
P.hD. Awarded: 2013
Faculty Advisor: Peter Kenez
Dissertation Title: "Storming Fortresses: A Political History of Chess in the Soviet Union, 1917-1948"

James Illingworth, Assitant Editor
Freedmen and Southern Society Projext, Univ. of Maryland
P.hD. Awarded: 2015
Faculty Advisor: Dana Frank
Dissertation Title: "Crescent City Radicals: Black Working People and the Civil War Era in New Orleans"

Michael Jin, Assistant Professor of History
University of Illinois, Chicago
P.hD. Awarded: 2013
Faculty Advisor: Alice Yang
Dissertation Title: "’Beyond Two Homelands: Migration and Transnationalism of Japanese Americans in the Pacific, 1930-1955"

Aki Kalliomaki, Program Coordinator
The Fulbright Center, Helsinki
Ph.D. Awarded: 2005
Faculty Advisor: Marilyn Westerkamp
Dissertation Title: "’The Most God-provoking Democrats on This Side of Hell’—The United Irishmen in the United States”

Wenqing Kang, Associate Professor of History
Cleveland State University
Ph.D. Awarded: 2006
Faculty Advisor: Gail Hershatter
Dissertation Title: "Male Same-Sex Relations in Twentieth-Century China"

Andrea Lowgren, Faculty in History and Women's Studies (tenured)
Portland Community College
Ph.D. Awarded: 2007
Faculty Advisor: Dana Frank
Dissertation Title: "Street Reputations: Women Mapping Sexuality in San Francisco, 1930-1965"

Eliza Martin, Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Ph.D. Awarded: 2010
Faculty Advisor: Lisbeth Haas
Dissertation Title: "Growth by the Gallon: Water, Development and Power in San Diego, California, 1890-1947"

Hiroyuki Matsubara, Professor, Department of History
Rikkyo University
Ph.D. Awarded: 2005
Faculty Advisor: Alice Yang
Dissertation Title: "Unsettled Controversies: The Anti-Prostitution Movement and the Transformation of American Political Culture, 1910-1919"

Kevin McDonald, Assistant Professor of History
Loyola Marymount University 
Postdoctoral appointment, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011
Ph.D. Awarded: 2008
Faculty Advisor: Marilyn Westerkamp
Dissertation Title: ”Pirates, Merchants, Settlers and Slaves: Making an Indo-Atlantic Trade World, 1640-1730”

Brenda Melendy, Professor of History
Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Ph.D. Awarded: 1998
Faculty Advisor: Mark Cioc
Dissertation Title: "In Search of Heimat: Crafting Expellee Identity in the West German Context, 1949-1961"

Yajun Mo, Assistant Professor of History
Boston College
Ph.D. Awarded: 2011
Faculty Advisor: Gail Hershatter
Dissertation Title: "Itineraries for a Republic: Tourism and Travel Culture in Modern China, 1866-1954"

Elizabeth Mullins, Instructor of History
Monterey Peninsula College
Ph.D. Awarded: ABD
Faculty Advisor: Marilyn Westerkamp
Dissertation in Progress: ”Making Girls, Women and Nuns: U.S. Catholic sister, convents and schools in the Dominican Republic, 1946-66”

Chrislaine Pamphile-Miller, Lecturer
California State Monterey Bay
Ph.D. Awarded: 2014
Faculty Advisor: Marilyn Westerkamp
Dissertation Title:  "'Blessed are the Peacmakers": African American Emigration to Haitti, 1816-1826"

Sasha Pursley, Associate Professor of History
Black Hills State University
Ph.D. Awarded: 2003
Faculty Advisor: Peter Kenez
Dissertation Title: "The Motherland Calls: The 46th Taman' Aviation Group in the Great Patriotic War"

Maia Ramnath, Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies
Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. Awarded: 2008
Faculty Advisor: Dilip Basu
Dissertation Title: ”The Haj to Utopia’: Anti-Systemic Ideologies in the South Asian Diaspora, 1905-1930”

Martin Rizzo, Adjunct in History
Cabrillo College
Ph.D. Awarded: 2016
Faculty Advisor: Lisbeth Haas
Dissertation Title: "No Somos Animales: Indigenous Survival and Perseverance in 19th Century Santa Cruz, California"

Alicia Romero, Post Doctoral Fellowship
University of New Mexico
Ph.D. Awarded: 2015
Faculty Advisor: Alice Yang
Dissertation Title: "Portrait of Barrio: Memory and Popular Culture in Barelas, NM 1881-2000"

Sabrina Sanchez, Assistant Professor of History
Bellevue College
Ph.D. Awarded: 2013
Faculty Advisor: Lisbeth Haas
Dissertation Title: ”In the Name of the Father, the Governor, and A-1 Men: Performing Gender, Race, and Empire in Territorial New Mexico, 1880-1912”

Brain Shott
P.hD. Awarded: 2015
Faculty Advisor: David Brundage
Dissertation Title: "Mediating America: Black and Irish Press and the Struggles for Citizenship, 1870-1914"

Amanda Shuman, Post Doctoral Researcher
University of Freiburg
P.hD. Awarded: 2015
Faculty Advisor: Gail Hershatter/Emily Honig
Dissertation Title: " The Politcs of Socialist Athletics in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1966"

Kathleen Simonton, Lecturer in History
Santa Clara University
Ph.D. Awarded: 2005
Faculty Advisor: Marilyn Westerkamp
Dissertation Title: "Downhome From Ulster: Ulster Irish in Megantic County Quebec, 1814-1850"

Edward "Noel" Smyth, Adjunct in History
Cabrillo College
Ph.D. Awarded: 2016
Faculty Advisor: Marilyn Westerkamp
Dissertation Title: "The Natchez Diaspora: A History of Indigenous Displacement and Survival in the Atlantic World"

Christy Story, Faculty in ACE Center and History 
Castilleja School
Ph.D. Awarded: 1998
Faculty Advisor: Peter Kenez
Dissertation Title: "In A Court of Law: The Russian Revolutionary Tribunals, 1917-1922"

Xiaoping Sun, Assistant Professor of History (with tenure)
St. Mary's University, Halifax
Ph.D. Awarded: 2008
Faculty Advisor: Gail Hershatter
Dissertation Title: "Mobilizing Women: Chinese Women in the New Life Movement"

Jeremy Tai, Assistant Professor of History
McGill University
P.hD. Awarded: 2015
Faculty Advisor: Gail Hershatter/Emily Honig
Dissertation Title: "Opening Up the Northwest: Reimagining Xi'an adn the Modern Chinese Frontier"

Philip Whalen, Professor of History and Director of Coastal Carolina University's Honors Program
Coastal Carolina University
Ph.D. Awarded: 2000
Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Beecher
Dissertation Title: "The Life and Works of Gaston Roupnel"

James Dustin Wright, Lecturer
UC Santa Cruz
P.hD. Awarded: 2015
Faculty Advisor: Alan Christy
Dissertation Title: " The Sunagawa Struggle: A Century of Anti-Base Protest in a Tokyo Suburb"