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
Binghamton University
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
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
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
Dissertation Title: "Return of the Peasant: The Politics of Rural Social Justice in Contemporary China"

Urmi Engineer, Faculty Fellow in World History
Colby College
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"

Michael Hudson, Lecturer
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"

Michael Jin, Assistant Professor of History
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
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, Visiting Lecturer in History
Georgia State University
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, Associate Professor, Department of Education and Human Sciences
Yokohama National 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
Long Island University
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, Adjunct Lecturer
Santa Clara University
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”

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

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"

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"

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"