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Neel Amin

History
nnamin@ucdavis.edu



 

 Stephen Cox

History
sdcox@ucdavis.edu


 

Nina Farnia

Nina Farnia
History
nfarnia@ucdavis.edu




Education:
A.B. Political Science, University of Chicago
M.A. Urban Planning, UCLA School of Public Affairs
J.D., UCLA School of Law
 
Biography:
Nina Farnia is a first year doctoral student in the Department of History at UC Davis, studying U.S. colonialism and the racialization of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.  Prior to attending Davis, she worked in the fields of law and policy, and participated on the legal teams for major racial profiling and employment discrimination class actions including Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the largest civil rights class action in U.S. history, and Fazaga v. FBI, which challenged the FBI's secret surveillance practices of Muslims in Southern California.  While in law school, she specialized in Critical Race Studies, and clerked for the law offices of Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi and Nasrin Sotoodeh in Tehran, Iran.



 Rajbir Judge

Rajbir Judge
History
rsjudge@ucdavis.edu








Education:
Bachelor of Arts, History, Religious Studies, and Philosophy, California State University, Chico (2010).
Master of Arts, History, University of California, Davis (2012)
 
Research Interests:
History of South Asia, Modern European Intellectual History, History of the Modern Middle East, History of Colonialism and Empire, and Post-colonial Theory.

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 Anne Marino

Anne Marino
History
aemarion@ucdavis.edu
 
 

 


Education:
  • B.A. Religious Studies - University of California, San Diego
  • M.A. Modern Judaic Studies (History) - University of California, San Diego
  • M.A. Theological Studies - Bethel Seminary San Diego
Biography:
Anne Marino is a PhD student in Modern Jewish History.  Her current work examines Zionist definitions of "who is a Jew" from the perspective of Jewish nationalism, focusing particularly on late 19th and early 20th century Zionist discourse on Christianity and conversion. Her wider research interests include religion and nationalism, conversion and identity, and Jewish-Christian relations. 

 Hakeem Naim

Hakeen Naim
History
hnaim@ucdavis.edu
 
 









Education
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B.A. Middle Eastern Studies - University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Modern History - University of California, Davis

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 Muhammed Sen

History
mssen@ucdavis.edu


 

 David Stenner

David Stenner
History
dstenner@ucdavis.edu
 


Education:

  • M.A, Middle East Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden (2009)
  • B.A., Semitic Philology, Uppsala University (2007)

Biography:

David Stenner is a Ph.D. candidate in Modern Middle East and North African History. His dissertation analyzes the Moroccan nationalist movement’s global propaganda campaign against the French and Spanish Protectorates during the 1940s and 50s, and how this international form of political activism influenced state-formation and the struggle for power after independence in 1956. He has one publication in The Journal of North African Studies (17/4; 2012), which won the Tessler Paper Prize from the American Institute for Maghrib Studies. Another article on US-Moroccan relations post-WWII is scheduled to appear in the JNAS in October 2014. 

 



Laura Tavolacci

Laura Tavolacci

History
ltavolacci@ucdavis.edu
 
 


Education:

  • M.A. History, Tufts University, Medford, MA, August 2010. Major Field of Study: South Asian History.
  • B.A. History with honors, University of California, Berkeley, May 2007. Minor: Celtic Studies
 

Biography:

Laura Tavolacci is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at UC Davis, studying South Asia and the British Empire. Her dissertation, titled "Agriculture as Redemption: the Evangelical Building Blocks of Development," investigates a group of British Baptist missionaries in early colonial India. She argues that these missionaries, in conflict and collaboration with different groups of Indians, created a space devoted to both economic and moral improvement which influenced the birth of a British civilizing mission. Her research interests include: History of South Asia, History of the British Empire, Comparative Empires, History of Ireland, History of Missionaries, History of Agriculture and Science, Political Economy, and the Transformation from Early Modern to Modern.

   
   
   
   
   
   
 
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