Career Development Blog
Reflections from historians at work. Interviews conducted by Derek O'Leary (Ph.D. '20), who was the AHA Career Diversity Fellow in 2020.
Graduate school is not the time to demonstrate perfection, but the time to expand potential.Christopher M. Church
Lois Rosson studies American science institutions in the 20th-century, NASA, space and popular culture, astronomical illustration, and photography. At the time of this interview, she was a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate.
Hello! Could you tell us a bit about...Read more about Lois Rosson (Current Ph.D. candidate)
Brandon Kirk Williams finished his dissertation on Cold War economic development, building partner capacity, and national security history under the direction of Daniel Sargent, with James Vernon and Mark Brilliant serving on his committee. His research included global fieldwork in...Read more about Brandon Kirk Williams (Ph.D. 2020)
At the time of this interview Simon Brown was in the fifth year of the program, where he continues to study early modern European history. He focuses on British history between the Reformation and Enlightenment, and his dissertation examines the history of “useful knowledge” as an aspiration...Read more about Simon Brown (Current Ph.D. candidate)
Adrianne Francisco received her Ph.D. in 2015 and started a career as an independent school teacher 3 days after submitting her dissertation, which looked at the relationship between American colonial education and Philippine nationalism during the years of direct U.S. rule, from 1900-...Read more about Adrianne Francisco (Ph.D. 2015)
Christopher Casey completed his Ph.D. in History and his J.D. in in August 2017. His book, Nationals Abroad: Globalization, Individual Rights, and the Making of Modern International Law, will be released in mid-2020 with Cambridge University Press. He currently works as an analyst at the...Read more about Historians in Government: a conversation with Chris Casey (Berkeley Ph.D. 2017)