Anne Berg: I am a lecturer and the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies inin the Department of History at the University of Michigan. I teach German, European and World History and I am the main instructor for Origins of Nazism this semester. Most of my research focuses on Nazi period. I write about film, cities, and garbage. You can learn more about me here…
John Finkelberg: Hello. My name is John Finkelberg and I am a PhD student in the history department at the University of Michigan. My research interest include the history of scandal, fashionability, and modern conceptions of masculinity and femininity. I am originally from Mexico City, but I grew up in San Diego, California.
Benedito Machava: I am a History Ph.D. Candidate here at U of M. I am writing a dissertation on re-education camps and the politics of morality in socialist Mozambique (1975-1990). I am from Mozambique.
Alexander McConnell: I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the History department. I study the social and cultural histories of modern Russia and the Soviet Union, but I am broadly interested in the history of modern Europe. I did my B.A. in History at Grinnell College and M.A. in Russian & Eurasian Studies at the European University at St. Petersburg. My hobbies include traveling, photography, and all kinds of sport. In my spare time, you can usually find me in Comet Coffee or jogging around somewhere on campus.
Omer Sharir: I grew up near Tel Aviv, Israel, and completed my BA in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I am now a PhD student in the history department working on processes of colonization and state-formation in Israel/Palestine. I appreciate open and respectful political debate. I also love over-analyzing pop culture, particularly of the science fiction sort.