Participants in the 2015 Summer Institute

The third Summer Institute on Contested Global Landscapes, sponsored by the Institute for the Social Sciences, will be held at Cornell University from May 11-15, 2015. Selected through a competitive process, participants will come to Ithaca from around the globe to address this year’s theme –  Occupation: Violence and the Long-term Control of Land and People.

s200_ryan_c..edwards Ryan Edwards is a PhD candidate in the history department at Cornell University, where he earned his master’s degree in 2013 with a minor in Latin American studies. From August 2013 to December 2014 he conducted fieldwork for his dissertation in Argentina, funded by grants from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Fulbright commission. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in geography from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2009, where he earned the departmental citation and graduated with honors. His work combines theories and methods from the disciplines of history and geography to investigate an environmental history of the Ushuaia penal colony (1902-1947).
 CamiloErlichman Camilo Erlichman received his BA in History and Politics & Society from the University of Bonn in 2009 and a M. St. with distinction in Modern British and European History from the University of Oxford in 2010. Since 2010, he has been a Principal’s Career Development Scholar at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, where he is currently completing a doctorate on Strategies of Rule: Cooperation, Collaboration, and Conflict in the British Zone of Germany 1945-1949. He has held major scholarships from the University of Edinburgh, the German Historical Institute London, and the DAAD. In 2012, he was a Junior Visiting Scholar at the Modern European History Research Centre (MEHRC), University of Oxford. In the academic year 2013/2014, he was a DAAD junior researcher at the Institute of History, University of Cologne, with which he remains affiliated.
1549417_10155190781280721_7160413353054597125_n Kristie Patricia Flannery completed her Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (Honours Class I) at the University of Sydney. Her honors thesis was a social history of the great mutiny of the British Royal Navy in 1797. Kristie moved to Canberra after graduating and worked as a researcher and policy advisor in the Australian Government’s Higher Education Research unit for several years. She also devoted 13 wonderful months to backpacking around Asia and Latin America. She began her PhD in History at the University of Texas at Austin in Fall 2011. Kristie’s research interests are centered on empire-building and cultures of colonialism in the greater Indian Ocean world. Her dissertation explores the untold history of loyalty to Spain in Manila from below during the ‘Age of Revolutions’, c.1750-1812.
picture David Hughes is a Ph.D. candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada. He holds a B.A. from Queen’s University, a LL.B from the University of Leicester, and a LL.M from University College London. Before beginning his doctoral studies, David worked as a lawyer with international organizations including the UN High Commission for Refugees and the Council of Europe as well as grassroots NGOs both in Europe and in Jerusalem. During his two years in Jerusalem, David worked for the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights, an umbrella organization of both Israeli and Palestinian human rights NGOs. David’s time in Jerusalem inspired his doctoral research which looks at how international law is used on the ground, using the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a case study. His work marries the theoretical and the practical and, ultimately, hopes to have a positive influence on conceptions of the role assumed by international law within prolonged international conflicts.
 Lehman, kathryn Kathryn Lehman is a PhD student in the Department of History at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her research interests include labor history, social movements, environmental history, and transnational history. Her dissertation explores the connections between labor violence during the rubber boom and more contemporary violence over deforestation and control of natural resources in the Amazon rainforest around the Bolivia/Brazil border from 1920-2008. During 2015-2016, her dissertation research will be funded by the Social Science Research Council, the Fulbright Commission, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in collaboration with Indiana University.
Marlino Photo Marlino Eugénio Mubai is PhD Candidate ABD in the Department of History, University of Iowa. He studies warfare environment and societies in Mozambique. His research interests include the political ecology of warfare, natural disasters, land tenure and natural resources management. He is a Fulbright Fellow from Mozambique. He obtained a bachelor’s degree with honors in History at Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique) and a Master’s degree in Heritage and Cultural Studies, with Specialization in Cultural Tourism at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
unnamed Juliet Nebolon is a doctoral candidate in the American Studies program at Yale University. She received her B.A. in Sociology and American Studies from Wesleyan University. Her research interests include transpacific imperialisms, settler colonialism, war/militarization, critical race studies, and transnational feminism. Her dissertation explores the interconnected regimes of military occupation and settler colonialism in Hawaii during the Pacific War through narratives of health, education, domesticity, internment, and the landscape.
Squaready20131008204146 Jesse Zarley is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his B.A. in History and Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008). His dissertation project examines the interethnic power relations developed by independent Mapuche groups of southern Chile and western Argentina to defend their territorial control during the late colonial and early national periods (1793-1862).
self pic Joshua Jeffers received his Ph.D. in history from Purdue University in 2014, where he specialized in Native American and frontier and borderlands history. His research interests also include environmental history, intellectual history, and colonial studies. Jeffers’ dissertation, “Native Spaces, Settler Colonial Landscapes, and the Culture of Manifest Destiny: Conceptual Geographies and the Transformations of Ohio Country, 1701-1850,” looks at the intellectual traditions that informed the Ohio landscape from the Great Peace of 1701 through the emergence of American settler colonialism a century later in an effort to map the conceptual transformation of this landscape from a Native homeland to a settler-colonial manifest destiny. Jeffers currently teaches history at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis.
Nisa_bio Richard Nisa is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Campus. He holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture from Syracuse University and earned his PhD in 2013 from Rutgers University. His research explores American-managed military detainment practices after the Second World War, detailing transformations in the geographical and technological processes that shaped the spaces between battlefield capture and the walls of the prison camps. By tracing the contours of detainment through these spaces of encounter, his work seeks to map the performance of a number of dynamic thresholds, including the interfaces between war and policing; lethal force and humanitarian care; and technologies of annihilation and those aimed at management and life affirmation. His most recent work highlights transformations in military detention practice resulting from the incorporation of digital databases, networked technologies, and predictive analytics into contemporary war.