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Rhiannon Callahan

PhD in World History

Rhiannon is a PhD student in World History at Northeastern University where she has worked as a research assistant for Professor Ángel Nieves for the 2020-2021 academic year. In this position, she has been privileged to contribute to Apartheid Heritages: A Spatial History of South Africa’s Townships digital history project. Prior to starting at Northeastern in 2020, she earned her BA in History from the University of Central Florida in 2017, and continued her history studies in Florida Atlantic University’s History MA Program, where she gained valuable experience working as a teaching assistant for a variety of courses and completed an internship in the Special Collections of the S.E. Wimberley Library. Her research interests center on the ways in which culturally specific constructions of race, class, and gender intersect with global structural forces such as capitalism and colonialism. Her feminist approach to history is informed by critical race theory and queer theory, and she is particularly interested in the relationship between marginalized groups and the state. She is also pursuing certificates in Digital Humanities and in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

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Cohort: 2020 

Research Interests: Gender history, LGBTQ+ history, intersectional histories, histories of feminism, transnational histories, international relations, twentieth-century U.S., twenty-first century U.S., legal history, politics, social justice/reform movements, environmental history, history of technology

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