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Sandra Aguilar | Assistant Professor and Department Chair

Office location: Comenius Hall 302
Office phone: 610-625-7957
Email: aguilars@moravian.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Manchester

Research interests and expertise
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Latin America, particularly Mexico. I am currently working on a book manuscript entitled “Cooking Modernity: Food, Gender, and Class in Mid-Twentieth Century Mexico.” This work situates women, the kitchen, and food at the forefront of the modernization process by examining women’s agency at home and the failure of nutrition programs in Mexico.

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Jamie Paxton | Associate Professor

Office location: Comenius Hall 306
Office phone: 610-625-7897
Email: paxtonj@moravian.edu

Education
Ph.D., Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

Research interests and expertise
I offer courses in early American and Antebellum US history as well as the history of First People. I am currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled, "Kinship, Communities, and Covenant Chains: The Mohawks and Their Neighbors in New York and Upper Canada, 1712-1830." My work examines how Mohawks, one of the Six Nations, incorporated Europeans into kinship networks and how the resultant communities persisted for more than a century in New York and, after the Revolution, Upper Canada (Ontario).

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Sandy Bardsley | Professor

Office location: Comenius Hall 303
Office phone: 610-861-1398
Email: bardsleys@moravian.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research interests and expertise
I am currently interested in the ways in which archaeological remains provide us with data about women's and men's health in late medieval England. I have published on sex ratios, attitudes towards women's speech, women's wages, and women's status in the middle ages.

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Jane Berger | Assistant Professor

Office location: Comenius Hall 308
Office phone: 610-861-1402
Email: bergerj@moravian.edu

Education
Ph.D.,The Ohio State University

Research interests and expertise
Modern U.S. history. Topics of my courses include politics and protest, race and citizenship, women’s history, and recent U.S. history. I am currently working on a book on the historical causes of late twentieth century urban poverty in the United States.

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Akbar Keshodkar | Assistant Professor  

Office location: Comenius Hall 301
Office phone: 610-861-1685
Email: keshodkara@moravian.edu

Education
Ph.D., Oxford University

Research interests and expertise
Anthropology, African Studies, western Indian Ocean Societies. My research interests lie in examining the impact of socio-economic processes associated with globalization and modernization on formulations of Muslim identities and heritage in sub-Saharan Africa and western Indian Ocean societies. I am currently working on two projects – one focused on exploring questions of cosmopolitanism across the Indian Ocean and the other analyzing the relationship between tourism, development and cultural change in Dubai, UAE.

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Heikki Lempa | Professor        

Office location: Comenius Hall 307
Office phone: 610-861-1315
Email: lempah@moravian.edu
 

Education
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Research interests and expertise
My classes on modern European and German history explore politics, culture, the history of everyday life, emotions, education, and the body. I also teach survey courses on the Holocaust and How Hitler Was Possible. A book-length project "Spaces of Recognition. Honor and Civil Society in Classical Germany, 1700-1914" is currently under review. I am also working with Derek Hillard (Kansas State) and Russell Spinney (New Mexico) on an edited volume titled "Feelings Materialized. Emotions, Bodies, and Things in Modern Germany." My new project probes the history of the German body in a global context, 1700-1914.

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