Our Team


Frank Amico

PhD Student – History – Florida State University

I will begin my first year at Florida State University in Fall 2020. My academic interests include Cold War political and environmental history, gender and race, as well as public history and digital humanities. I have previously studied ancient history and digital humanities during my MA, which I received from the University of South Florida in 2019.

Email me: ftamico@gmail.com


Chelsi Arellano

PhD Student – History – Florida State University

I began my PhD at Florida State University in Fall 2019, after completing my Master’s at the University of South Florida in Early Modern European History. My academic interests include English and Dutch Empires during the late seventeenth century, with a particular focus on high politics, economics, and intellectual thought. I am also interested in the intersections of gender on political action, the relationship between imperial holdings and the metropole, and ideas of modernity.

Email me: cma19@my.fsu.edu


Stephen DeCasien

PhD Student – Nautical Archaeology – Texas A&M University

I am currently a PhD student at Texas A&M University studying Nautical Archaeology. I received my Master’s in Ancient History from the University of South Florida in 2019 and attended the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in the summer of 2018. My academic interests include Greco-Roman maritime history and archaeology with a special focus on naval warfare, naval rams, and warships. My academic interests also include the study of sex and gender in antiquity, especially concerning navies and naval monuments.

Email me: decasien@tamu.edu


Kiri Raber

PhD Student – History – Florida State University

I began pursing my PhD in the Fall of 2019 at Florida State University after earning my Master’s in Early Modern European History from the University of South Florida. My research interests include early modern European history, British history, and women and gender studies. My current research centers around Jamaica’s early English Settler colony in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, with wider interests concerning contemporary ideologies of gender and race.

Email me: kkr19@my.fsu.edu


Clayton Richards

Master’s Student – History – University of South Florida

I am currently a MA student in History Department the University of South Florida and I will be graduating in Spring 2020. My academic areas of focus are the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries. My areas of interest include American expansion and imperialism which includes the political, cultural, and social aspects of imperialism.

Email me: car8@usf.edu


Dragana Zivkovic

PhD Student – History – Florida State University

I will begin my first year as a PhD student at Florida State University in Fall 2020. I obtained my Master’s in Medieval History with a minor in Early Modern European History from the University of South Florida in 2019. My focus is on women and gender, generally how women are portrayed in society. I have examined women through marriage laws, literature, and more recently through travel journals. My other academic interests include social and cultural history, refugees and displacement, and identity (specifically in Southeastern Europe).

Email me: dzivkovic@mail.usf.edu


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