Teaching Assistant for 17B (Perrone)

Winter 2018

Personal Statement:

I am a third year graduate student working with Dr. Salim Yaqub on U.S. Foreign Relations. I am particularly interested in examining the intersections between foreign policy and popular culture during the World War II and Cold War eras.

My most recent project, “American Icons: Captain America, Dr. Seuss, and American Identity, 1939-1941,” explored the Captain America comic books and the editorial cartoons of Dr. Seuss in an effort to determine how popular culture both reflected and attempted to shape debates over American identity and internationalism during the mid-twentieth century.

I am also interested in issues of race and ethnicity. My senior thesis, “Turning ‘The Dust of Life’ Into Gold: Amerasian Agency within the United States,” focused on the immigration of Vietnamese Amerasians (the children that resulted from the interactions between American soldiers and Vietnamese women during the Vietnam War) from Vietnam to the United States.


Courses Taught:

Fall 2016: History 17A (Warkentin)

Winter 2017: History 17B (Jacobson)

Spring 2017: History 17C (Yaqub)

Fall 2017: History 17A (Maar)

Winter 2018: History 17B (Perrone)