Douglas Ambrose holds a doctorate in history from the State University of New York at Binghamton. His teaching and research interests include early America, the Old South and American religious history. His publications include Henry Hughes and Proslavery Thought in the Old South (LSU 1996) and The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton: The Life and Legacy of America's Most Elusive Founding Father (NYU 2006), a volume he co-edited with Hamilton colleague Robert W. T. Martin. He has also written numerous articles, book reviews and encyclopedia entries about Southern slavery and Southern intellectual life. Ambrose is a recipient of the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award.
Celeste Day Moore received her Ph.D from the University of Chicago and teaches courses on race, empire, and African-American history. She has been a fellow at the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. She is currently completing a manuscript, Atlantic Intermediaries: Race, Politics, and African-American Music in the Afro-Atlantic World, 1944-1974, that examines the production, distribution and performance of African-American music in postwar France and in the postcolonial Francophone World.
John Eldevik received his doctorate from UCLA. Eldevik holds the Licence in Mediaeval Studies (2004) from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. His primary research and teaching interests are in medieval social and religious history, particularly the role of the bishop in the early Middle Ages, the Crusades, and the history of political and religious dissent. His first book, Episcopal Lordship and Ecclesiastical Reform in the German Empire, 950-1150, examines how medieval bishops used the collection of tithes to foster social and political relationships. Eldevik is working on a study of the manuscript transmission of texts on the Crusades and Islam in medieval Bavaria.
Grant completed his doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997, and he has received fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the Mellon Foundation and the American Historical Association. Grant is the author of A Civilised Savagery: Britain and the New Slaveries in Africa, 1884-1926 (2005), and he is the co-editor of Beyond Sovereignty: Britain, Empire, and Transnationalism, c. 1880-1950 (2007). He has also published articles in leading scholarly journals, as well as essays in edited collections. Grant received the John R. Hatch Class of 1925 Excellence in Teaching Award at Hamilton in 2003. He is working on a comparative history of hunger strikes.
Maurice Isserman received his doctorate from the University of Rochester. A former Fulbright grant-winner, his prize-winning books include The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington, and his co-authored book Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes. He is co-author of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, and On the Hill: A Bicentennial History of Hamilton College. His most recent book is Cronkite's War: His World War Two Letters Home, co-authored with Walter Cronkite IV '11. Isserman is writing a book titled Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering, to be published by Norton.
Shoshana Keller focuses on Soviet and Central Asian history and has written on the Stalinist campaign against Islam, women and women's education, and the creation of Soviet Uzbek history. Keller is the author of To Moscow, Not Mecca (2001, Praeger Publishers) and most recently an essay on the origins of coerced child labor in Uzbekistan’s cotton fields. She teaches Russian history from the Vikings to Putin as well as courses in Middle Eastern and Central Asian history. Keller is beginning a new project on the creation of modern childhood in Soviet Central Asia.
Kelly earned his Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin. His publications include The Descent of Darwin: The Popularization of Darwinism in Germany, 1860-1914 (1981) and The German Worker: Working-Class Autobiographies From the Age of Industrialization (1987). He is currently researching a book titled Remembering and Forgetting: The Legacy of the Franco-Prussian War in Imperial Germany, 1871-1914. Kelly recently completed the manuscript With my Rucksack: The Unvarnished Campaign Memoirs of an Infantryman from the Year 1870 by Carl Rückert.
Faiza Moatasim received her bachelor of architecture from the National College of Arts (Pakistan), master of architecture from McGill University, and Ph.D. in architectural history and theory from the University of Michigan. Her dissertation, Making Exceptions: Politics of Nonconforming Spaces in the Planned Modernist City of Islamabad, investigates the interplay between formally and informally planned spaces in the planned capital city of Pakistan. At Hamilton, Moatasim will teach courses related to issues of spatial equity, spatial organization as a means of attaining social control, and spatial practices as acts of subversion in Asian cities.
Paquette received his B. A. cum laude in 1973 from Bowling Green State University; he received his Ph.D. with honors in 1982 from the University of Rochester. He has published dozens of books and articles on the history of slavery. His Sugar Is Made with Blood (Wesleyan University Press, 1988) won the Elsa Goveia Prize, given every three years by the Association of Caribbean Historians for the best book in Caribbean history. More recently, his essay "Of Facts and Fables: New Light on the Denmark Vesey Affair" (co-authored with Douglas Egerton) won the Malcolm C. Clark Award, given by the South Carolina Historical Society. He is currently working on A Grand Carnage (Yale University Press), a study of the largest slave insurrection in United States history. In 2005, the University of Rochester invited him to return to his alma mater to receive the Mary Young Award for distinguished achievement. A recipient of grants from the American Historical Association, the National Endowment of the Humanities,the Jack Miller Institute, Watson-Brown Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies, Paquette co-founded the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization. In 2006, he was appointed to the Scholars Council of the Jack Miller Center. In 2008, President George W. Bush forwarded Paquette's nomination to the Senate for a seat on the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Lisa Trivedi, a cultural and social historian of modern South Asia, received her doctorate from the University of California at Davis. Her first monograph, Clothing Gandhi’s Nation: Homespun and Modern India (Indiana, 2007) was supported by a Fulbright Scholarship to India in 1996. She was a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University’s Pembroke College, where she began research on her second monograph, Bound By Cloth: women textile workers in Bombay and Lancashire, 1890-1940.
Trivedi recently finished work on a project of 70 photographs of ordinary women at work in Ahmedabad, India, taken by Pranlal Patel, in 1937. She oversaw the first-time publication of the photos and curated their exhibition at Hamilton's Wellin Museum of Art.