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Historic paper trail shows difficulty of governing from half a world away From USC News | by Michelle Boston How do you rule a territory from across an ocean? These days it may not be much of an issue, with phones, email and quick flights. But in the 18th century, when handwritten letters were delivered…

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Emily Wang

Slavic Languages and Literatures // 2016-2018
Emily Wang received her Ph.D. from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University in 2016. Her research focuses on Russian literature (primarily poetry) from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as affect and postcolonial theory.


John R. Blakinger

Art History // 2016-2018
John R. Blakinger received his Ph.D. in Art History from Stanford University. He studies the history, theory, and criticism of modern and contemporary art, with a focus on the intersection of aesthetics and politics with media, design, and visual culture.


Rhae Lynn Barnes

American Studies & Ethnicity // 2016-2018
Rhae Lynn Barnes is a cultural historian who specializes in the history of North America with particular interests in the history of racism, racial formation, gender, sexuality, book history, and representation in popular culture.