New Faculty 2012-13
Daniel Brückenhaus earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in History, as well as a Master of Philosophy, at Yale University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. Daniel’s research and teaching interests focus on the history of western Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and on the history of colonialism in the same period.
Rongal Nikora will join the Beloit College faculty in January 2013. He is currently a doctoral candidate and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow at the University of New Mexico. Mr. Nikora holds a B.A. from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on health status and health outcomes of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States and other developed nations, with particular attention to the effects of political culture.
Volha (Olga) Abramkina, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, earned her B.S. equivalent in Physics from Grodno State University in Belarus, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from Florida State University.
Tom Berenz holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Communications and Painting from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, an M.A. in Painting from Northern Illinois University, and an M.F.A. in Two-Dimensional Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kieran Bezila graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Sociology, and earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology at Northwestern University.
Lee Bishop received his B.S. in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.
Catherine Bronson earned her B.A. in History at St. Xavier University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Early Islamic Thought at the University of Chicago.
Kevin Grimm completed his B.A. in History at Bowling Green State University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in History at Ohio University.
Gilbert José holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
David Marcia is a Ph.D. candidate in Theatre at the University of Missouri. He holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Directing from Rutgers University and a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Otterbein College.
Marta Podemska-Mikluch is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at George Mason University. She received both a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Applied Economics from St. Cloud University.
Tes Slominski earned a B.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies from the College of William and Mary, an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Limerick, and a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from New York University.
Matthew Taylor completed his B.A. and M.A. in Classics at the University of Cambridge, and his Ph.D. in Classics at The University of Southern California.