Aiden M. Bettine is concurrently pursuing a Ph.D. in History and a Master’s in Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa while focused on producing community-engaged digital history projects that centralize marginalized histories in the U.S.
John W. Jepsen is a PhD student in the Department of History, specializing in environmental, energy, and labor history, with an eye toward understanding state-formation in the Western Hemisphere. Jepsen received his B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from the University of Montana. A former laborer in the oilfields of the Intermountain West, he is concerned with the toll extractive industries take on laborers and the rural and indigenous communities that are often the sites of intensive extraction.
United States -- 20th Century, Labor and Migration
Jennifer studies Gilded Age America.
Laurel Sanders' research focuses on native North America.
University of Iowa Graduate & Professional Student Government Service Grant.