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Marshall Hodgson Teaching Fellow in World History



The Marshall Hodgson Teaching Fellow in World History is a 12 month competitive lectureship/training fellowship selected annually from UCSC graduate students in world history. The Hodgson Teaching Fellow must take at least one quarter of "Teaching World History at the College Level" (a two unit graduate class, offered quarterly) during the preceding academic year and attend the summer World History Teaching Institute. He/she will teach one quarter of the world history survey (either lower division or upper division). The salary is $5,528.00 per course (50% Teaching Fellowship).

The Hodgson Teaching Fellowship is named for the late Marshall G. S. Hodgson (History, University of Chicago), a major figure in the world history field, who died in 1968. Hodgson is the author of The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, 3 vols. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1973) and Rethinking World History: Essays on Islam, Europe and World History (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993), edited with an Introduction and Conclusion by Edmund Burke, III.



Marshall G. S. Hodgson, Professor of History at The University of Chicago, was a major figure in the world history field.


2006-2007 Marshall Hodgson Teaching Fellow: Martin Renner

Martin Renner is a Ph.D. candidate in European history and world history. He is currently completing his dissertation on nutritional and environmental criticisms of the industrialization of the food system by a small group of American and European doctors, dentists, food scientists, and agronomists from 1920 to 1960. 

Renner holds a History Department Research Sabbatical Fellowship for Spring 2007. In 2003-2004 he held both a Humanities Dean’s Fellowship  and a Tuition Fellowship.

In June 2006 Martin Renner presented a paper, "Refined Foods, Rotten Teeth, and Ruined Soils: Weston A. Price's Critique of the Industrial Food System" to the annual meeting of the Agricultural History Society.

As a Marshall Hodgson Teaching Fellow, Martin Renner will teach History 101B, "The Making of the Modern World, 1750-2000," in Winter 2007.


2005-2006 Marshall Hodgson Teaching Fellows: Kevin McDonald and Maia Ramnath.

Kevin McDonald is a Ph.D. candidate in U.S. history and world history. He is currently completing his dissertation on "Pirates, Merchants, Settlers and Slaves: Making an Indo-Atlantic Trade World, 1645-1730."

McDonald is a recipient of a John Haskell Kemble Fellowship for 2005-2006 from The Huntington as well as a fellowship from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New-York Historical Society, 2005 (as well as several UCSC graduate research awards).

His essay, "'A Man of Courage and Activity': Thomas Tew and Pirate Settlements of the Indo-Atlantic Trade World, 1645-1730," has been published in the E-Scholarship Repository, University of California Digital Library, http://repositories.cdlib.org/escholarship.

Since June 2004 Kevin has been serving as Review Editor of the H-Atlantic Discussion Network.

As a Marshall Hodgson Teaching Fellow, Kevin McDonald will teach History 121A, "The Making of the Modern World, 1450-1750," in Winter 2006.

Maia Ramnath is a Ph.D. candidate in South Asian history and world history. She is currently completing her Ph.D. dissertation on a South Asian political organization, the Ghadr group, which was active between 1900-1914. The tentative title of her dissertation is: " 'The Hajj to Utopia': Antisystemic Ideologies through the Lens of the South Asian Diaspora, 1905-1930."

She currently holds a History Department grant for 2005-2006, and was the recipient of two UCSC Institute for Humanities Research travel grants, for summer 2003 and fall 2005.

She was the co-convener of the Center for Cultural Studies' Anarchism Research Cluster in 2004-2005, and successfully co-taught a course on the global history of anarchism in the UCSC Summer School in 2005.

Maia Ramnath is the author of "Two Revolutions: The Ghadar Movement and India's Radical Diaspora, 1913-1918," which appeared in a special issue Radical History Review, 92 (Spring 2005), 7-30.

As a Marshall Hodgson Teaching Fellow, Maia Ramnath taught History 121B, "The Making of the Modern World, 1750-2000," in Spring 2006.

2004-2005 Marshall Hodgson Teaching Fellows: Alexandra "Sasha" Haugh and Michael Hudson.

Sasha Haugh is a Ph.D. candidate in Russian history and world history, and is currently completing her dissertation, "Colonial Encounters: Indigenous Siberians and the Muscovite Government in the Seventeenth Century."

Haugh was the recipient of a Dissertation Fellowship from the UCSC Institute for Humanities Research in 2002 and of a UCSC Dissertation Research Fellowship in 2001.

She is the author of "The Role of Gift Exchange in the Seventeenth Century Siberian Fur Trade" Louise Johnston (ed.) "Aboriginal People and the Fur Trade" Proceedings of the 8th North American Fur Trade Conference. (Cornwall, Ontario: Akwesasne Notes Publishing, 2001).

Haugh has presented papers at the annual meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (2002 and 2003), the Forum for European Expansion and Global Interaction (2002) and the UC Intercampus Interdisciplinary Conference on Modernity's Histories (1997).

In recognition of her teaching excellence, Haugh was named a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in May 1997 by the UCSC Committee for Teaching Excellence (one of three awardees selected campus-wide that year).

A two-time recipient of the Hodgson Fellowship, Sasha taught History 121A, ÒThe Making of the Modern World, 1500-1750in Winter 2004 and again in Winter 2005.

Michael Hudson is a Ph.D. candidate in Russian history and world history, and is completing his dissertation, "Storming Fortresses: The History of Soviet Chess."

He is the author of "The History of Russian Chess" for the Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet, and Eurasian History, 2004.

Hudson has received numerous research and teaching awards, including a summer research fellowship from the Institute for Humanities Research Fellowship, 2003, a Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2003-2004, and a Doctoral Student Sabbatical Fellowship in Winter 2003.

He presented "Chess and War in the Twentieth Century," at the Winter 2005 conference of the all-UC Multi-Campus Research Group on the theme, "World Wars in the 20th Century: Politics, History, Memory," UCSC, February 24-25, 2005.

Hudson's excellence as a teaching assistant was recognized by a UCSC Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in 2001-2002.

In summer 2003 and 2004 he taught two summer classes at UCSC: History 30B, "Modern European History: 1789-1914" and 30C, "Modern European History: 1914-present."

Under the terms of the Hodgson Fellowship, Hudson taught History 121A, "The Making of the Modern World, 1750-2000" in Spring 2005.

The Hodgson Teaching Fellow is funded from revenues of the Presidential Chair held by Edmund Burke III.


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