The editorial board of the Vanderbilt Historical Review is composed of undergraduate students at Vanderbilt University who have a keen interest in history, writing, publishing, and the digital humanities. In addition, our graduate student and faculty adviser offer expertise and advice on the content of our journal. Interested Vanderbilt undergraduate students of any major are always welcome to join VHR and can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Caroline Fleischhauer is a senior from Pensacola, Florida. She is pursuing a double major in History and Public Policy Studies with a focus in healthcare policy. Her primary research interest is twentieth-century American political and social history, particularly the historical roots of contemporary public policy. On campus, she also writes for the Vanderbilt Political Review and serves as the Co-President and Founder of Vanderbilt Students for Choice. In her free time, she enjoys running and listening to Hamilton for the umpteenth time.
Winston Du is a junior double majoring in History and Computer Science. He is primarily interested in twentieth-century world history, especially as it relates to technological innovation and industrialization. On campus, he is also involved with the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory and the Warren College Council.
Justin DeMello is a junior originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is pursuing a double major in History and Political Science. His research interests are primarily in contemporary American political, social, and intellectual history, with special emphasis on American political campaigns and Presidential studies.
Janna Adelstein is a senior from New York, NY majoring in History and Art History. In addition to her work with the Review, she is a Dean’s Library Fellow for the Tracing the Movement of Populations project and an intern for Congressman Jim Cooper. LBJ is her favorite historical figure and one of her favorite art pieces is the Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Austin C. Travers is a senior double majoring in History and Human and Organizational Development. He is interested in European and particularly World War II history, and has run with the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain.
Cameron Rohall is a senior from Winchester, Massachusetts, pursuing majors in History and Political Science with a minor in Cello Performance. His primary research interest is the colonial Atlantic world, and he is currently writing an honors thesis on sugar planters and their effects on British society in the eighteenth century. He is interested in a career in politics, and has worked for members of Congress in Washington and Nashville. On campus, Cameron is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha and serves on the Interfraternity Council executive board.
Christine Huang is a senior from Taiwan. She is studying History and Public Policy Studies. In addition to her work for the Vanderbilt Historical Review, she is also a research assistant at the Latin American Public Opinion Program and a consultant at the Writing Studio.
Kavi Saxena is a junior from Lakeland, Florida, majoring in Economics & History. He’s largely interested in the economic history of North America but also finds ancient Greek history fascinating. Outside of VHR, on campus Kavi is also involved in Greek life and Martha O’Bryan World Cup.
Laura Grove is a senior from Houston, TX majoring in History and minoring in Philosophy. She is also a member of the Vanderbilt University Concert Choir and Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and holds leadership positions in both organizations. Her favorite time period in history is the American Civil War, and she hopes to continue studying this topic as she pursues a career as an academic.
Lindsay Grizzard is a senior from Mobile, Alabama, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Classical Guitar Performance. She is the President of Mortar Board and treasurer of Vanderbilt Students for Choice. In her free time, she enjoys leading a Girl Scout troop, backpacking, and participating in her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi.
Mary Gwin is a senior from Redmond, Washington. As a History and Medicine, Health, and Society double major, her academic interests lie in American political history as well as the history of science and medicine. She is currently writing an honors thesis about the formation and failure of Jimmy Carter’s National Health Insurance Plan, and works as a peer consultant at the Vanderbilt Writing Studio in addition to her work with the VHR. In the future, she plans to attend medical school and hopes to write about issues in medicine and health care in a way that is accessible to a broad audience.
Graduate Student Advisor
E. Kyle Romero is a second-year graduate student in U.S. History at Vanderbilt University. He studies American transnational history and the history of U.S. immigration policy. His current research focuses on private charity groups and American refugee policy in the twentieth century.
Dr. Joel Harrington is the Chair of the Department of History and the Centennial Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. He specializes in the Reformation and early modern Germany, with research interests in various aspects of social history. His most recent book, The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century, describes the life of Meister Frantz Schmidt, a sixteenth-century executioner in Nuremberg.