Meet our Graduate Students

Louis GrunLouis Grün

I was born and raised in the tiny Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. I attended the University of Luxembourg and earned a Bachelor's degree in European Culture and English Studies.In the fall of 2017 I completed a semester at Miami University as part of my exchange program. I am mainly interested in the First and Second World War and the Interwar period but I also enjoy learning about feudal Japanese and Chinese history and the Renaissance as well as Luxembourgish history.In my free time I enjoy playing soccer, watching movies, gaming and traveling. I also love cheese and trying new kinds of food.


Nathaniel HieberNathaniel Hieber

I was born and raised in the town of Sugar Grove, OH. I attended Miami University and graduated in the spring of 2019 as a member of Miami's History Honor's Cohort with a Bachelors in History and a minor in Art History. My historical period of interest lies in the time frame from 1850-1950, with specific areas of interest including the World Wars, the interwar period, and the American Cival War. However, I also enjoy learning about ancient Roman and Greek History. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing short science fiction and historical fiction stories and biking.


Patrick MwanjawalaPatrick Mwanjawala

I was born and raised in Malawi, Africa. I obtained my undergraduate degree in History from the University of Livingstonia, Laws Campus. My interest is in understanding Africa and Africans from historical perspective. I am studying MA history with specialties in African nationalism.


Kristin OsborneKristin Osborne

I was born in Michigan and raised in Akron, Ohio. In 2018 I earned a BA in History with minors in German and European Studies from Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College. For my graduate research, I am interested in the emergence of nationalism in early modern Scotland and the Scottish Reformation. I am a lover of horses and have spent the past four summers driving draft horses on Mackinac Island in Michigan. When I am not working I enjoy riding and driving my horse, cuddling with my cat, traveling, and watching The Office.


Zinaida OsipovaZinaida Osipova

I was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, which is where I spent the first 18 years of my life before coming to the United States for my education. I got my bachelor's in Biology with a minor in French at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. During my bachelor's, I spent a semester in Paris studying History at the Sorbonne. My master's thesis research explores daily lives of prominent professors during revolutionary Russia and the early Soviet Union.

Outside of school, I love traveling, taking pictures, watching biathlon, and hanging out with my cat.


Mina ParkMina Park

I was born and raised in South Korea. Before I came to Miami, I earned an MA in History from the Chung-Ang University in Seoul, titled "The historical view of Charles H. Haskins through the theory of the twelfth-century renaissance." My current interests are mainly in the U.S.'s 20th century foreign relations in Asia.I like to experience something new like travelling and learning foreign languages or culture.When I am not working on my studies, I enjoy reading philosophy books, watching sports, playing sports, and doing nothing.


Danialle StebbinsDanialle Stebbins

Born and raised in Lansing, Michigan, I graduated from Alma College in 2017 with a BA in history, foreign service, and political science. My historical iinterests lie in Modern Eastern Europe, mostly the 1989 revolutions in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland.When not working, I enjoy playing with my cat, reading a good book, and traveling.


Ben SusmanBen Susman

I study American history. I am interested in the turn from the nineteenth iinto the twentieth century. I received bachelor's degrees from the University of Maryland (2015) in history and journalism with a minor in creative writing. After graduation, I was a tutor at a local community college and worked for a mail-order book company. I am from Laurel, Maryland.