GUHP Mentorship Program
One of GUHP's responses to the COVID-19 pandemic was to establish a mentorship program for graduate students and junior scholars, to help ensure that they had an intellectual community and a space to present works-in-progress during the global health crisis. The mentorship program ran during the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years, with a culminating "GUHP Emerging" symposia. In 2022-2023, the mentorship program was reconceived as the GUHP Emerging Scholars Program.
Participants in GUHP’s Inaugural Mentorship Program, 2020-2021
I. Cities and Imperial Networks Workshop
Organizers: Emma Hart, St. Andrews University; Mariana Dantas, Ohio University
Camille Cordier, Université Lyon Lumière
"The Making of the “Paris des Antilles”: the Role of the Sailors’ and Enslaved Markets in the Integration of Cap-Français into the World of Goods of the 18th Century
Mentor: Trevor Burnard, University of Hull, UK
Bernard Keo, Monash University, Australia
"Colonial City, Global Entanglements: Intra- and Trans-Imperial Networks in George Town, 1786-1914"
Mentor: Michael Vann, California State University, Sacramento
Archa N. Girija,The University of British Columbia
"Early European Modernity and the Imagination of an Alternate Urbanism in the Indian Ocean"
Mentor: Guadalupe Garcia, Tulane University
Aishani Gupta, SUNY at Stony Brook
"Colonial Women in Ajmer’s Dargah Sharif: gendered identities, exploitation and inscription of power in a Sufi sacred space"
Mentor: Debjani Battacharya, Drexel University
Ernest Sewordor, University of Basel, Switzerland
"Mechanised Mining, Infrastructure, and the Evolution of Gold Coast’s Urban Space, c. 1900-1957"
Mentor: Constanza Castro Benavides, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
II. Urban Forms and Informalities Workshop
Convenors: Tracy Neumann, Wayne State University and Kristin Stapleton, University at Buffalo
Ingy Higazy (PhD student, UC Santa Cruz)
"Urban, But Not Quite: Peripheral Living Along the Greater Cairo Ring Road”
Mentor: Alexia Yates, Manchester University
Rustam Khan (PhD student, MIT),
"The (Un-)Making of a Commodity Frontier: Soviet Vladivostok in Northeast Asia, 1930s-1950s"
Mentor: Micah Muscolino, UC San Diego
Halimat Somotan (PhD, Columbia University; Postdoc, Princeton).
“The Decolonizing City: Popular Politics and Municipal Administration in Lagos Nigeria, 1950-1972”
Mentor: Carl Nightingale, University at Buffalo
Yingchuan Yang (PhD student, Columbia).
"A City Full of Chimneys: Urban Planning and the Form of Mobilizational Politics in 1950s Beijing"
Mentor: Katherine Zubovich, University at Buffalo
III. Cities and Radicalism Workshop
Workshop Organizers: Nancy Kwak, University of California San Diego and Michael Goebel, Graduate Institute of Geneva
Prerna Agarwal (King’s College London).
“Decolonising Calcutta: moments of labour radicalism in the late 1940s”
Mentor: Su Lin Lewis (University of Bristol)
Chester Arcilla (University of the Philippines-Manila).
“Marking Militant Urban Subaltern Mobilizations and State Containment Within Global Histories of Gentrification and Financialization”
Mentor: Annelise Orleck (Dartmouth College)
Stephen Pascoe (UC Irvine).
“Concessionary Imperialism and Its Discontents”
Mentor: Cyrus Schayegh (Graduate Institute Geneva)
Yessenia Puentes (Pontificia Universidad Católicade de Chile).
“Adapting Urban Space to the Neoliberal Way of Living: Community and Mining Heritage in Coronel, Chile (1973-2018)”
Mentor: Camilo Trumper (University at Buffalo)
Amanda Waterhouse (Indiana University).
“Radical Architects: University Development and Student Protest in Cold War Colombia”
Mentor: Mark Healey (University of Connecticut)