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Rebecca Gruskin

Rebecca Gruskin

Field: 
Middle East and Central Asia
A.B. Harvard University, 2011
M.A. Stanford University, 2015

Research interests:

Rebecca Gruskin is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at Stanford University. Her dissertation explores the social history of Tunisia’s Gafsa phosphate-mining basin from the 1890s-1960s, with a focus on local practices of resistance, Gafsa’s place in the global market for phosphates, environment and re-made geographies, and embodied questions about health, pollution, and disease.

Rebecca has conducted extensive archival and oral historical research in Tunisia and France, supported first by an AIMS Long-Term Research Fellowship and then by a CAORC Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship. In addition to her research, Rebecca designed and taught a sources and methods seminar at Stanford on the transnational history of post-WWII counterinsurgencies.