Editorial Board, Tufts Historical Review Vol IX (2016-17)
Nate Chock is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Tufts Historical Review for the 2016-17 academic year. A junior majoring in History and Political Science, Nate has a long-held interest in history. Originally from Portland, OR, he has volunteered with the Oregon Historical Society and developed a keen interest in American and European political history. Outside of Tufts Historical Review, Nate enjoys hiking and biking. On campus, he is on the executive committee of Field Ex and has tutored for Earthen Vessels.
Rebecca Ennis is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Tufts Historical Review. She is a junior from New York, and is currently pursuing a major in History. Rebecca has long had a love of history and museums, which she has combined in her work at the New-York Historical Society, and the Royall House & Slave Quarters. In addition to her work on the journal, Rebecca is also part of the Tufts History Society, Tufts Ballroom Competition Team, and the Tufts Gallery Guide program. Her favorite topics to learn about include the American Civil War, Victorian England, and the history of medicine.
Eitan Bloostein is a sophomore at Tufts University from Needham, Massachusetts planning to major in Religion. Living close to the city of Boston, he has plenty of food for American historical thought. He is mainly interested in American History from any time period. Eitan is especially interested in the intersections between history, politics and philosophy. He believes that without the study of history, our contemporary leaders would be unable to make informed decisions for our future.
Emily Hoffman is a sophomore from New York City. She is majoring in History, with a minor in English. She is especially interested in modern cultural history and can often be found in bookstores reading about fashion, courtesans, or anything to do with Jane Austen. In addition to the Tufts Historical Review, she is also part of the mock trial team, works at the Lilly Music Library, and is a costume designer for 3Ps.
Miranda Phaal is a junior from San Francisco, California. She is majoring in History with a concentration in empires. In addition to being on the Tufts Historical Review Editorial Board, she is the webmaster of Tufts Film Series, a DJ at WMFO Medford, and a member of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Society. In her spare time, she likes to sing and write novels (usually not at the same time).
Emily Barshay is a freshman from Armonk, New York. She is deeply interested in the Tudor and Stuart era in England as well as American history from colonial times until Reconstruction. Besides participating in Tufts Historical Review, she is also part of Tufts Mock Trial and is a Lunch Host for Admissions.
Charlie Pennington is a sophomore from Tampa, Florida. History has been his favorite subject since reading books about the Punic Wars and playing historical strategy games as a kid. He gave Eisenhower's D-day "Grand Crusade" speech in front of his school in first grade. He loves reading articles on Wikipedia and playing banjo and bass, and is on the Tufts Track team.
Nicholas Fallah is junior majoring in History and Political Science. He has a deep love of everything in American history and politics from the Civil War to the presidency of Lyndon Johnson. Additionally, he enjoys studying Great Britain, Italy, and Iran, especially the modern politics of those countries (including a strange fascination with former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi). He is also a member of Tufts Mock Trial, Tufts History Society, and the Tufts chapter of the American Enterprise Institute.
Charlotte Leis is a sophomore from Los Angeles, California, who is creating her own major which will focus on the study of cities and sustainable development by combining environmental studies, sociology, economics, political science, and history. She is interested in the development of cities around the world, as well as in mythologies and religions. Besides being Treasurer of the Historical Review, she is active in greek life at Tufts, and serves on her sorority’s executive board.
Jake Goldberg is a sophomore at Tufts University. He hopes to study either political science or philosophy. Inspired by his mother, he hopes to attend law school in the future. He will also be running for the Tufts Track Team.
Ricci Ji is a Sophomore from Chongqing, China. She is majoring in History and also considering a major in International Relations and minor in Economics. She has volunteered in a local museum introducing to the visitors the coins and paper money used throughout Chinese history. She is interested in the medieval history of England and Chinese history in Han and Tang dynasty.
Jon Adams is a freshman at Tufts from the Mainline suburbs of Philadelphia. He is an intended International Relations major with a penchant for languages, especially Spanish and Afrikaans. At Tufts he is a member of the club water polo team and can be found creating ever higher swirls of chocolate-vanilla ice cream at Dewick. His favorite historical incidents include the sinking of the Titanic, the Scramble for Africa, and the French Revolution.
Edward Olney-Bell is a Junior from San Francisco, California. He is majoring in Engineering Psychology, though he maintains a great interest in American history, particularly social, cultural, and urban history. He enjoys reading, taking city walks, and hiking. In high school, he was invited to give a lecture on historical methods of recording sound for a music production class.
Boris Leypunskiy is a senior studying quantitative economics at Tufts, with a minor in history, and hails from Glen Rock, NJ. He has loved history from a young age, and also enjoys reading political news and trivia. In addition to Tufts Historical Review, Boris is involved with Tufts Financial Group, Tufts History Society and Tufts Quiz Bowl.
Mallory Grider is a sophomore from Portland, Oregon. She is majoring in Mathematics and History. Mallory has worked at Timberline Lodge, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and the Fletcher School. At Tufts, Mallory is a member of Chi Omega fraternity and Synaptic Scholars. In her free time, Mallory enjoys skiing, playing tennis, and scuba diving.
Zihan "Jerry" Chai is a sophomore at Tufts from Shanghai, China, double majoring in History with a European concentration and International Relations with an International Security thematic concentration. He is interested in the WWII and the Cold War History, especially how the Cold War is interpreted globally and how it impacted the economic globalization and the process of decolonization. In his free time, Jerry enjoys studying Japanese and cooking. He is a loyal Barcelona fan.
Rebecca Xu is a junior majoring in History, International Relations, and Russian and Slavic Studies at Tufts University. Rebecca is particularly interested in European history from the First World War and onwards, literature and propaganda, and law enforcement and criminology. When not obsessing over history, Rebecca enjoys writing fiction, painting, and exploring pop culture. Rebecca is also the event planner for Tufts History Society and the advertising co-chair for Tufts Film Series.