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Who is The Curious Historian?

“The highest function of the soul of man is the perception of Truth; in this accordingly it finds its special delight.” – al-Ghazālī

The Curious Historian is a PhD student in Global Affairs at Rutgers University, but this blog grew its roots many years before.  In 2011 she moved to Washington, DC for the summer as a student of The Washington Center, and worked at the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington.  This is when the blog was created.

In 2012 The Curious Historian graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Historical Studies from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and the subject and experiences of writing an historical thesis can be found in the section “The Thesis Files.”

In 2014 The Curious Historian earned a Master of Arts in Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the same institution— which, she is proud to say, is the first college in the country to have created such a program.  Her experiences travelling to Europe to visit concentration camps and extermination camps are in a section called “Holocaust Study Tour.”  Upon graduation, she was offered to teach as an adjunct faculty member at Stockton and taught two courses.

Now, in 2015, it’s back to sitting in the student’s seat.  Give her support, she needs it!

The name Curious Historian is derived from hours of random searches on the internet of familiar and foreign cultures and clicking on the ensuing hyperlinks (they always get her). She also has a guilty pleasure of going into libraries and bookstores and perusing the shelves for interesting sounding travel books and unfamiliar historical events! And of course, like most nerds, her hobby is to collect religious manuscripts and artifacts. She has a pretty nice collection, if she may say so herself :]

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  1. July 9, 2012 22:02

    I would love to go to Penn or Yale for grad school….

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