Mordechai, Lee (‘15 - ‘17)History
Lee Mordechai is a Ph.D. student in the History Department at Princeton University. Among other topics, he is interested in historical earthquakes and tsunamis in ancient Rome and Byzantium, where he uses documentary, archaeological and natural evidence critically in order to learn as much as possible about these earthquakes, and in order to establish long term seismic models. He is also closely involved in the three year PIIRS Climate Change and History Initiative as both research assistant and administrator. This project aims to use a comparative approach to climate, environment and society in Eurasia between 300-1900, as an important step towards understanding the impact of climate on complex societies over time.
Ferguson-Cradle, Gregory (‘14 - ‘16)History
Gregory is a PhD candidate in the History Department at Princeton University. He works on history of science and economic history of the twentieth century. He is particularly interested in how natural resources have been and are administered in different geopolitical, economic, cultural and scientific contexts across the world. His dissertation focuses on responses to fisheries collapses from the 1950s to the present and seeks to better understand how and why varying systems of management have been instituted to replace management regimes that had failed.