Stephanie H

Academic Area:
History (Latin America), College of Arts and Sciences

Bronx, NY

Undergraduate Institution:
Wesleyan University ’13

Research Interests:
Latin American history, revolutions, civil war in El Salvador, education, memory, nation building, national identity, popular culture

The Best Thing About Being a Graduate Student at IUB:
There’s a strong graduate student community in many departments that offers all kinds of support. In addition, students outside of your department are also incredibly helpful. In IU you will find people who are genuinely friendly and more than willing to try new things with you!

Insider tip about living in Bloomington:
If you like to dance salsa you will love Bloomington. There is salsa dancing every week and there is a group at IU called Ritmos Latinos that teaches Cuban salsa every semester for a great price!

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Recent Posts

Balancing Family Life and Academic Work

This academic year was a time of change for me: I suddenly became a guardian of my two younger brothers. I moved them to Bloomington with me because I knew they would have a better opportunity here than where they lived. However, I didn’t know how hard it would be to raise them while also continuing my academic career as a PhD student.

Before the boys moved in with me I had planned on being ABD (all but dissertation) by now, but I decided to take things a little slower. I knew raising two boys would be a lot of work but I figured I could easily continue on with my studies without any significant changes… I was wrong. Almost everything changed… Continue reading

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