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In this interview, Daniel Arenas, a PhD candidate working on Napoleonic Europe under the supervision of Dr. Blaufarb, talks about his research in archives in France and Spain. His dissertation topic is the French occupation of Spain from 1808 to 1814. Arenas came to Florida State University in 2014 for his undergrad and joined the PhD program in 2018.

Olivia Lanaghan double majored from Florida State University in History and Communication in the fall of 2021. For law school, she decided on Stetson University College of Law. In this interview, Lanaghan shares how she prepared for law school and what sets law school apart from undergrad.

In this interview, Hope Evans discusses her experiences as a summer camp assistant and museum educator at the John G. Riley Center/ Museum of African American History and Culture. Recently, Evans started a new position at the Riley Center as curator and education director.

In this interview, Anne Tirrell shares her thoughts on being a History major and a student at Florida State. "The best thing about coming to FSU was the opportunity to know and work with like-minded friends and peers in the History Department, with whom I can both share my research and passions and learn from in turn. This is something I am incredibly privileged to have."

Dr. Abe Gibson recently created the project "Honest Abe," in which he examines the impact that artificial intelligence could have on the historical record and the historical profession. He was especially curious about the sudden rise of deepfakes, generative AI, and other synthetic media. In this interview, Gibson talks about his aims in setting up the website.

In this interview, Carlos Campos (FSU 2023) reflects on researching and writing an Honors in the Major thesis. Carlos worked with Dr. Maier Katkin and Dr. Stoltzfus on Clarence Darrow, one of the key figures of the progressive era.

In this interview, Sarah Brophy shares her experiences as a History major. She talks in particular about all the research opportunities available at Florida State University for undergraduate students. Sarah is also a Service Scholar. Her second major is Poli Sci.

In this interview, we speak with Courtney, Lucie, and Emi who are working on an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program project in the History department. Under the direction of Danielle Wirsansky, a PhD candidate in History - and herself a UROP alumna, they are looking at the experience of women spies in World War II.

Congratulations to Noah Cole and Huaqing Shi for receiving the 2022 Wright Research Paper award and Megan Groninger and Randy Smookler for receiving the 2022 Richardson Teaching Award.

An interview with Laina Leslie, a first-year Psychology major, who is participating in an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Project in the History department. Working under the direction of Dr. Kurt Piehler and Ms. Anne McCudden of the Thomasville History Center, Laina is surveying historic homes in Thomasville, Georgia.