I am Alice Zhang; I am a fourth-year PhD candidate in History at Florida State University. I am working on the history of Chinese adoptions to the U.S. In spring 2023, I was on a Walbolt fellowship that allowed me to go to Minneapolis for research. I worked at the International Social Welfare History Archive on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

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.