Eliza Gheorghe's research centers on the global history of nuclear proliferation. Her work will be of particular interest to scholars of U.S. and Soviet foreign policy and the Cold War. She plans to conduct archival research to expand her PhD thesis into a book on how nuclear acquisition strategies advance. She is hoping to have her book-length monograph entitled Negotiating the Bomb: Nuclear Acquisition Strategies and Proliferation during the Cold War published shortly. Eliza pursued her PhD in International Relations at University of Oxford. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Bucharest and a master's in Securities Studies from Georgetown University, Washington, DC. She has worked both as a tutor at University of Oxford and the Johns Hopkins University - Bologna Center; as a research assistant at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Georgetown University; and as a consultant for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland. She has received several awards and grants from institutions in Romania, the United Kingdom, Norway, Italy, and the United States. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Jamie Miller specializes in the politics, state-building, and ideology of the apartheid era with broader research interests in decolonization, anti-colonial nationalism, the Cold War in Southern Africa, the Cold War in the developing world, and African history. He is presently developing his PhD dissertation research into a book manuscript entitled The Alchemist and the Hammer: The Struggle to Preserve Apartheid, 1974-1978. While at the Einaudi Center, he also plans to develop a second book project tentatively titled Black Lenins: The Marxist Project in Post-Colonial Africa. Jamie received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney, Australia, and his Master’s and PhD from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He is the recipient of several fellowships and awards from institutions in Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United States. In 2013, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in History at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh.