Maria Fedorova is a Ph.D. student in American History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Originally from Moscow, Russia, Maria came to the United States two years ago as a Fulbright Scholar. Upon a successful completion of the Master's Program in American History at Washington State University, Maria was admitted by UCSB to the Ph.D. program in the Fall of 2012. Her research interests focus on the 20th-century American economic and political history, with an emphasis on the regulation of the food industry. Maria is under the advisement of Professor Nelson Lichtenstein and works as a Research Assistant for Professor John Majewski.
John Majewski is professor in the history department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is also Associate Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts. John came to UCSB after receiving his MA and Ph.D. in American history from UCLA. He also holds a M.Sc. in economic history from the London School of Economics and a BA in economics and history from University of Texas, Austin. John’s research interests have focused on the economic history of Civil War America. His first book, entitled A House Dividing: Economic Development in Pennsylvania and Virginia before the Civil War, was published by Cambridge University Press. His second book, called Modernizing a Slave Economy: The Economic Vision of the Confederate Nation, was published by UNC Press in 2009.