Justin Masucci

jmasucci@buffalo.edu | CV

Fields: U.S. | U.S. Imperialism | Modern Latin America

Advisors: Victoria Wolcott

MA History, University at Buffalo
BA History, Canisius College

Since I was an undergraduate student at Canisius College in Buffalo, I have been fascinated by the history of U.S. interactions with the rest of the world. My senior honors thesis analyzed the foreign policy of the Calvin Coolidge Administration of the 1920s, with a focus on U.S. relations with post-revolutionary Mexico. As a graduate student at the University at Buffalo, I have continued to study the history of the U.S. in the world. I have researched the early twentieth century U.S. military occupations of the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Haiti as well as turn of the twentieth century U.S. colonialism in Puerto Rico, Panama, Hawai’i, and the Philippines. For my doctoral dissertation, I am researching and writing about black Virgin Islanders’ transnational resistance to U.S. colonialism.