Meet the Editorial Board

The Georgetown Journal of History is:

Jonathan Lanz
Camden Elliott
Evanthea Hammer
Cole Horton
Hannah Mermin
Alexandra Stafford

Jonathan Lanz, Editor-in-Chief

Jonathan is currently a junior at Georgetown University with a major in history and minor in Jewish Civilization. Originally from Jericho, New York, his research centers around Holocaust history and genocide studies. Specifically, Jonathan is interested in the sociological aspects of genocide: how ordinary men and women can commit extraordinary acts of atrocity given the right circumstances. Outside of his role as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of History, Jonathan works as a research assistant for Georgetown’s Center for Jewish Civilization. After graduation, Jonathan plans to pursue graduate work in modern German history.

Evanthea Hammer, Editor

Hailing from Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Evanthea Hammer is a junior in the College pursuing a double major in art history and history, and a minor in Modern Greek. She works as a research assistant to Professor Chester Gillis, and recently published an art historical work of her own. She is particularly interested in the art and history of the early 20th century. Evanthea hopes to attend law school and specialize in intellectual property law.

Cole Horton, Editor

Cole is a senior in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and a first-year in the Masters of Foreign Service program at Georgetown University.  He founded the Georgetown Journal of History in 2015, and spent the 2016-2017 academic year studying History and Politics at the University of Oxford, St. Catherine’s College.  Cole is interested in American foreign policy and law, and he is currently working on an Honors Thesis on the U.S. Supreme Court and the Political Questions Doctrine.  In his spare time, Cole enjoys running and reading, and he hopes to someday spend a year traveling the world.  He is originally from Phoenix, Arizona.

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Hannah Mermin, Editor

Originally from Portland, Maine, Hannah Mermin is a sophomore in the College at Georgetown University where she is double majoring in French and History with a regional focus on the U.S. She loves reading and writing about history and is excited to see where her studies might lead after college.

Alexandra Stafford, Editor

Alexandra was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and is a senior in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. She is pursuing a major in International Politics, with a concentration in International Law, Institutions, and Ethics. Alexandra is also a member of the Center for Jewish Civilization’s certificate program. Much of Alexandra’s Georgetown coursework has been related to her interests in human rights in international relations, Holocaust history, Transitional Justice, diplomatic studies, and modern Eastern European history. Alexandra hopes to pursue a graduate degree related to International Relations and Transitional Justice.