Graduate Student Directory

Robin Keller
  • Title
    • MA Student
    • Teaching Assistant
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Room 115, Cube A (TA Lab)
  • Office Hours Fall 2019 Quarter: Mondays 2-3pm, Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 pm
  • Mail Stop History Department

Research Interests

Modern Chinese history (late Qing through present), immigration history, and Shanghai

Biography, Education and Training


  • BA, Cum Laude, International Affairs (triple minor: History, Chinese Language, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies), Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Previously studied with the following scholars:
    • the late Dr. Mary Ann Tétreault, the emeritus Una Chapman Cox Distinguished Professor of International Affairs, and
    • Dr. Donald Clarke, the emeritus Murchison Professor of History at Trinity University in San Antonio.

Professional Experience:

  • Previous career as a paralegal for criminal and civil litigation law firms in San Antonio, Texas

Selected Presentations

April, 2019: UCSC, “‘The Only Foreigners We Felt Sorry For:’ Holocaust Refugees and Border Control in World War II Shanghai,” Graduate Student Conference by the UCSC Center for World History

Teaching Interests

Chinese History, World History, the Medieval World, and Ancient Mediterranean History (with emphasis on the Hellenic world)

Current Teaching Assistant Position:

  • HIS 40A - Early Modern East Asia

Past Teaching Assistant Positions:

  • HIS 15 - The U.S. of America From its Founding Through Our Time
  • HIS 80N - Gender, Labor, and Feminist Productions
  • HIS 137A - History of Africa to 1800