Marc is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Connecticut, living in India, as a Fulbright-Nehru Fellow. He is conducting research on his dissertation, “In the Circle of Great Powers: India, the United States, and the Postcolonial Atomic State, 1947-1974”. Marc has conducted research in over a dozen archives, in six countries on four continents. Before starting his research period he spent three months learning Hindi and exploring India.
Before starting his Master’s program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Marc worked primarily as a financial auditor, never losing his love of reading and thinking about history.
“My MU history degree showed me how historians work. I learned about secondary literature, conducting primary source research, and how to build a research project from scratch.” “As a history major at MU I learned the difference between trivia and knowledge, and from knowledge you can start formulating and asking the questions that get you the answers you are looking for.” As an undergraduate at MU, Marc studied mainly early modern European history. Today he researches foreign relations history, during the Cold War, between the U.S. and India. “Despite the many differences between these topics, what I believe they have in common is that I remain deeply fascinated in worlds very different from mine.”