The Emory History Department welcomes the incoming graduate cohort for the fall semester of 2023, comprised of doctoral students Abiodun Ademiluwa and Beverly Val-Addo. A native of Nigeria, Ademiluwa received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in classics from the University of Ibadan and a master’s in history from Northern Illinois University. Her research centers on Afro-European encounters, especially the intersections of power relations, gender, and violence between Europeans and Yoruba women in the Atlantic World. Val-Addo received her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Maryland – College Park. Her work examines the history of the African diaspora in West Africa, with a focus on the intersections of ethnicity, gender, and migration in a pre-early colonial context. Ademiluwa and Val-Addo will both work under the advisement of Dr. Mariana P. Candido, Winship Distinguished Research Professor of History, 2023-2026 and Professor, and Dr. Clifton Crais, Professor of History.