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Samantha Sproviero

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“Ramapo has offered me so many different opportunities to grow. I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in Ramapo’s Archaeology Field School Preparation Program, which allowed me to venture out in the field to partake in an archaeological dig. I also had the opportunity to work one-on-one with Dr. Mustafa as a supplemental instructor for the EOF program. Helping students, and lecturing a bit, has opened my eyes to becoming a history professor, a career I never would have even dreamed of had it not been for Ramapo’s supportive professors. I am so happy I chose Ramapo.” – Samantha Sproviero ’17 graduated summa cum lade with a Bachelor’s degree in History and received her M.A. in History from West Virginia University. While at Ramapo, Samantha completed field school training at the Archaeology Field School at James Madison’s Montpelier in 2015. Samantha was also involved as the assistant news editor of the Ramapo News, Publicity Chair of the Ramapo Chorale and was part of Colleges Against Cancer/Relay for Life, Alpha Lambda Delta First Year Honor Society and Phi Alpha Theta. Samantha has presented research at the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, various Phi Alpha Theta regional conferences, and the Phi Alpha Theta Biannual Convention. She recently co-authored a chapter for The Cambridge History of the Napoleonic Wars on Prussian foreign Policy with Dr. Sam Mustafa, her faculty advisor and mentor at Ramapo.

Her master’s thesis, “Queen Louise of Prussia: Gender, Power, and Queenship During the Sattelzeit Era,” examines how the role of queen changed, not only in Prussia, but also between the early modern and modern era in Europe. Her current research focuses on 19th century Prussian history, gender, and queenship.

Samantha is now a Ph.D. student and teaching assistant in the Department of History at Temple University.