School of Social Sciences Danielle Alesi

Assistant Professor

Danielle Alesi is an Assistant Professor of History at Millikin University. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2021 with a Ph.D. in History. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, a Master of Arts in Renaissance, Reformation, and Early Modern Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK (2014), and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Hartwick College, NY. 

Dr. Alesi researches the colonization, food, and the human-animal relationship in the early modern Atlantic World. Her research has been supported by the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Renaissance Society of America, the Newberry Library, the American Historical Association, and the Massachusettes Historical Society. 

You can read her recent AHA "Perspectives" post on crocodiles here:

Dr. Alesi teaches the Global and European history courses at Millikin. Recent courses include: 

HI103: World History to 1500 

HI104: World Histoy Since 1500

HI205: Medieval World 

HI360/IN350: A Global History of Magic and Witchcraft 

HI360/IN350: Renaissance Italy 

HI360/IN350: A Global History of Slavery and Resistance 


Dr. Alesi tweets at @Danielle_Alesi

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