Field: Modern Europe; Advisor: Tooze; Year: 2019
Dillon Banis is a PhD candidate in history. His research focuses on the problems of political economy, industrialization, migration, and state- and nation-building in imperial Central Europe, looking in particular at the Prussian sugar beet industry. His research has been supported by the DAAD, the German Studies Association, the Harriman Institute, the Max Kade Foundation, and the Institute of International Education.
Prior to arriving at Columbia, Dillon spent two years at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster as a Fulbright recipient following a year of graduate study in the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University. He received his BA summa cum laude in history from Morgan State University and his AA from the College of Southern Maryland.
Between the 2022-2024 academic years, Dillon will be a fellow at Freie Universität Berlin while conducting archival research in Germany, Austria, and Poland.