Hey everyone!

I’m Felix, a fourth-year student in EURUS. Though the program of course covers Europe and Russia as a whole, my focus has been mostly on Germany. In that same vein, I’m very passionate in regards to languages, especially German and Hungarian. I usually find myself dabbling in other languages every once in a while though…

Outside of school, I usually find myself gaming or climbing. I usually try to find a few occasions throughout the year to escape outdoors and climb in the rocks, though I’m usually confined to the gym. 

Looking forward to getting to know you all better throughout this course!

Introducing me

Hi everyone!
I’m Jim Dagg. I’m the one with all the white hair.

After a very stimulating and satisfying career in high tech, I started working on a History degree back in the fall of 2019. Going back to school was – and still is! – the most exciting part of my retirement plan.

 I have fourth year standing now, but as I’m taking only two courses per semester, I will be at this until 2024: I’m in no rush. I love being a student, so after that… who knows?!

I’m happily married, with two grown and launched children – who are older than most of you! I play soccer and pickleball (try it!). I enjoy building/renovation projects, as well as gardening.

Introduction post

Hello everyone,

My name is Louis and I am a fourth-year student in a History major. I find 17-20th century Europe to be quite interesting and took a lot of classes that turned around that continent. The Khans of Mongolia are also a subject that captivate me as they conquered and ruled Asia and parts of Europe for hundreds of years. I enjoy reading a lot for school, but also fantasy novels. It is my first semester on campus so I am excited to get this year going!


Hi everyone! My name is Megan MacRae and I am a fourth-year History and Law student. Even though I am coming to the end of my degree, I have yet to technically ‘narrow down’ my specific interest in History. However, I do particularly enjoy the history of brewing (beer), pre-colonial African history, and Indigenous history.

When I am not studying, running various clubs at Carleton, or working at the Beer Store, I choose to spend my time reading, finding new coffee shops to try, and hanging out with my boyfriend’s cats, Peter and Nico! I am also a Residence Fellow here at Carleton this year so I am predicting quite a busy, but exciting, final year of my Undergraduate Degree!

I am looking forward to informative conversations and exciting interactions with you all over the semester!



Hello everyone! (I saw people posting pictures so here is me and my dad in Scilla Calabria)

My name is Francesco (one of the students that was late to class last week) and this is my introduction. I am a fourth year student at Carleton with a major in history and a minor in archeology as I stated last class. My interests are primarily centered on ancient history (focused on the history of societies that thrived in the Mediterranean, such as Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Persia) although, I also have a large interest in physics courses that discuss planetary astronomy. I am very excited to take this class because it seems like a great place to challenge my issues with social anxiety that I have never really gotten over.

Looking forward to the year!

Introduction – Melyssa Clark

Hi All,

I’m a master’s student in the EU stream of the the European Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) program. For my undergrad degree, I majored in political science with a double minor in French and business studies. Topics that I’m interested in studying are domestic EU politics, environmental politics, and populism. My MRP topic will focus on analyzing the European Parliament’s right-wing populist party’s response to the European Climate Law.

A little about me personally, I’m originally from Alberta and as a result of having the Rocky Mountains in my backyard, I’m an avid hiker/backpacker. The most recent and longest backpacking trip that I’ve done was the West Coast Trail. Some other hobbies of mine include cycling, photography, cross-country skiing, refinishing antique furniture, and collecting plants.

Thank you for coming to my TED talk! Looking forward to a great class with you!


Kaileigh La Belle

Hello everyone!

My name is Kaileigh and I am a fourth-year History student with a minor in Sexuality Studies. As you can probably guess, I am very interested in the history of sexuality. I particularly enjoy studying queer and trans histories in 20th Century Europe and North America, as well colonial/imperial discourses on sexuality. Outside of class, I enjoy reading (especially historical fiction), writing, and doing crafts such as knitting, sewing, and beading. I look forward to getting to know you all over the semester!


Hey everyone! My name is Nicole and I’m in my fourth year of Journalism here at Carleton, minoring in history. History, especially European history and the history of WW2, is a subject that my parents engraved into my head as being both important and interesting since I was a kid.

I have always had an interest in European history, more so in England as my great grandparents came from there after the Second World War. Before everything that has been occurring in the news lately, I have also always been fascinated by the Royal family as a topic of history going back to King Henry VIII.

I am excited to see what this semester brings, and I look forward to getting to know all of you a little bit better.


Intro Post

Hi everyone,

My name is Jacob- I’m a fourth year student in the BGINS program here at Carleton, specializing in European and Russian studies. I very much enjoy analyzing the course of historical events and how they’ve shaped relations between the West and Russia, mainly since the inception of the USSR and beyond. I’ve recently returned from an internship in Florence, Italy for my IER and I’m very excited to finally be back in the classroom again. It was a pleasure meeting you all last week, and I’m sure this semester will mark a great return to campus!

Introducing Myself

Hi everyone,

My name is Owen and I’m a fourth year history student with a minor in political science. I have an interest in art, geography, and D&D, as well as in sports like fencing and kayaking. I’m also a part of Carleton’s model UN team, where I’m currently acting as a Co-Director of Training. I’ve recently finished eight months of co-op so I’m still readjusting to academic life, but I hope to learn a lot from all of you in this course as populism is a subject that I’ve always had an interest in. I’m excited to see what everybody writes about!