Joanna Spanos is a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Studies. She received her B.S. with majors in Biology and History from Denison University, where she completed an interdisciplinary honors thesis examining historical uses of the Ranunculaceae (buttercup) family. She received her M.A. in History from Pennsylvania State University, during which time she held a Weiss Interdisciplinary Fellowship. Her dissertation research explores the history and folklore of a nineteenth-century Pennsylvania German infanticide ballad. Previously, Joanna taught European and world history in a variety of settings, including an inner-city charter school and Columbus State. Joanna also works in the Arts and Sciences Honors Office.
- M.A., History, Pennsylvania State University
- B.S., Biology & History from Denison University