Samantha Sproviero (she/her) is a Ph.D. student and teaching assistant in the Department of History at Temple University. She is in the process of completing Temple’s graduate certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and the graduate certificate in Teaching in Higher Education.  Samantha graduated summa cum lade from Ramapo College with her B.A. in history and received her M.A. in history from West Virginia University. She also completed field school training at the Archaeology Field School at James Madison’s Montpelier. 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 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.

Book Chapter

  • “Prussian Foreign Policy and War Aims 1790-1815” co-authored with Sam Mustafa, The Cambridge History of the Napoleonic Wars Vol. 1 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022) (Expected)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rita Krueger