Leah Chase is an undeclared freshman, hoping to double major in English and Art History. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing poetry, discovering new music, and taking lots and lots of walks.
Farah Bazzi is a second year PhD student in History at Stanford University. She studies early modern global history, with a focus on understanding the historical connections between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic maritime spaces during the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Her research revolves primarily around the study of piracy and captivity and the way in which this has interconnected the historical trajectories of Ottoman North Africa, Morocco, the Iberian Empires, and the Dutch Republic in the early modern period.
Farah holds a BA in Political Science, a BA and MA in Middle East Studies from Leiden University, and an MA in History from the University of Chicago.