European History: The British Empire, Nationalism, Early Modern Europe, Public History
After earning his Master's degree here at George Mason, Prof. Santelli went to West Virginia University where he is currently a doctoral candidate working on his dissertation. His research focuses primarily on the how British and Americans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries used ideas of historic preservation to help foster a closer relationship and identity. In addition to George Mason, he has taught history courses at WVU, Northern Virginia Community College and Marymount University. Prof. Santelli has worked for the National Park Service, most recently at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park where he crafted interpretive programs, worked with the park collection and wrote social media posts.
“Common Purposes”: Anglo-American Identity and Historic Preservation, 1865-1930
West Virginia University, Doctoral Candidate
George Mason University, MA, 2006
William and Mary, BA, 2002