Heather Bennett holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania with special emphases on Modern Europe, Modern France and its Empire, and European Diplomacy. After graduating from Santa Monica College herself in 2003, she transferred to U.C. Berkeley and graduated with a B.A. in History, Magna Cum Laude. In the fall of 2015, she became a full-time faculty member in the history department. Her academic interests include revolutionary political behavior, nationalism, and most recently the experience of post-colonial subjects in European societies particularly in France and the Benelux countries. She has travelled extensively throughout Europe as a student, tourist, and doctoral candidate. While abroad, she is just as interested in experiencing local farmers’ markets, public concerts, and taking photographs of politically-related graffiti as she is in taking in the more traditional tourist sites and events. Her personal and academic background make her a fantastic guide for bringing history and contemporary social, political, cultural, and environmental dynamics to life while encouraging students to embrace a genuine experience of global citizenship.