Mirelle Luecke

Honored by:Greg Luecke and Jennifer Gelwick-Luecke
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Mirelle Luecke was born in New Haven, CT, October 25, 1986, in the same hospital as her mother. What makes this unusual is that her mom lived in 5 states in between.

Mirelle grew up in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Iowa, but every summer visited her grandparents in Cundy's Harbor, Maine...

As an avid camper, skier, and sailor, she loves the outdoors.

She graduated from Oberlin College with her Bachelor of Arts in History in 2009 and earned a Master of Arts from New York University in 2011. 

She is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh, studying in Atlantic history, particularly the maritime labor networks and social conflict on the New York waterfront in the Age of Revolution.  She is looking closely at the moments of disorder and perceived disorder on the waterfront, the formation of workingmen’s organizations, and attempts at reform in port cities at the turn of the nineteenth century.

Submitted 8/2/2013; updated 4/22/2014