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Lane Baker

PhD Candidate in History
B.A., Harvard University (2016)
Lane Baker

Lane B. Baker is a PhD candidate in History at Stanford University, specializing in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. His research focuses on the high and late Middle Ages (1000-1500 CE). He is particularly interested in persecution, social exclusion, and the marginalized communities of western Europe. His in-progress dissertation is titled “Romani Travelers and Immigrants in the Holy Roman Empire, 1400-1497.” It will consider the fifteenth-century immigration of the Romani into western Europe, with a focus on rising intolerance and exclusion in the cities of the German-speaking Holy Roman Empire.


Lane holds a BA in History from Harvard University. Before Stanford, he spent 2 years as a post-baccalaureate fellow at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (Washington, D.C.), where he designed museum exhibitions and supervised the institution’s ephemera archive.


Baker was formerly the Graduate Coordinator for CMEMS between 2019 and 2021.


Fields of Interest

Early modern Europe; Medieval Europe