Steven Gormly is a student in the Global History masters program and he is originally from San Carlos, California. Steven received his Bachelors degree in European History from the University of California Santa Cruz. His original interest in Global History stemmed from his desire to study multiple regions of the world without being restricted by a department or program. So far, Steven enjoys the Global History program, particularly the relative degree of flexibility given in choice of geographic region and subject matter. Steven currently focuses on nationalism and state building in the Balkans and other former territories of the Ottoman Empire.