Marc is a history doctoral student at the University of Connecticut (UConn). His research topics include twentieth century U.S. foreign relations, economic and political development, and South Asian studies with an emphasis on India. In 2014, he received an M.A. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with the completion of his master's thesis, "The Johnson Treatment: Cold War Food Aid and the Politics of Gratitude." This study revealed the influence of gender politics and concepts of gratitude on the economic assistance that the United States provided to India during the mid-1960s. His emerging dissertation examines how science, particularly Americans’ confidence in modern science, affected U.S.-Indian relations during the Cold War. Besides teaching, writing, and research experience, his historical training includes archival work and a growing interest in digital humanities with the aspiration of incorporating more technology into his teaching and research.