Dissertations in Progress

Dissertator Dissertation Title Advisor

Asaf Almog

"In Search of an American Consensus: New England Conservative Reformers and American Nationalism, 1789-1860" Gary Gallagher
Meaghan Beadle

"This is What a Feminist Looks Like! Photography and Feminism, 1968-1987"

 Grace Hale
Kathleen Berggren

“Forging a Soldier-State Social Contract: Veterans in American Politics, 1918-1966”

Wiliam Hitchcock
Leia Boudet

"The Foreign Ministry and Late Imperial Russia, 1878-1914"

Robert Geraci
Tom Butcher

"Sexual Spectra: Biology, Behavior, and Sexual Politics in Europe, 1886-1933"

Allan Megill

Clayton Butler

"Homemade Yankees: White Unionists in the Deep South during the Civil War"

Gary Gallagher/

Elizabeth Varon

Swati Chawla

"Between Homelessness and Homecoming: Tibetan Nationalism and Citizenship in Late 20th Century India"

Richard Barnett
Frank Cirillo

"'The Day of Sainthood Has Passed': Abolitionists and the Golden Moment of the Civil War, 1861-1865"

Gary Gallagher
Benji Cohen

"Washington, D.C. and the Myth of Education Reform"

Claudrena Harold
Jonathan Cohen

"For a Dollar and a Dream: State Lotteries and the American Inequality"

Grace Hale

Tyler Creer

"Homer and Heike: Epics of Warrior Societies"  
Benjamin Davison

“Farm to Table: The Supermarket Industry and the Transformation of American Agriculture, 1920-1985”

Olivier Zunz
Michael De Groot

"Disruption: Economic Globalization and the New World Order of the 1970s" 

William Hitchcock
Erik Erlandson

"Confronting Leviathan: The Struggle to Control the Administrative State in Twentieth-Century America" 

Brian Balogh
Alexandra Evans

"Reagan's Middle East: Lebanon and the Evolution of U.S. Strategy, 1981-1985"

William Hitchcock
Leif Fredrickson

"The Age of Lead: Metropolitan Change, Environmental Health, and Urban Underdevelopment in Baltimore"

Brian Balogh
Stephanie Freeman

"Looking over the Horizon: Nuclear Abolitionism and the End of the Cold War, 1979-89"

William Hitchcock
Jack Furniss

"States of the Union: The Political Center in the Civil War North"

Frank Garmon

"'The Price of Liberty': State Taxes, Wealth, and Public Finances after the American Revolution, 1783-1815"

Mark Thomas

Alexandra Garrett

" The Forgotten Female Roots of America's Economic Power: Feme Sole Entrepreneurs of the early Republic, 1774-1828" Alan Taylor
Jesse George-Nichol

"It is for this party…to save the country”: The Constitutional Union Party and the Fate of Compromise"

Hamutal Jackobson Girshengorn

"Not Drawn to Scale: Maps and the Holocaust, 1933 to the Present"

Alon Confino
Melissa Gismondi

"The Character of a Wife: Rachel Jackson and the Search for Zion, 1760s-1820s"

Alan Taylor
Lauren Haumesser

The Party of Patriarchy: Democratic Gender Politics and the Coming of the Civil War

Elizabeth Varon
Zachary Hoffman

“Orienting the Empire: Russian Identity and East Asian Imperialism in the Conservative Press, 1894-1905”

Robert Geraci
Kimberly Hursh

"Eternal Risks: Catholic Commercial Culture in 17th Century Spain"

Brian Owensby
Rachael Givens Johnson

Conquered by Words or Taught by Senses: Enlightened Piety and Baroque Catholicism in the Eighteenth-century Iberian World

Brian Owensby

Katie Lantz

"Contested Futures: Anishinaabeg and American Cultures in the Great Lakes, 1790-1840"

Alan Taylor

Stephanie Lawton

"In Memory of the Best: The Classical Commemoration of American Presidents in the Nineteenth Century"

Gary Gallagher/

Elizabeth Varon

Shane Lin

"Kingdom of Code: Cryptography and the New Privacy" 

Brian Balogh
Nicholas Lindberg

"Tyrants, Citizens, and Kings: the Nature of One-Man Rule in the Hellenistic City"

Ted Lendon

Shira Lurie

"Politics at the Poles: Liberty Poles and the Popular Struggles for the New Republic" Alan Taylor
Lauren Marshall

"Rewriting Empire: The South African War, The English Popular Press, and Early Edwardian Imperial Reform"

Stephen Schuker

Chris Maternowski

"Island Laboratory: Tristan da Cunha and the Development of Modern Science, 1873-1983" Erik Linstrum

Emily Matson

"Minority Memories of Manchukuo: Mongol and Manchu Perspectives on the Japanese Occupation, 1931-1945" Xiaoyuan Liu
Justin McBrien

"The Weather is Usually Unusual: Nuclear Weapons Testing, Atmospheric politics, and the Problem of 'Inadvertent Weather Modification,' 1945-1980"

Andrew McGee

"Mainframing America: Computers, Systems, and the Transformation of US Policy and Society, 1940-­85"

Brian Balogh
Scott Miller

"A Merchant's Republic: Independence, Depression, and the Development of American Capitalism, 1783-1807"

Mark Thomas
Harold Mock

"Dangerous Power: An International History of German Unification, 1969-1993"

Stephen Schuker
Shannon Nix

"'The Soul of Our Foreign Policy': Human Rights Politics, U.S. Policy, and the Transnational Struggle for Central America, 1976-1984"

Philip Zelikow
Gillet Rosenblith "'To Lose Your Housing is Double Jeopardy': Public Housing in the United States, 1967-1997" Grace Hale
David Smith

"The Way of the Churches: Ecclesiology, History, and Identity in Provincial New England"

Andrew Sorber

"To Avoid Future Peril: Signs, Portents and Prophecy in the Carolingian World, c. 750-900"

Paul Kershaw
Joseph Thompson

"Sounding Southern: Music, Militarism, and the Making of the Sunbelt, 1954-1994"

Grace Hale


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