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 American Feminism, 1968-1987"

 Grace Hale
Leia Boudet

"Eurasian Diplomacy: The Asiatic Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, 1856-1897"

Robert Geraci
Tom Butcher

"Sexual Spectra: Biology and Sexual Politics in Europe, 1898-1933"

Allan Megill

Clayton Butler

"True Blue: 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
Jonathan Cohen

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

Grace Hale

Tyler Creer

"Homer and Heike: Epics of Warrior Societies" J. E. Lendon
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

"Reconstructing the American State: The Fall of Agency Expertise and the Rise of Presidential Administration, 1946-1984"

Brian Balogh
Alexandra Evans

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

William Hitchcock
Jack Furniss

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

Varon/Gallagher

Alexandra Garrett

"The Forgotten Female Roots of America’s Economic Power: Feme Sole Businesswomen 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"

Varon/Gallagher
Hamutal Jackobson Girshengorn

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

Alon Confino
Lauren Haumesser

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

Elizabeth Varon
Kimberly Hursh

"To Hell and Restitution: Catholic Commercial Justice in New Spain, 1680-1757"

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

"Beyond Kings: Local Notables and the Creation of the Hellenistic World"

Ted Lendon

Shira Lurie

"Politics at the Poles: Library Poles and the Popular Struggle for the New Republic" Alan Taylor

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"

Balogh/McMillen
Scott Miller

"A Merchant’s Republic: Crisis, Opportunity, and the Development of American Capitalism, 1765-1807"

Mark Thomas
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"

Onuf/Edelson
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"

Grace Hale

 

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