Completed Dissertations

2017-2018

MAURER, John
US History
Dissertation Title: "Divided Counsels: Competing Approaches to SALT, 1969-1970"
Advisor: David Painter

 

2016-2017

AMELICHEVA, Mariya
Russian History
Dissertation Title: "The Russian Residency in Constantinople, 1700-1774: Russian-Ottoman Diplomatic Encounters"
Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov

BENTON, James
US History
Dissertation Title: “Fraying Fabric: Textile Labor, Trade Politics, and Deindustrialization, 1933-1974”
Advisor: Joseph McCartin

BIASETTO, Bruno
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: “The Poisoned Chalice: Oil and Macroeconomics in Brazil (1967-2003)”
Advisor: Bryan McCann

CALISIR, M. Fatih
European History
Dissertation Title: “A 'Virtuous' Grand Vizier: Politics and Patronage in the Ottoman Empire during the Grand Vizierate of Fazil Ahmed Pasha (1661-1676)"”
Advisor: Gabor Agoston

DAVIES LENOBLE, Geraldine
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: “Filling the Desert: The Indigenous Confederacies of the Pampas and Northern Patagonia, 1840-1879”
Advisor: Erick Langer

EL ACHI, Soha
European History
Dissertation Title: “Children and Slave Emancipation in French Algeria and Tunisia, 1846-1892”
Advisor: Osama Abi-Mershed

GETTIG, Eric
Transregional History
Dissertation Title: “Oil and Revolution in Cuba: Development, Nationalism, and the U.S. Energy Empire, 1902-1961”
Advisor: David Painter

GUNGORURLER, Selim
European History
Dissertation Title: “Diplomacy and Political Relations Between the Ottoman Empire and Safavid Iran, 1639-1822”
Advisor: Gabor Agoston

MEGOWAN, Erina
Russian and Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: “For Fatherland, For Culture: State, Intelligentsia and Evacuated Culture in Russia's Regions, 1941-1945”
Advisor: Michael David-Fox

MULLINS, Sylvia
European History
Dissertation Title: “Myroblytes: Miraculous Oil in Medieval Europe”
Advisor: James Collins

PITTS, Graham
Transregional History
Dissertation Title: “Fallow Fields: Famine and the Making of Lebanon, 1914-1948”
Advisor: John McNeill

POLCZYNSKI, Michael
Russian and Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: “The Wild Fields: Power and Space in the Early Modern Polish-Lithuanian/Ottoman Frontier”
Advisor: Andrzej Kaminski and Gabor Agoston (co-advisors)

RABAH, Makram
Middle East and North African History
Dissertation Title: “Conflict on Mount Lebanon: Collective Memory and the War of the Mountain”
Advisor: Osama Abi-Mershed

SHEN, Yubin
East and Central Asian History
Dissertation Title: “Malaria and Global Networks of Tropical Medicine in Modern China, 1919-1950”
Advisor: Carol Benedict

SICOTTE, Jonathan
Russian and Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: “Baku: Violence, Identity and Oil”
Advisor: Michael David-Fox

 

2015-2016

DANFORTH, Nicholas
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: “Memory, Modernity, and the Remaking of Republican Turkey:  1945-1960”
Advisor: Mustafa Aksakal

DIXON, Patrick
US History
Dissertation Title: "The Hamlet Factory and the Political Economy of Poultry"
Advisor: Joseph McCartin

ENGLAND, Christopher
US History
Dissertation Title: "Land and Liberty: Henry George, the Single Tax Movement, and the Origins of the 20th Century Liberalism"
Advisor: Michael Kazin

GARDNER, Zackary
US History
Dissertation Title: "Uniforming the Rugged: Identity and the American Administrative State during the Progressive Era, 1898-1917"
Advisor: Katherine Benton-Cohen

GRATIEN, Christopher
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "The Mountains Are Ours: Ecology and Settlement in Late Ottoman and early Republican Cilicia, 1856-1956."
Advisor: Judith Tucker

GREGORY, Eugene John
East & Central Asian History
Dissertation Title: "Desertion and the Militarization of Qing Legal Culture"
Advisor: James Millward

HAMMOND, Kelly
East & Central Asian History
Dissertation Title: "The Conundrum of Collaboration: Japanese Involvement with Muslims in North China, 1931-1945"
Advisor: James Millward

JOHNSON, Glen
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: “The Reflection of Byzantine "Political Hesychasm" In The Literature of The Second South Slavic Influence”
Advisor: David Goldfrank

MCCARRON, Barry
US International History
Dissertation Title: "The Global Irish and Chinese: Migration, Exclusion, and Foreign Relations Among Empires, 1784-1904"
Advisor: Carol A. Benedict

NGO, Lan, S.J.
East & Southeast Asian History
Dissertation Title: "Nguyen-Catholic History (1770s-1890s) and the Gestation of Vietnamese Catholic National Identity"
Advisor: Sandra Horvath-Peterson

PIMENOV, Alexei
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: “German Romantic Nationalism and Indian Cultural Tradition”
Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov

ROE, Alan
Russian Environmental History
Dissertation Title: "Into Soviet Nature: Tourism, Environmental Protection, & the Formation of Soviet National Parks, 1950s-1990s"
Advisor: John McNeill

VELOZ, Larisa
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: “’Even the Women Are Leaving’ Gendered Migrations between Mexico and the United States: Revolutionary Diasporas, Depression-Era Depatriations, and Wartime Bracero Controls, 1900-1950”
Advisor: John Tutino

WEN, Shuang
Transregional History-East Asia & the Middle East
Dissertation Title: "Mediated Imaginations: Chinese-Arab Connections in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries"
Advisor: John Voll

WILLIAMS, Elizabeth
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation  Title: “Cultivating Empires: Environment, Expertise, and Scientific Agriculture in Late Ottoman and French Mandate Syria”
Advisor: Judith Tucker

 

2014-2015

ADLER, Paul
US History
Dissertation Title: "Planetary Citizens: U.S. NGOs and the Politics of International Development, 1965-1993"
Advisor: Michael Kazin

KUEH, Joshua Eng Sin
Transregional History
Dissertation Title: "The Manila Chinese: Community, Trade and Empire, 1570-1770"
Advisor: Carol A. Benedict

PACKARD, Nathan R.
US History
Dissertation Title: "The Marine Corps 'Long March': Modernizing the Nation's Expeditionary Forces in the Aftermath of Vietnam, 1970-1991"
Advisor: David Painter

PEREZ MONTESINOS, Fernando
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "Poised to Break Liberalism, Land Reform, and Communities in the Purépecha Highlands of Michoacán, Mexico, 1868-1913"
Advisor: John Tutino

PERRIER, Aurelie E.
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Intimate Matters: Negotiating Sex, Gender, and the Home in Colonial Algeria, 1830-1914"
Advisor: Judith Tucker

STEWART MAULDIN, Erin
US Environmental History
Dissertation Title: "Unredeemed Land: The U.S. Civil War, Changing Land Use Practices, and the Environmental Limitations of Agriculture in the South, 1840-1880"
Advisor: John McNeill

TAYLOR, Brian M.
US History
Dissertation Title: "'To Make a Union What It Ought to Be': African Americans, Military Service, and the Drive to Make Black Civl War Service Count"
Advisor: Chandra Manning

 

2013-2014

BOWLUS, John V.
US History
Dissertation Title: "Connecting Midstream: The Politics and Economics of Oil Transportation in the Middle East"
Advisor: David Painter

DOUCETTE, Siobhan
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation title: “Mightier than the Sword: Polish Independent Publishing, 1976-1989”
Advisor: Andrzej Kaminski

FERNANDEZ, Rodolfo
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "Revolution and the Industrial City: Violence and Capitalism in Monterrey, Mexico, 1890 to 1920"
Advisor: John Tutino

GOODING, Frederick W. Jr.
US History
Dissertation Title: "American Dream Deferred: Black Federal Workers in Washington, D.C., 1941-1981"
Advisor: Michael Kazin

HILL, Michael R.
Transregional History
Dissertation Title: "Temperateness, Temperance, and the Tropics: Climate and Morality in the English Atlantic World, 1553-1705"
Advisor: Alison Games

HOWER, Jessica S.
Transregional History
Dissertation Title: "Tudor Imperialism: Exploration, Expansion, and Experimentation in the Sixteenth-Century British Atlantic World"
Advisor: Alison Games

HOWER, Joseph E.
US History
Dissertation Title: "Jerry Wurf, the Rise of AFSCME, and the Fate of Labor Liberalism, 1947-1981"
Advisor: Joseph McCartin

ISCI, Onur
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Russophobic Neutrality: Turkish Diplomacy, 1936-1945"
Advisor: Mustafa Aksakal

PUENTE VALDIVIA, Javier
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "Closer Apart: Indigenous and Peasant Communities and the State in Capitalist Peru, 1700-1990"
Advisor: Erick Langer

WILEY, Christopher J.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Textbook Diplomacy: East German Student Exchange and the GDR's Bid for Global Legitimacy, 1951-1990"
Advisor: Aviel Roshwald

WILLIAMS, Andrea Elizabeth
Middle East & North African Environmental History
Dissertation Title: "Planting Politics: Pastoralists and French Environmental Administration in the Nineteenth-Century Mediterranean"
Advisor: John McNeill and Gabor Agoston

YODER, April R.
Latin American History
Dissertation Title:"Pitching Democracy: Baseball and Politics in the Dominican Republic, 1955-1978"
Advisor: Bryan McCann

 

2012-2013

CORCORAN, John M.
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation title: “Power in the Provinces: The Evolution of Local Government Practices in Imperial Russia, 1825-1917”
Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov

FRANCIS-FALLON, Benjamin
US History
Dissertation title: “Minority Reports: The Emergence of Pan-Hispanic Politics, 1945-1980”
Advisor: Micahel Kazin

HARRISON, Jennifer Pish
US History
Dissertation title: “Teacher Unionism and Civil Rights in Boston, 1963-1981”
Advisor: Joseph McCartin

HAZELTON, Andrew J.
US History
Dissertation title: “Open-Shop Fields: The Bracero Program and Farmworker Unionism, 1942-1964”
Advisor: Joseph McCartin

KERN, Darcy A.
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation title: “The Political Kingdom: Parliamentary Institutions and Languages of Legitimacy in England and Castile, 1450-1520”
Advisor: Jo Ann Moran-Cruz

KRACHE MORRIS, Evelyn F.
US History
Dissertation title: “Into the Wind: The Kennedy Administration and the Use of Chemicals in South Vietnam”
Advisor: David Painter

LANDRY, Marc D.
Modern European Environmental History
Dissertation title: “Europe's Battery: The Making of the Alpine Energy Landscape, 1870-1955”
Advisor: John McNeill

LURIE, Guy
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation title: “Citizenship in Later Medieval France, C. 1370- C. 1480”
Advisor: James Collins

SCARBOROUGH, Daniel L.
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation title: “The White Priest at Work: Orthodox Pastoral Activism and Social Reconstruction in Late Imperial Russia”
Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov

TOPRANI, Anand
US History
Dissertation title: “Oil and Grand Strategy: Great Britain and Germany, 1918-1941”
Advisor: David Painter

 

2011-2012

APEL, Thomas A.
US History
Dissertation Title: "Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds: Yellow Fever and Common-Sense Natural Philosophy in the Early American Republic, 1793-1805"
Advisor: Adam Rothman

CONNELL, Tula A.
US History
Dissertation Title: "Frank Zeidler and the Conservative Challenge to Liberalism in 1950s Milwaukee"
Advisor: Joseph A. McCartin

CORAL GARCIA, Emilio M.
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "The Mexico City Middle Class, 1940-70: Between Tradition, the State, and the United States"
Advisor: John Tutino

GUENTHER, Rita S.
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "One Local Vote at a Time: Electoral Practices of Kazan Province, 1766-1916"
Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov

GURKAN, Emrah S.
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation Title: “Espionage in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean: Secret Diplomacy, Mediterranean Go-Betweens and the Ottoman Habsburg Rivalry”
Advisor: Ágoston, Gábor

HIGUCHI, Toshihiro
US History
Dissertation Title: "Radioactive Fallout, the Politics of Risk, and the Making of a Global Environmental Crisis, 1954–1963"
Advisor: David Painter

HOFMEISTER, Björn
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Between Monarchy and Dictatorship: Radical Nationalism and Social Mobilization of the Pan-German League, 1914-39"
Advisor: Roger Chickering

JOHNSTON, Shona
Transregional History
Dissertation Title: "Papists in a Protestant World: The Catholic Anglo-Atlantic in the Seventeenth Century"
Advisor: Alison Games

MAUREIRA, Hugo A.
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: “Los Culpables de La Miseria:' Poverty and Public Health during the Spanish Influenza Epidemic in Chile, 1918-1920”
Advisor: Erick Langer

MCKENNA, Catherine J.
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: “The Curious Evolution of the Liberum Veto: Republican Theory and Practice in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1639-1705”
Advisor: Andrzej Kaminski

MURPHY, Curtis G.
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: “Progress without Consent: Enlightened Centralism vis-a-vis Local Self-Government in the Towns of East Central Europe and Russia, 1764-1840”
Advisor: Andrzej Kaminski

NOORLANDER, Danny L.
Transregional History
Dissertation Title: "Serving God and Mammon: The Reformed Church and the Dutch West India Company in the Atlantic World, 1621-1674"
Advisor: Alison Games

WANG, Tao
US History
Dissertation Title: “Isolating the Enemy: US-PRC Relations, 1953-1956”
Advisor: Nancy B. Tucker

YOUSEF, Hoda A.
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Contested Knowledge: The Politics of Literacy in Egypt at the Turn of the 20th Century"
Advisor: Judith Tucker

 

2010-2011

AL-ARIAN, Abdullah A.
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Heeding the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Egypt, 1970-1981"
Advisor: John Voll

BOWMAN, Matthew B.
US History
Dissertation Title: "The Urban Pulpit: Evangelicals and the City in New York, 1880-1930"
Advisor: Michael Kazin

CAMPION, Corey J.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Negotiating Difference: French and American Cultural Occupation Policies and German Expectations, 1945-1949"
Advisor: Roger Chickering

ENGELKE, Peter O.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title :"Green City Origins: Democratic Resistance to the Auto-oriented City in West Germany, 1960-1990"
Advisor: Roger Chickering and John McNeill

GUMMER, S. Chase
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "The Politics of Sympathy: German Turcophilism and the Ottoman Empire in the Age of the Mass Media, 1871-1914"
Advisor: Roger Chickering 

ROBARTS, Andrew R.
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "A Plague on Both Houses?: Population Movements and the Spread of Disease across the Ottoman-Russian Black Sea Frontier, 1768-1830s"
Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov

ROTRAMEL, Seth A.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "International Health, European Reconciliation, and German Foreign Policy after the First World War, 1919-1927"
Advisor: Roger Chickering

VALLVE, Frederic
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "The Impact of the Rubber Boom on the Indigenous Peoples of the Bolivian Lowlands, 1850-1920"
Advisor: Erick Langer

 

2009-2010

BRANDOW-FALLER, Megan
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "An Art of Their Own: Reinventing 'Frauenkunst' in the Female Academies and Artist Leagues of Late-Imperial and First-Republic Austria, 1900-1930"
Advisor: James Shedel

FULWIDER, Benjamin
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "Driving the Nation: Road Transportation and the Postrevolutionary Mexican State, 1925-1960"
Advisor: John Tutino

MAMEDOV, Mikail N.
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Imagining the Caucasus in Russian Imperial Consciousness, 1801-1864"
Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov

MORRISON, Christopher A.
US History
Dissertation Title: "A World of Empires: United States Rule in the Philippines, 1898-1913"
Advisor: Nancy B. Tucker

PALMER, Aaron J.
US History
Dissertation Title: "'All Matters and Things Shall Center There': A Study of Elite Political Power in South Carolina, 1763-1776"
Advisor: Alison Games

SAKUL, Kahraman
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation Title: "An Ottoman Global Moment: War of Second Coalition in the Levant"
Advisor: Gabor Agoston

SEXTON, Mary D.
US History
Dissertation Title: "The Wages of Principle and Power: Cyrus R. Vance and the Making of Foreign Policy in the Carter Administration"
Advisor: David Painter

SHLALA, Elizabeth
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Mediterranean Migration, Cosmopolitanism, and the Law: the Italian Community of Nineteenth-Century Alexandria, Egypt"

WILKINSON, Xenia V.
Latin Amerian History
Dissertation Title: "Tapping the Amazon for Victory: Brazil's 'Battle for Rubber' of World War II"
Advisor: Erick Langer

 

2008-2009

ABUL-MAGD, Zeinab A.
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Empire and Its Discontents: Modernity and Subaltern Revolt in Upper Egypt, 1700-1920"
Advisor: Judith Tucker

BYRNES, Melissa K.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "French Like Us? Municipal Policies and North African Migrants in the Parisian Banlieues, 1945-1975"
Advisor: Aviel Roshwald

GRANADOS, Luis F.
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "Cosmopolitan Indians and Mesoamerican Barrios in Bourbon Mexico City: Tribute, Community, Family and Work in 1800"
Advisor: John Tutino

LAUZIERE, Henri
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "The Evolution of the Salafiyya in the Twentieth Century through the Life and Thought of Taqi al-Din al-Hilali"
Advisor: John Ruedy

OTOVO, Okezi T.
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "To Form a Strong and Populous Nation: Race, Motherhood, and the State in republican Brazil"
Advisor: Bryan McCann

ROSU, Felicia
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Contractual Majesty: Electoral Politics in Transylvania and Poland-Lithuania, 1571-1586"
Advisor: Andrzej Kaminski

SWANSON, Ryan
US History
Dissertation Title: "Jim Crow on Deck: Baseball during America's Reconstruction"
Advisor: Michael Kazin

WACKERFUSS, Andrew T.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "The Stormtrooper Family: How Sexuality, Spirituality, and Community Shaped the Hamburg SA"
Advisor: Roger Chickering

WYRTZEN, Jonathan D.
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Constructing Morocco: The Colonial Struggle to Define the Nation, 1912-1956"
Advisor: John Voll

 

2007-2008

BULMUS, Birsen
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "The Plague in the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1838"
Advisor: Kathryn Olesko

ELLIOTT, Robin Gates
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Saddling the Cow: The Collectivization of Agriculture in Poland, 1948-1956"
Advisor: Andrzej Kaminski

FEDYASHIN, Anton A.
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Auchtotonous and Practical Liberals: Vestnik Evropy and Modernization in Late Imperial Russia"
Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov

LAMBERT, Margo M.
US History
Dissertation Title: "Francis Daniel Pastorius: An American in Early Pennsylvania, 1683-1719/20"
Advisor: Alison Games

LIN, Catherine Kai-Ping
East & Central Asian History
Dissertation Title: "Nationalism in International Politics: The Republic of China's Sports Foreign-Policy-Making and Diplomacy from 1972-1981"
Advisor: Carol A. Benedict

MA, Haiyun
East & Central Asian History
Dissertation Title: "New Teachings and New Territories: Religion, Regulation, and Regions in Qing Gansu, 1700-1800"
Advisor: James Millward

OYEN, Meredith
US History
Dissertation Title: "Allies, Enemies, and Aliens: Migration and U.S.-Chinese Relations, 1940-1965"
Advisor: Nancy B. Tucker

SBAITI, Nadya J.
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Lessons in History: Education and the Formation of National Society in Beirut, Lebanon, 1920s-1960s"
Advisor: Judith Tucker

VANN, Martin E.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Encounters with Modernity: Jews, Music, and Vienna, 1880-1914"
Advisor: James Shedel

 

2006-2007

AMESKAMP, Simone
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "On Fire: Cremation in Germany, 1870s-1934"
Advisor: Roger Chickering

CARTER, Karen E.
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation Title: "Creating Catholics: Catechism and Primary Education in Early Modern France"
Advisor: James Collins

GRUBER, Isaiah J.
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "The Russian Orthodox Church and the Time of Troubles, 1598-1613"
Advisor: David Goldfrank

KELLER, Tait S.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Eternal Mountains--Eternal Germany: The Alpine Association and the Ideology of Alpinism, 1909-1939"
Advisor: Roger Chickering

SCALENGHE, Sara
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Being Different: Intersexuality, Blindness, Deafness, and Madness in Ottoman Syria"
Advisor: Judith Tucker

SNYDER, Sarah B.
US History
Dissertation Title: "The Helsinki Process, American Foreign Policy, and the End of the Cold War"
Advisor: Nancy B. Tucker

STONEMAN, Mark R.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Wilhelm Groener, Officering, and the Schlieffen Plan"
Advisor: Roger Chickering

UCHIMURA, Kazuko
US History
Dissertation Title: "Miners without Unions: Life and Work in West Virginia's New River Gorge Mining Towns, 1900-1933"
Advisor: Joseph McCartin

ZICKAFOOSE, Virginia Paige
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Virtuous Crown, Virtuous Res Publica: The Henrician Constitutional Declaration of Poland-Lithuania Interregnum, 1572-1574"
Advisor: Andrzej Kaminksi

ZIMMERS, Stefan
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation Title: "Wisdom, Kingship, and Royal Identity: An Examination of the Discourse on Kinship and Rulership in the Anglo-Saxon Era"
Advisor: Jo Ann Moran Cruz

 

2005-2006

BELLI, Meriam
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: “Remembrance of Nasserian Things Past: A Window to the History and Memory of the Nasser Years”
Advisors: John Voll and James Collins

DU QUENOY, Paul
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: “Harlequin's Leap: Performing Arts Culture and the Revolution of 1905 in Saint Petersburg”
Advisor: Richard Stites

FOLEY, Sean E.
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: “Shaykh Khalid and the Naqshbandyya-Khalidiyya, 1776-2005”
Advisor: John Voll

JOSEPH, Sabrina E.
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: “The Islamic Law on Tenancy and Sharecropping in Late Sixteenth- through Early Nineteenth-Century Syria”
Advisor: Judith Tucker

KHACHATURIAN, Lisa
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: “Cultivating Nationhood in Imperial Russia: the Periodical Press and the Formation of a Modern Eastern Armenian Identity”
Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov

MARTIN, Kevin W.
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: “Enter the Future! Exemplars of Bourgeois Modernity in Post-World War II Syria”
Advisor: Judith Tucker

MERROW, Alexander C.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: “The Catholic Historical Discipline in Imperial Germany, 1876-1901”
Advisor: Roger Chickering

NEGROPONTE, Diana V.
US History
Dissertation Title: “Conflict Resolution at the End of the Cold War”
Advisor: Nancy B. Tucker

NORMAN, York A.
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: “An Islamic City? Sarajevo's Islamization and Economic Development, 1461-1604”
Advisor: John Voll

ROEDELL, Christopher A.
Modern Europe
Dissertation Title: “The Beasts That Perish: The Problem of Evil and the Contemplation of the Animal Kingdom in English Thought, c. 1660-1839”
Advisor: Kathryn Olesko

SHEARER, Valerie J.
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation Title: “A Good Deed is Never Forgotten: Credit and Mutual Exchange in Seventeenth-Century France”
Advisor: James Collins

VRTIS, George H.
US Environmental History
Dissertation Title: “The Front Range of the Rocky Mountains: An Environmental History, 1700-1900”
Advisor: John McNeill

 

2004-2005

ANDREASSI, Anthony D.
US History
Dissertation Title: "'Begun in Faith and Grit and God!': The Sisters of the Divine Compassion, 1869-1954"
Advisor: Emmett Curran

ARI-CHACHAKI, Waskar T.
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "Race and Subaltern Nationalism: The AMP Activist-Intellectuals in Bolivia, 1921-1964"
Advisor: Erick Langer

BROOKE, George Mercer III
US History
Dissertation Title: "A Matter of Will: Sir Robert Thompson, Malaya, and the Failure of American Strategy in Vietnam"
Advisor: Nancy B. Tucker

DE BRUYN KOPS, Henriette (Rahusen)
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation Title: "Liquid Silver: The Wine and Brandy Trade between Rotterdam and Nantes in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century"
Advisor: James Collins

ROULAND, Michael R.
Russian & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Music and the Making of the Kazak Nation, 1920-1936"
Advisor: Richard Stites

 

2003-2004

BYRNE, Daniel (BA Notre Dame)
US History
Dissertation Title: "Adrift on a Sea of Sand: The Search for United States Foreign Policy Toward the Decolonization of Algeria, 1942-1962"
Advisor: David Painter

CLASS, James N. (BA Grand Valley State)
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Russian Messianism in the Napoleonic Wars"
Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov

COVENTRY, Michael T. (BA Goshen College)
US History
Dissertation Title: "'God, Country, Home and Mother': Soldiers, Gender, and Nationalism in Great War America"
Advisor: Dorothy Brown

DRUMMOND, Elizabeth A. (BS, MA Georgetown); Asso. Prof., Loyola Marymount University
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Protecting Poznania: Germans, Poles, and the Conflict Over National Identity, 1886-1914"
Advisor: Roger Chickering

GOLDYN, Bartholomew H. (BA Brown, MA London)
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Cities for a New Poland: State Planning and Urban Control in the Building of Gdynia and Nowa Huta"
Advisor: Andrzej Kaminski

HILL, Brendan L. (BA Hawaii-Manoa); Associate Dean for Student Affairs, SFS-Qatar
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation Title: "Puritans in the Public Sphere: The Societies for Reformation of Manners and the Continuity of Calvinism in Early Eighteenth Century England"
Advisor: Jo Ann Moran Cruz

IVEY, Linda L. (BA Trinity College); Assoc. Prof., California State University-East Bay
US Environmental History
Dissertation Title: "Poetic Industrialism: Ethnicity, Environment and Commercial Horticulture in California's Pajaro Valley, from the Progressive Era through the Great Depression"
Advisor: John McNeill

LINFORD, Rebecca R. (BA Utah State, MA California, Los Angeles)
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation Title: "The Women of the Quarter Sessions: A Study of Women's Involvement in Crime in Lancashire County, 1590-1606"
Advisor: Jo Ann Moran Cruz

NICHOLS-BUSCH, Tracy (BA Vassar College)
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "A Class on Wheels: Avtodor and the Automobilization of the Soviet Union 1927-1935"
Advisor: Richard Stites

SCHUTTS, Jeff Richard (BA Boston, MA Georgetown)
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Coca-Colonization, 'Refreshing Americanization, or Nazi Volksgetrank': The History of Coca-Cola in Germany, 1921-1961"
Advisor: Roger Chickering

ZEJMIS, Jakub (BS Georgetown, MA Notre Dame); Vist. Sr. Lecturer, McDaniel College
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Belarus: Religion, Language and the Struggle for National Identity in a Soviet-Polish Borderland, 1921-1939"
Advisor: Richard Stites

 

2002-2003

ABI-MERSHED, Osama (BA American University of Beirut, MBA, MA George Washington); Assoc. Prof., Georgetown University
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Domination by Consent: The Bureaux Arabes and Public Instruction in Colonial Algeria, 1831-1870"
Advisor: John Ruedy

BELMONTE, Monica L. (BA Tufts, MA King's College, MA Toronto); Office of the Historian, U.S. State Department
US History
Dissertation Title: "Reining in Revolution: The United States Response to British Decolonization in Nigeria in an Era of Civil Rights, 1953-1960"
Advisor: Nancy B. Tucker

BREWER, M. Jonah (BA San Francisco State, MA Georgetown)
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation Title: "Gold, Frankincense, and Myrhh: French Consuls and Commercial Diplomacy in the Ottoman Levant, 1660-1699"
Advisor: James Collins

CAFFREY, Patrick Joseph (BA, MA Seton Hall, MA Yale); Assoc. Prof., Washington & Jefferson College
East & Central Asian Environmental History
Dissertation Title: "The Forests of Northeast China, 1600-1960: Environment, Politics, and Society"
Advisor: Carol A. Benedict

DAVENPORT, Lisa E. (AB Harvard, MA Howard)
US History
Dissertation Title: "Jazz, Race, and American Cultural Exchange: An International Study of U.S. Cultural Diplomacy, 1954-1968"
Advisor: David Painter

DeLONG-BAS, Natana J. (BA Middlebury, MAAS Georgetown); Professor of the Practice, Dept. of Theology and Islamic Civilizations and Societies Program, Boston College
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Muhammed Ibn Abd al-Wahhab: An Intellectual Biography"
Advisor: John Voll

DORSEY, Jennifer H. (BA Emory, MA Boston College); Director, The McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution & Assoc. Prof. of History, Siena College
US History
Dissertation Title: "Free People of Color in Rural Maryland, 1783-1832"
Advisor: Alison Games

LUDES, James M. (BA Providence College, MA Georgetown); Executive Director, Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "A Consistency of Purpose: Political Warfare and the National Security Strategy of the Eisenhower Administration"
Advisor: Aviel Roshwald

SEMERDJIAN, Elyse (BA Albion College, MA Michigan); Assoc. Prof., Whitman College
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Off the Straight Path: Gender, Public Morality, and Legal Administration in Ottoman Aleppo, Syria"
Advisor: John Voll

ZALAR, Jeffrey T. (BA Marquette); Asst. Prof. and Ruth J. & Robert A. Conway Endowed Chair of Catholic Studies, University of Cincinnati
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Knowledge and Nationalism in Imperial Germany: A Cultural History of the Association of Saint Charles Borromeo, 1890-1914"
Advisor: Roger Chickering

 

2001-2002

ABUGIDEIRI, Hibba E. (BA Maryland, MA Georgetown);  Assoc. Prof., Villanova University
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Egyptian Women and the Science Question: Gender in the Making of Colonized Medicine, 1893-1929"
Advisor: John Voll

ALVARO-VELCAMP, Theresa (BA California Polytechnic State, MA Georgetown, MS London); Professor, Sonoma State
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "Peddling Identity: Arabs, Conflict, Community and the Mexican Nation in the Twentieth Century"
Advisor: John Tutino

CAPLAN, Gregory A. (AB Georgia, MA Georgetown); Director of Business Development, Ameresco, Inc.
Dissertation Title: "Wicked Sons, German Heroes: Jewish Soldiers, Veterans and Memories of World War I in Germany"
Advisor: Roger Chickering

DUGGAN, Michael F. (BA Maryland, MA Georgetown, MSLS Catholic University of America); Case Analyst, Department of Collections Management, US Supreme Court and adj. prof., Liberal Studies, Georgetown
US History
Dissertation Title: "Chauncey Wright and Forward-Looking Empiricism, a History of Ideas"
Advisor: Emmett Curran

HAMILTON, Joanna (BA, MA SUNY, Albany)
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation Title: "The Merchants of Vannes: 1670-1730"
Advisor: James Collins

HOERLE, Scott (BA Trinity College), Faculty, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Hans Friedrich Blunck: Poetry, Politics, and Propoganda, 1888-1961"
Advisor: Roger Chickering

JANIK, Elizabeth Koch (BA College of William and Mary, MA Georgetown); Business owner: translatorplease.com
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Music in Cold War Berlin: German Tradition and Allied Occupation, 1945-1951"
Advisor: Roger Chickering

LAW, Randall (BA Amherst College, MA Yale); Assoc. Prof., Birmingham-Southern College
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Humanity's Workshops: Progressive Education in Russia and the Soviet Union, 1856-1927" Advisor: Richard Stites

MCGILLIVRAY, Gillian (BA Dalhousie, MA Georgetown); Assoc. Prof., York University, Toronto
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "Blazing Cane: Sugar Communities, Power, and Politics in Cuba, 1868-1948"
Advisor: John Tutino

MCGINN, John (BS United States Military Academy at West Point, MA, MS Georgetown); Principal Deputy Director, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense
US History
Dissertation Title: "Balancing Defense and Détente in NATO: The Harmel Framework and the 1968 Crisis in Czechoslovakia"
Advisor: David Painter

SAMPSELL, Catherine M. (BA Western Maryland College, JD Baltimore); Asso. Prof. American University of Central Asia
U.S. History
Dissertation Title: "'To Grab a Hunk of Lightning': An Intellectual History of American Depression-Era Photography"
Advisor: Emmett Curran
 


2000-2001

CARAFANO, James J. (BS United States Military Academy at West Point, MA Georgetown); Senior Fellow, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, The Heritage Foundation
"'Waltzing into the Cold War': U.S. Army Military Operations in Occupied Austria"
 
HILL, Richard F. (BA, MA Georgia State); adj. prof., Palm Beach Atlantic University
"Pearl Harbor Month: Why the United States Went to War with Germany"
 
JACKSON, Maurice (BA Antioch College, MA Georgetown); Assoc. Prof., Georgetown
"'Ethiopia Shall Soon Stretch Out Her Hands Unto God': Anthony Benezet and the Atlantic Anti-Slavery Revolution"
 
SKINNER, Barbara J. (BA Yale, MA Georgetown); asst. prof., Adelphi
"The Empress and the Heretics: Catherine II's Challenge to the Uniate Church, 1762-1796"
 
SOCOLOW, Michael J. (BA Columbia); asst. prof., Brandeis
"To Network a Nation: N.B.C., C.B.S., and the Development of National Network Radio in the United States, 1925-1950"
 
TAFFET, Jeffrey A. (BA Franklin and Marshall College, MA Georgetown); asst. prof., US Merchant Marine Academy
"Alliance for What?: U.S. Development Assistance in Chile During the 1960s"
 
WALL, Michael C. (BA Augustana College, Illinois, MSFS Georgetown); prof. lect., Georgetown
"Chinese Reaction to the Portrayal of China and Chinese in American Motion Pictures prior to 1949"
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1999-2000

BRÜGGEMANN, Julia (BA William and Mary, MA Georgetown); asst. prof., DePauw
"Through the Prism of Prostitution: State and Society in Hamburg, 1800-1914"
 
BURCH, Susan (BA Colorado College, MA Georgetown); assoc. prof., Gallaudet
"Biding the Time: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to World War II"
 
CLINE, Ruth Harwood (BA Smith, MA Rutgers)
"The Congregation of Tiron in the Twelfth Century: Foundation and Expansion"
 
DALE, Melissa S. (BA Berkeley, MA Stanford)
"With the Cut of a Knife: A Social History of Eunuchs During the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and Republican Periods (1912-1949)"
 
DAVIS, Rebekah (BA San Francisco, MA Georgetown); International Program Specialist, NASA
"Development as a Tool of Diplomacy: The Domestic Models for U.S. Policy in the Jordan River Valley, 1939-1956"
 
HEINEMAN, Paul (BA Notre Dame, MA Georgetown); adj. prof., Towson
"In Defense of an Anachronism: The Cossack Question on the Don, 1861-1914"
 
KHALAFALLAH, Haifaa (BA Bucknell, MA Georgetown)
"Rethinking Islamic Law: Genesis and Evolution in the Islamic Legal Methods and Structures. The Case of a 20th Century 'Alim's Journey into His Legal Traditions. Muhammad Al-Ghazali (1917-1996)"
 
PISIOTIS, Argyrios K. (MA Institute for Balkan Studies, Thessaloniki, Greece, MA Georgetown); asst. prof., Kent State
"Orthodoxy Versus Autocracy: The Orthodox Church and Clerical Political Dissent in Late Imperial Russia, 1905-1914"
 
PUJALS, Sandra (BA Regis College, MA Georgetown); asst. prof., San Juan
"When Giants Walked the Earth: The Society of Former Political Prisoners and Exiles of the Soviet Union, 1921-1935"
 
REIFOWITZ, Ian (BA Brown, MA Georgetown); asst. prof., SUNY-Empire State College
"Civic Nationalism in a Multiethnic Society: Conceptions of a Supraethnic Austrian Identity, 1848-1918"
 
RITENOUR, Perry (BA VMI, MA Georgetown); adj. asst. prof., Westmont College
"Chinese Banking and Foreign Trade (1949-1979) with a Focus on Guangdong"
 
TAYLOR, Karen (BA Connecticut, MA Georgetown); History Teacher, Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC
"Cher espoir de la nation sainte: The Maison Royale de Saint-Louis at Saint-Cyr"
 
WIGGERS, Richard (BA Carleton, MA Ottawa); Senior Policy Advisor, Post-Secondary Affairs Branch, Department of Education, Province of New Brunswick
"Creating International Humanitarian Law [IHL] : World War II, the Allied Occupations, and the Treaties that Followed"
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1998-1999

ARPAIA, Paul (BA Washington & Lee, MA Georgetown); Baruch College, CUNY
"Luigi Federzoni and the Italian Nationalist Association: From a Cultural Conception of Italy to a Neo-Conservative Political Program"
 
FOEHR, Sherry (BA Wesleyan, MA, Georgetown); adj. assoc. prof., University of Maryland University College - Europe
"Modernization for the Honor of the Estate: Die Deutsche Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft, 1884-1914"
 
HEALY, Róisín (BA University College, Dublin, MA, Georgetown); lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway
"The Jesuit as Enemy: Anti-Jesuitism and the Protestant Bourgoisie of Imperial Germany, 1890-1917"
 
KAWAMURA, S.J., Shinzo (BA Kwansei Gakuin, Japan, MA Sophia, Japan)
"Making Christian Lay Communities During the 'Christian Century' in Japan -- A Case Study of Takata District in Bungo"
 
KE, Yan (BA Shanghai International, MA Winthrop College, SC)
"Scholars and Communications Network: Social and Intellectual Change in 17th-Century North China"
 
JAIN, Asha (BA, MA Delhi, India)
"Kumarapala Chaulukya (r. 1143-74) of Gujarat, India: A Convert to Jainism in Historical Perspective"
 
VLADIMIROV, Katya (BA Moscow State Historical Archival Institute, MA George Mason); Asst. prof., Kennesaw
"The World Of Imperial Provincial Bureaucracy, Russian Poland 1870-1904"
 
POWERS, Daniel (BA Williams, MAGES Georgetown); School of Foreign Service, Georgetown
"All Roads Lead to Rome: French and German Christian Democrats, the Nation-State and the Reconstruction of Europe, 1945-1950"
 
QUALLS, Karl (BA Missouri, MA Columbia); asst. prof., Dickinson
"Raised From Ruins: Restoring Popular Allegiance Through City Planning in Sevastopol, 1944-1953"
 
SLATER, Joseph (BA Oberlin, JD Michigan); assoc. prof., University of Toledo College of Law
"Down By Law: Public Sector Unions and the State in America, World War I to World War II"
 
VEIDLINGER, Jeffrey (BA McGill); assoc. prof., Indiana
"Soviet Politics on the Yiddish Stage: Moscow's State Yiddish Theater, 1919-1949"
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1997-1998

CARPENTER, Kim (BA Scranton)
"'Sechs Kreuzer sind genug für ein Bier!' The Munich Beer Riot of 1844: Social Protest and Public Disorder in Mid-19th Century Bavaria"
 
ENRIQUEZ, Jonmikel (BA Georgetown, MA Pennsylvania); asst. prof. and associate dean, Hanover College
"Theodore White and the Remaking of Political Journalism"
 
GOEDDE, Celia J. (BA Berkeley)
"The Artisan's Approach to Modernity: The Political Culture of the German Artisans in Vienna and Augsburg"
 
LONG, Loretta M. (BA, MA Pepperdine); asst. prof., Pepperdine
"A Fellow Soldier in the Course of Reformation: The Life of Selina Campbell"
 
PENDZICH, Barbara (BSFS Georgetown); research associate, Jagellonian University
"The Burghers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania during the War of 1654-1667: Resiliency and Cohesion in the Face of Muscovite Annexation"
 
PHILLIPS, Steven (BA George Washington); asst. prof., Towson
"Restoration and Conquest: The Taiwanese Elite under Nationalist Chinese Rule, 1945-1950"
 
RUSSELL, Mona Lisa (BA North Carolina State); vis. asst. prof, Framingham State College and lect., MIT OpenCourseWare
"Creating the New Woman: Consumerism, Education, and National Identity in Egypt, 1863-1922"
 
SCHOLZ, Norbert (BA Universität Tübingen, MA Georgetown); researcher, Weber Associates, Sterling, VA
"Foreign Education and Indigenous Reaction in Late Ottoman Lebanon: Students & Teachers of the Syrian Protestant College in Beirut"
 
TAMARI, Stephen (BA Earlham College, MA Stanford); Asst. prof., Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
"Teaching and Learning in 18th-Century Damascus: Localism and Ottomanism in an Early Modern Arab Society"
 
ZEHREN, Maria (AB Trinity College)
"The Dangling Scissors: Marriage, Family, and Work Among Italian Immigrant Women in the Clothing Industry in Baltimore, 1890-1920"

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