Completed Dissertations

Abstracts included where available.

2010-Present

2017-2018

ABBOTT, Elena
Transregional History
Dissertation Title: “Beacons of Liberty: Free-Soil Havens and the American Slavery Debate, 1813-1863”
Advisor: Adam Rothman
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DENNING, Meredith
Environmental History
Dissertation Title: “Connections and Consensus: Changing Goals for Transnational Water Management on Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, 1900-1972”

Advisor: John McNeill
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HULL, Catherine
US History
Dissertation Title: “The Machine has a Soul: American Sympathizers with Italian Fascism”
Advisor: Michael Kazin
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HUSAIN, Faisal
Environmental History
Dissertation Title: “Flows of Power: The Tigris-Euphrates Basin Under Ottoman Rule, 1534-1831”
Advisor: John McNeill
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KAPLAN, Isabelle
Russian & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: “The Art of Nation-Building: National Culture and Soviet Politics in Stalin-Era Azerbaijan and Other Minority Republics”
Advisor: Michael David-Fox
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MAURER, John
US History
Dissertation Title: "An Era of Negotiation: SALT in the Nixon Administration, 1969-1972"
Advisor: David Painter
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MEVISSEN, Robert
European History
Dissertation Title: “Constructing the Danube Monarchy: Habsburg State-Building in the Long Nineteenth Century”
Advisor: James Shedel
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REGER, Jeffrey
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: “Planting Palestine: The Political Economy of Olive Culture in the 20th Century Galilee and West Bank”
Advisor: Judith Tucker
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SMITH, Jordan
Transregional History
Dissertation Title: "The Invention of Rum"
Advisor: Alison Games
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TAYLOR, Stephanie
US History
Dissertation Title: “‘I Have the Eagle:’ Citizenship and Labor in the Progressive Era, 1890-1925”
Advisor: Joseph McCartin
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WALTER, Alissa
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: “The Ba’ath Party in Baghdad: State-Society Relations Through Wars, Sanctions and Authoritarian Rule, 1950-2003”
Advisor: Judith Tucker
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YEAW, Katrina
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: “Women, Resistance and the Creation of New Gendered Frontiers in the Making of Modern Libya, 1890-1980”
Advisor: Judith Tucker
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2016-2017

AMELICHEVA, Mariya
Russian History
Dissertation Title: "The Russian Residency in Constantinople, 1700-1774: Russian-Ottoman Diplomatic Encounters"
Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov
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BENTON, James
US History
Dissertation Title: “Fraying Fabric: Textile Labor, Trade Politics, and Deindustrialization, 1933-1974”
Advisor: Joseph McCartin
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BIASETTO, Bruno
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: “The Poisoned Chalice: Oil and Macroeconomics in Brazil (1967-2003)”
Advisor: Bryan McCann
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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
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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
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EL ACHI, Soha
European History
Dissertation Title: “Children and Slave Emancipation in French Algeria and Tunisia, 1846-1892”
Advisor: Osama Abi-Mershed
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GETTIG, Eric
Transregional History
Dissertation Title: “Oil and Revolution in Cuba: Development, Nationalism, and the U.S. Energy Empire, 1902-1961”
Advisor: David Painter
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GUNGORURLER, Selim
European History
Dissertation Title: “Diplomacy and Political Relations Between the Ottoman Empire and Safavid Iran, 1639-1822”
Advisor: Gabor Agoston
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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
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MULLINS, Sylvia
European History
Dissertation Title: “Myroblytes: Miraculous Oil in Medieval Europe”
Advisor: James Collins
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PITTS, Graham
Transregional History
Dissertation Title: “Fallow Fields: Famine and the Making of Lebanon, 1914-1948”
Advisor: John McNeill
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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)
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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
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SHEN, Yubin
East and Central Asian History
Dissertation Title: “Malaria and Global Networks of Tropical Medicine in Modern China, 1919-1950”
Advisor: Carol Benedict
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SICOTTE, Jonathan
Russian and Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: “Baku: Violence, Identity and Oil”
Advisor: Michael David-Fox
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2015-2016

DANFORTH, Nicholas
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: “Memory, Modernity, and the Remaking of Republican Turkey:  1945-1960”
Advisor: Mustafa Aksakal
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DIXON, Patrick
US History
Dissertation Title: "The Hamlet Factory Fire and the Political Economy of Poultry in the Twentieth Century"
Advisor: Joseph McCartin
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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
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GARDNER, Zackary
US History
Dissertation Title: "Uniforming the Rugged: Gender, Identity, and the American Administrative State during the Progressive Era, 1898-1917"
Advisor: Katherine Benton-Cohen
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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
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GREGORY, Eugene John
East & Central Asian History
Dissertation Title: "Desertion and the Militarization of Qing Legal Culture"
Advisor: James Millward
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HAMMOND, Kelly
East & Central Asian History
Dissertation Title: "The Conundrum of Collaboration: Japanese Involvement with Muslims in North China, 1931-1945"
Advisor: James Millward
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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
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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
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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
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PIMENOV, Alexei
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: “German Romantic Nationalism and Indian Cultural Tradition”
Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov
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ROE, Alan
Russian Environmental History
Dissertation Title: "Into Soviet Nature: Tourism, Environmental Protection, & the Formation of Soviet National Parks, 1950s-1990s"
Advisor: John McNeill
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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
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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
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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
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2014-2015

ADLER, Paul
US History
Dissertation Title: "Planetary Citizens: U.S. NGOs and the Politics of International Development, 1965-1993"
Advisor: Michael Kazin
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KUEH, Joshua Eng Sin
Transregional History
Dissertation Title: "The Manila Chinese: Community, Trade and Empire, 1570-1770"
Advisor: Carol A. Benedict
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Civil War Service Count"
Advisor: Chandra Manning
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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
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DOUCETTE, Siobhan
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation title: “Mightier than the Sword: Polish Independent Publishing, 1976-1989”
Advisor: Andrzej Kaminski
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FERNANDEZ, Rodolfo
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "Revolution and the Industrial City: Violence and Capitalism in Monterrey, Mexico, 1890 to 1920"
Advisor: John Tutino
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GOODING, Frederick W. Jr.
US History
Dissertation Title: "American Dream Deferred: Black Federal Workers in Washington, D.C., 1941-1981"
Advisor: Michael Kazin
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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
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HOWER, Jessica S.
Transregional History
Dissertation Title: "Tudor Imperialism: Exploration, Expansion, and Experimentation in the Sixteenth-Century British Atlantic World"
Advisor: Alison Games
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HOWER, Joseph E.
US History
Dissertation Title: "Jerry Wurf, the Rise of AFSCME, and the Fate of Labor Liberalism, 1947-1981"
Advisor: Joseph McCartin
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ISCI, Onur
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Russophobic Neutrality: Turkish Diplomacy, 1936-1945"
Advisor: Mustafa Aksakal
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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
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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
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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
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YODER, April R.
Latin American History
Dissertation Title:"Pitching Democracy: Baseball and Politics in the Dominican Republic, 1955-1978"
Advisor: Bryan McCann
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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
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FRANCIS-FALLON, Benjamin
US History
Dissertation title: “Minority Reports: The Emergence of Pan-Hispanic Politics, 1945-1980”
Advisor: Micahel Kazin
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HARRISON, Jennifer Pish
US History
Dissertation title: “Teacher Unionism and Civil Rights in Boston, 1963-1981”
Advisor: Joseph McCartin
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HAZELTON, Andrew J.
US History
Dissertation title: “Open-Shop Fields: The Bracero Program and Farmworker Unionism, 1942-1964”
Advisor: Joseph McCartin
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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
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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
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LANDRY, Marc D.
Modern European Environmental History
Dissertation title: “Europe's Battery: The Making of the Alpine Energy Landscape, 1870-1955”
Advisor: John McNeill
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LURIE, Guy
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation title: “Citizenship in Later Medieval France, C. 1370- C. 1480”
Advisor: James Collins
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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
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TOPRANI, Anand
US History
Dissertation title: “Oil and Grand Strategy: Great Britain and Germany, 1918-1941”
Advisor: David Painter
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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
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CONNELL, Tula A.
US History
Dissertation Title: "Frank Zeidler and the Conservative Challenge to Liberalism in 1950s Milwaukee"
Advisor: Joseph A. McCartin
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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JOHNSTON, Shona
Transregional History
Dissertation Title: "Papists in a Protestant World: The Catholic Anglo-Atlantic in the Seventeenth Century"
Advisor: Alison Games
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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
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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
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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
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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
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WANG, Tao
US History
Dissertation Title: “Isolating the Enemy: US-PRC Relations, 1953-1956”
Advisor: Nancy B. Tucker
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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
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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
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BOWMAN, Matthew B.
US History
Dissertation Title: "The Urban Pulpit: Evangelicals and the City in New York, 1880-1930"
Advisor: Michael Kazin
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CAMPION, Corey J.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Negotiating Difference: French and American Cultural Occupation Policies and German Expectations, 1945-1949"
Advisor: Roger Chickering
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2000-2010

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
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FULWIDER, Benjamin
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "Driving the Nation: Road Transportation and the Postrevolutionary Mexican State, 1925-1960"
Advisor: John Tutino
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MAMEDOV, Mikail N.
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Imagining the Caucasus in Russian Imperial Consciousness, 1801-1864"
Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov
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MORRISON, Christopher A.
US History
Dissertation Title: "A World of Empires: United States Rule in the Philippines, 1898-1913"
Advisor: Nancy B. Tucker
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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
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SAKUL, Kahraman
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation Title: "An Ottoman Global Moment: War of Second Coalition in the Levant"
Advisor: Gabor Agoston
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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
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SHLALA, Elizabeth
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Mediterranean Migration, Cosmopolitanism, and the Law: the Italian Community of Nineteenth-Century Alexandria, Egypt"
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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ROSU, Felicia
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Contractual Majesty: Electoral Politics in Transylvania and Poland-Lithuania, 1571-1586"
Advisor: Andrzej Kaminski
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SWANSON, Ryan
US History
Dissertation Title: "Jim Crow on Deck: Baseball during America's Reconstruction"
Advisor: Michael Kazin
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WACKERFUSS, Andrew T.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "The Stormtrooper Family: How Sexuality, Spirituality, and Community Shaped the Hamburg SA"
Advisor: Roger Chickering
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WYRTZEN, Jonathan D.
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Constructing Morocco: The Colonial Struggle to Define the Nation, 1912-1956"
Advisor: John Voll
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2007-2008

BULMUS, Birsen
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "The Plague in the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1838"
Advisor: Kathryn Olesko
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ELLIOTT, Robin Gates
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Saddling the Cow: The Collectivization of Agriculture in Poland, 1948-1956"
Advisor: Andrzej Kaminski
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FEDYASHIN, Anton A.
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Auchtotonous and Practical Liberals: Vestnik Evropy and Modernization in Late Imperial Russia"
Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov
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LAMBERT, Margo M.
US History
Dissertation Title: "Francis Daniel Pastorius: An American in Early Pennsylvania, 1683-1719/20"
Advisor: Alison Games
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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
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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
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OYEN, Meredith
US History
Dissertation Title: "Allies, Enemies, and Aliens: Migration and U.S.-Chinese Relations, 1940-1965"
Advisor: Nancy B. Tucker
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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
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VANN, Martin E.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Encounters with Modernity: Jews, Music, and Vienna, 1880-1914"
Advisor: James Shedel
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2006-2007

AMESKAMP, Simone
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "On Fire: Cremation in Germany, 1870s-1934"
Advisor: Roger Chickering
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CARTER, Karen E.
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation Title: "Creating Catholics: Catechism and Primary Education in Early Modern France"
Advisor: James Collins
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GRUBER, Isaiah J.
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "The Russian Orthodox Church and the Time of Troubles, 1598-1613"
Advisor: David Goldfrank
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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
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SCALENGHE, Sara
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Being Different: Intersexuality, Blindness, Deafness, and Madness in Ottoman Syria"
Advisor: Judith Tucker
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SNYDER, Sarah B.
US History
Dissertation Title: "The Helsinki Process, American Foreign Policy, and the End of the Cold War"
Advisor: Nancy B. Tucker
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STONEMAN, Mark R.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Wilhelm Groener, Officering, and the Schlieffen Plan"
Advisor: Roger Chickering
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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FOLEY, Sean E.
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: “Shaykh Khalid and the Naqshbandyya-Khalidiyya, 1776-2005”
Advisor: John Voll
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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
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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
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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
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MERROW, Alexander C.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: “The Catholic Historical Discipline in Imperial Germany, 1876-1901”
Advisor: Roger Chickering
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NEGROPONTE, Diana V.
US History
Dissertation Title: “Conflict Resolution at the End of the Cold War”
Advisor: Nancy B. Tucker
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NORMAN, York A.
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: “An Islamic City? Sarajevo's Islamization and Economic Development, 1461-1604”
Advisor: John Voll
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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
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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
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VRTIS, George H.
US Environmental History
Dissertation Title: “The Front Range of the Rocky Mountains: An Environmental History, 1700-1900”
Advisor: John McNeill
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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
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ARI-CHACHAKI, Waskar T.
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "Race and Subaltern Nationalism: The AMP Activist-Intellectuals in Bolivia, 1921-1964"
Advisor: Erick Langer
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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
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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
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ROULAND, Michael R.
Russian & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Music and the Making of the Kazak Nation, 1920-1936"
Advisor: Richard Stites
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2003-2004

BYRNE, Daniel
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
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CLASS, James N.
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Russian Messianism in the Napoleonic Wars"
Advisor: Catherine Evtuhov
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COVENTRY, Michael T.
US History
Dissertation Title: "'God, Country, Home and Mother': Soldiers, Gender, and Nationalism in Great War America"
Advisor: Dorothy Brown
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DRUMMOND, Elizabeth A.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Protecting Poznania: Germans, Poles, and the Conflict Over National Identity, 1886-1914"
Advisor: Roger Chickering
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GOLDYN, Bartholomew H.
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
See Abstract

HILL, Brendan L.
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
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IVEY, Linda L.
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
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LINFORD, Rebecca R.
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
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NICHOLS-BUSCH, Tracy
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "A Class on Wheels: Avtodor and the Automobilization of the Soviet Union 1927-1935"
Advisor: Richard Stites
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SCHUTTS, Jeff Richard
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Coca-Colonization, 'Refreshing Americanization, or Nazi Volksgetrank': The History of Coca-Cola in Germany, 1921-1961"
Advisor: Roger Chickering
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ZEJMIS, Jakub
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
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2002-2003

ABI-MERSHED, Osama
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Domination by Consent: The Bureaux Arabes and Public Instruction in Colonial Algeria, 1831-1870"
Advisor: John Ruedy
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BELMONTE, Monica L.
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
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BREWER, M. Jonah
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
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CAFFREY, Patrick Joseph
East & Central Asian Environmental History
Dissertation Title: "The Forests of Northeast China, 1600-1960: Environment, Politics, and Society"
Advisor: Carol A. Benedict
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DAVENPORT, Lisa E.
US History
Dissertation Title: "Jazz, Race, and American Cultural Exchange: An International Study of U.S. Cultural Diplomacy, 1954-1968"
Advisor: David Painter
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DeLONG-BAS, Natana J.
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Muhammed Ibn Abd al-Wahhab: An Intellectual Biography"
Advisor: John Voll
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DORSEY, Jennifer H.
US History
Dissertation Title: "Free People of Color in Rural Maryland, 1783-1832"
Advisor: Alison Games
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LUDES, James M.
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "A Consistency of Purpose: Political Warfare and the National Security Strategy of the Eisenhower Administration"
Advisor: Aviel Roshwald
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SEMERDJIAN, Elyse
Middle East & North African History
Dissertation Title: "Off the Straight Path: Gender, Public Morality, and Legal Administration in Ottoman Aleppo, Syria"
Advisor: John Voll
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ZALAR, Jeffrey T.
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
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2001-2002

ABUGIDEIRI, Hibba E.
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
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ALVARO-VELCAMP, Theresa
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "Peddling Identity: Arabs, Conflict, Community and the Mexican Nation in the Twentieth Century"
Advisor: John Tutino
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CAPLAN, Gregory A.
Dissertation Title: "Wicked Sons, German Heroes: Jewish Soldiers, Veterans and Memories of World War I in Germany"
Advisor: Roger Chickering
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DUGGAN, Michael F.
US History
Dissertation Title: "Chauncey Wright and Forward-Looking Empiricism, a History of Ideas"
Advisor: Emmett Curran
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HAMILTON, Joanna
Early Modern & Late Medieval European History
Dissertation Title: "The Merchants of Vannes: 1670-1730"
Advisor: James Collins
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HOERLE, Scott
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Hans Friedrich Blunck: Poetry, Politics, and Propoganda, 1888-1961"
Advisor: Roger Chickering
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JANIK, Elizabeth Koch
Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Music in Cold War Berlin: German Tradition and Allied Occupation, 1945-1951"
Advisor: Roger Chickering
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LAW, Randall
Russia & Eastern European History
Dissertation Title: "Humanity's Workshops: Progressive Education in Russia and the Soviet Union, 1856-1927"
Advisor: Richard Stites
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MCGILLIVRAY, Gillian
Latin American History
Dissertation Title: "Blazing Cane: Sugar Communities, Power, and Politics in Cuba, 1868-1948"
Advisor: John Tutino
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MCGINN, John
US History
Dissertation Title: "Balancing Defense and Détente in NATO: The Harmel Framework and the 1968 Crisis in Czechoslovakia"
Advisor: David Painter
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SAMPSELL, Catherine M.
U.S. History
Dissertation Title: "'To Grab a Hunk of Lightning': An Intellectual History of American Depression-Era Photography"
Advisor: Emmett Curran
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2000-2001

CARAFANO, James J.
"'Waltzing into the Cold War': U.S. Army Military Operations in Occupied Austria"
See Abstract
 
HILL, Richard F.
"Pearl Harbor Month: Why the United States Went to War with Germany"
See Abstract
 
JACKSON, Maurice
"'Ethiopia Shall Soon Stretch Out Her Hands Unto God': Anthony Benezet and the Atlantic Anti-Slavery Revolution"
See Abstract
 
SKINNER, Barbara J.
"The Empress and the Heretics: Catherine II's Challenge to the Uniate Church, 1762-1796"
See Abstract
 
SOCOLOW, Michael J.
"To Network a Nation: N.B.C., C.B.S., and the Development of National Network Radio in the United States, 1925-1950"
See Abstract
 
TAFFET, Jeffrey A.
"Alliance for What?: U.S. Development Assistance in Chile During the 1960s"
See Abstract
 
WALL, Michael C.
"Chinese Reaction to the Portrayal of China and Chinese in American Motion Pictures prior to 1949"
See Abstract

1990-2000

1999-2000

BRÜGGEMANN, Julia
"Through the Prism of Prostitution: State and Society in Hamburg, 1800-1914"
See Abstract
 
BURCH, Susan
"Biding the Time: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to World War II"
See Abstract
 
CLINE, Ruth Harwood
"The Congregation of Tiron in the Twelfth Century: Foundation and Expansion"
See Abstract
 
DALE, Melissa S.
"With the Cut of a Knife: A Social History of Eunuchs During the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and Republican Periods (1912-1949)"
See Abstract
 
DAVIS, Rebekah
"Development as a Tool of Diplomacy: The Domestic Models for U.S. Policy in the Jordan River Valley, 1939-1956"
See Abstract
 
HEINEMAN, Paul
"In Defense of an Anachronism: The Cossack Question on the Don, 1861-1914"
See Abstract
 
KHALAFALLAH, Haifaa
"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)"
See Abstract
 
PISIOTIS, Argyrios K.
"Orthodoxy Versus Autocracy: The Orthodox Church and Clerical Political Dissent in Late Imperial Russia, 1905-1914"
See Abstract
 
PUJALS, Sandra
"When Giants Walked the Earth: The Society of Former Political Prisoners and Exiles of the Soviet Union, 1921-1935"
See Abstract
 
REIFOWITZ, Ian
"Civic Nationalism in a Multiethnic Society: Conceptions of a Supraethnic Austrian Identity, 1848-1918"
See Abstract
 
RITENOUR, Perry
"Chinese Banking and Foreign Trade (1949-1979) with a Focus on Guangdong"
See Abstract
 
TAYLOR, Karen
"Cher espoir de la nation sainte: The Maison Royale de Saint-Louis at Saint-Cyr"
See Abstract
 
WIGGERS, Richard
"Creating International Humanitarian Law [IHL] : World War II, the Allied Occupations, and the Treaties that Followed"
See Abstract

1998-1999

ARPAIA, Paul
"Luigi Federzoni and the Italian Nationalist Association: From a Cultural Conception of Italy to a Neo-Conservative Political Program"
See Abstract
 
FOEHR, Sherry
"Modernization for the Honor of the Estate: Die Deutsche Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft, 1884-1914"
See Abstract
 
HEALY, Róisín
"The Jesuit as Enemy: Anti-Jesuitism and the Protestant Bourgoisie of Imperial Germany, 1890-1917"
See Abstract
 
KAWAMURA, S.J., Shinzo
"Making Christian Lay Communities During the 'Christian Century' in Japan -- A Case Study of Takata District in Bungo"
See Abstract
 
KE, Yan
"Scholars and Communications Network: Social and Intellectual Change in 17th-Century North China"
See Abstract
 
JAIN, Asha
"Kumarapala Chaulukya (r. 1143-74) of Gujarat, India: A Convert to Jainism in Historical Perspective"
See Abstract
 
VLADIMIROV, Katya
"The World Of Imperial Provincial Bureaucracy, Russian Poland 1870-1904"
See Abstract
 
POWERS, Daniel
"All Roads Lead to Rome: French and German Christian Democrats, the Nation-State and the Reconstruction of Europe, 1945-1950"
See Abstract
 
QUALLS, Karl
"Raised From Ruins: Restoring Popular Allegiance Through City Planning in Sevastopol, 1944-1953"
See Abstract
 
SLATER, Joseph
"Down By Law: Public Sector Unions and the State in America, World War I to World War II"
See Abstract
 
VEIDLINGER, Jeffrey
"Soviet Politics on the Yiddish Stage: Moscow's State Yiddish Theater, 1919-1949"
See Abstract

1997-1998

CARPENTER, Kim
"'Sechs Kreuzer sind genug für ein Bier!' The Munich Beer Riot of 1844: Social Protest and Public Disorder in Mid-19th Century Bavaria"
See Abstract
 
ENRIQUEZ, Jonmikel
"Theodore White and the Remaking of Political Journalism"
See Abstract
 
GOEDDE, Celia J.
"The Artisan's Approach to Modernity: The Political Culture of the German Artisans in Vienna and Augsburg"
See Abstract
 
LONG, Loretta M.
"A Fellow Soldier in the Cause of Reformation: The Life of Selina Campbell"
See Abstract
 
PENDZICH, Barbara
"The Burghers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania during the War of 1654-1667: Resiliency and Cohesion in the Face of Muscovite Annexation"
See Abstract
 
PHILLIPS, Steven
"Restoration and Conquest: The Taiwanese Elite under Nationalist Chinese Rule, 1945-1950"
See Abstract

RUSSELL, Mona Lisa
"Creating the New Woman: Consumerism, Education, and National Identity in Egypt, 1863-1922"
See Abstract

SCHOLZ, Norbert
"Foreign Education and Indigenous Reaction in Late Ottoman Lebanon: Students & Teachers of the Syrian Protestant College in Beirut"
See Abstract
 
TAMARI, Stephen
"Teaching and Learning in 18th-Century Damascus: Localism and Ottomanism in an Early Modern Arab Society"
See Abstract
 
ZEHREN, Maria
"The Dangling Scissors: Marriage, Family, and Work Among Italian Immigrant Women in the Clothing Industry in Baltimore, 1890-1920"
See Abstract