Dissertations in Progress

Akgul, Onder
Middle East & North African History
“Empire, Ecology, and People in the Age of Global Capitalism: Ottoman Izmir and its Hinterland in 1856-1918”
Advisor: Mustafa Aksakal

Burnham, Jakob
European History
“Producing Pondichéry: Social Labor and Urban Development in French India, 1674-1730”
Advisor: James Collins

Chan, Paula
Russia & Eastern European History
“Eyes on the Ground: Soviet Investigations of the Nazi Occupation”
Advisor: Michael David-Fox

Christensen, Robert
Latin American History
“Argentina in Transition: The Conquista del Desierto, Indigenous People, and Environmental Change, 1873-1920”
Advisor: Erick Langer

Corwin, Ashleigh
European History
“An Unspeakable Crime: Blasphemy in Sixteenth-Century Champagne”
Advisor: James Collins

Grams, Benan
Middle East & North African History
“Public Health and Empire in Ottoman Syria 1832-1920”
Advisor: Mustafa Aksakal

Hudson, Chelsea
East & Central Asian History
“The Movement and Metamorphosis of Ainu Communities on Hokkaido, Sakhalin, and the Kuril Islands”
Advisor: Jordan Sand

Kiffer, Philip
Russia & Eastern European History
“Policing the Collective: Practices of Surveillance and the Culture of Secret Policing in the USSR, 1945-1964”
Advisor: Michael David-Fox

LaLime, Matthew
African History
“Our Lands, Our Lives: Society, Economy, and Environment in West Africa’s Fouta Djallon, 1850-Present”
Advisor: Meredith McKittrick

MacKinlay, Hillary
Transregional History
“The Pacific and the World: indigenous Politics and British Ambitions in Fiji, 1791-1874”
Advisor: Alison Games

Nanavati, Abhishek
East & Central Asian History
“Homes, Hygiene, and Hydroponics: Co-Producing the ‘American Dream’ in Japan, Okinawa, and South Korea, 1945-1972”
Advisor: Jordan Sand

Norweg, Emily
United States History
“Mass(achusetts) Incarceration and Higher Education: The History and Politics of College Behind Bars in the Commonwealth”
Advisor: Marcia Chatelain

Reger, Chad
United States History
“Greater Reconstruction, Federal Expansion, and the Prospect of a Pan-Indian Uprising on the Great Plains”
Advisor: Adam Rothman & Katie Benton-Cohen

Steir, Katherine
Transregional History
“Food and Material Constraints in the Eighteenth-Century Caribbean”
Advisor: Alison Games

Stephens, Leigh
European History
“The Language of Violence during the French Wars of Religion (1562-1629)”
Advisor: James Collins

Thacker, Molly
United States History
“‘With No One Obligated to Care’: The History of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children in the United States”
Advisor: Katie Benton-Cohen

Torres, James
Latin American History
“Economies in Transition: Markets, Money, and Prices in the Northern Andes (1780-1850)”
Advisor: Erick Langer

[Updated June 2020]