Completed Capstone Papers


Andriessen, Samuel
“Resituating the Philippine-American War within United States Military History”
Advisor: Jordan Sand

Battalia, Michael (MAGIC/MSFS)
“The Establishment of a Newspaper Industry in Beirut during the 1870s and its Impact on Intellectual and Cultural Trends in the City”
Advisor: Judith Tucker

Berg, Dylan
“‘Lawlessness in Kentucky’: Written Advocacy and Violence in Eastern Kentucky”
Advisor: Alison Games

Bushman, Adrian
“Achilles’ Heel: Terrorism and US Foreign Policy in Lebanon, 1982-1984”
Advisor: David Painter

Cameron, Calla
“’Western and Modern’ versus ‘Aboriginal and Archaic’: Name Calling, Sendero Luminoso, and Representation in the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission”
Advisor: Bryan McCann and Erick Langer

Galesi, Loren
“Maize on the Move: The Impact of Tropical Cultivars on European Diffusion”
Advisor: John McNeill and Alison Games

Koebrich, Louisa
“Military Emancipation: A Revolutionary Tool”
Advisor: Chandra Manning

Naramore, Susan
“Art of the Republics: How Cosimo de’ Medici and Thomas Jefferson Used Classical Imagery to Express their Political Agendas”
Advisor: Alison Games

Prescott, Taylor
“From Subversives to State Actors: White Perceptions of the Jamaican Maroons Before, During, and After the Second Maroon War (1795-1796)”
Advisor: Alison Games and Maurice Jackson

Rosenthal, Sarah
“Expedient Bedfellows: Securitization of Sexual Deviance in Historical Context”
Advisor: Alison Games

Ross, Andrew
“Cosmic Configurations: Carl Sagan, Edward Teller, and the Contested Significance of the Nuclear Winter Hypothesis”
Advisor: Toshi Higuchi

Siripoonsap, Witawin
“Mistresses of the Budget: The Making of Smart Consumers in the Ladies’ Home Journal during the Great Depression”
Advisor: Alison Games

Slingluff, Sarah
“Of Mosques and Munyas: Rethinking the Umayyad Dynasty”
Advisor: Judith Tucker

van Harmelen, Jonathan
“Desert Dungeons: An Introductory Study into Comparative Incarceration and Civil Liberties of the United States and France (1942-1962)”
Advisor: David Painter and Osama Abi-Mershed

Williams, Elizabeth
“Soldiering Students: Militarism, the Indian Wars, and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School”
Advisor: Alison Games

Andrews, Rebecca
“Peninsular Mestizaje: Doña Francisca Pizarro and Mestiza Legacy in 16th and 17th Century Trujillo, Spain”

Baxley, Colleen
“Hunger for Resistance: Women and Protest in 20th-Century Bolivia”

Carmona, Ricardo
“Between Anarchy & Despotism: The Rise and Fall of Iturbide’s Grand Coalition”

Dalrymple, Justin
“‘Modernizing’ the Fellah: Education, Development, and Nationalist Responses in Mandate Palestine and Transjordan”

Donnell, Natalie
“Navigating Gendered Spaces: Catherine de Médicis, femme politique”

El-Sallabi, Thana
“The Tribe as Social Capital: An Interpretive Application of Bourdieu to Libya’s Tribes”

Gfeller, Haley
“Your Job in Where?: Racism and the European and Far Eastern Civil Affairs Training Schools, 1943-1945”

Hunter, Michael
“Understanding War in Wide-Angle: Indochina, the Vietnam War, and the Mayaguez Incident”

Schnakenberg, Collin
“‘A Tumultuous Rable of People’: A Comparative Analysis of the Midland Revolt and the Western Uprising”

Sun, Xiao
“The Logic of Habits: US Soldiers, US Exceptionalism, and China-US Relations during the Boxer Rebellion”

Tahiroglu, Merve
“Cosmopolitan Ottoman-Turkish Feminism in the Second Constitutional Era”

Wakeel, Zaara
“The Journey after Indenture: An Analysis into the Experience of Return of Indentured Labor to India, 1860-1910”

Abosch, Elizabeth
“The View from the Middle: The Family, Russia, and the World on the Illustrated Pages of Niva”

Kawashima, Ryo
“A War Without Weapons: Prewar Japan’s Propaganda Directed at the U.S. and Other Anglophone Countries”

Kitkowski, Ryan
“Pictures and Pedagogy: Film and the American Tutelary Regime in US-Occupied Korea, 1945-1950”

Lann, Preston
“Savaged Land: How Armed Conflict Affected the Environment and Society of Afghanistan, 1979 – 2014”

Moreno, Alan
“Regulated Competition in the American Century: The Origins and International Scope of the Federal Trade Commission, c. 1900-1952”

Schell, Nathan
“The Hidden Locus: How Episcopal Relations in the Hundred Years War Hint at Medieval Ecclesiastical Unity”

Seeling, Christopher
“Fear and Loathing in the Mediterranean: Chivalry and Legitimacy-Making in the Reign of Charles V”

Stephens, Leigh
“Normandy During the French Wars of Religion: The Discourse of Violence”

Zemanick, Kyra
“‘The Indians Will Be Saved’: White Women’s Service and Resistance to the Federal Native American School System”

MA in Global, International and Comparative History (MAGIC)

Clapper, Daniel
“Launching ‘Project Independence’: US-European Relations and the Energy Crisis of the 1970s”

Daniel, Kyra
“Early American Planter Responses to the Slave Revolt in Saint-Domingue, 1791-1793”

Lambert, David
“Saltpeter in the Early Republic”

Lee, Rachel
“A Vital Engine of the Atlantic Intelligence: The First Printers and Print Cultures of the Greater Anglo-Caribbean, 1718-1820”

Liu, Yi
“The Globalization of Chinese Pharmaceuticals between 1902 and 1937”

Rothwell, Rosalind
“From ‘English Modes’ to American Dress: East India Calico in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake”

Sikes, Adam
“Perceptions of British Provincial and Regular Forces During the Seven Years’ War”

Smith, Natalie
“Ville Hydrophobe: Social Geography and the Water Crisis in Nineteenth-Century Marseille”

Sparks, Matthew
“Schools of Discontent: Surrealism and the Global Radical Network in the Eastern Mediterranean and Caribbean, 1927-1945”

Tegels, Chelsea
“Strangers in a Familiar Land: Pioneers and the Meskwaki Settlement 1832-1900”

MA in Global History (GU-KCL)

Ivey, James
“Sabotaging Women’s Football: An Investigation of the Football Association’s 1921 Ban of Women’s Football”

Manfield, Sabrina
“The Personal and Public Politics of Lend-Lease: How Aid to the Soviet Union Shaped the Fate of the Grand Alliance”

McCormick-Thompson, Brenna
“The Epitome of an Era: Representations of Collective Memory and National Identity aboard the Cutty Sark”

Hutton, Richard
“Cleanliness Brings Health, the Story of Lincoln Tunnel and US Public Diplomacy in 1950s Indonesia”

Jones, Robert “Bobor”
“Rabat And Algiers: French Colonial Policy and Perceptions of Urban Space in the Colonial Capitals”

Moynihan, Lisa
“La Onda Chicana and Tropicália ‘Happenings’: A Comparative Study of the National Crises of Music and Counterculture in Mexico and Brazil, 1968-1971”

Munoz, Carmen MAGIC/MSFS graduate
“U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkey’s Democratic Consolidation”

Peavy, Susan
“Cubans and Haitians in the Refugee City: Power and Exclusion in Global Miami, 1977-1981”

Ruggieri, Samuel
“Imagining Alternative Futures: The Arab East Looks to Anatolia, 1918-1923”

“Metics and Misérables: Economic and Demographic Change to European Communities in Algeria and Tunisia during the Nineteenth Century”

Zorrilla Arena Sandoval, Jose Antonio
“Selling Hope to the Hopeless: The Alliance for Progress, the Modernization Theory, and the US Propaganda Apparatus”