History Department
History Department

List of Ph.D.s awarded in the 2000s, with current positions when available.


2018

Lady Jane Acquah:
Dissertation: "Islam, Ethnicity, and Citizenship: The Politics of Muslim Leadership in Accra, Ghana since 1900"
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Ahmad Agbaria: Lecturer, Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "The Return of the Turath: The Arab Rationalist Association, 1959-2000"
Supervised by: Yoav Di-Capua

Shaherzad Ahmadi: Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.
Dissertation: "Borderline Enemies: Iranian Arabs and Iraqi Shias in the Iran-Iraq War"
Supervised by: Kamran Aghaie and Yoav Di-Capua

Mardin Ahmad Aminpour:
Dissertation: "Frontier Frictions: The Sectarianization of Northern Ottoman-Iranian Borderlands, 1830-1914"
Supervised by: Kamran Aghaie

Golsheed Bagheri:
Dissertation: "Millenial Iran: Political Disenchantment, Post-Network Society, and Commodity Culture"
Supervised by: Kamran Aghaie

Bradley Dixon: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Historical Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Republic of Indiana: Law, Politics, and Empire in the North American Southeast, 1539-1830"
Supervised by: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra and Robert Olwell

Francis Goicovich Videla: Assistant Professor, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Dissertation: “The most famous Indians in all the Indies are those from Chile, called Araucos. The next in New Spain, called Guachichiles or Chichimecs, who are now conquered.” Pacification projects in two frontiers of the New World’ Spanish Empire: New Galicia and Chile (1529-1626)
Supervised by: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

Travis Gray:
Dissertation: "Amid the Ruins: The Reconstruction of Smolensk Oblast, 1943-1953"
Supervised by: Charters Wynn

Benjamin Griffin: History Instructor, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
Dissertation: "The Good Guys Win: Ronald Reagan, Fiction, and the Transformation of National Security"
Supervised by: Jeremi Suri

Chloe Ireton: Lecturer, University College London, London, U.K.
Dissertation: "Ethiopian Royal Vassals: Free Black Itinerancy in the Iberian Atlantic (1500-1640)"
Supervised by: Jorge Cañizares-Esquerra

William Kramer: Lecturer, History Department, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Faith, Heresy, and Rebellion: Resisting the Henrician Reformation in Ireland, 1530-40"
Supervised by: Brian Levack and Alison Frazier

Adrian Masters: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Historical Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Creating Law in the Spanish Empire: Petitioners, Royal Decrees, and the Council of the Indies, 1524-1598"
Supervised by: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra 

Edward Shore:
Dissertation: "Geographies of Resistance: Fugitive Slave Communities, their Descendants, and the Struggle for Land and Social Justice in Brazil's Atlantic Forest"
Supervised by: Seth Garfield

Zhaojin Zeng: Visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Dissertation: "Nourshing Shanxi: Indigenous Entrepreneurship, Regional Industry, and the Transformation of a Chinese Hinterland Economy, 1907-2004"
Supervised by: Huaiyin Li

2017

Mark Edward Battjes: Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
Dissertation: "The Shield of Asia: How Deterrence and Domestic Politics Shaped U.S. China Policy, 1949-1969"
Supervised by: Mark Lawrence

Lizeth Elizondo:
Dissertation: "Sex, Deviance, and Drama: Socioracial Relationships in the Texas-Coahuila Borderlands, 1665-1820"
Supervised by: Ann Twinam

Ogechukwu Ezekwem: Assistant Professor, Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.
Dissertation: "Contested Spaces: Culture, Faith, and Childbirth in Nigeria, 1900 to 1960"
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Franz Hensel Riveros: Faculty, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia
Dissertation: "A Tale of the Two Americas: Crafting Continental Distinctions in America's Nation-building Era"
Supervised by: Susan Deans-Smith

Janine Jones: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Historical Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Rethinking Money: The Formative Years of Islamic Finance, 1900-1975"
Supervised by: Yoav Di-Capua

Alexander Lang: Lecturer, Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Imperial Fascism: Ideology, Practice, And Transmission In The Mediterranean, 1934-1943"
Supervised by: Benjamin Brower

Jack David Loveridge: Postdoc, Cooper Union, New York, N.Y.
Dissertation: “The Hungry Harvest: Philanthropic Science and the Making of South Asia's Green Revolution, 1929-1964”
Supervised by: Philippa Levine

Cameron Demetrius McCoy: Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Dissertation: "'Mr. President, What of the Marines?': The Politics of Contested Integration and the Domestic Legacy of the Modern Black Leatherneck in Cold War America"
Supervised by: Leonard Moore

Simon Miles: Assistant Professor, Duke University, Durham, N. C.
Dissertation: "Engaging the 'Evil Empire': East-West Relations in the Second Cold War"
Supervised by: Jeremi Suri

Nicholas Roland: Historian, Navy History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.
Dissertation: "'Our Worst Enemies are in our Midst':Violence in the Texas Hill Country, 1860-1876"
Supervised by: Jacqueline Jones

Nadine Ross: Major, United States Army
Dissertation: "Imagining the Volk: Race, Citizenship, and Community in Germany, 1933- 1974"
Supervised by: David Crew

Allison Schottenstein:
Dissertation: "The Leaders They Followed and the Perceptions They Had: The Formation of Black-Jewish Relations in Houston during the Long Civil Rights Movement (1930S-1980S)"
Supervised by: Robert Abzug

Andrew Straw: Lecturer, Center for Russian and East European Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Resisting Ethnic Cleansing: Crimean Tatars, Crimea, and the Soviet Union, 1941-1991"
Supervised by: Charters Wynn

Henry Wiencek: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Historical Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Oil City: The Social, Economic and Environmental Anatomy of North Louisiana's Oil Boomtowns, 1901-1935"
Supervised by: Jacqueline Jones

2016

Maria Jose Afanador: Assistant Professor, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Dissertation: "Nature and Knowledge in New Granada: Trans-imperial and Provincial Political Economy in the Age of Revolutions, 1739-1830"
Supervised by: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

Geoffrey Scott Connor: National Security Fellow, William Clements Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Biography of the City of Houston as an International City"       
Supervised by: Jeremi Suri

David Conrad: Degree Evaluator, Office of Graduate Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number: American Land Redistribution in East and Southeast Asia, 1945-1969"       
Supervised by: Mark Metzler

Felipe Cruz: Assistant Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, La.
Dissertation:"Flight of the Steel Toucans: ‎Aeronautics and Nation-Building in Brazil’s ‎Frontiers"
Supervised by: Seth Garfield and Bruce Hunt

Alexis Harasemovitch-Truax: Postdoctoral Fellow / Visiting Researcher, The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Exeter, Exeter, U.K.
Dissertation: "Subjects at Sea: Navigating Power in the British Mediterranean, 1661-1815"
Supervised by: Philippa Levine

Christopher Heaney: Assistant Professor, Penn State University, State College, Pa.
Dissertation: "The Pre-Columbian Exchange: The Circulation of the Ancient Peruvian Dead in the Americas and Atlantic World"
Supervised by: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra and Seth Garfield

Mohammad Hadi Hosainy: Postdoc, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
Dissertation: "Women's Property Rights in Seventeenth Century Istanbul”
Supervised by: Abraham Marcus and Denise Spellberg

Cacee Hoyer: Assistant Professor, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Ind.
Dissertation: "Unity and Discord: Non-violent Resistance and the Divergence of Working Class Identity in Early Apartheid Durban, South Africa"
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Emily Kinney:
Dissertation:"American Emigrants: Confederate, Socialist and Mormon Colonies in Mexico"   
Supervised by: Erika Bsumek

Ian Bradley Lyles: Director of Americas Studies, Director of Americas Studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA
Dissertation: "Demystifying Counterinsurgency: U.S. Army training of South American forces, 1962-1973"
Supervised by: Jonathan Brown

Valerie Martinez: Assistant Professor, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas
Dissertation: “Latina Ambassadors: The Benito Juárez Squadron and Pan-Americanism during World War II” 
Supervised by: Emilio Zamora

Raymond Joseph Parrott: Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Dissertation:"Struggle for Solidarity: The New Left, Portuguese African Decolonization, and the End of the Cold War Consensus"
Supervised by: Mark Lawrence

Ava Purkiss: Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Dissertation: “Mind, Soul, Body, and Race”: Black Women’s Purposeful Exercise in the Age of Physical Culture, 1900-1939”
Supervised by: Daina Berry and Tiffany Gill

Manuel Salas Fernandez: Profesor Investigador, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago de Chile
Dissertation:
Supervised by: Ann Twinam

Karin Sánchez Manríquez:
Dissertation:"Material Help, Moral Concerns: The Chilean Ecclesiastical Hierarchy and the Social Question, 1891-1931"  
Supervised by: Virginia Burnett

Blake Scott: Assistant Professor, College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.
Dissertation:"From Disease to Desire: A History of the Caribbean Vacation, 1912 to 1964"
Supervised by: Frank Guridy

Sundara Vadlamudi: Assistant Professor, American University of Sharjah,
Dissertation:"Merchants in Transition: Maritime Trade and Society of Tamil Muslims in the Indian Ocean World, c. 1780-1840"
Supervised by: Cynthia Talbot and Gail Minault

Susan Zakaib: Grant Writer, Worker's Defense Project, Austin, Texas
Dissertation:"Built Upon the Tower of Babel: Language Policy and the Clergy in Bourbon Mexico, 1700-1821"   
Supervised by: Susan Deans-Smith

2015

Juandrea Bates: Assistant Professor, Winona College, Winona, Minn.
Dissertation: “Raising Argentina: Family, Childhood and Civil Justice in Argentina 1871-1930”
Supervised by: Seth Garfield

Dharitri Bhattacharjee: Visiting Professor, Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.
Dissertation: "Ideology at Bay: Muslim High Politics in Bengal's Last Colonial Decade”
Supervised by: Gail Minault & Sumit Guha

Ben Breen: Assistant Professor, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Dissertation: “Tropical Transplantations: Drugs, Nature, and Globalization in the Portuguese and British Empires, 1640-1755”
Supervised by: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

Yehonathan Brodski:
Dissertation: "The Sheikh of Princeton: Philip Hitti and the Tides of History"
Supervised by: Yoav Di-Capua

Mehmet Celik:
Dissertation: "Empire and Nation in the City: Christians, Muslims and Jews in Ottomat and Post-Ottoman Ruse, 1864-1885“
Supervised by: Mary Neuburger

Julia Gossard: Assistant Professor, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Dissertation: "Reforming Children: Charity, Childhood, Commerce, & Education in Early Modern France"
Supervised by: Julie Hardwick

Ryan Groves: Event Specialist, The Stanley Foundation, Iowa City, Iowa
Dissertation: "Popular Music and Identity in Southern Rhodesia, 1930-1960"       
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Sylvester Gundona: Instrucctor, University of Education at Winneba, Winneba, Ghana
Dissertation: "Coping with this Scourge: The State, Leprosy, and the Politics of Public Health in Colonial Ghana, 1900-mid 1950s"
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Peter Hamilton: Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
Dissertation: "Capitalizing on the Cold War: Hong Kong Elites and America's Pacific Empire”
Supervised by: Madeline Hsu

Isabel Huacuja: Assistant Professor, California State-San Bernardino, San Bernardino, Calif.
Dissertation: "Radio for the Millions: Hindi-Urdu Broadcasting at the Crossroads of Empire"
Supervised by: Indrani Chattarjee and Gail Minault

James Hudson: Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, N.C.
Dissertation: "River Sands/Urban Spaces: Changsha in Modern Chinese History"
Supervised by: Huaiyin Li

Monica Jimenez: Assistant Professor, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "American State of Exception: Rreimagining the Puerto Rican Colony and the Nationalist Enemy under United States Rule,1900-1940"
Supervised by: Frank Guridy

Mikiya Koyagi: Assistant Professor, New York University, New York, N.Y.
Dissertation: "Mobilizing Iran: Experiences of the Trans-Iranian Railway, 1850-1950"
Supervised by: Kamran Aghaie

Shannon Nagy: Field Service Representative, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "'National in Form, Socialist in Content': East German Toys and the Power of Play, 1949-1989"
Supervised by: David Crew

Olusegun Obasa:
Dissertation: “Sports and the Modernity of Leisure in Nigeria: Stadium Space and the Symbolisms of Expressions, 1930-1980” 
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Julia Ogden:
Dissertation: "Between Protection and Punishment: Children, Sexual Crimes and Law in Buenos Aires, 1853-1912"          
Supervised by: Ann Twinam

Helen Pho: Associate at Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, Philadelphia, Pa.
Dissertation: "The Unraveling of South Vietnam:  Inflation, Corruption, and the American Military Presence, 1965-1975"         
Supervised by: Mark Lawrence

Danielle Sanchez: Assistant Professor, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa.
Dissertation: “Free(ing) France in Colonial Brazzaville: Race, Urban Space, and the Making of Afrique Française Libre”
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Ran Segev: Zvi Yavetz Postdoctoral Fellow, School of History, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Dissertation: "The Science of Faith: Religious Worldviews and the Study of Nature in the Spanish World, 1530S-1640S"   
Supervised by: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

Sharon Silzell: Assistant Professor, The University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, Ark.
Dissertation: “In Hearts and Hands: Sanctity, Sacrilege, and the Written Qur’an in Pre-Modern Sunni Muslim Society”
Supervised by: Denise Spellberg

Trevor Simmons: Budget and Agency Performance Review Analyst, Legislative Budget Board, State of Texas, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Selling the African Wilds: A History of the Safari Tourism Industry in East Africa, 1900-1939"   
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Angela Smith: Adjunct Faculty, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "On the Origin of /Vestiges/: Science, Religion, and the Hermeneutics of the Natural World in Early Victorian Britain"
Supervised by: Bruce Hunt

Brian Stauffer: Information Specialist/Spanish Translator, Texas General Land Office, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Victory on Earth or in Heaven: Religion, Reform, and Rebellion in Michoacán, Mexico, 1869-1877"
Supervised by: Matthew Butler

Jessica Werneke: British Academy Newton International Fellow, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, U.K.
Dissertation: "The Boundaries of Art: Soviet Photography from 1956 to 1970"
Supervised by: Joan Neuberger


2014

Kristin Cheasty (Miller) Anderson: Health Care Outreach and Education, Center for Public Policy Priorities, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Revolutionary Health Care Systems in Sandinista Nicaragua, 1979-1990”
Supervised by: Virginia Burnett

Dolph Briscoe, IV:  Adjunt Faculty, St. Edwards University and Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: “For a Long Time to Come: The Transformation of Texas Politics, 1960-1984”
Supervised by: H.W. Brands

Matthew Bunn: History Teacher, Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Dissertation: “Censors, Intellectuals, and German Civil Society, 1815-1848”
Supervised by: Tracie Matysik

Yuri Campbell: Attorney, Texas Workforce Commission, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: “The Brothers Johnson: The Lincoln Motion Picture Company, Black Business, and the Negro Image during the Progressive Era”
Supervised by: Juliet Walker

William Chriss:  Attorney, Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P., Austin, Texas
Dissertation: “Six Constitutions over Texas: Law in Creating Modern Texan Political Identity, 1835-1900”
Supervised by: H.W. Brands

George Scott Christian: Adjunct Professor, Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation:"Scotland and the Making of British Poetry in the Age of Revolution"
Supervised by: Brian Levack

Michelle (Reeves) Getchell: Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
Dissertation: "Extracting the Eagle's Talons: The Soviet Union in Cold War Latin America"
Supervised by: Mark Lawrence

Lauren Hammond: Assistant Professor, Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill.
Dissertation: "'Outpost of Empire, Endpost of Blackness:' African Americans, Dominicans, and U.S. Foriegn Policy, 1869-1966"
Supervised by: Frank Guridy

Robert Icenhauer-Ramirez: Lecturer, The University of Texas at Austin; Trial Lawyer, Law Office of Robert Icenhauer-Ramirez, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "No Traitor Has Been Hung: The United States of America v. Jefferson Davis 1865-1869"
Supervised by: H.W. Brands

Brian Jones:
Dissertation: “Making the Ocean:  Global Space, Sailor Practice, and Bureaucratic Archives in the Sixteenth-Century Spanish Maritime Empire”
Supervised by: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

Brian McNeil: Assistant Professor, Air War College, Montgomery, Ala.
Dissertation: “Frontiers of Need: Humanitarianism and the American Involvement in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970”
Supervised by: Mark Lawrence

Jason Morgan: Faculty, Collin College, McKinney, Texas
Dissertation: “A Global Struggle:  Namibian Nationalism and South African Imperialism at the United Nations, 1945-1960”
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Elizabeth Nutting: Social Studies Curriculum Specialist, KIPP Houston Public Schools, Houston, Texas
Dissertation: “Morisco Survival: Gender, Conversion and Migration in the Early Modern Mediterranean, 1492-1659”
Supervised by: Denise Spellberg

Claudia Rueda: Assistant Professor, TAMU-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas
Dissertation: "Students of Revolution:  Youth and Protest in Somoza-era Nicaragua, 1937-1979"
Supervised by: Virginia Garrard Burnett

Salvador Salinas: Assistant Professor, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas
Dissertation: "The Zapatistas and their World: The Pueblos of Morelos in Post-Revolutionary Mexico, 1920-1940" 
Supervised by: Matthew Butler

Michael Schmidt: Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Jazz and the History of Perception in Germany, 1918-1970"
Supervised by: David Crew

Kyle Shelton: Postdoctoral Fellow, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Dissertation: "Power Moves: Houston, Texas and the Politics of Mobility, 1950-1985"
Supervised by: Laurie Green

Lior Sternfeld: Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.
Dissertation: "Reclaiming their Past: Writing Jewish History in Iran during the Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Early Revolutionary Periods"    
Supervised by: Kamran Aghaie

Kristin Tassin: Teacher, The Buckley School, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Dissertation: "Egyptian Nationalism, 1882-1919: Elite Competition, Transnational Networks, Empire, and Independence"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Ann Todd: Historian, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, Va.
Dissertation: "Betty and Jane: Two OSS Women who Waged Psychological Warfare in a Forgotten Theater"
Supervised by: Robert Abzug

John Vurpillat: Teacher, Great Hearts Monte Vista North Academy, San Antonio, Texas
Dissertation: "The Other Cross of Gold: The United States and the Search for Global Monetary Stability, 1867-1900"
Supervised by: Mark Lawrence

Robert Whitaker: Assistant Professor, School of History and Social Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.
Dissertation: “Policing Globalization: The Imperial Origins of International Police Cooperation”
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis


2013

Tosin Funmi Abiodun: Community Account Manager, United Way of Hillsboro, Hillsboro, Ore.
Dissertation: "A Historical Study on Penal Confinement and Institutional Life in Southern Nigeria, 1860-1956"
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Christine Baker: Assistant Professor, Indiana University Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa.
Dissertation: "Challenging the Shi'i Century: The Fatimids (909-1171), Buyids (945- 1055), And the Creation of a Sectarian Narrative of Medieval Islamic History"
Supervised by: Denise Spellberg

Jose Barragan-Alvarez:  Spanish Translator, Texas General Land Office, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "The Feet of Commerce: Mule-Trains and Transportation in Eighteenth Century New Spain"
Supervised by: Susan Deans-Smith

Neel Baumgardner:  Lecturer, University of Texas-San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Dissertation: "Bordering North America: Constructing Wilderness Along the Periphery of Canada, Mexico, and the United States"
Supervised by: Erika Bsumek

Creighton Chandler, III:  Student, Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Conn.
Dissertation: "Guatemalan Kairos: Catholic Social Thought, Liberation, and the Course of History, 1965-1976"       
Supervised by: Virginia Garrard Burnett

Leah Deane:  History Teacher, St. Andrews Episcopal School, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "That Mess on Campus: the New Left, the New Right, and the Campus Politics of Sexuality in Berkeley and Austin"       
Supervised by: Laurie Green

Deirdre Doughty:  Lecturer, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
Dissertation: "Having a Baby the Natural Way: Primitive Bodies, Modern Women and Childbirth in Mid-Century America"        
Supervised by: Laurie Green

Rachel Herrmann: Lecturer, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
Dissertation: "Food and War: Indians, Slaves, and the American Revolution"
Supervised by: Neil Kamil

Emily Hillhouse: Learning Specialist, School of Undergraduate Studies, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Picturing the Peasant: Nation and Modernity in 20th century Bulgaria"
Supervised by: Mary Neuburger

Jonathan Hunt:  Lecturer, University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K.
Dissertation: "Into the Bargain: The Triumph and Tragedy of Nuclear Internationalism during the Mid-Cold War, 1958-1970"       
Supervised by: H.W. Brands and Mark Lawrence

Naoko Kato:
Dissertation: "Through the Kaleidoscope: Uchiyama Bookstore and Sino-Japanese Visionaries in War and Peace"
Supervised by: Mark Metzler

Dan McWiggins: Lead Mechanical Engineer, Helix Energy Solutions, Singapore
Dissertation: "Sunrise in the East, Sunset in the West: How the Korean and British Shipbuilding Industries Changed Places in the 20th Century"       
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Zachary Montz: Lecturer, Sam Houston State, Huntsville, Texas
Dissertation: "Negro Laborers to the Crossroads: Organized Labor and the Traditions of Black Unionism in Houston, Texas, 1935-1964"       
Supervised by: H.W. Brands

William Morgan: Associate Professor, Lone Star College - Montgomery, Conroe, Texas
Dissertation: "Cuban Tobacco Slavery: Life, Labor and Freedom in Pinar del Rio, 1817-"       
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Kelli Mosteller Perkins:  Director, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center, Shawnee, Okla.
Dissertation: "Place, Politics, and Property: Negotiating Allotment and Citizenship for the Citizen Potawatomi, 1861-1891"    
Supervised by: Erika Bsumek

Rachel Ozanne:  Lecturer, Austin Community College and The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Revelating Hicksites and Prophesying Seventh-day Adventists: Religious Experiences, Ethics, and Community in Antebellum America"
Supervised by: Robert Abzug

Mauricio Pajon:  Director of Admissions in Graduate & International Programs, UT School of Law, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: “Building Opportunity: Disaster Response and Recovery after the 1773 Earthquake in Antigua Guatemala”
Supervised by: Susan Deans-Smith

Jeffrey Parker:  Visiting Professor, The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
Dissertation: "Empire's Angst: The Politics of Race, Migration, and Sex Work in Panama, 1903-1945"
Supervised by: Frank Guridy

Hervey Priddy:
Dissertation: "United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation: Its Rise and Demise"
Supervised by: David Oshinsky

Aaron Reynolds:  Adjunct Faculty, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "A Long Quavering Chant: Peonage Labor Camps in the Rural-Industrial South, 1905-1965"   
Supervised by: Jacqueline Jones

Evan Ross: 
Dissertation: "(Re)Constructing a Brazilian Model City: Discourses of Exceptionalism in Making and Imagining Curitiba, 1900-1945"       
Supervised by: Seth Garfield

Sarah Steinbock-Pratt: Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Dissertation: "A Great Army of Instruction: American Teachers and the Negotiation of Education and Empire in the Philippines, 1901-1945"
Supervised by: H.W. Brands and Laurie Green

Cameron Strang: Assistant Professor, University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, Nev.
Dissertation: "Entangled Knowledge, Expanding Nation: Local Science and the United States Empire in the Southeast Borderlands, 1763-1840"
Supervised by: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

Kenneth Ward:  Maury A. Bromsen Curator of Latin American Books, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, R. I.
Dissertation: "Where They Coin Money and Print Books: The Calderón Family Printing Dynasty, 1631-1732"
Supervised by: Susan Deans-Smith

Laurie Wood:  Assistant Professor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
Dissertation: "Îles de France: Law and Empire in the French Atlantic and Indian Oceans, 1680-1780"
Supervised by: Julie Hardwick and Robert Olwell


2012

Amber Abbas: Assistant Professor, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pa.
Dissertation: "Narratives of Belonging: Aligargh Muslim University and the Partitioning of South Asia"
Supervised by: Gail Minault

Jessica Achberger: Librarian, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.
Dissertation:"Forward with the Nation: Zambia, China, and the West, 1960-1970"
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Aarti Bhalodia-Dhanani: Social Science / Humanities Research Associate, South Asia Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation:"Princes, Diwans and Merchants: Education and Reform in Colonial India"
Supervised by: Gail Minault

Michelle Brock: Assistant Professor, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.
Dissertation:"The Fiend in the Fog: a History of Satan in Early Modern Scotland"
Supervised by: Brian Levack

Emily Brownell: Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo.
Dissertation:“Growing: An Environmental History of Urban Expansion in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania”
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Eric Busch: Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Scholarship, Smith Library, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
Dissertation:"City of Mountains: Denver and the Mountain West"
Supervised by: Henry W. Brands

Jesse Cromwell: Assistant Professor, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.
Dissertation:"Covert Commerce: A Social History of Contraband Trade in Venezuela, 1680-1800"
Supervised by: Ann Twinam

Crhistopher Dietrich: Assistant Professor, Fordham University, New York, N.Y.
Dissertation:"The Permanence of Power: Postcolonial Sovereignty, the Energy Crisis, and the Rise of American Neoliberal Diplomacy, 1967 - 1982"
Supervised by: Mark Lawrence and Michael Stoff

Zachary Doleshal: Lecturer, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Dissertation:"Life and Death in the Kingdom of Shoes: Bat'a, Zlin, and Czechoslovakia, 1923-1940" 
Supervised by: Mary Neuburger

Stephen Dove: Assistant Professor, Centre College, Danville, Ky.
Dissertation:"Local Believers, Foreign Missionaries, and the Creation of Guatemalan Protestantism, 1882-1944"
Supervised by: Virginia Garrard Burnett

Robert Matthew Gildner: Assistant Professor, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.
Dissertation:"From Mestizaje to Multiculturalism: Creole Intellectuals and Indigenous Activists in the Making of Postrevolutionary Bolivia, 1935-1978"
Supervised by: Seth Garfield

Bryan Glass: Senior Lecturer, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
Dissertation:"Scots and Africa: A Nation of Empire-builders in the Era of Decolonization"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Jennifer Hoyt: Assistant Professor, Berry College, Rome, Ga.
Dissertation:"Beyond the Dirty War: Urban Reforms and Protest in Buenos Aires during the Last Military Dictatorship, 1976-1983"
Supervised by: Jonathan Brown

Renata Keller: Assistant Professor, University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, Nevada
Dissertation: "Captalizing on Castro: Mexico's Foreign Relations with Cuba and the United States, 1959-1969"
Supervised by: Jonathan Brown

Suphan Kirmizialtin: Lecturer, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Gender, Education, Modernization: Women School Teachers in the Late Ottoman Empire"
Supervised by: Abraham Marcus

Lisa Lacy:
Dissertation:“Lady Anne Blunt and the English Idea of Liberty: in Egypt, Arabia, India, and the Empire"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Christelle Le Faucheur: News Media History Project Research Associate at Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation:"Defining Nazi Film: The Film Press and the German Cinematic Project, 1933-45"
Supervised by: David Crew

Aragorn Storm Miller: Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation:"Precarious Paths to Freedom:  The United States, Venezuela, and the New Politics of the Latin American Cold War, 1958-1968"
Supervised by: Mark Lawrence

Adam Paddock: Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wis.
Dissertation:"Child Labor in Southern Nigeria, 1880s to 1955"
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Lilia Raquel Duena Rosas:
Dissertation:"(De)sexing Prostitution: The Race, Politics, and Reform of Sex Work in Progressive Texas, 1889-1925"
Supervised by: Juliet Walker and Emilio Zamora

Cristina Salinas: Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Dissertation:"Contesting Mobility: Growers, Farm Workers, and U.S.-Mexico Border Enforcement During the Twentieth Century"
Supervised by: Laurie Green and Emilio Zamora

Charles Thomas, III: Associate Professor, Air Force Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala.
Dissertation: "The Tanzanian People's Defense Force: an Exercise in Nation-Building"
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Linlin Wang:
Dissertation: "Another Way Out: The Communist Movement in Jiangsu, 1937-45”
Supervised by: Huaiyin Li

Erica Whittington: Executive Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Dissertation:"From the Campus to the Globe: Race, Internationalism, and Student Activism in the Postwar South, 1945-1962"
Supervised by: Jaqueline Jones and David Oshinsky

Daniel Wold: Visiting Professor, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
Dissertation:"Commonwealth: Internationalism and Imperialism, 1919-1935"
Supervised by: Anthony G. Hopkins


2011

Nana Amponsah: Assistant Professor, UNC-Wilmington, Wilmington, N.C.
Dissertation: "Colonizing the Womb: Women, Midwifery and the State in Colonial Ghana"
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Takkara Brunson: Assistant Professor, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md.
Dissertation: "Constructing Afro-Cuban Womanhood: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in Republican-Era Cuba, 1902-1958"
Supervised by: Frank Guridy

Paul Conrad: Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Dissertation: "Captive Fates: Displaced American Indians in the Southwest Borderlands, Mexico, and Cuba, 1500-1800"
Supervised by: James Sidbury and Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

Elizabeth G. Dickenson:
Dissertation: "Marriage, Gender, and the Politics of "Unity" in Visigothic Spain"
Supervised by: Denise Spellberg

Roy Doron: Associate Professor, Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem, N.C.
Dissertation: "Forging a Nation while Losing a Country: Igbo Nationalism, Ethnicity and Propaganda in the Nigerian Civil War, 1968-1970"
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Shennette Garrett-Scott: Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.
Dissertation: "Daughters of Ruth: Enterprising Black Women in Insurance in the New South, 1890s to 1930s"
Supervised by: Juliet E.K. Walker

John Harney: Assistant Professor, Centre College, Danville, Ky.
Dissertation: "Sporting Communities in Fractured Societies: Baseball in Taiwan and Gaelic Games in Ireland, 1884-1968"
Supervised by: Huaiyin Li

Cheryl Lynn Kaufman: Lecturer, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "The Augustinian Canons of St. Ursus: Reform, Identity, and the Practice of Place in Medieval Aosta"
Supervised by: Martha G. Newman and Alison K. Frazier

Benjamin Koch: Assist Dean Access & Completion, Cuyahoga Community College, Westlake, Ohio
Dissertation: "Watchmen in the Night: the House Judiciary Committee's Impeachment Inquiry of Richard Nixon"
Supervised by: David Oshinsky

Marc-William Palen: Lecturer, University of Exeter, Exeter, U.K.
Dissertation: "The Conspiracy of Free Trade: Anglo-American Relations and the Ideological Origins of American Globalization, 1846-1896"
Supervised by: H.W. Brands


2010

Saheed Adeniyi Aderinto: Associate Professor, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, N.C.
Dissertation: "Sexualized Nationalism: Lagos and the Politics of Illicit Sexuality in Colonial Nigeria, 1918-1958"
Supervised by: Oloruntoyin Falola

Marian Jean Barber: Associate Director of the National History Center, Washington, D.C.
Dissertation: "How the Irish, Germans, and Czechs Became Anglo: Identity Formation in the Texas-Mexico Borderlands"
Supervised by: David Oshinsky

Kristi Barnwell: Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, Ill.
Dissertation: “From Trucial States to Nation State: Decolonization and the formation of the United Arab Emirates, 1968-1971”
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Brett Bennett: Associate Professor, Western Sydney University and University of Johannesburg
Dissertation: "Locality and Empire: Networks of Forestry in Australia, India, and South Africa, 1843-1948"
Supervised by: Bruce Hunt and Wm. Roger Louis

Ann Clare Cooper: Digital Archivist, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
Dissertation: "African Medical Workers and the Enviable Destiny of French West Africa"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Kwame Essien: Assistant Professor, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.
Dissertation: "African Diaspora in Reverse: The Tabom People of Ghana, 1820s-2009?"
Supervised by: Oloruntoyin Falola

Bonar Hernandez Sandoval: Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Dissertation: "'Re-Christianizing' Society: The Catholic Action Movement in Guatemala, 1922-68"
Supervised by: Virginia Garrard Burnett

Robert Holmes: Associate Professor, Lone Star College-CyFair, Houston, Texas
Dissertation: "Substance of the Sun: Radium Medicines in the U.S., 1900-60"
Supervised by: David Oshinsky

Benjamin Narvaez: Assistant Professor, Presbyterian College, Clinton, S.C.
Dissertation: “Chinese Immigration and the Transition to Free Labor in Nineteenth-Century Cuba and Peru”
Supervised by: Jonathan Brown

Matthew Tribbe: Lecturer, Fullerton College, Fullerton, Calif.
Dissertation: "The Rocket and the Tarot: The Apollo Moon Landings and American Culture at the Dawn of the Seventies"
Supervised by: David Oshinsky


2009

Christopher Albi: Assistant Professor, SUNY-New Paltz, New Paltz, N.Y.
Dissertation: "Contested Legalities in Colonial Mexico: Francisco Xavier Gamboa and the Defense of Derecho Indiano"
Supervised by: Susan Deans-Smith

Michael Anderson: Lecturer, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Pacific Dreams: The Institute of Pacific Relations and the Struggle for the Mind of Asia"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Maria A. Bollettino: Assistant Professor, Framingham State College, Framingham, Mass.
Dissertation: "Slavery, War, and Empire: The Meaning of the Seven Years' War for the African Atlantic World"
Supervised by: James Sidbury

Robert Erik Bruce: Adjunct Professor, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Dissertation: "Cold War Culture through the Courthouse Door: Legal Challenges to Blacklisting in the Entertainment Industry, 1947-62"
Supervised by: H.W. Brands

Julie deGraffenried: Assistant Professor, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Dissertation: “Becoming the Vanguard: Children, the Young Pioneers, and the Soviet State in the Great Patriotic War”
Supervised by: Charters Wynn

William Epps: High School History Teacher, Emery/Weiner School, Houston, Texas
Dissertation: “Maintaining the Empire: Diplomacy and Education in U.S.-Ecuadorian Relations, 1933-1963”
Supervised by: Mark Lawrence

Tyler Fleming: Assistant Professor, University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky.
Dissertation: "'King Kong, Bigger Than Cape Town': A History of a South African Musical"
Supervised by: Oloruntoyin Falola

Hanan Hassan Hammad: Assistant Professor, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
Dissertation: "Mechanizing People, Localizing Modernity Industrialization and Social Transformation: al-Mahalla al-Kubra, 1910- 1958"
Supervised by: Kamran Aghaie

Gail Hook: Adjunct Assistant Professor, George Mason University Korea, Incheon, Korea
Dissertation: "Britons in Cyprus, 1878-1914"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Julie Elaine Hughes: Assistant Professor, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Dissertation: "Hunting Grounds: Landscape and Princely Pursuits in Colonial India"
Supervised by: Gail Minault

Brandon Marsh: Associate Professor, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Va.
Dissertation: "Ramparts of Empire: India's North-West Frontier and British Imperialism, 1919-1947"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Veronica Martinez-Matsuda: Assistant Professor, Cornell University's School of Industrial Labor Relations, Ithaca, N.Y.
Dissertation: "The Making of the Modern Migrant: Negotiating Labor and Community in the Federal Migratory Labor Camp Program, 1935-47"
Supervised by: Emilio Zamora

Pablo Mijangos Y Gonzalez: Assistant Professor, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City
Dissertation: "The Lawyer of the Church: Bishop Clemente de Jesús Munguía and the Ecclesiastical Response to the Liberal Revolution in Mexico (1810-1868)"
Supervised by: Susan Deans-Smith

Heather Rose Peterson: Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina at Aiken, Aiken, S.C.
Dissertation: "Heavenly Influences: The Cosmic and Social Order of Mexico City at the Turn of the 17th Century"
Supervised by: Susan Deans-Smith

Andrew Paxman: Research Professor, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas A.C., Aguascalientes, Mexico
Supervised by: Jonathan C. Brown

Margaret Peacock: Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Supervised by: Joan Neuberger

Anju Nandlal Reejhsinghani: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wis.
Supervised by: Frank Guridy

Natalie A. Washington-Weik: Adjunct/part-time faculty member, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
Dissertation: "The resiliency of Yoruba Traditional Healing: 1922-1955"
Supervised by: Oloruntoyin Falola


2008

Lauren Apter: Director at Holocaust Center Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Dissertation: "Disorderly Decolonization: The White Paper of 1939 and the End of British Rule in Palestine"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Cornelius Conover: Associate Professor, Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill.
Dissertation: "A saint in the empire: Mexico City’s San Felipe de Jesús, 1597-1820"
Supervised by: Ann Twinam

Sara Fanning: Assistant Professor, Texas Women's College, Denton, Texas
Dissertation: "Haiti and the US: African American Emmigration and the Recognition Debate"
Supervised by: James Sidbury

Timothy Forest: Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Dissertation: "Kith but NOT Kin? Highland Scots, Imperial Resettlement, and the Negotiating of Identities on the Frontiers of the British Empire in the Interwar Years"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Matt Heaton: Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Dissertation: Stark Roving Mad: The Repatriation of Nigerian Mental Patients and the Global Construction of Mental Illness, 1906-1960
Supervised by: Toyin Falola

Christopher Hill: Resident Fellow, Alexander Hamilton Institute, Clinton, N.Y.
Dissertation: "Gilbert Foliot and the Two Swords: Law and Political Theory in Twelfth-Century England"
Supervised by: Jan Meisel

Adrian Howkins: Reader in Environmental History, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Dissertation: "Frozen Empires: a history of the Antarctic sovereignty dispute between Britain, Argentina, and Chile, 1939-1959"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Shereen Ilahi: Associate Professor, North Central College, Naperville, Ill.
Dissertation: "Empire of Violence: Stragegies of British Rule in India and Ireland in the Aftermath of the Great War"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Laresh Jayasanker: (deceased) Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Co.
Dissertation: "Sameness in Diversity: Food Culture and Globalization in the San Francisco Bay Area and America, 1965-2005"
Supervised by: Neil Foley

Roger Louis Martinez: Associate Professor, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Dissertation: "From Sword to Seal: The Ascent of the Carvajal Family in Spain (1391-1516)"
Supervised by: Ann Twinam

Mohammad Raisur Rahman: Associate Professor, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Dissertation: "Islam, Modernity, and Educated Muslims: A History of Qasbahs in Colonial India"
Supervised by: Gail Minault

Juan Romero: Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky.
Dissertation: "The Iraqi Revolution of 1958 and the Search for Security in the Middle East"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Paul Rubinson: Associate Professor, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Mass.
Containing Science: "The U.S. National Security State and Scientists' Challenge to Nuclear Weapons during the Cold War"
Supervised by: Mark Lawrence


2007

Saad Abi-Hamad:
Dissertation: "Dueling Perceptions: British and Egyptian Interactions, 1882-1919"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Norwood Henry Andrews, III: Lecturer, The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas
Dissertation: "Sunbelt Justice: Politics, The Professions, and the History of Sentencing and Corrections in Texas since 1968"
Supervised by: David Oshinsky

Kenneth Aslakson: Associate Professor, Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.
Dissertation: "Making Race: The Role of Free Blacks in the Development of New Orleans's Three-Caste Society"
Supervised by: James Sidbury

Michael Bednar: Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Mo.
Dissertation: "Becoming Rajput: Symbiosis, Identity, and the Cultural Frontier, 1300-1500"
Supervised by: Cynthia Talbot

Emily Berquist: Associate Professor, California State University--Long Beach, Long Beach, Calif.
Dissertation: "Imagining the New World: Bishop Martínez Compañon and the Enlightenment in Peru"
Supervised by: Susan Deans-Smith

Karl Brown: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wis.
Dissertation: "Regulating Bodies: Everyday Crime and Popular Resistance in Communist Hungary, 1948-1956"
Supervised by: Mary Neuburger

Ann Genova
Dissertation: "Oil and Nationalism in Nigeria, 1970-1980"
Supervised by: Oloruntoyin Falola

Aldo Garcia Guevara: Associate Professor, Worcester State College , Worcester, Mass.
Dissertation: "Justice, Policing, and Military Rule in El Salvador, 1932-72"
Supervised by: Virginia Garrard Burnett

Miguel Levario: Associate Professor, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas
Dissertation: "Cuando vino la mexicanada: Authorty, Race, and Conflict in West Texas, 1895-1924"
Supervised by: Emilio Zamora

Jeff Rutherford: Associate Professor, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, W.Va.
Dissertation: "Soldiers into Nazis? The German Infantry's War in Northwest Russia, 1941-1944"
Supervised by: David Crew

Inna Shtakser: Research Fellow, Apeejay Stya University, Gurgaon, India
Dissertation: "Structure of Feeling and Radical Identity among Working-Class Jewish Youth during the 1905 Revolution"
Supervised by: Joan Neuberger

Stefanie Wichhart: Associate Professor, Niagara University, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Dissertation: "Intervention: Britain, Egypt, and Iraq during World War II"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Nancy Zey:
Dissertation: "Rescuing Some Youthful Minds: Benevolent Women and the Rise of the Orphan Asylum as Civic Household in Early Republic Natchez"
Supervised by: Robert Abzug


2006

Stephen Andrew Berrey: Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Dissertation: "Against the Law: Violence, Crime, State Repression, and Black Resistance in Jim Crow Mississippi"
Supervised by: Neil F. Foley

Alan Gomez: Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
Dissertation:“From Below and to the Left: Re-Imagining Chicano/a Movements through the Circulation of Third World Struggles, 1970-1979"
Supervised by: Emilio Zamora

Heather Gumbert: Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Dissertation: "East German Television and the Unmaking of the Socialist Project, 1952-1965"
Supervised by: David Crew

Faik Gur: Associate Professor, Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey
Dissertation: “Sculpting Turkish Nationalism: Ataturk Monuments in Early Republican Turkey”
Supervised by: Abe Marcus

Anna Taylor: Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Mass.
Dissertation: "Poetry, Patronage, and Politics: Epic Saints' Lives in Western Francia, 800-1000"
Supervised by: Martha Newman and Alison Frazier


2005

Roby Barrett: President, CCOMM Corporation and Adjunct Professor, Texas A and M Commerce, Commerce, Texas
Dissertation: "Come Quickly Sweet: Muslims: American Foreign Policy in the Middle East 1958-1963"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Adriana Ayala: Vice Provost and Chair of Liberal Studies, National Hispanic University, San Jose, Calif.
Dissertation: "Negotiating race relations through activism women activists and women's organizations in San Antonio, Texas during the 1920s"
Supervised by: Ricardo Romo

Timothy Ryan Buckner: Associate Professor, Troy State, Troy, Ala.
Dissertation: "Constructing Identities on the Frontier of Slavery, Natchez, Mississippi, 1760-1860"
Supervised by: James Sidbury

Ernesto Boland Capello: Associate Professor, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn.
Dissertation: "City Fragments: Space and Nostalgia in Modernizing Quito, 1885-1942"
Supervised by: Mauricio Tenorio

Christian Charles Jennings
Dissertation: "Scatterlings of East Africa: Revisions of Parakuyo Identity and History, c.1830-1926"
Supervised by: John Lamphear

Kent Russell Lohse: Assistant Professor, Penn State, University Park, Pa.
Dissertation: "Africans and their Descendants in Colonial Costa Rica, 1600-1750"
Supervised by: Susan Deans-Smith, Sandra Lauderdale Graham

Rebecca Anne Montes: Associate Professor, Mendocino Community College, Mendocino, Calif.
Dissertation: "Working for American Rights: Black, White, and Mexican-American Dockworkers in Texas during the Great Depression"
Supervised by: Neil Foley

Frances Lourdes Ramos: Associate Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.
Dissertation: "The Politics of Ritual in Puebla de los Angeles, Mexico, 1695 -1775"
Supervised by: Susan Deans-Smith

John Edward St. Lawrence, III: Information Analyst, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "The Liber Miraculorum of Simon de Montfort: Contested Sanctity and Contesting Authority in Late Thirteenth-Century England"
Supervised by: Martha Newman

Robert Leland Smale: Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Mo.
Dissertation: "Above and Below: Peasants and Miners in Oruro and Northern Potosi, Bolivia (1899-1929)"
Supervised by: Jonathan C. Brown

Clinton Robert Starr: Instructor, Collin College, Plano, Texas
Dissertation: "Bohemian Resonance: The Beat generation and Urban Countercultures in the United States during the Late 1950s and early 1960s"
Supervised by: Janet M. Davis

Robert Allen Willingham: Associate Professor, Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
Dissertation: "Jews in Leipzig: Nationality and Community in the 20th Century"
Supervised by: David Crew


2004

Katherine Gretchen Allocco: Assistant Professor, West Connecticut State University, Danbury, Conn.
Dissertation: "Intercessor, Rebel, Regent: The Political Life Of Isabella Of France (1292/6-1358)"
Supervised by: Martha Newman

Ethan Van Blue: Lecturer, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Dissertation: "Hard Times In The New Deal: Racial Formation And The Cultures Of Punishment In Texas And California In The 1930s"
Supervised by: Neil F. Foley

Sandra Margaret Frink: Associate Professor, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Ill.
Dissertation: "Spectacles Of The Street: Performance, Power, And Public Space In Antebellum New Orleans"
Supervised by: Neil F. Foley

Gregory Sowles Hammond: Assistant Professor, Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.
Dissertation: "Women Can Vote Now: Feminism and the Women's Suffrage Movement in Argentina, 1900-1955"
Supervised by: Jonathan C. Brown

David Lauderback: Professor, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "The U.S. Army School of the Americas : Mission and Policy during the Cold War"
Supervised by: Michael B. Stoff and Robert A. Divine

Patricia Martinez: Assistant Professor, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind.
Dissertation: "'Noble'' Tlaxcalans: Race and Ethnicity in Northeastern New Spain, 1770-1810"
Supervised by: Susan Deans-Smith

Andrew Michael McFarland: Associate Professor, University of Indiana-Kokomo, Kokomo, Ind.
Dissertation: "Creating a National Passion: Football, Nationalism, and Mass Consumerism in Modern Spain"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis, Carolyn P. Boyd

Michelle Bernita Reid: Assistant Professor, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga.
Dissertation: "Negotiating A Slave Regime: Free People of Color in Cuba, 1844-1868"
Supervised by: Oloruntoyin Falola and Aline Helg

Holly Zumwalt Taylor: Editor and Head of Publications, Center for American History, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Neither North Nor South: Sectionalism, St. Louis Politics, and the Coming of the Civil War, 1846-1861"
Supervised by: Ron Tyler

Patrick Weldon Timmons: Lecturer, El Paso Community College and Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas
Dissertation: "The Politics of Punishment and War: Law's Violence During the Mexican Reform, Circa 1840 to 1870"
Supervised by: Virginia Garrard Burnett

John William Troutman:  Curator, Division of Culture and Arts, The National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
Dissertation: '''Indian Blues': American Indians and the Politic of Music, 1890-1935"
Supervised by: Neil F. Foley


2003

Manuel Callahan: Lecturer, San Jose State University, San Jose, Calif.
Dissertation: "Mexican Border Troubles: Social War, Settler Colonialism, And The Production Of Frontier Discourses, 1848-1880"
Supervised by: David Montejano and Emilio Zamora

Ryan Joseph Carey: Curatorial Consultant, Museum of the City of New York, New York, N.Y.
Dissertation: "Building A Better Oregon: Geographic Information And The Production Of Space, 1846-1906"
Supervised by: William H. Goetzmann

Timothy Eugene Crane
Dissertation: "When Madness Ruled The Hour: Unionists And Confederates In Civil War Texas"
Supervised by: George B. Forgie

Gregory Todd Cushman: Associate Professor, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.
Dissertation: "The Lords Of Guano: Science And The Management Of Peru's Marine Environment, 1800-1973"
Supervised by: Bruce Hunt and Richard Graham

Leilah Claire Danielson: Professor, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Dissertation: "Not By Might: Christianity, Nonviolence, And American Radicalism, 1919-1963"
Supervised by: Robert H. Abzug

Andrew Justin Falk; Associate Professor, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va.
Dissertation: "Staging The Cold War: Negotiating American National Identity in Film and Television"
Supervised by: Michael B. Stoff

Cynthia Ann Gladstone: Academic Advisor, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "High Crimes: The Law Of Treason In Late Stuart Britain"
Supervised by: Brian P. Levack

Kevin David Roberts: Executive Vice President, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: "Slaves and Slavery in Louisiana: The Evolution of Atlantic World Identities, 1791-1831"
Supervised by: James Sidbury

Steve James Salm: Chair, Department of History, Xavier University, New Orleans, La.
Dissertation: '''The Bukom Boys' Subcultures and Identity Transformation in Accra, Ghana"
Supervised by: Oloruntoyin Falola

Douglas Sofer: Associate Professor, Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn.
Dissertation: "El Pueblo and La Rosca: A Political Dialogue in Colombia, 1944-1958"
Supervised by: Aline Helg


2002

Theresa Ann Case: Associate Professor, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas
Dissertation: "Free Labor On The Southwestern Railroads: The 1885-1886 Gould System Strikes"
Supervised by: James Sidbury and Kevin G. Kenny

Jeffrey Alan Dettmann: Software Developer, Rosetta Stone, Washington, D.C.
Dissertation: "Anti-Chinese Violence In The American Northwest: From Community Politics To International Diplomacy, 1885-1888"
Supervised by: David Montejano

Steven Gary Galpern: Middle East Political Analyst, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C.
Dissertation: "Britain, Middle East Oil, And The Struggle To Save Sterling, 1944-1971"
Supervised by: Wm. Roger Louis

Daniel Spencer Haworth: Associate Professor, University of Houston, Clear Lake, Houston, Texas
Dissertation: "Al Grito De Guerra!: War And The Shaping Of The Mexican Nation-State, 1854-1861"
Supervised by: Mauricio Tenorio

John-Marshall Klein: Administrator of Latin American Fulbright Programs, U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C.
Dissertation: "Spaniards And The Politics Of Memory In Cuba, 1898 -1934"
Supervised by: Aline Helg and Carolyn P. Boyd

Jason J. Lowery: Adjunct Faculty, Troy University, Troy, Ala.
Dissertation: "From Humility To Action: The Shifting Roles Of Nuns In Bourbon Mexico City, 1700-1821"
Supervised by: Martha Newman and Susan Deans-Smith

Joseph Michael Phillips: Instructor, Collin College, Plano, Texas
Dissertation: "The Fire This Time: The Battle Over Racial, Regional, And Religious Identities In Dallas, Texas, 1860 – 1990"
Supervised by: Neil Foley

Sara Melissa Pullum-Pinon
Dissertation: "Conspicuous Display And Social Mobility: A Comparison Of 1850s Boston And Charleston Elites"
Supervised by: Shearer D. Bowman

Elizabeth Lee Thompson: Deputy Director, The O'Donnell Foundation, Dallas, Texas
Dissertation: "Embracing its Benefits: Southerners Before the Federal Bankruptcy Courts and the Conservative Facets of Reconstruction"
Supervised by: George B. Forgie

Joel Edward Tishken: Seminarian, Earlham School of Religion, Richmond, Ind.
Dissertation: Prophecy and Power in Afro-Christian Churches: A Comparitive Analysis of the Nazareth Baptist Church and the Elgise Kimbanguiste
Supervised by: Oloruntoyin Falola

Stephen Michael Ward: Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Dissertation: Ours Too Was a Sturggle for a Better World: Activist Intellectuals and the Radical Promise of the Black Power Movement, 1962-1972
Supervised by: Oloruntoyin Falola


2001

Saheed Adeyinka Adejumobi: Associate Professor, Global African Studies and History, Seattle University, Seattle, Wash.
Dissertation: Life More Abundant: Colonial Transition, The Yoruba Intelligentsia And The Politics Of Education And Social Welfare Reforms In Nigeria, 1940-1970
Supervised by: Oloruntoyin Falola

Luis Alberto Alvarez: Associate Professor in History, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, Calif.
Dissertation: The Power Of The Zoot: Race, Community, And Resistance In American Youth Culture, 1940-1945
Supervised by: David Montejano

Matt David Childs: Associate Professor of History, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
Dissertation: The Aponte Rebellion Of 1812 And The Transformation Of Cuban Society: Race, Slavery, And Freedom In The Atlantic World
Supervised by: Aline Helg

Irene-Viola Guenther: Assistant Professor, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis.
Dissertation: Nazi Chic: Fashioning Women In The Third Reich
Supervised by: Peter C. Jelavich

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel: Assistant Professor, San Jose State University, San Jose, Calif.
Dissertation: Deadweight Loss and The American Civil War: The Political Economy Of Slavery, Secession, And Emancipation
Supervised by: George B. Forgie, Shearer D. Bowman

Carol Ann Keller: Assistant Professor, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas
Dissertation: Pundit And Pulpit: Teaching The Victorians-Harriet And James Martineau
Supervised by: Standish Meacham, David F. Crew

Eric Vaughn Meeks: Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Dissertation: Border Citizens: Race, Labor, And Identity In South-Central Arizona, 1910 - 1965
Supervised by: Neil F. Foley

Robert Patrick Stephens: Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Dissertation: The Drug Wave: Youth And The State In Hamburg, Germany 1945 - 1975
Supervised by: David F. Crew, Standish Meacham

Teresa Marie Thomas: Professor and Assistant Department Chair, History, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: Crime And Order In San Antonio During The Civil War And Reconstruction
Supervised by: Norman D. Brown

Patrick John Walsh
Dissertation: Boosting Bohemia: Counterculture, Development, And Identity In The American West, 1900 -1990
Supervised by: Gunther W. Peck

Clayton John Whisnant: Associate Professor, Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C.
Dissertation: Hamburg's Gay Scene In The Era Of Family Politics, 1945 -1969
Supervised by: David F. Crew

Jacqueline Cassandra Woodfork: Associate Professor, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
Dissertation: Senegalese Soldiers In The Second World War: Loyalty And Identity Politics In The French Colonial Army
Supervised by: Oloruntoyin O. Falola


2000

Cameron Clark Addis: Professor of History, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: The Religious And Political War Over Jefferson's Educational Vision, 1760-1845
Supervised by: Shearer D. Bowman

Mercedes Chen Daley
Dissertation: Colonial Political Culture In Eighteenth Century Panama: The Urriolas, Servants Of God, King, And State
Supervised by: Susan Deans-Smith

Bennett Francis Donovan: Manager, Professional Services, Convio, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: The Dimensions Of Christianization: Space, Time, And Ideology At The Abbey Of Sithiu, 649-961
Supervised by: Martha G Newman

Ramona Houston: President/CEO
Kalirah, Inc., A Collaborative Strategies Firm, Atlanta, Ga.
Dissertation: Anglo Americans, African Americans, And Mexican Americans In The Desegregation of Texas, 1946-1957
Supervised by: Ricardo Romo

David Michael Imhoof: Associate Professor, Chair, Department of History, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa.
Dissertation: Guns, Opera, And Movies: Local Culture in Interwar Germany, Gottingen 1919-1938
Supervised by: David F. Crew

Sean Michael Kelley: Associate Professor, Hartwick College, Oneonta, N.Y.
Dissertation: Plantation Frontiers: Race, Ethnicity, And Family Along the Brazos River of Texas, 1821-1886
Supervised by: Shearer D. Bowman

Lisa Renee McClain: Associate Professor, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Dissertation: As One In Faith: The Reconstruction of Catholic Communities in Protestant England, 1559-1642
Supervised by: Brian P. Levack

Marc Christian McLeod: Associate Professor, Seattle University, Seattle, Wash.
Dissertation: Undesirable Aliens: Haitian and British West Indian Immigrant Workers in Cuba, 1898 to 1940
Supervised by: Aline Helg

Tina Laurel Meacham: deceased, 2010
Dissertation: The Population of Spanish And Mexican Texas, 1716-1836
Supervised by: Myron P. Gutmann, Susan Deans-Smith

Kimberly Jane Morse: Associate Professor of History, Washburn University, Topeka, Kan.
Dissertation: Aun En La Muerte Separados: Class, Clergy, And Society In Aragua De Barcelona, Venezuela, 1820-1875
Supervised by: Virginia Garrard Burnett

Kevin Louis Nibbe: Paralegal, Batrice Law Firm, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: The Greatest Opportunity: American Artists and The Great War, 1917-1920
Supervised by: William H. Goetzmann

Catherine Ann Nolan-Ferrell: Associate Professor, University of Texas-San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Dissertation: Negotiating Revolution: Rural Workers And Labor Organizing In Southern Chiapas, Mexico, 1880-1950
Supervised by: Jonathan C. Brown

Stuart Allen Rockoff: Resident Historian, Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, Jackson, Miss.
Dissertation: Jewish Racial Identity in Pittsburgh and Atlanta 1890-1930
Supervised by: Neil F. Foley

John Raymond Sartin
Dissertation: Antecedents of The Huguenot ''State Within The State'' in bas Languedoc 1560-1574
Supervised by: Myron P. Gutmann

Kristen Anne Tegtmeier: Associate Professor, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla.
Dissertation: Bleeding Borders: The Intersection of Gender, Race And Region in Territorial Kansas
Supervised by: James Sidbury

Maria Celina Tuozzo: Associate Professor, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Dissertation: Love And Crime In La Serena, Chile, 1915-1925: A Failing Patriarchy
Supervised by: Jonathan C. Brown

Teresa Miriam Van Hoy: Assistant Professor, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, Texas
Dissertation: The Railroad As Public Utility And The Public: Land, Labor And Rail Services Southern Mexico, 1842-1908
Supervised by: Jonathan C. Brown

John Frank Waukechon: Texas Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Austin, Texas
Dissertation: The Forgotten Evangelicals: Virginia Episcopalians, 1790-1876
Supervised by: Shearer D. Bowman


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