History Department
History Department

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


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-Esquerra and Robert Olwell

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-Esquerra 

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


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


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-Esquerra

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-Esquerra 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
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


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-Esquerra

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:
Dissertation: "The Science of Faith: Religious Worldviews and the Study of Nature in the Spanish World, 1530S-1640S"   
Supervised by: Jorge Cañizares-Esquerra

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


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-Esquerra

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


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-Esquerra

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


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


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

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: Adjunct Professor, San Jacinto College, Houston, Texas
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


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


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, Fairfax, Va..
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


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: 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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