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Department of History

Dissertations in progress

Dissertation: Bellmore, Audra
Advisor: Mooney-Melvin, Patricia
Dissertation title: "Concrete Houses: Arts and Crafts Cottage-Style Homes as Expressions of Architectural, Technological, and Social Innovation, 1889-1929"

Dissertator: Catania, Steven J.
Advisor: Bucholz, Robert O. 
Dissertation title:  "Brandy Nan and Farmer George: Constitutional Monarchy and Public Perceptions of Health" 

Dissertator: Cline, Douglas W.
Advisor: Gilfoyle, Timothy J.
Dissertation title: "I am the Queen of Heaven': Catholicism and the Miraculous in Nineteenth-Century Wisconsin"

 Cushing Davis, Melisa
Advisor: Karamanski, Theodore 
Dissertation title:  "A Fire that Cannot be Extinguished:  Sovereignty and Identity in the Pokagon Potawatomi Community, 1632 to 2010" 

Dissertator: Di Lorenzo, Anthony
Advisor: Donoghue, John
Dissertation title: "The Cosmopolitan Moment: American Political Associations and Atlantic Radicalism, 1789-1801"

Dissertator: Donnelly, Andrew J.
Rosenwein, Barbara H.
Dissertation title:
“Food and Society in Late Antique and Early Medieval Italy”

Dissertation: Feichtinger, Erin
Advisor: Bucholz, Robert & Donoghue, John
Dissertation title: "Remains to be Seen: Execution and Embodiment in the Early English Atlantic World"

Dissertator: Freitas, Jacklyn
Advisor: Gilfoyle, Timothy J.
Dissertation title: "A Deceptive Cadence: The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Promenade Concerts"

Dissertator: Hunter, Devin
Gilfoyle, Timothy J.
Dissertation title:
"Growing Diversity: Community Activism and Gentrification in Uptown Chicago, 1945-2001"

Dissertator: Ippen, William
Advisor: Karamanski, Theodore & Platt, Harold
Dissertation Title: "Threads that Bind: Cotton, Unfree Labor, and the Ecology of Capitalism"

Dissertation: Jeremie-Brink, Nathan
Advisor: Roberts, Kyle
Dissertation title: “Gratuitous Distribution”: Distributing African American Antislavery Texts, 1773-1845

Dissertator: Kelleher, John P.
Advisor: Manning, Christopher
Dissertation title: "The Entrepreneur as Hero:  Peter V. Ueberroth and Rise of Neoliberalism in the Reagan Era"

Dissertator: Kotowski, Peter B.
Advisor: Donoghue, John
Dissertation title:  "The Best Poor Man's Country?:  Indentured Servitude in Pennsylvania, 1682-1776"

Dissertator:  Krenzke, John 
Advisor: Bucholz, Robert O.
Dissertation title: "Change is Brewing:  The Industrialization of the Brewing Industry in England, 1550-1750"

Dissertator: Macica, Katherine
Advisor: Nickerson, Michelle
Dissertation title: "Environments of War: The Pacific Northwest and the Waging of World War II"

Dissertator: Oberlin, Amy B.
Bucholz, Robert O.
Dissertation title:
“Love and Loyal Actions": Royal Ceremony and Affective Rhetoric in the Public Sphere, 1702-1727

Dissertator: O’Connor, Kelly
Hirsch, Susan E.
Dissertation title:
“The Fashionable Life:  Fashion Imagery and the Construction of Masculinity in America, 1960-2000”

Dissertator: O’Gorman, Daniel M.
Rosenwein, Barbara H.
Dissertation title:
“Institution and Identity: Anglo-Saxon Ethnogenesis in the Pre-Conquest Century”

Dissertator: Ott, Daniel
Karamanski, Theodore
Dissertation title:
"Producing a Past: McCormick Harvester and the Professionalization of History"

Dissertator: Perez, Nicole
Advisor: Nickerson, Michelle

Dissertation title: "The Audacity to Dream": Black Suburbanization in Metropolitan Detroit, 1920-1990

Dissertator: Phelps, Noah P.
Advisor: Bucholz, Robert O.
Dissertation title: "Transport for London: London's Transportation Environment, 1550-1750"

Dissertator: Pope, Otis Eliot
Advisor: Manning, Christopher & Mooney-Melvin, Patricia
Dissertation title: "The Korean War and African American Soldiers: A Comparative Analysis of Public vs. Private Memories"

Dissertator: Pringle, Kirby
Advisor: Gilfoyle, Timothy
Dissertation title: "Waiting on Hollywood: The Tale of an Italian Bit Player"

Dissertator: Ramsey, Christopher M.
Advisor: Gilfoyle, Timothy J.
Dissertation title: "Forgetting How to Hate? The Evolution of White Ethnic Responses to Racial Integration in Chicago, 1945-1987"

Dissertator: Ress, Stella
Advisor: Erenberg, Lewis, Co-Director/Mooney-Melvin, Patricia, Co-Director
Dissertation title: "'Will You Love Me in December as You Do in May?':  Gold Digggers, Sugar Daddies, & Age-Disparate Relationships in the US, 1890-1950"

Dissertator: Rivera, Marisol
Advisor: Manning, Christopher
Dissertation title: "Dime con Quién Andas, Y te Diré Quién Eres: Latinos in the Chicago Political Realm from the 1960s to the 1980s"

Dissertator:  Searcy, Jennifer
Advisor:  Erenberg, Lewis
Dissertation title:  “The Voice of the Negro:  African American Radio, WVON and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Chicago, 1963-1969”

Serafine, Amelia
Advisor: Nickerson, Michelle
Dissertation title: "The More We Get Together, The Slimmer We’ll Be: Women and the Diet-Group Movement in America, 1948-1978”

Dissertator: Yoder, Joel F.
Advisor: Gilfoyle, Timothy J.
Dissertation title:  "Philosophy, Evolution, and the American Mind:  The American Popular Response to Herbert Spencer, 1850-1950"

Dissertator: Wing, Jeffrey R.
Advisor: Gilfoyle, Timothy J.
Dissertation title: "The construction of a Sporting Culture: Professional Sport Stadiums in Detroit, 1912-2002"


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