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2015


Paula Austin 
Dissertation title: Narratives of Interiority: Black Lives in the U.S. Capital 1919 - 1942

Vanessa Burrows  
Dissertation title: The Medicalization of Stress: Hans Selye and the Transformation of the Postwar Medical Marketplace

Ping-Ying Chang
Dissertation title: Chinese Hereditary Mathematician Families of the Astronomical Bureau, 1620-1850
 
Kyle Francis
Dissertation title: Civilizing Settlers: Catholic Missionaries and the Colonial State in French Algeria, 1830-1914
 
Zhava Glaser
Dissertation title: Refugees And Relief: The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and European Jews in Cuba and Shanghai 1938-1943

David Houpt 
Dissertation title: “To organize the sovereign people”: Political Mobilization in  Pennsylvania, 1783-1808 

Irene Meisel 
Dissertation title: “Something About Women for the Crime Bill”: the Construction and Passage of the Violence Against Women Act, 1990-1994

Brendan O’Malley 
Dissertation title: Protecting the Stranger: The Origins of US Immigration Regulation in Nineteenth-Century New York.

Lauren Saxton 
Dissertation title: Before Addiction: The Medical History of Alcoholism in Nineteenth-Century France

David Sclar 
Dissertation title:'Like Iron to a Magnet': Moses Hayim Luzzatto's Quest for Providence. 

Erin Wuebker 
Dissertation title: Taking the Venereal out of Venereal Disease: The Public Health Campaign Against Syphilis, 1934-1945

2014

 
Kelly Anderson 
Dissertation title: For Love and for Justice: Narratives of Lesbian Activism
 
Michael Brenes
Dissertation title: For Right and Might: The Militarization of the Cold War and the Remaking of American Democracy
 
Geoff Burrows
Dissertation title: The New Deal in Puerto Rico: Public Works, Public Health, and the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration, 1935-1955
 
Rachel Burstein
Dissertation title: The Fight over John Q: How Labor Won and Lost the Public in Postwar America, 1947-1959
 
Douglas Godley
Dissertation title: The New Star of 1572 and the Ascendancy of the Mathematical over the Causal Epistemology of Natural Philosophy
 
Stephanie Gonzalez
Dissertation title: The Double-Edged Sword: Smallpox Vaccination and The Politics of Public Health in Cuba
 
Thomas Hafer
Dissertation title: "The Last of the Great Bohemians": Film Poetry, Myth, And Sexuality in Greenwich Village and the Atlantic, 1930-1975
 
Shirley Idelson 
Dissertation title: Reorienting American Liberal Judaism for the Twentieth Century: Stephen S. Wise and the Early Years of the Jewish Institute of Religion
 
Mariel Isaacson
Dissertation title: Pittsburgh's Response to Deindustrialization: Renaissance, Renewal and Recovery, 1946-1999
 
Lauren Santangelo 
Dissertation title: The "Feminized" City: New York and Suffrage, 1870-1917
 
David Sclar
Dissertation title: ‘Like Iron to a Magnet’: Moses Hayim Luzzatto's Quest for Providence
 
Brian Smollett
Dissertation title: Reviving Enlightenment in the Age of Nationalism: The Historical and Political Thought of Hans Kohn in America
 
Lin-Yi Tseng
Dissertation title: A Cross-boundary People: The Commercial Activities, Social Networks, and Travel Writings of Japanese and Taiwanese Sekimin in the Shantou Treaty Port (1895-1937)
 

2013

 
Gwynneth Malin
Dissertation title: How Water Became Public in Progressive-Era New York, 1883-1917
 
Anton Masterovoy 
Dissertation title: Eating Soviet: Food and Culture in the USSR, 1917-1991
 
Kate Mazza
Dissertation title: The Biological Engineers: Health Creation and Promotion in the United States, 1880-1920
 
Stanley Mirvis
Dissertation title: Sephardic Family Life in the Eighteenth-Century British West Indies
 
David Parsons
Dissertation title: Dangerous Grounds: The American GI Coffeehouse Movement, 1967-1972
 
Paul Polgar
Dissertation title: Standard Bearers of Liberty and Equality: Reinterpreting the Origins of American Abolitionism
 
Raymond Schiller
Dissertation title: Revolutionary Debt: Attitudes of French Political Elites toward the Domestic Creditors of the State, 1787-1794
 
Alexander Stavropoulos
Dissertation title: Imperial Diplomats: Exploitation, Reform, and the Role of the French Diplomatic Corps in Managing the Napoleonic Empire
 
Ellen Zitani
Dissertation title: Love's Ethics: Sibilla Aleramo and Queer Feminism in Fin de Siècle Italy
 
Ran Zwigenberg 
Dissertation title: The Bright Flash of Peace: Hiroshima in the World, 1945-1995
 

2012

                                     
John Freeman
Dissertation title: Transnational Mechanics: Automobility in Mexico, 1895-1950
 
Katherine Hallgren
Dissertation title: Mothers Raise the Army: Women's Politics, Popular Culture, and the Great War in America, 1914-1941
 
Daniel Newsome 
Dissertation title: Quadrivial Pursuits: Case Studies in the Conceptual Foundation of the Mathematical Arts in the Late Middle Ages
 
Adriana Perez
Dissertation title: Banditry and Politics in Puebla, 1846-1848: The Contra-guerrilla of Manuel Domínguez and the Mexican-American War
 
Sara Pursley
Dissertation title: A Race Against Time: Governing Femininity and Reproducing the Future in Revolutionary Iraq, 1945-63
 
Tracy Robey
Dissertation title: Glory and Infamy: Making the Memory of Duke Alessandro de' Medici in Renaissance Florence
 
Noah Simmons
Dissertation title: Internationalists! The Radical Party Challenges the Italian Left, 1963-1995
 
Amilcar Tirado
Dissertation title: Cigar Workers and the History of the Labor Movement in Puerto Rico, 1890-1920
 
Cheryl Wahl
Dissertation title: The Business of Settlement: Land Companies and Colonization in the British Empire, ca 1800-1850


2011


Kristopher Burrell
Dissertation title: The Role of Ideology in the Black Freedom Struggle in New York City, 1954-1965"

Evan Friss
Dissertation title: "The Cycling City: Bicycles and the Transformation of Urban America"

Rachael Goldman
Dissertation title: "Tinturae Romanorum: Social and Cultural Constructions of Color-Terms in Roman Literature"

Sheryl Gordon
Dissertation title: "In the Shade of Tocqueville"

Thomas Harbison
Dissertation title: "Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution: Harlem's Public Schools, 1910-1954"

Paul Naish
Dissertation title: "Safe Distance: the Use of Latin America as a Context for Discussing the Unspeakable in the United States, 1826-1861"

Daniel Newsome
Dissertation title: "Quadrivial Pursuit: Case Studies in the Conceptual Foundation of the Mathematical Arts in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance"

 

2010


Diane Auslander
Dissertation title: "Ethnicity in Hagiography: the Case of Dareca/Moninna/Modwenna/Modwenne in the British Isles, Seventh to Thirteenth Centuries"

Italia Colabianchi
Dissertation title: "Roman Nation: Racializing Italians, 1903-1912"

Edward Cornejo
Dissertation title: "Keeping Fear at Bay: Twentieth Century Ecuador and the Eradication of Plague"

Susan Craig
Dissertation title: "Skin and redemption: Theology in Silent Films, 1902-1927"

Jody Cross-Hansen
Dissertation title: "Transcendent Reform: Quaker Women and Social Reform during the Hicksite Schism"

Rebecca Dresser
Dissertation title: "The Dissolution of a republican: Daniel Waldo Lincoln, 1784-1815"

David Fine
Dissertation title: "Jewish at the Front: The Experience of Jewish Officers in the German Army in World War 1"

Kevin McGruder
Dissertation title: "Race and Real Estate: Interracial Conflict and Coexistence in Harlem, 1899-1920"

Aleksandra Majstoric-Kobiljski
Dissertation title: "Learning to be Modern: American Missionary Colleges in Beirut and Kyoto, 1860-1920"

Steven Petrus
Dissertation title: "To Break Down the Walls: The Politics and Culture of Greenwich Village, 1955-1965"

Amy Van Natter
Dissertation title: "The 'Mary Carver" Affair: United States Foreign Policy and the Africa Squadron, 1841-1845"

Cemal Yetkiner
Dissertation title: "American Missionaries, Armenian Community, and the Making of Protestantism in the Ottoman Empire, 1820-1860"
 

2009


Ira Beltrán-Garibay
Dissertation title: "Sex and the Nation: Sexuality and Criminal Justice in Revolutionary Mexico, 1920-1940"

Moira Egan
Dissertation title: "Nurses Challenging Subordination: Gender, Class, and Religion in Britain's Crimean War"

Ilan Ehrlich
Dissertation title: "Eduardo Chibas: The Incorrigible Man of Cuban Politics"

Adina S. Goldstein
Dissertation title: "The Temptation of Saints in Latin Narrative: England, France, and the Low Countries, 1100-1230"

Ernest Ialongo
Dissertation title: "Filippo Tommaso Marinetti: The Artist and His Politics"

J. Angus Johnston
Dissertation title: "The United States National Student Association: Democracy, Activism, and the Idea of the Student, 1947-1978"

Lindsay Krasnoff
Dissertation title: "Goals and Dreams: The Quest to Create Elite Youth Athletes in France,  1958-92"

Marc Levinson
Dissertation title: "More than a Box: The Economic and Social Implications of an Innovation in Freight Transport, 1956-2000"

Leyla Mei
Dissertation title: "The Color of cancer: Disease and the Measure of Race in the United States from the 1920s to the 1990s"

Victoria L. Mondelli
Dissertation title: "Female Learning in Early Modern Europe: Advocates and Institutions"

Lucas S. Waltzer
Dissertation title: "An Uneasy Idealism: The Reconstruction of American Adolescence from World War II to the War on Poverty"

 

2008


David Aliano
Dissertation title: "Identity in Transatlantic Play: Il Duce's National Project in Argentina"

Sebastian Bartos
Dissertation title: "Negotiations of Power in a Medieval Society: Ecclesiastical Authority and Secular Rulershipin Little Poland, 1177-1320"

Dorothy M. Browne
Dissertation title: "New York City Museums and Cultural Leadership, 1917-1940"

Susannah Crowder
Dissertation title: "Performance Culture in Medieval Metz, c. 200-1200"

David Hamilton Golland
Dissertation title: "Constructing Affirmative Action: Federal Contract Compliance and the Building Construction Trades, 1956-1973"

James Francis LePree
Dissertation title: "Sources of Spirituality and the CaroligianExegetical Tradition"

Delia C. Mellis
Dissertation title: "'The Monsters We Defy': Washington, D.C. in the Summer of 1919"

Seth Parry
Dissertation title: "Fifty Years of Failed Plans: Venice, Humanism, and the Turks, 1453-1503"

Carrie Pitzulo
Dissertation title: "Bachelors and Bunnies: Playboy Magazine and Modern Heterosexuality, 1953-1973"

Ryan T.A. Swihart
Dissertation title: "An Ornament and a Promise: Discourses on Culture in Nineteenth-Century America"

Theodore Wisniewski
Dissertation title: "Experimenting with Power: Liberal Psychologists and the Challenge of Social Reform: 1945-1975"

 

2007


William M. Adams
Dissertation title: "Mussolini and Intellectuals in the Republic of Salo, 1943-1945"

Florence W. Asher
Dissertation title:"Money Talk: Women and Wealth in New York's Gilded Age"

Laura M. Chmielewski
Dissertation title:"The Spice of Popery: Euroamericans and Interfaith Conflict with Coexistence on the Maine Frontier, 1688-1727"

Gene F. Fein
Dissertation title:"For Christ and Country: The Christian Front in New York City, 1938-1951"

Steven S. John
Dissertation title:"Permanent Revolution on the Altiplano: Bolivian Trotskyism, 1938-2006"

Robert J. Johnson
Dissertation title:"Trial by Fire: Abraham Lincoln and the Law"

Teresita Levy
Dissertation title:"En La Vega: The Social and Economic Impact of Tobacco Cultivation in Puerto Rico, 1898-1940"

Scott D. McPartland
Dissertation title:"Almost Edison: How William Sawyer and Others Lost the Race for Electricity"

Patricia M. Nardi
Dissertation: "Mothers at Home: Their Role in Child-Rearing and Instruction in Early Modern Europe"

Alejandro Quintana
Dissertation: "The President that Never Was: Meximino Avila Camacho and the Taming of Caudillismo in Early Post-Revolutionary Mexico"

Maryjane, Shimsky
Dissertation: "Hesitating Relations Between Two Worlds: The Civil Rights Odyssey of Robert H. Jackson"

Joseph Sramek
Dissertation: "A Moral Empire: Anxieties about Masculinity and Colonial Governance in Company India, ca. 1780-185"

Richard Van Nort
Dissertation: "The Battle of Adrianople and the Military Doctrine of Vegetiua"

Branko F. Van Oppen de Ruiter
Dissertation: "The Religious Identification of Ptolemaic Queens with Aphrodita, Demater, Hathor"

Christolyn A. Williams
Dissertation title:"Labor Organization, Political Leadership, and Gender Exclusion in Antigua and Barbuda, 1917-1970"

 

2006


Jonathan A. Epstein
Dissertation title: "Between France and Germany:  The Formation of Belgian Defense Policy, 1932-1940"

Patricia Franz
Dissertation title: "The Horseman as a Work of Art: Construction of Elite Identities in Early Modern Europe, 1550-1700"

Hilary-Anne Hallett
Dissertation title: "In Motion Picture Land:  A cultural History About the Making of Early Hollywood"

Jacob Kramer
Dissertation title:"The New Freedom and the Radicals: Woodrow Wilson, Progressive Views of Radicalism, and the Origins of Repressive Tolerance, 1900-1924"

Carol Lang
Dissertation title: "The Radicalization of the British Working Class 1910-1926 and the Impact of the Russian Revolution"

Walter Penrose
Dissertation title: "Bold with Bow and Arrow:  Amazons and the Ethnic Gendering of Martial Powers in Ancient Greek and Asian Cultures"

Sophia Solovyova
Dissertation title: "The National Monarchy and Its Brokers:  A Study of Advisers to Nicholas ll"

Daniel A. Wishnoff
Dissertation title:  "The Tolerance Point:  Integration, The Forest Hills Controversy and the Fall of the Public Housing in New York, 1945-1975"

Lawrence H. Witchel 
Dissertation title: "English Protestant Casuistry:  With Special Emphasis on Conscience and Oath-Taking"

Martin V. Woessner
Dissertation title: "Being Here: Heidegger in America"