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Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2018

My research interests include late 20th century United States Political history, liberalism, technocracy, and bipartisanship.

Advised by: David Farber

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3617

 I am interested, broadly speaking, in the British Empire during the late 19th and 20th centuries. My dissertation analyzes the ways in which British imperial actors constructed Antarctica as a colonial and post-colonial space. Along the way, I will also examine themes of masculinity, leisure, and the Cold War's influence on decolonization. I am a member of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research-Humanities and Social Sciences (SCAR-HASS) expert group. You can see my and other member profiles here: http://antarctica-hasseg.com/2018/05/andrew-j-avery/

Advised by Erik Scott

Dissertation Title: "Land of the Midnight Sun: Antarctica and the British Empire, 1768 - Present"

Sarah Bell
Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3633

19th/Early 20th Century U.S.; Women and Gender Studies; and Public History.

Advised by Kim Warren.

Dissertation Title: "Suffrage on the Platform: The Politicization of the Chautauqua Movement at the Turn of the Twentieth Century."

Graduate Student

Early Modern Spain, Religion, Gender and Sexuality.

Advised by Luis Corteguera.

Dissertation Title: "Good Catholics, Bad Acts: Sacrilege, Blasphemy and Lived Religion in the Early Modern Spanish Empire"

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3621
20th Century U.S. History, Social and Cultural History.
 
Advised by Sara Gregg.
Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2017

My research interests include American environmental history. My research focuses on the interplay between race and the environment, specifically examining to what extent environmental change affected the racial dynamics in and around Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. 

Advised by Sara Gregg

Graduate Student

East Asian History, World History, History of Medicine.

Advised by Megan Greene.

Dissertation Title: “Tradition Reinvented: The Rationalization of Kanpō Medicine in Twentieth Century Japan.”

 

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2002

My research interest is in 20th century African American history

Advised by David Roediger and Shawn Alexander

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3621

My research interests include Nineteenth-century U.S. History; American Civil War/Reconstruction; Environmental History; and Food History

Advised by Jennifer Weber

Dissertation title: "Civil War in a Can: War as an Agent of Change in Food Consumption and Production, 1850-1870​"

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2003

My research interests are centered in 19th and 20th century China and Inner Asia, especially the study of migration/migrants, the development of the state, and borderlands.

Advised by Megan Greene

Titus Firmin
Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2001

My research interest lie at the intersection of the U.S. military, American society, and socio-economic inequality.

Advised by Beth Bailey

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2016

I study gender relations in Japanese food history. Specifically, my research analyzes the presence of gender roles associated to ingredients and techniques in cookbooks during the transition from Edo period to Meiji period.

Advised by Eric Rath

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2003

My research interests include U.S. Military History, 20th Century U.S. History, Civil-Military Relationships, Counterinsurgency, & Psychological Warfare.

My research focuses on the relationship between U.S. military personnel and local populations in the Middle East in early 21st century conflicts. I am particularly interested in understanding how changes in the troops’ cultural training helps to shape their behavior and experience in theater. 

Advised by Beth Bailey

20th Century American Military History, US and Eastern European History.

Advised by Adrian Lewis.

David A. Hill
Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3637

My research interest centers upon late medieval Christianity. Specifically I study the effects of Reformation ideology upon more traditional forms of Christianity during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. My interests extend to the role of the Church and influence of monasticism upon spiritualism in English society.

Advised by Steven Epstein

Dissertation Title: "The English Carthusians: Spiritual Idealism in the English Reformation"

Michael Hill
Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3633

19th Century U.S. History, Russian History, Empire, Foreign Relations, and American West

Advised by Sheyda Jahanbani and Andrew Isenberg

Graduate Student

My research focuses on modern Russia and Eastern Europe, aftermath of war and the Holocaust, and historical memory. In my dissertation I examine how after WWII, amid broader political aims, Communist regimes and citizens in Poland and Lithuania pursued retribution and justice on a spectrum for Jews murdered in the Holocaust. I have received fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies to support my research on justice and society in Eastern Europe.

Advised by Nathan Wood

Dissetation title: "Holocaust Justice and Retribution in the Polish-Soviet West, 1944-65"

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2015

Russian/East Europe, History of Technology, Modern Europe, Urban History

Advised by Nathan Wood

Patrick J Klinger
Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3639

Environmental History, The British Atlantic World

Advised by Gregory Cushman

Andrew Kustodowicz
Wescoe Hall, Room 3617

Environmental History, Japanese History, East Asian History

Advised by Eric Rath

 

Ariel LaGue
Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2016

Environmental History, Animal Studies, Health and Nutrition, Twentieth-Century U.S.

Advised by Sara Gregg  ​

Environmental, US, and transnational.

Advised by Sara Gregg

Dissertation Title: “Growing Oil: The American Castor Industry, 1865-1972”

Melissa Lunney
Graduate Student

17th Century New England

Advised by Kim Warren

Dissertation Title:  "Salem at What Cost?  Exploring Excommunication, Reparations and the Aftermath of the Witch Trials"

Randy Masten
Graduate Student
Strong Hall, Room 222

U.S. Military History and Eastern European History.

Advised by Adrian Lewis.

Dissertation: “From Hope to Hate: Somalia – U.N. and U.S. Intervention 1992-1995”

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2005

Modern Central Europe; Late 19th/Early 20th Century Austria

Advised by Nathan Wood

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3619

I am interested in family and gender dynamics in the early modern Italian and Spanish worlds and how these helped to shape group identity. I study the fluidity of group ties and how personal connections between the nobility shaped the formation of early modern states.

Advised by Luis Corteguera

Dissertation Title: "Princes and Popes: Family Ties and the Creation of the Early Modern State"

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2017

I study the spiritual encounters that occurred in sixteenth-century Mexico between the Spanish and the native Nahua. Specifically, I look at the ways in which both "sides" perceived, received, transferred, adapted, and adopted Christianity.

Advised by Robert Schwaller

Wescoe Hall, Room 2004

My research interests include Modern Latin American History with attention to Brazilian History after the 1930 revolution. He currently teaches the courses HIST124/LAA100 Latin American Culture & Society and LAA300 Interdisciplinary Themes in Latin American Studies.

Advised by Elizabeth Kuznesof

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3631

My research interests include Modern US History,, with a focus on US and the World, Policy history, the US Presidency, and Political history.

Advised by David Farber

Dissertation Title: "President Richard M. Nixon, the War in Vietnam, the National Security Council, and the Architecture of the National Security State"

Eric Price
Graduate Student

U.S., Military, International History

Advised by Adrian Lewis

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2015

My research interests include World War I, History of the Body, Social History of Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Disability History, and Modern Europe

Advised by Christopher Forth

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2005

I research the social history of medicine in early modern Britian, with a focus on 18th-century Scotland

Advised by: Christopher E. Forth

 

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2018

16th century Spanish “Entrada” into the frontiers of New Spain

Advised by Robert Schwaller

Ximena Sevilla
Graduate Student

Environmental history, Latin America, Amazonia, and indigenous peoples in the colonial period.

Advised by Greg Cushman.

Dissertation Title: "On the Edge of the Wild: Representations of the Montaña Region of Peru before the Rubber Boom"

Graduate Student

My research interest is in Military history.

Advised by Adrian R, Lewis

Dissertation Title: “The Forgotten Army of the Vietnam War": A History of The Republic of Korea Forces’ Conduct of the Vietnam War (1965-1973)

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3631

Modern U.S.; Gender and Sexuality; the State

Advised by Beth Bailey

Dissertation Title: “Sex Crimes and Criminal Sexuality: Legislating and Policing Community Boundaries in Nebraska, 1880-1980​”

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 3619

British History, Atlantic History.

Advised by JCD Clark

Graduate Student

American and International History, Diplomatic History.

Advised by Sheyda Jahanbani.

Dissertation Title: "The Publishers are to Blame: The Memory of Frederick Funston and the Spanish-American War."

Graduate Student
Wescoe Hall, Room 2002

I study 20th century American environmental history. History of Kansas agricultural waste in the early 20th century. Disaster history of modern China.

Advised by Sara Gregg

 


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