Placement History

PH.D. GRADUATES, JANUARY 1997 THROUGH DECEMBER 2017, WITH PLACEMENT DATA 

These placement data are incomplete and (in some cases) out-of-date.  Please if you see any inaccuracies, please e-mail corrections to Communications. An analysis of these data can be found here.

Explanation of terms:

T

=Tenured

 

TT

=Tenure-track

 

VAP

=Visiting Assistant Professor

 

Term

=Temporary Employment

 

P/T

= Part-time Employment

 

O

= Other Employment

 

O-R

= Other Employment, but in field related to PhD, e.g. secondary teaching, museum, or editing

 

O-S

= Other Employment, but seeking academic employment 

 

Post-Doc

= Holds post-doc, and intending to seek academic employment

 

Degrees Awarded December 2017

Dissertator:Berggren, Kathleen M.
Dissertation title:"Forging a Veteran-State Social Contract: The American Legion, 1919-1956"
Advisor:Hitchcock, William I
Previous Degrees:(BA, Georgetown Univ.; MA, UVA)
Employment: On the Job Market

 

Dissertator:Hoffman, Zachary A.
Dissertation title:"Orienting the Empire: Russian Identity and East Asian Imperialism in the Conservative Press, 1894-1905"
Advisor:Geraci, Robert P
Previous Degrees:(BA, Shippensburg Univ.; MA, Miami Univ.)
Employment: On the Job Market

 

Degrees Awarded August 2017

Dissertator:Cirillo, Frank
Dissertation title:"The Day of Sainthood Has Passed: Abolitionists and the Golden Moment of the Civil War, 1861-1865"
Advisor:Gallagher, Gary W & Varon, Elizabeth R
Previous Degrees:(BA, Yale University; MA, UVA)
Employment: New York Historical Society, Post-Doc

 

Dissertator:Garmon, Frank W. Jr

Dissertation title:"State Taxes, Wealth, and Public Finances after the American Revolution, 1783-1815"
Advisor:Thomas, Mark
Previous Degrees:(BA, Christopher Newport University; MA, UVA)
Employment: Christopher Newport, Center for American Studies, Post-Doc

 

Dissertator:Gismondi, Melissa
Dissertation title:"Rachel Jackson and the Search for Zion, 1760s-1830s"
Advisor:Taylor, Alan S
Previous Degrees:(BA, McGill University; MA, McGill University)
Employment: University of Virginia, Women, Gender & Sexuality Lecturer (P/T)

 

Dissertator:Marshall, Lauren
Dissertation title:"Rewriting Empire: The South African War, The English Popular Press, and Edwardian Imperial Reform"
Advisor:Schuker, Stephen
Previous Degrees:(BA, Longwood University; MA, Virginia Commonwealth University)
Employment: On the Job Market

 

Dissertator:Mock, Harold C
Dissertation title:"Dangerous Power: An International History of German Unification, 1969-1993"
Advisor:Schuker, Stephen
Previous Degrees:(BA, Georgia College; MA, UVA)
Employment: Georgia College, Assistant Professor & Director of Leadership Programs (TT)

 

Degrees Awarded May 2017

Dissertator:Brown, Willa H
Dissertation title:"The Gentlemen of the Woods: Myth, Memory and the American Lumberjack, 1870-1936"
Advisor:Varon, Elizabeth R
Previous Degrees:(BA, Oxford University; MA, UVA)
Employment: Harvard University, Preceptor of Expository Writing (NTT)

 

Dissertator:Cohen, Benjamin N
Dissertation title:"Respect the Depths: Washington, D.C. and the Myth of Education Reform"
Advisor:Harold, Claudrena N
Previous Degrees:(BA, Tufts University; MA, UVA; M.Ed, UVA)
Employment: On the Job Market

 

Dissertator:Fredrickson, Leif M
Dissertation title:"The Age of Lead: Metropolitan Change, Environmental Health, and Inner City Underdevelopment in Baltimore"
Advisor:Balogh, Brian H
Previous Degrees:(BA, Vassar College; MA, University of Montana; MA, UVA)
Employment: On the Job Market

 

Dissertator:Freeman, Stephanie Lynn
Dissertation title:"Looking over the Horizon: Nuclear Abolitionism and the End of the Cold War, 1979-1989"
Advisor:Hitchcock, William I
Previous Degrees:(BA, Vanderbilt University; MA, UVA)
Employment: Dartmouth College, Dickey Center, Post-Doc

 

Dissertator:McGee, Andrew M.
Dissertation title:"Mainframing America: Computers, Federal Systems, and the Governmental Origins of the U.S. Information Society, 1940-1985"
Advisor:Balogh, Brian H.
Previous Degrees:(BA, Harvard College; MA, UVA)
Employment: Carnegie Mellon University, Visiting Assistant Professor, Non-TT

 

Dissertator:Nix, Shannon D.
Dissertation title:"The Soul of Our Foreign Policy’: Human Rights, Ecumenical Activism, and the Struggle over U.S. Policy toward Central America, 1976-1982"
Advisor:Zelikow, Philip D.
Previous Degrees:(BS, University of Kansas; MA, North Carolina State University)
Employment: On the Job Market

 

Degrees Awarded December 2016

Dissertator: Barton Mary

Dissertation Title: “Counter-Terrorism: An International History, 1919-1937”

Advisor: Hitchcock, William I.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Bryn Mawr College; MA, UVA)

Employment: Dartmouth College, U.S. Foreign Policy Fellow, Post-Doc

 

Dissertator: Belonick, Paul

Dissertation Title: “Roman Restraint: Competition and Morals in the Roman Republic”

Advisor: Meyer, Elizabeth A.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Hamilton College; MA, UVA)

Employment: Washington and Lee University, Visiting Professor of Law (Non-TT)

                                

Degrees Awarded August 2016

Dissertator: Ambuske, James Patrick

Dissertation Title: “The Loss it Sustain'd by the Immense Drain of Men: The Imperial Politics of Scottish Emigration to Revolutionary America, 1756-1803”

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Miami University; MA, Miami University)

Employment: University of Virginia, School of Law, Post-Doc

 

Dissertator: Avissar, Nir

Dissertation Title: “Photoactivism: Political Iconography in France, 1944-1968”a

Advisor: Rosenfeld, Sophia A.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Tel Aviv University; MA, Tel Aviv University)

Employment: Treehouse International School (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Hrdlicka, James Fred

Dissertation Title: “War and Constitution-Making in Revolutionary Massachusetts, 1754-1788”

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Notre Dame; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment: University of Pennsylvania, Andrea Mitchell Center, Post-Doc

 

Dissertator: Marquez, Cecilia

Dissertation Title: “The Strange Career of Juan Crow: Latino/as and the Making of the U.S. South, 1940-2000”

Advisor: Hale, Grace E.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Swarthmore College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment: New York University, Assistant Professor (TT)

 

Degrees Awarded May 2016

Dissertator: Barlow, Rhonda Marie

Dissertation Title: “John Adams and the Fight for an Independent American Foreign Policy”

Advisor: Stagg, J.C.A.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Lakehead University; MA, University of Calgary; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment: Adams Family Papers, Assistant Editor (O-R)

 

Dissertator:Brady, Benjamin Kagan
Dissertation title:"Regulating the World: American Law and the International Business"
Advisor:Leffler, Melvyn P.
Previous Degrees:(BA, Princeton University; JD, Stanford University; MA, University of Virginia)
Employment: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Market Supervision, Attorney-Adviser (O)

 

Dissertator:Draper, Mary Shayne
Dissertation title:"The Tropical Metropolis: Cities and Society in the Early Modern British Caribbean”

Advisor:Edelson, S. Max
Previous Degrees:(BA, Rice University; MA, University of Virginia)
Employment: Midwestern University, Assistant Professor (TT)

 

Dissertator:Hickmott, Alec Fazackerley
Dissertation title:"Living in the Country: Imagining Development and Remaking the Black Rural South, 1933-86"
Advisor:Harold, Claudrena N.
Previous Degrees:(BA, University of Sussex; MA, UVA; M.Phil, University of Sussex)
Employment: Amherst College, Visiting Lecturer of History and Black Studies (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator:Stringham, Noel Charles
Dissertation title:" Marking Nuer Histories: Gender, Gerontocracy, and the Politics of Inclusion in the Upper Nile from 1400-1931"
Advisor:Miller, Joseph C.
Previous Degrees:(BA, Bethel University; MA, University of Virginia)
Employment: Wheaton College, Assistant Professor (TT)

 

Degrees Awarded December 2015

Dissertator:Geoghegan, Kate Benjamina
Dissertation title:"The Specter of Anarchy, the Hope for Transformation: The Role of Non-State Actors in the U.S. Response to Soviet Reform and Disunion, 1981-1996"
Advisor:Leffler, Melvyn P.
Previous Degrees:(BA, Williams College; MA, University of Virginia)
Employment: Harvard University, Davis Center, Research Associate (O-R)

 

Dissertator:Zvengrowski, Jeffrey L
Dissertation title:"The Stood Like the Old Guard of Napoleon: Jefferson Davis and the Pro-Bonaparte Democrats, 1815-1870"
Advisor:Onuf, Peter S.
Previous Degrees:(BA, University of Calgary; MA, York University)
Employment: University of Virginia, The Washington Papers, Assistant Editor (O-R)

 

Degrees Awarded August 2015

Dissertator: Ax, Oscar Magnus

Dissertation title: “Emotional States: Marriage and the Pursuit of Happiness in East and West Germany, 1949-1989”.

Advisor: Confino, Alon

Previous Degrees: (BA, Uppsala Univ.; MA, Uppsala Univ.)

Employment:Yonergy Solar, Sales Director (O)

 

Dissertator: Bauer, Jean Ann

Dissertation title:“Republicans of Letters: The Early American Foreign Service as Information Network, 1775-1825”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Chicago; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Princeton University, Associate Director, Center for Digital Humanities (O-R)

 

Dissertator: McCormick, Evan Daniel

Dissertation title:“Beyond Revolution and Repression: U.S. Foreign Policy and Latin American Democracy, 1980-1989”.

Advisor: Leffler, Melvyn P

Previous Degrees: (BA, Boston University; MA, Yale University)

Employment:University of Texas at Austin, Clements Center for National Security, Post-Doc               

 

Dissertator: Rosenwald, Brian Asher

Dissertation title:“Mount Rushmore: The Rise of Talk Radio and Its Impact on Politics and Public Policy”.

Advisor: Balogh, Brian H.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Pennsylvania, Fox Leadership Program, Fellow (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Turek, Lauren Frances

Dissertation title:“To Bring the Good News to All Nations: Evangelicals, Human Rights, and U.S. Foreign Policy, 1969-1994”.

Advisor: Leffler, Melvyn P.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Vassar College; MA, New York University MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Trinity University, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Degrees Awarded May 2015

Dissertator: Bibler, Ryan Matthew

Dissertation title:“Legal Settlements: Jurisdiction in the English Atlantic, 1603-1643”.

Advisor: Halliday, Paul D.

Previous Degrees: (BA, California State University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Silverchair Science and Communications, Business Analyst (O)

 

Dissertator: Brown, Katherine Elizabeth

Dissertation title:“Alexander Hamilton and the Development of American Law”.

Advisor: McCurdy, Charles W.

Previous Degrees: (BS, Cornell University; MA, University of Buffalo)

Employment:Huntington University, Assistant Professor of Political Science (TT)

 

Dissertator: Finger, Thomas David

Dissertation title:“Harvesting Power: Transatlantic Merchants and the Anglo-American Grain Trade, 1795-1890”.

Advisor: Russell, Edward P/Thomas, Mark F.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of New York; MA, University of Arizona)

Employment:Northern Arizona University, Assistant Professor of History and Associate Chair (TT)

 

Dissertator: Hicks, Mary Ellen

Dissertation title:“The Sea and the Shackle: African and Creole Mariners and the Making of a Luso-African Atlantic Commercial Culture, 1721-1835”.

Advisor: Owensby, Brian P.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Iowa; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Amherst College, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and History (TT)

 

Dissertator: Lashua, Kristen Grace McCabe

Dissertation title: “Children at the Birth of Empire, c. 1600-1760”.

Advisor: Halliday, Paul D.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Pacific Lutheran University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Vanguard University, Assistant Professor of History and Political Science (TT)

 

Dissertator: Perkins, Cody S

Dissertation title:“Coloured Men, Moffies, and Meanings of Masculinity in South Africa, 1910-1960”.  

Advisor: Mason, John E.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Michigan State University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:American Hebrew Academy, Social Studies Teacher (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Richeson, Tamika Yolanda Nunley

Dissertation title:“Crimes of Discontent: The Contours of Black Women’s Law Breaking in Civil War Era Washington, D.C., 1830-1865”. 

Advisor: Varon, Elizabeth R.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Miami University of Ohio; MA, Columbia University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Oberlin College, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Degrees Awarded December 2014

Dissertator: Flaherty, Randall Nelson Lewis

Dissertation title:“To ‘the Most Distant Parts of the Globe’: Trade, Politics, and the Maritime Frontier in the Early Republic, 1763-1819”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Williams College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Monticello Foundation, International Center for Jefferson Studies, Fritz and Claudine Kundrun Fellow (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Kayaoglu, Barin

Dissertation title:“Loving and Hating America in Turkey and Iran: A Cold War Story of Alliance Politics and Authoritarian Modernization, 1945-1980”.

Advisor: Leffler, Melvyn P.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Bilkent University; MA, Bilkent University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:American University of Iraq, Assistant Professor (TT)

 

Dissertator: Moulds, Loren Stack

Dissertation title:“The Domestic Standard: American Homeownership and the State, 1917-1950”.

Advisor: Balogh, Brian H.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Kalamazoo College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Virginia, School of Law, Digital Collections Librarian (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Terry, John Thomas Rich

Dissertation title:“Imagining Nature and Creating Sacred Landscapes in Early Medieval England and Francia, c. 400-850”.

Advisor: Kershaw, Paul J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Arkansas; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Westminster School, History Teacher (O-R)

 

Degrees Awarded August 2014

Dissertator: Caires, Michael Timothy

Dissertation title: “The Greenback Union: The Politics and Law of American Money in the Civil War Era”.

Advisor: McCurdy, Charles W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, San Francisco State University; MA, San Francisco State University)

Employment:American Civil War Museum, Mellon Post-Doc

 

Dissertator: Cebul, Randall Brentson

Dissertation title:“Developmental State: The Politics of Business, Poverty, and Economic Empowerment from the New Deal to the New Democrats”.

Advisor: Balogh, Brian H.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Hamilton College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Richmond, Digital Scholarship Lab, Mellon Post-Doc

 

Dissertator: Pierce, Rachel Laura

Dissertation title:“Capital Feminism: Work, Politics, and Gender in Congress, 1960-1980”.

Advisor: Aron, Cindy S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Grinnell College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Gothenburg, Adjunct Professor of History (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Wilson, Lee Bowden

Dissertation title:“Masters of Law: English Legal Culture and the Law of Slavery in Colonial South Carolina and the British Atlantic World, 1669-1783”.

Advisor: Edelson, S. Max

Previous Degrees: (BA, Loyola University; JD, Fordham University; MA, Fordham University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Clemson University, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Degrees Awarded May 2014

Dissertator: Brettle, Adrian Robert

Dissertation title:“The Fortunes of War: Confederate Expansionist Ambitions during the American Civil War”.

Advisor: Gallagher, Gary W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Cambridge; MA, University of Cambridge)

Employment:Tufts University, Lecturer (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Daniels, Anne Megan

Dissertation title:“Growing Up in the Land of the Future: Youth Culture and Politics in Brazil, 1920-1985”.

Advisor: Owensby, Brian P.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Lewis & Clark College; MA, University of Texas)

Employment:Wilmington College, Assistant Professor (TT)

 

Dissertator: Dilbeck, Dale Hance

Dissertation title: “War in Earnest: The Union and its Effort to Wage a Just War”.

Advisor: Gallagher, Gary W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Oklahoma Baptist University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Oklahoma Baptist University, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Dissertator: Luebke, Peter Clayton

Dissertation title:“Shattering the Slave Power: Northern Soldiers Interpret Their Civil War”.

Advisor: Gallagher, Gary W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, College of William and Mary; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Naval History and Heritage Command, Historian (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Ray, Daren Ellsworth

Dissertation title:“Disentangling Ethnicity in East Africa, ca. 1-2010 CE: Past Communities in Present Proactive”.

Advisor: Miller, Joseph C.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Brigham Young University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Auburn University, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Dissertator: Weidner, Heather Rose

Dissertation title:“The Ocean in the Atlantic: British Experience and Imagination in an Imperial Sea, ca. 1600-1800”.

Advisor: Halliday, Paul D.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Swarthmore College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Lynchburg College, Adjunct Professor of History (Non-TT)

 

Degrees Awarded December 2013

Dissertator: Dudley, Brian Chapman

Dissertation title:“The Constitution of This Realm: Political Decision-Making, Office-Holding, and Religious Change in England’s Parishes, 1559-1700”.

Advisor: Halliday, Paul D.

Previous Degrees: (BS, United States Military Academy at West Point; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:National Ground Intelligence, Analyst (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Nesbit, Clark Scott

Dissertation title:“The Irony of Emancipation in the Civil War South”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Swarthmore College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Georgia, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities (TT)

 

Dissertator: Stubbendeck, Megan Ryan

Dissertation title:“This Wrong Being Done to My People: Street Gangs, Historical Agency, and Crime Politics in Postwar America”.

Advisor: Hale, Grace E.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Binghamton University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:ArborBridge, Senior Director of Instruction (O)

 

Dissertator: Wood, Nicholas Perry

Dissertation title:“Considerations of Humanity and Expediency

: The Slave Trades and African Colonization in the Early National Antislavery Movement”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Rutgers University; MEd, Rutgers University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Yale University, Cassius M. Clay, Post-Doc

 

Degrees Awarded August 2013

Dissertator: Collins, John Michael

Dissertation title:“One of Many: Martial Law and English Laws c. 1500-c. 1700”

Advisor: Halliday, Paul D.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Northwestern University; MA, University of Cambridge)

Employment:Eastern Washington University, Adjunct Professor of History (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Elias, Allison Louise

Dissertation title:“Standardizing Sex Discrimination: Clerical Workers, Labor Organizing, and Feminism”.

Advisor: Aron, Cindy S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Cornell Univ., Visiting Assistant Professor of Labor Relations, Law, and History (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Grinspan, Jonathan C

Dissertation title:“The Virgin Vote: Young Americans in the Age of Popular Politics”.

Advisor: Gallagher, Gary W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Sarah Lawrence College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Division of Political History, Museum Curator (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Kabalek, Yaakov Kobi

Dissertation title:“The Rescue of Jews and the Memory of Nazism in German, from the Third Reich to the Present”

Advisor: Confino, Alon

Previous Degrees: (BA, Ben-Gurion University; MA, Ben-Gurion University)

Employment:Hebrew University, Post-Doc

 

Dissertator: Le Zotte, Jennifer Kathleen

Dissertation title:“From Goodwill to Grunge: Secondhand Consumerism in the Twentieth-Century United States”.

Advisor: Hale, Grace E.

Previous Degrees: (BS, University of Florida; MA, University of Florida)

Employment:University of Nevada-Reno, Lecturer (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Nalty, Sean Patrick

Dissertation title:“We are going to Destruction as Fast as We Can: Slavery, the Rule of Law, and the Constitutional Union Party, 1849-1861”.

Advisor: Holt, Michael F.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Montana; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Banking (O)

 

Dissertator: Otis, Jessica Marie

Dissertation title:“By the Numbers: Understanding the World in Early Modern England”

Advisor: Halliday, Paul D.

Previous Degrees: (BS, College of William and Mary; MS, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Carnegie Mellon University, Digital Humanities Librarian (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Stefanelli, Dana John

Dissertation title:“A Capital City: Washington, D.C., and the Political Economy of American Federalism, 1781-1831”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Florida State University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Marymount University, Adjunct Faculty of History (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Yang, Kai-chien

Dissertation title:“Becoming Significant: The Development of a Rural Community in the Republican China”.

Advisor: Reed, Bradley W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, National Chengchi University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Unknown

 

Degrees Awarded May 2013

Dissertator: Allison, James Robert III

Dissertation title:“Sovereignty for Survival: American Energy Development and Indian Self-Determination”.

Advisor: Russell, Edward P/McMillen, Christian W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of North Carolina; JD, University of North Carolina; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Christopher Newport University, Assistant Professor (TT)

 

Dissertator: Gilliam, George Harrison

Dissertation title:“Building a Modern South: Political Economy in Nineteenth-Century Virginia”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BS, Columbia University; JD, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Virginia, Department of History, Adjunct Professor of History (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Jacobs, Amy Rebecca

Dissertation title:“Redefining “Veterans”: The Vietnam War and the Making of Women Veterans 1979-1997”.

Advisor: Hale, Grace E.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Washington; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Stevenson School, High school History Teacher (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Lee, Rosemary Virginia

Dissertation title:“A Printing Press for Shah ‘Abbas: Science, Learning, and Evangelization in the Near East, 1600-1650”.

Advisor: Osheim, Duane J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, College of the Holy Cross; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, M.B.A Candidate (O)

 

Dissertator: Macekura, Stephen Joseph

Dissertation title:“Of Limits and Growth: Global Environmentalism and the Rise of “Sustainable Development” in the Twentieth Century”.

Advisor: Leffler, Melvyn P.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Dartmouth College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Indiana University, Assistant Professor of Global and International Studies (TT)

 

Dissertator: Nemchenok, Victor V

Dissertation title:“A Dialogue of Power: Development, Global Civil Society, and the Third World Challenge to International Order, 1969-1981”.

Advisor: Leffler, Melvyn P.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Cornell University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:U.S. Department of Defense, Internal Affairs Analyst (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Spencer, Scott Carl

Dissertation title:“Establishing Empire’s State, Engineering Empire’s Nation: The South African Constabulary, the Imperial Policing Network, and a Greater Britain, 1900-1918”.

Advisor: Schuker, Stephen A.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Boston College; MA, Boston College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Winchester High School, Teacher (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Staller, Jared Glenn

Dissertation title:“Island of Imaginations: The Historical Dialectics between Experience and Observations in the Creation of Sao Tome, 1472-1953”.

Advisor: Miller, Joseph C.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Indiana University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Rice University, Visiting Assistant Professor of History (Non-TT)

 

Degrees Awarded December 2012

Dissertator: Conklin, Carli Nicole

Dissertation title:“The Pursuit of Happiness in Historical Context”.

Advisor: McCurdy, Charles W.

Previous Degrees: (BS, Truman State University; JD, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Missouri, School of Law, Associate Professor (TT)

 

Dissertator: Martinko, Whitney Anne

Dissertation title: “Progress through Preservation: History on the American Landscape in an Age of Improvement, 1785-1860”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Harvard University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Villanova University, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Dissertator: Stryker, Lawrence Paul

Dissertation title:“The Swedish Monarchy and the Copper Trade: The Copper Company, the Deposit System, and the Problems of “Free Trade,” 1600-1640”.

Advisor: Midelfort, H.C. Erik

Previous Degrees: (BA, Lafayette College; MBA, University of Seattle)

Employment:Mendham Metals, LLC, Trader (O)

 

Degrees Awarded August 2012

Dissertator: Herrington, Philip Mills

Dissertation title:“The Exceptional Plantation: Slavery, Agricultural Reform, and the Creation of an American Landscape”

Advisor: Hale, Grace E.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Berry College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:James Madison University, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Degrees Awarded May 2012

Dissertator: Elmore, Bartow Jerome

Dissertation title:“Citizen Coke: An Environmental and Political History of the Coca-Cola Company”

Advisor: Hale, Grace. E

Previous Degrees: (BA, Dartmouth College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Ohio State University, Assistant Professor (TT)

 

Dissertator: Kurtz, William Burton

Dissertation title:“Roman-Catholic Americans in the North and Border States during the Era of the American Civil War”.

Advisor: Gallagher, Gary W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Notre Dame; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Virginia, John L. Nau III Center, Digital Historian and Archivist (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Lewis, Margaret Brannan

Dissertation title:“Infanticide in Early Modern Germany & the Experience of Augsberg, Memmingen, Ulm and Nordlingen, 1500-1800”.

Advisor: Midelfort, H.C. Erik

Previous Degrees: (BA, Furman University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Tennessee at Martin, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Dissertator: Lovelace, Herbert Timothy Jr.

Dissertation title:“International Legal History from Below: The Civil Rights Movement and the US Origins of the International Convention”.  

Advisor: McCurdy, Charles W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Virginia; JD, University of Virginia, MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Indiana University School of Law, Associate Professor (TT)

 

Dissertator: Wasserman-Soler, Daniel I

Dissertation title:“Language Policy and Religious Instruction in Spain and Mexico, 1550-1600”.

Advisor: Midelfort, H.C. Erik

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Chicago; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Alma College, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Degrees Awarded December 2011

Dissertator: Alexander, Erik Benjamin

Dissertation title:“A Revival of the Old Organization": Northern Democrats and Reconstruction, 1868-1876”.

Advisor: Holt, Michael F.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Illinois; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Southern Illinois University, Assistant Professor of Historical Studies (TT)

 

Dissertator: Chapin, Christy Ford

Dissertation title:“Ensuring America's Health: Publicly Constructing the Private Health Insurance Industry”.

Advisor: Balogh, Brian H.

Previous Degrees: (BA, College of William and Mary; MA, University. of Virginia)

Employment:University of Maryland, Assistant Professor Political History (TT)

 

Degrees Awarded August 2011

Dissertator: Harris, Michael Keith

Dissertation title:“Across the Bloody Chasm: Reconciliation in the Wake of Civil War”.

Advisor: Gallagher, Gary W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, LA City College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:The Americanist Independent, Editor (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Kolar, Laura Richardson

Dissertation title:“Conserving the Country in Postwar America: Federal Conservation Policy from Eisenhower to Nixon”.

Advisor: Balogh, Brian H.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Yale University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:U.S. Department of State, Research Historian (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Mattes, Armin

Dissertation title:"’Citizens of a Common Intellectual Homeland:’ the Transatlantic Context of the Origins of American Democracy and Nationhood, 1775-1840”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (MA, Eberhard Karls University)

Employment:University of Missouri, Kinder Forum on Constitutional Democracy, Post-Doc

 

Dissertator: Murray-Miller, Gavin

Dissertation title:“Making France Modern: Democracy, Empire and the Construction of French Modernity, 1848-1870”.

Advisor: Berlanstein, Lenard R.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Hunter College; MA, Louisiana State University)

Employment:Cardiff University, Lecturer (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Ohman, Martin C

Dissertation title:“Ambiguous Bonds of Union: American Political Economy and the Geopolitical Origins of Interregional Cooperation and Conflict, 1783-1821”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (MA, Upprala Univ.)

Employment:University of Gothenburg, Senior Lecturer (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Sawyer, Laura Phillips

Dissertation title:“The American Fair Trade Controversy: Law and Economics in Transition, 1890-1940”

Advisor: Balogh, Brian H.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Belmont University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Harvard University, Business School, Assistant Professor of Business Administration and International Economy (TT)

 

Dissertator: Wilson, James Graham

Dissertation title:“Bolts from the Blue: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the End of the Cold War”.

Advisor: Leffler, Melvyn P

Previous Degrees: (BA, Vassar College)

Employment:U.S. Department of State, Research Historian (O-R)

 

Degrees Awarded May 2011

Dissertator: Center, Seth A

Dissertation title:“Confronting Decline: The Resilience of the Conception of the U.S. Role in the World, 1968-1975”.

Advisor: Leffler, Melvyn P

Previous Degrees: (BA, Cornell University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:State Department, Research Historian (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Cotter, Cory S

Dissertation title:“Anglo-Dutch Dissent: British Dissenters in the Netherlands, 1662-1688”.

Advisor: Midelfort, H.C. Erik/Halliday, Paul D.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Oral Roberts University; MTh, University of Edinburgh; MPhil, University of Cambridge)

Employment:George School, History Teacher (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Hatter, Lawrence Bruce Alexander

Dissertation title:“Channeling the Spirit of Enterprise: Commercial Interests and State Formation in the Early American West, 1763-1825”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Reading; MA, Missouri University)

Employment:Washington State University, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Dissertator: Jones, William Brent

Dissertation title:“Moving Mountains: Southern Appalachia and the Faith of the Nation, 1730-1835”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BS, University of Georgia; MA, University of Georgia)

Employment:The Ministry (O)

 

Dissertator: Shelden, Rachel Aliyah

Dissertation title:“Washington Brotherhood: Friendship, Politics, and the Coming of the Civil War”.

Advisor: Holt, Michael F.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Stanford University; MA University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Oklahoma, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Dissertator: Throckmorton, Anne Ruth

Dissertation title: “The Persistence of Saints in Early Modern England”.  

Advisor: Halliday, Paul D.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Randolph Macon College, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Dissertator: Zimring, David Ross

Dissertation title:“Crossing the Line: Northern-Born Men and Women in the Confederacy”.

Advisor: Gallagher, Gary W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of California; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Montgomery College, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Degrees Awarded December 2010

Dissertator: Eldred, Jason Eliot

Dissertation title:“Imperial Spain in the English Imagination, 1563-1662”.

Advisor: Halliday, Paul D.

Previous Degrees: (BA, College of William and Mary; MA, University of St. Andrews)

Employment:Westmont College, Adjunct Professor of History (Non-TT)

 

Degrees Awarded August 2010

Dissertator: Hayter, Julian Maxwell

Dissertation title:“We've Been Overcome: Black Voter Mobilization and White Resistance in Richmond, VA, 1954-1985”.

Advisor: Balogh, Brian H.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Washington; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Richmond, Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies (TT)

 

Dissertator: Meyer, Victoria N

Dissertation title:“Divining the Pox: The Controversy over Smallpox Inoculation in Eighteenth-Century France”.

Advisor: Rosenfeld, Sophia A.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Arizona; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Arizona, Assistant Professor and Director of Bachelor of General Studies Program (TT)

 

Dissertator: Nicoletti, Cynthia Lisa

Dissertation title:“The Great Question of the War: The Legal Status of Secession in the Aftermath of the American Civil War, 1865-1869”.

Advisor: Gallagher, Gary W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Virginia; JD, Harvard University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Virginia, Law School, Associate Professor (T)

 

Dissertator: Sawyer, Logan Everett III

Dissertation title: “Federalism and Reform: Party Politics and Constitutional Argument in the Progressive Era Fight for Federal Child Labor Reform”.

Advisor: McCurdy, Charles W.

Previous Degrees: (BS, University of North Carolina; JD, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Georgia, Law School, Associate Professor of Law (T)

 

Dissertator: Wongsrichanalai, Kanisorn “Kid”

Dissertation title:“The Burden of Their Class: College-Educated New Englanders and Leadership in the Civil War Era”.

Advisor: Gallagher, Gary W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Bowdoin College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Angelo State University, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Degrees Awarded May 2010

Dissertator: Dean, Adam Wesley

Dissertation title:“An Agrarian Republic: How Conflict Over Land Use Shaped the Civil War and Reconstruction”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of California; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Lynchburg College, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Goff, Chlorie Elizabeth “Lisa”

Dissertation title:“Shantytowns in the United States, 1820-1890”.

Advisor: Hale, Grace E.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Collage of William and Mary; MS, Northwestern University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Virginia, Department of English & American Studies/Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Culture, Assistant Professor (TT)

 

Dissertator: Meier, Kathryn Shively

Dissertation title:“No Place for the Sick": Nature's War on Civil War Soldier Health in 1862 Virginia”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of California; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Virginia Commonwealth University, Associate Professor of American Civil War and Environmental History (T)

 

Dissertator: Mushal, Amanda Reece

Dissertation title:“My Word is My Bond": Honor, Commerce, and Status in the Antebellum South”Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, College of William and Mary; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:The Citadel, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Nevin, Mark David

Dissertation title:“Politicized Democracy: The Nixon Presidency and the Rise of Public Opinion Polling in American Politics”.

Advisor: Balogh, Brian H.

Previous Degrees: (BA, SUNY Albany; MA, St. John’s College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Ohio University, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Dissertator: Stoermer, R.S. Taylor

Dissertation title:“Constitutional Sense, Revolutionary Sensibility: Political Cultures in the Making and Breaking of British Virginia, 1707-1776”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Redlands; JD, Tulane University; MA, John Hopkins University)

Employment:Harvard University, Research Historian (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Winslow, Stanley Blakely Jr

Dissertation title:“A Boy's Empire:  The British Public School as Imperial Training Ground, 1850-1918”.

Advisor: Schuker, Stephen A.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Vanderbilt University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment: McLennan College, History Lecturer (Non-TT)

 

Degrees Awarded December 2009

Dissertator: Gillis, Matthew Bryan

Dissertation title:“Gottschalk of Orbais:  A Study of Power and Spirituality in a Ninth-Century Life”.  Advisor: Kershaw, Paul J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Wisconsin; MA, Western Michigan University)

Employment:University of Tennessee, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Degrees Awarded August 2009

Dissertator: Botts, Joshua D

Dissertation title:“Between Nightmares and Dreams: The Cold War and Neoconservative Strategic Culture, 1968-2000”.

Advisor: Leffler, Melvyn P.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Florida; MA, University of Florida)

Employment:U.S. Department of State, Research Historian (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Torget, Andrew Jonathan

Dissertation title:“Cotton Empire: Slavery and the Texas Borderlands, 1820-1837”. .

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Texas A&M University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University North Texas, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Degrees Awarded May 2009

Dissertator: Dierksheide, Christa Breault

Dissertation title:The Amelioration of Slavery in the Anglo-American Imagination, 1770-1840”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA. University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Historian (O-R)     

 

Dissertator: Geraghty, David Alan

Dissertation title:“Emigrants, Exiles, Refugees, and Appeals for Land Grants in America’s Public Lands, 1783-1852”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Michigan; MA, University of Richmond)

Employment:Longwood University, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Dissertator: Haberkern, Phillip Nelson

Dissertation title:“The Presence of the Past: History, Memory, and the Making of St. Jan Hus”.

Advisor: Midelfort, H.C. Erik

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of North Carolina; MTS, Harvard University, MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Boston University, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Dissertator: Jortner, Adam Joseph

Dissertation title:“Reign of Witches: A Political History of American Miracles, 1780-1840”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, College of William and Mary; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:  Auburn University, Associate Professor (T)

 

Dissertator: Stoykovich, Eric C

Dissertation title:“In the National Interest: Improving Domestic Animals and the Making of the United States, 1815-1870”.

Advisor: Russell, Edward P.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Brown University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Maryland, Archives and Special Collections, Archivist (O-R)

 

Degrees Awarded December 2008

Dissertator: Alexander, Michael Jeffrey

Dissertation title:“Disputing Vows: Struggling for a Spouse in the Paduan Episcopal Court (c.1400-1500)”.

Advisor: Osheim, Duane J/Schutte, Anne J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Vanderbilt University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Miss Hall’s School, History Teacher (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Bridges, David Keith

Dissertation title:“In Moscow’s Image: Creating a Soviet State and Society in Kaliningrad Province, 1945-1970”.

Advisor: Rossman, Jeff J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Furman College; MA, American University)

Employment:Unknown

 

Dissertator: Holt, Daniel Stephen

Dissertation title:“Acceptable Risk: Law, Regulation and the Politics of American Financial Markets, 1878-1930”.

Advisor: Zunz, Olivier

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of New York; MA, University of New York)

Employment: U.S. Senate Historical Office, Assistant Historian (O-R)

 

Dissertator: McMahon, Stephanie Hunter

Dissertation title:“Money, Sex, and Tax Policy: Developments in Tax Avoidance and Martial Tax Returns, 1913-1948”.

Advisor: McCurdy, Charles W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Oglethorpe University; JD, Harvard University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Cincinnati, College of Law, Professor (T)

 

Dissertator: Rakove, Robert Benjamin

Dissertation title:“A Genuine Departure: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Nonaligned World”.

Advisor: Leffler, Melvyn P.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Stanford University MA, Stanford University)

Employment:Stanford University, International Relations Program, History Lecturer (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Speiser, Matthew Aaron

Dissertation title:“Seeking the Roots of the Lost Cause: The Continuity of Regional Celebration in the White South, 1850-1872”.

Advisor: Gallagher, Gary W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Williams College, MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Marymount School, History Teacher (O-R)

 

Degrees Awarded August 2008

Dissertator: Blair, Melissa Estes

Dissertation title:“Women’s Organizations and Grassroots Politics: Denver, Durham, and Indianapolis, 1960-1975”.

Advisor: Aron, Cindy S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Kentucky; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Warren Wilson College, Assistant Professor of History and Political Science (TT)

 

Dissertator: Jackson, Robert Andrew

Dissertation title:“Fade In, Crossroads: The Southern Cinema, 1890-1940”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Chicago; MA, Loyola Marymount College; PhD, New York University; MA, Univ. of Virginia)

Employment:University of Tulsa, Associate Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies (T)

 

Dissertator: Martin, Roderick Henry

Dissertation title:“The Reformation of Conscience: Rhetoric in the Lutheran Casuistry of Friedrich Balduin (1575-1627)”.

Advisor: Midelfort, H.C. Erik

Previous Degrees: (BA, Clark University; MTS, Boston University)

Employment:Piedmont Community College, Adjunct Associate Professor of History (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Martinez, Jaime Amanda

Dissertation title:“For the Defense of the State: Slave Impressment in Confederate Virginia and North Carolina”.

Advisor: Gallagher, Gary W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Pennsylvania State University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Degrees Awarded May 2008

Dissertator: Haffner, Jeanne Marie

Dissertation title:“Social Space Revolution: Aerial Photography, Social Science, and Urban Politics in Post War France”. 

Advisor: Rosenfeld, Sophia A.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Michigan; MA, University of Chicago)

Employment:Dumbarton Oaks, Mellon Post-Doc

 

Dissertator: Jorgensen, Dolores Marie “Dolly”

Dissertation title:“Private Need, Public Order: Urban Sanitation in Late Medieval England and Scandinavia”.

Advisor: Carlson, W. Bernard

Previous Degrees: (BS, Texas A&M University; MA, University of Houston)

Employment:Lulea University, Environmental Studies, Associate Professor (T)

 

Dissertator: Matthews, Scott Leslie

Dissertation title:“Up Against The World Like It Is: Documentary Expression In The South, 1925-1965”.

Advisor: Hale, Grace E.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Guilford College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Georgia State University, History Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Internship (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Metcalf, Cynthia Gray-Ware

Dissertation title:“From Morality Play to Celebrity: Women, Gender, and Performing Modernity In Egypt: c. 1850-1939”.

Advisor: Clancy-Smith, Julia

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Independent Scholar (O)

 

Dissertator: Murphy, Brian Phillips

Dissertation title:“Empire State Building: Interests, Institutions, and the Formation of States and Parties in New York, 1783-1845”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Haverford College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Baruch College, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Nichols, Christopher McKnight

Dissertation title:“From Empire to Isolation: Internationalism and Isolationism in American Thought”.

Advisor: Zunz, Olivier

Previous Degrees: (BA, Wesleyan University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Oregon State University, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Ragosta, John Andrew

Dissertation title:“Fighting for Freedom: How Virginia’s Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Religious Liberty”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BS, Grove City College; JD, University of Virginia; MA, George Washington University)

Employment:Oberlin College, Visiting Assistant Professor of History (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Schermerhorn, Calvin Jack 

Dissertation title:“Against All Odds: Slavery and Enslaved Families in the Making of the Antebellum Chesapeake”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, St. Mary’s College; MTS, Harvard University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Arizona State University,Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Van Cleve, George William

Dissertation title:“A Slaveholders Union: The Law and Politics of American Slavery, 1770-1821”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Chicago; JD, Harvard University; MA, University of Oxford)

Employment:Independent Scholar (O)

 

Dissertator: Witmer, Andrew Daryl

Dissertation title:“God’s Interpreters: Protestant Missionaries, African Converts and Conceptions of Race in the United States, 1830-1910”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Taylor University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:James Madison University, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Degrees Awarded December 2007

Dissertator: Loss, Christopher Perry

Dissertation title:“Form Democracy to Diversity: The Politics of American Higher Education in the Twentieth Century”.

Advisor: Balogh, Brian H.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Pennsylvania State University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Vanderbilt University, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education (T)

 

Dissertator: Wilson, Rai Imani 

Dissertation title:“Foundations of Sand: Federalism, Formalism, and the Matter of Money in the African-American Legal Experience, Florida, 1900-1950”.

Advisor: McCurdy, Charles W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Princeton University; JD, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of California San Diego, History Lecturer (Non-TT)

 

Degrees Awarded August 2007

Dissertator: Bracken, Hillary Jean

Dissertation title:Maternity and Child Welfare Reform in North India, 1900-1947”.

Advisor: Nair, Neeti

Previous Degrees: (BA, Dartmouth College; MA, University of California)

Employment:Gynuity Health Projects, New York, NY, SR Program Associate (O)

 

Dissertator: Gao, Bei

Dissertation title:“China, Japan and the Flight of European Jewish Refugees to Shanghai, 1938-1945”.

Advisor: Reed, Bradly W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Kitaleyshu; MA, University of Kitaleyshu)

Employment:University of North Carolina Wilmington, Assistant Professor of International Studies (TT)

 

Dissertator: May, Vanessa Harkins

Dissertation title:“Working in Public and in Private: Domestic Service, Women’s Reform And The Meaning of the Middle-Class Home in New York City, 1870-1940”.

Advisor: Aron, Cindy S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Vassar College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Seton Hall University, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Degrees awarded May 2007

Dissertator: Sribnick, Ethan G

Dissertation title:“Rehabilitating Child Welfare: Children and Public Policy, 1945-1980”.

Advisor: McCurdy, Charles W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Chicago; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:New York Institute of Technology, Adjunct Assistant Professor (Non-TT)

 

Degrees awarded December 2006

Dissertator: Hochstetler, Laurie Anne

Dissertation title:“Sacred Rites: Religious Rituals and the Transformation of American Puritanism”

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, John Hopkins University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Unknown

 

Dissertator: Mooney, Alfonso John IV

Dissertation title:“Shadows of Dominion: White Men and Power in Slavery, War, and the New South”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Middlebury College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Windhover Capital Management, Financial Advisor (O)

 

Dissertator: Muravchik, Stephanie Natalya

Dissertation title:“Came To Believe: American Faith In An Age Of Psychology”.

Advisor: Balogh, Brian H.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Maryland; MA, University of Maryland; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Claremont McKenna College, Visiting Assistant Professor (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Nehls, Christopher Courtney                                                              

Dissertation title:“A Grand and Glorious Feeling: The American Legion and American Nationalism between the World Wars”.

Advisor: Balogh, Brian H.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Virginia, MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:FierceMarkets, FierceCities Newsletter, Editor (O)

 

Dissertator: Reis, Jehnie I

Dissertation title:“French and Foreign Students in Interwar Paris: Creating the Cite Universitaire”.

Advisor: Berlanstein, Lenard R.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Tulane University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Point Park University, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Dissertator: Vandermeulen, David John

Dissertation title:“The Country of the Second Chance: Economic Failure and Recovery in Atchinson County, Kansas, 1865-1896”.

Advisor: Zunz, Olivier

Previous Degrees: (BA, Princeton University; JD, University of Chicago; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Attorney (O)

 

Degrees awarded August 2006

Dissertator: Black, Monica

Dissertation title:“The Meaning of Death and the Making of Three Berlins: A History, 1933-1961”

Advisor: Confino, Alon

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of North Carolina; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Tennessee, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Pierce, Katherine Anna

Dissertation title:“Networks of Disunion: Politics, Print Culture, and the Coming of the Civil War”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Allegheny College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Unknown

 

Degrees awarded May 2006

Dissertator: Cuthbertson, Susan

Dissertation title:“Politics, Empire, and the Italian Nation, 1896-1949”.

Advisor: Schuker, Stephen A.

Previous Degrees: (BA, San Francisco State University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Independent Scholar (O)

 

Dissertator: Fleche, Andre Michel

Dissertation title:“The Revolution of 1861: The Legacy of the European Revolutions of 1848 and the American Civil War”.

Advisor: Gallagher, Gary W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Syracuse University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Castleton State College, Associate Professor & History Department Chair (T)

 

Dissertator: Flemma, Thomas James

Dissertation title:“Taming the ‘Chaos of a Mighty World’: Contesting California Culture, 1846-1856”.

Advisor: Holt, Michael F.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Stanford University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:The Hotchkiss School, Associate Head of School and Dean of Faculty, Chair of History Department (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Riedl, John M

Dissertation title:“Language and the Making of Race in the United States, 1827-1900”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Montgomery College, Professor of History and Political Science (T)

 

Dissertator: Stokes, Laura Patricia

Dissertation title:“Demons of Urban Reform: The Rise of Witchcraft Prosecution in Basel, Lucerne, and Nuremberg, 1430-1530”.

Advisor: Midelfort, H.C. Erik

Previous Degrees: (BA, Reed College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Stanford University, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Degrees awarded December 2005

Dissertator: Brooks, Clayton McClure

Dissertation title:“Conversations across the Color Line: Interracial Cooperation and the Making of Segregation in Virginia, 1900-1930”.

Advisor: Hale, Grace E.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Roanoke College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Mary Baldwin College, Assistant Professor (TT)

 

Dissertator: Hoff, Derek Seabury

Dissertation title:“Are We Too Many: The Population Debate and Policymaking in the Twentieth-Century United States”.

Advisor: Zunz, Olivier

Previous Degrees: (BA, Carleton College; MA, University of Oregon)

Employment:University of Utah, Associate Professor (T)

 

Dissertator: Minton, Amy Karen Rider

Dissertation title:“A Culture of Respectability: Southerners and Social Relations in Richmond, Virginia, 1820-1865”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Princeton University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Marymount University, Assistant Professor (TT)

 

Dissertator: Morrissey, Christof Nikolaus

Dissertation title:“National Socialism and Dissent among the Ethnic Germans of Slovakia and Croatia, 1938-1945”.

Advisor: Schuker, Stephen A.

Previous Degrees: (BA, State University of New York; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Berlin School of English, Teacher (O-R)

 

Degrees awarded August 2005

Dissertator: Bolden, Jesse

Dissertation title:“A Study of the Rise and Fall of the John McCown Liberation Movement in Hancock County, Georgia, 1870-1976”.

Advisor: Thomas, William G. III

Previous Degrees: (BA, Virginia Union University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Ogeechee Ministries of God, Pastor & teacher (O)

 

Dissertator: Jennison, Watson Woodson, III 

Dissertation title:“Cultivating Race:  Slavery and Expansion in Georgia, 1750-1860”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of North Carolina; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Assistant Professor of History (TT) 

 

Dissertator: Lee, Susanna Michele

Dissertation title:“Claiming the Union:  Stories of Loyalty in the Post-Civil War South”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of California; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:North Carolina State, Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Programs (T)

 

Degrees awarded May 2005 

Dissertator: Ackerman, Michael

Dissertation title:“Interpreting the “’Newer Knowledge of Nutrition’”:  Science, Interests, and Values in the Making of Dietary Advice in the United States, 1915-1965”.

Advisor: Kett, Joseph F.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Brown University; MA, Brown University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:CSC, Senior Programmer/Analyst (O)    

 

Dissertator: Doody, Colleen Patrice

Dissertation title:“Anticommunism in America:  Detroit’s Cold War, 1945-1960”.

Advisor: Lichtenstein, Nelson

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Chicago; MA, James Madison University)

Employment:De Paul University, Associate Professor of History and Associate Department Chair (T)

 

Dissertator: Drogula, Fred Kilday

Dissertation title:“The Office of the Provincial Governor under the Roman Republic and Empire (To AD 235):  Conception and Tradition”.

Advisor: Meyer, Elizabeth A.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Kenyon College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Providence College, Associate Professor of History (T) 

 

Dissertator: Fisher, Nevan Andrew

Dissertation title:“A House Divided:  Christmas Church and the Protestant Community of Anqing”.

Advisor: Israel, John W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Wake Forest University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Nazareth College, Associate Professor of History and Political Science, Director of International Studies, Director of the Center for International Education (T) 

 

Dissertator: Janney-Lucas, Caroline Elizabeth

Dissertation title:“If not for the Ladies’:  Ladies’ Memorial Associations and the Making of the Lost Cause”.

Advisor: Gallagher, Gary W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Purdue University, Professor (T) 

 

Dissertator: Owens, James Clayton, Jr.

Dissertation title:“Between King and Conscience:  Law, Politics, and Community in Early Modern England’s Diocese of Winchester, 1520-1641”.

Advisor: Halliday, Paul D.

Previous Degrees: (BA, James Madison University; MA, University of Virginia; JD, University of Virginia)

Employment:Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, Attorney (O)

 

Dissertator: Parkinson, Robert Glenn

Dissertation title:“Enemies of the People:  The Revolutionary War and Race in the New American Nation”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Tennessee; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Binghamton University, Assistant Professor (TT) 

 

Dissertator: Thorndike, Joseph Jacobs, III

Dissertation title:“The Price of Civilization:  Taxation for Depression and War, 1932-1945”.

Advisor: Lichtenstein, Nelson

Previous Degrees: (BA, Williams College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Northwestern University, School of Law, Adjunct Professor (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Whitener, Bradford Duane

Dissertation title:“Varieties of Historical Consciousness in Nineteenth-century Germany:  Ranke, Dollinger, and Marx”.

Advisor: Megill, Allan D.

Previous Degrees: (BA, California State University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Saint Mary’s University, Adjunct Professor of History (Non-TT)

 

Degrees awarded December 2004 

Dissertator: Mitchell, Dayo Nicole

Dissertation title:“The Ambiguous Distinctions of Descent:  Free People of Color and the Construction of Citizenship in Trinidad and Dominica, 1800-1838”.

Advisor: Drayton, Richard

Previous Degrees: (BA, Williams College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Stanford University, Academic Advising Director (O)

 

Dissertator: Morton, Jack Devon

Dissertation title:“Ohio’s Gallant Fight:  Northern State Politics during the Reconstruction Era, 1865-1878”.

Advisor: Holt, Michael F.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Williams College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Cengage Learning, Staff Accountant (O)

 

Dissertator: Murphy, Sharon Ann

Dissertation title:“Security in an Uncertain World:  Life Insurance and the Emergence of Modern America”.

Advisor: Thomas, Mark

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Providence College, Professor of History (T) 

 

Degrees awarded August 2004

Dissertator: Celello, Kristin Mary

Dissertation title:“Making Marriage Work:  Marital Success and Failure in the United States, 1920-1980”.

Advisor: Aron, Cindy S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Wake Forest University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Queens College, Associate Professor of History (T) 

 

Dissertator: De Schweinitz, Rebecca Lyn

Dissertation title:“‘If They Could Change the World’:  Children, Childhood, and African-American Civil Rights Politics”.

Advisor: Aron, Cindy S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Brigham Young University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Brigham Young University, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Delnore, Allyson Jaye

Dissertation title:“Political Convictions:  French Deportation Projects in the Age of Revolutions, 1791-1854”.

Advisor: Rosenfeld, Sophia A.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Westminster College; MA, University of Massachusetts)

Employment:University of Pittsburgh, Associate Director of the European Union Center, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Hsieh, Wayne

Dissertation title:“The Old Army in War and Peace: West Pointers and the Civil War Era, 1814-1865”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L/Gallagher, Gary W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Yale University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Degrees awarded May 2004 

Dissertator: Bynum, Cornelius Lyn

Dissertation title:“Fighting for Identity:  A. Philip Randolph’s Search for Class-Consciousness in the Age of the Harlem Renaissance”.

Advisor: Zunz, Olivier

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Purdue University, Associate Professor of History and Associate Director of the African American Studies and Research Center (T) 

 

Dissertator: Carp, Benjamin Louis

Dissertation title:“Cityscapes and Revolution:  Political Mobilization and Urban Spaces in North America, 1740-1783”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Yale University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Brooklyn College, CUNY, Associate Professor and Daniel M. Lyons Chair of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Hohenstein, Kurt Alan 

Dissertation title:“Coining Corruption:  Deliberative Democracy, the Constitution, and the Making of the American Campaign Finance System, 1876-1976”.

Advisor: McCurdy, Charles W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Nebraska; JD, University of Nebraska; MA, University of Nebraska)

Employment:Winona State, Assistant Professor of History and Co-Director of the Law and Society Program (TT)

 

Dissertator: Morsman, Amy Feely

Dissertation title:“The Big House after Slavery:  Virginia’s Plantation Elite and their Postbellum Domestic Experiment”.

Advisor: Aron, Cindy S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Wake Forest University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Middlebury College, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Murphy, Maire Agnes

Dissertation title:“The Metropolitan Project:  Leadership, Policy and Development in St. Louis, Missouri, 1945-1980”.

Advisor: Zunz, Olivier

Previous Degrees: (BA, St. Louis University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Washington Univ. St. Louis, American Culture Studies, Academic Coordinator (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Neem, Johann Nuru 

Dissertation title:“The Transformation of Civil Society in Massachusetts, 1780s-1840s”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Brown University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Western Washington University, Professor (T)

 

Degrees awarded December 2003 

Dissertator: Bon Tempo, Carl Joseph

Dissertation title:“Americans at the Gate:  The Politics of American Refugee Policy, 1952-1980”.

Advisor: Lichtenstein, Nelson

Previous Degrees: (BA, Georgetown University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Suny Albany, Associate Professor (T)

 

Dissertator: Mattozzi, Louisa Parker

Dissertation title:“The Feminine Art of Politics and Diplomacy:  The Roles of Duchesses in Early Modern Italy”.

Advisor: Schutte, Anne J/Osheim, Duane J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Agnes Scott College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:U.S. Department of State, Program Manager (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Richards, Lawrence G., Jr.

Dissertation title:“Union Free and Proud”:  America’s Anti-Union Culture and the Decline of Organized Labor”.

Advisor: Lichtenstein, Nelson

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Texas; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Miami University Ohio, Visiting Assistant Professor (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Schoen, Brian Dale 

Dissertation title:“The Fragile Fabric of Union:  The Cotton South, Federal Politics, and the Atlantic World, 1783-1861”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Arkansas; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Ohio University, Associate Professor (T)

 

Degrees awarded August 2003

Dissertator: Garver, Valerie Louise

Dissertation title:Carolingian Aristocratic Women and the Transmission of Culture”. 

Advisor: Noble, Tom

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Kansas; MA, University of York)

Employment:Northern Illinois University, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor (T)

 

Dissertator: Kirn, John Frederick, Jr.

Dissertation title:Voters, Parties, and Legislative Politics in New York State, 1846-1876”.

Advisor: Holt, Michael F.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Cornell University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:John Tyler Community College, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Laub, Thomas Johnston

Dissertation title:The Politics of Occupation: The German Military Administration in France, 1940-1944”.

Advisor: Schuker, Stephen A.

Previous Degrees: (BA, St. Lawrence University; MA, American University)

Employment:Delta State University, Assistant Professor of Social Science (TT)

 

Dissertator: Wullf (Diefenderfer), Lara Mary

Dissertation title:Making and Unmaking Saints in Seventeenth-Century Madrid”.

Advisor: Schutte, Anne J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Dickinson College; MTS, Harvard University)

Employment:St. Catherine’s School, Head of Upper School (O-R)

 

Degrees awarded May 2003

Dissertator: Hudgins, Nicole Herz

Dissertation title:Photographic Culture in Two Industrial Cities: Manchester and Lille, 1839-1914”.

Advisor: Berlanstein, Lenard R.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Northwestern University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Baltimore, Associate Professor of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies (T)

 

Dissertator: Irons, Charles Frederick

Dissertation title:“’The Chief Cornerstone’: The Spiritual foundations of Virginia’s Slave Society, 1740-1861”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Elon College, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: La Fleur, James Daniel

Dissertation title:The Culture of Crops on the Gold Coast (West Africa) from the Earliest Times to circa 1850”.

Advisor: Miller, Joseph A.

Previous Degrees: (MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Virginia, Lecturer (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Meacham, Sarah Hand

Dissertation title:From Women’s Province to Men’s domain: Gender, Technology, and Alcohol in the Chesapeake, 1690 to 1800”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Smith College; MA, Vanderbilt University)

Employment:Virginia Commonwealth University, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Sadosky, Leonard Joseph III

Dissertation title:Revolutionary Negotiations: A History of American Diplomacy with Europe and Native America in the Age of Jefferson”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Connecticut; MA, Miami University)

Employment:  Manahattan Institute, Adam Smith Society, Communications Manager (O)

 

Dissertator: Sheehan-Dean, Aaron Charles

Dissertation title:The Family War: Motivation and Commitment in the American Civil War”.

Advisor: Gallagher, Gary W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Northwestern University MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Louisiana State University, Fred C. Frey Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Vettel, Eric James

Dissertation title:“’Research Life!’ Bioscientists, the Bay Area, and a Research Revolution, 1946-1972”.

Advisor: Parshall, Karen

Previous Degrees: (BA, Stanford University; MA, Stanford University)

Employment:American Energy Society, President/CEO (O)

 

Degrees awarded December 2002

Dissertator: Dhavan, Purnima

Dissertation title:The Warriors’ Way: The Making of the Eighteenth-Century Khalsa Panth”.

Advisor: Barnett, Richard B.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Michigan; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Washington, Howard and Frances Keller Endowed Professor in History/Associate Professor (T)

 

Dissertator: Morris, Andrew James Francis

Dissertation title:Charity, Therapy, and Poverty: Private Social Service in the Era of Public Welfare”.

Advisor: Zunz, Olivier

Previous Degrees: (BA, Brown University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Union College, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Lamey (Sklaroff), Lauren Rebecca

Dissertation title:Ambivalent Inclusion: The State, Race, and Official Culture, 1930-1950”.

Advisor: Lichtenstein, Nelson

Previous Degrees: (BA, Wellesley College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of South Carolina, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Degrees awarded August 2002

Dissertator: Creasman, Allyson F

Dissertation title:Policing the Word: The Control of Print and Public Expression in early-Modern Augsburg, 1520-1648”.

Advisor: Midelfort, H.C. Erik

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Florida; JD, University of Florida; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Carnegie Mellon University, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Froysland, Haley Susan

Dissertation title:Para el Bien Comun: Charity, Health, and Moral Order in Bogotà, Colombia, 1850-1936”.

Advisor: Braun, Herbert T.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Hope College; MA, University of Florida)

Employment:Indiana University South Bend, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Degrees awarded May 2002

Dissertator: Campion, David Andrew

Dissertation title:Watchmen of the Raj: The United Provinces Police, 1870-1931 and the Dilemmas of Colonial Policing in British India”.

Advisor: Barnett, Richard B.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Georgetown University MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:  Lewis and Clark College, Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Associate Professor of History and Department Chair (T)

 

Dissertator: Culpepper, Danielle

Dissertation title:Court, Convent, and Counter Reformation: Ursulines in the Farnese Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, 1575-1731”.

Advisor: Osheim, Duane J/Schutte, Anne J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Lewis and Clark College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Virginia Rare Book School, Director of Budget and Finance (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Fain, W. Taylor III

Dissertation title:Toll-Gates and Barbicans of Empire: The United States, Great Britain, and the Persian Gulf Region, 1950-1968”.

Advisor: Leffler, Melvyn P.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Virginia; MSFS, Georgetown University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of North Carolina Wilmington, Associate Professor of History or Graduate Coordinator (T)

 

Dissertator: Ingram, Robert Glynn

Dissertation title:Nation, Empire, and Church: Thomas Secker, Anglican Identity, and Public Life in Georgian Britain, 1700-1770”.

Advisor: Halliday, Paul P/Midelfort, H.C. Erik

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of the South; MA. University of Virginia)

Employment:Ohio University, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Jones, Bernie Donna-Maria 

Dissertation title:Critical Race Theory: Protesting Against Formalism in the Law, 1969-1999”.

Advisor: McCurdy, Charles W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Hunter College; JD, New York University; MA, Univ. of Virginia)

Employment:Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts (O)

 

Dissertator: Lee, Lauranett Lorraine

Dissertation title:Crucible in the Classroom: The Freedpeople and Their Teachers, Charlottesville, VA 1861-1876”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Mundelein College; MA, Virginia State University)

Employment:Virginia Museum, VA Historical Society, Curator of African American History (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Mizelle, Peter Christopher

Dissertation title:“‘Battle with Famine’: Soviet Relief and the Tatar Republic, 1921-1922”.

Advisor: Geraci Robert P/Rossman, Jeff J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Dickinson College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Central Intelligence Agency (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Norris, Stephen Michael

Dissertation title:Russian Images of War: The Lubok and Wartime Culture, 1812-1917”.

Advisor: Geraci, Robert P.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Millikin University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Miami University of Ohio, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Assistant Director and Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Norton, Peter Daniel

Dissertation title:Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City”.

Advisor: Balogh, Brian H.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Delaware; MA, University of Delaware)

Employment:University of Virginia, Department of Engineering and Society, Center for Transportation Studies, Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Schroer, Timothy Louis

Dissertation title:Race after the Master Race: Germans and African Americans, 1945-1949”.

Advisor: Confino, Alon

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Dallas; JD, Harvard University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of West Georgia, Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Sheehy, Peter Phillips

Dissertation title:The Triumph of Group Therapeutics: Therapy, the Social Self, and Liberalism in America, 1910-1960”.

Advisor: Balogh, Brian H.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Columbia University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Independent Scholar (O)

 

Degrees awarded December 2001

Dissertator: Roth, Sarah Nelson

Dissertation title:Rebels and Martyrs: The Debate over Slavery in American Popular Culture, 1822-1865”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Widener University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Widener College, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the African and African American Studies Program (T)

 

Degrees award August 2001

Dissertator: Dierenfield, Kathleen Murphy

Dissertation title:Marion Talbot: the Dean of Educated Women”.

Advisor: Aron, Cindy S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, College of St. Catherine; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Canisius College, Adjunct Professor of History (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Taylor (Murrell), Amy Elizabeth

Dissertation title:The Divided Family in Civil War America, 1860-1870”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Duke University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Kentucky, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Schuyler, Lorraine Gates

Dissertation title:The Weight of Their Votes: Southern Women and Politics in the 1920's”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Yale University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Richmond, Chief of Staff, Office of the President (O)

 

Dissertator: Taylor, Scott Kenneth

Dissertation title:Honor and Violence in Castile, 1600-1650

Advisor: Midelfort, H.C. Erik, Eire, Carlos

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Chicago; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Kentucky, Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies (T)

 

Degrees awarded May 2001

Dissertator: Broome, Michael Jon

Dissertation title:Horses' Heads, Mint Drops, Talking Rats, and Bell Ringers: Mid-Nineteenth Century American Politics and the Wild World of Political Cartoons”.

Advisor: Holt, Michael F.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Haverford College; JD, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Senior Advisor (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Koerner, Steven Richard

Dissertation title:The Conservative Youth Movement: A Study in Right-Wing Political Culture and Activism, 1950-1980”.

Advisor: Kett, Joseph F.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Georgetown University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Recurrent Energy, Director of Government Affairs (O)

 

Dissertator: Milazzo, Paul Charles

Dissertation title:Legislating the Solution to Pollution: Congress and the Development of Water Pollution Control Policy, 1945-1975”.

Advisor: Balogh, Brian H.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Amherst College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Ohio University, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Van Hook, Laurie West

Dissertation title:The Allies, the Axis, and the Serb-Croat Muddle, 1939-1945”.

Advisor: Schucker, Stephen A.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Bates College; JD, University of Richmond; MA, University of Richmond)

Employment:U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Historian (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Watkinson, Patricia Ferguson

Dissertation title:Empire's Champion: Leo Amery and the Imperial Idea, 1900-1945”

Advisor: Edsall, Nicholas C.

Previous Degrees: (BA, College of William and Mary; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Randolph-Macon College, Assistant Professor (TT)

 

Degrees awarded August 2000

Dissertator: Clevenger, Bryson Edward

Dissertation title:Ireland and the Ultraradicals: A Rhetoric of Engagement and Detachment in British Working-Class Ideology”.

Advisor: Thomas, Mark

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of South Florida; MA, University of New Orleans)

Employment:Piedmont Community College, Adjunct Assistant Professor (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Dorr, Gregory Michael

Dissertation title:Segregation's Science: The American Eugenics Movement and Virginia, 1900-1980”.

Advisor: Kett, Joseph F.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Dartmouth College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Lone Pine Tree Care, Owner (O)

 

Dissertator: Guba, James Edward

Dissertation title:Cardinal Jacques Davy Du Perron: Conversion, Schism, and Politics in Early Modern France”.

Advisor: Osheim, Duane J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Princeton University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:The Ministry (O)

 

Dissertator: Hammond, Mitchell Lewis Love

Dissertation title:The Origins of Civic Health Care in Early Modern Germany”.

Advisor: Midelfort, H.C. Erik

Previous Degrees: (BA, Yale University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Victoria, British Columbia, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Dissertator: Koschnik, Albrecht

Dissertation title:Voluntary Associations, Political Culture, and the Public Sphere in Philadelphia, 1780-1830”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (MA, John Hopkins University)

Employment:  Independent Scholar (O)

 

Dissertator: Lewis, Andrew Benjamin

Dissertation title:Wandering in Two Worlds: Race, Citizenship, and Education in Virginia since 1945”.

Advisor: Gaston, Paul M.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Red Room, Blog Writer (O)

 

Dissertator: Sheets, Kevin Brooks

Dissertation title:Et Tu, America? The Rise and Fall of Latin in Schools, Society, and the Culture of the Educated Man”.

Advisor: Kett, Joseph F.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Gettysburg College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:SUNY Cortland, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Troutman, Phillip Davis

Dissertation title:Slave Trade and Sentiment in Antebellum Virginia”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Tennessee; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:George Washington University, Assistant Professor of Writing (TT)

 

Degrees awarded May 2000

Dissertator: Dorr, Lisa Johanna Lindquist

Dissertation title:'Messin' White Women': White Women, Black Men, and Rape in Virginia, 1900-1960”.

Advisor: Lane, Anne J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, College of Wooster; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Alabama, Associate Professor of History and College of Arts & Sciences, Associate Dean (T)

 

Dissertator: Eisenach, Emlyn

Dissertation title:Marriage, Concubinage, and Marriage Dissolution in Sixteenth-Century Verona”.

Advisor: Schutte, Anne J/Midelfort, H.C. Erik

Previous Degrees: (BA, Yale University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Chicago, Admissions Office (O)

 

Dissertator: French, Scot Andrew

Dissertation title:Remembering Nat Turner: The Rebellious Slave in American Thought, 1831 to the Present”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Syracuse University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Central Florida, Director of Center for Digital History and Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Holloran, John Robert

Dissertation title:Professors of Enlightenment at the University of Halle, 1690-1730”.

Advisor: Megill, Allan D/Midelfort, H.C. Erik

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, History Department Chair & Teacher (O-R)

 

Dissertator: LaLonde, Kristine Lynn

Dissertation title:Transformations of Authority: Reform, Rebellion, and Resistance in the Catholic Church of the 1960's”.

Advisor: Balogh, Brian H.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Michigan; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Lipscomb University, Associate Dean and Professor (T)

 

Dissertator: Mahan, Erin Rose

Dissertation title:The Burdens and Dilemmas of the Atlantic Alliance: John F. Kennedy, Charles de Gaulle and Western Europe, 1961-1963”.

Advisor: Leffler, Melvyn P.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Furman University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Office of the Secretary of Defense, Chief Historian (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Mulroney, Kelly Ann

Dissertation title:Team Research and Interdisciplinarity in French Social Science, 1925-1952”.

Advisor: Megill, Allan D.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, University of Oxford)

Employment:Dealertrack Technologies, Vice President of Product Strategy (O)

 

Dissertator: Potter, Dorothy Turner 

Dissertation title:The Cultural Influences of W. A. Mozart's Music in Philadelphia: 1786-1861”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Lynchburg College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Lynchburg College, Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Samuelson, Richard Adam 

Dissertation title:The Adams Family and the American Experiment”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Bates College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:California State San Bernardino, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Degrees awarded December 1999

Dissertator: Halperin, Terri Diane

Dissertation title:Dangerous to Liberty: The United States Senate, 1789-1821”.

Advisor: Stagg, J.C.A

Previous Degrees: (BA, Wesleyan University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Richmond, Adjunct Professor of History (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Hampson [now Patterson], Mary Regina Seeger

Dissertation title:Domesticating the Reformation: Religious Revolution and the Vocabulary of English Popular Piety”.

Advisor: Havran, Martin J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Washington and Lee University; MA, College of William and Mary)

Employment:Independent Scholar & Editor, NY (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Hay, William Anthony 

Dissertation title:Henry Brougham and the Whigs in Opposition, 1808-1830”.

Advisor: Edsall, Nicholas C.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of the South; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Mississippi State University, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Rothman, Joshua Daniel

Dissertation title:'Notorious in the Neighborhood': Interracial Sex and Interracial Families in Early National and Antebellum Virginia”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Cornell University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:  University of Alabama, Professor of History and Director of Summersell Center for the Study of the South (T)

 

Dissertator: Wright, Dianne Swann

Dissertation title:A Way Out of No Way: Learning the Ways of Freedom in the New South, 1865-1930”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Maryland; MAT, James Madison University)

Employment:Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Director of African American and Special Programs, (O-R)

 

Degrees award August 1999

Dissertator: Fort, James Bruce III 

Dissertation title:The Politics and Culture of Literacy in Georgia, 1800-1920”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Georgetown University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Did not enter job market, Independent scholar (O)

 

Dissertator: Kastor, Peter John

Dissertation title:'An Apprenticeship to Liberty': The Incorporation of Louisiana and the Struggle for Nationhood in the Early American Republic, 1803-1820”

Advisor: Stagg, J.C.A

Previous Degrees: (BA, Franklin & Marshall College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Washington University, St. Louis, Professor of History and Department Chair (T)

 

Dissertator: Trees, Andrew Spencer

Dissertation title:'A Character to Establish': Personal and National Identity in the New Nation”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Princeton University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Roosevelt University, Montesquieu Forum, Post-Doc

 

Degrees awarded May 1999

Dissertator: Carlsmith, Christopher Henry

Dissertation title:Schooling and Society in Bergamo, 1500-1650”.

Advisor: Osheim, Duane J/Schutte, Anne J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Stanford University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Professor of History and Transfer Coordinator (T)

 

Dissertator: D'Andrea, David Michael

Dissertation title:Civic Christianity in Fifteenth-Century Treviso: The Confraternity and Hospital of Saint Maria Dei Battuti”.

Advisor: Osheim, Duane J/Schutte, Anne J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Rhode Island; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor of History (TT)

 

Dissertator: Gutzman, Kevin R.C.

Dissertation title:Old Dominion, New Republic: Making Virginia Republican, 1776-1840”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Texas; MA, University of Texas; JD, University of Texas; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Western Connecticut State University, Professor of History and Graduate Coordinator (T)

 

Dissertator: Harmon, Clifford Douglas

Dissertation title:Balance and Power: Napoleonic Administration in the Department of Isere, 1800-1815”.

Advisor: Berlanstein, Lenard R.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Auburn University; MA, University of New Orleans)

Employment:Bridgewater College, Instructor of History (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Henneke, Christian Edmund

Dissertation title:The Art of Diplomacy under the Early Stuarts, 1603-42”.

Advisor: Havran, Martin J.

Previous Degrees: (BS, Virginia Polytechnic & State University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:McGuire, Woods, Battle, & Boothe Law, Partner (O)

 

Dissertator: Howard, Agnes Rose

Dissertation title:The Blessed Echoes of Truth: Catechisms and Confirmation in Puritan New England”.

Advisor: Innes, Steve

Previous Degrees: (BA, Cornell University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Gordon College, Adjunct Professor of History (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Klein, Jennifer Lisa

Dissertation title:Managing Security: The Business of American Social Policy, 1910-1960”.

Advisor: Lichtenstein, Nelson

Previous Degrees: (BA, Barnard College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Yale University, Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Landphair, Juliette Lee

Dissertation title:For the Good of the Community: Reform Activism and Public Schools in New Orleans, 1920-1960”.

Advisor: Gaston, Paul M.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Tulane University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Mary Washington, Vice President for Student Affairs (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Lassiter, Matthew David

Dissertation title:The Rise of the Suburban South: The 'Silent Majority' and the Politics of Education, 1945-1975”.

Advisor: Gaston, Paul M.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Furman University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Michigan, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Michel, Gregg Laurence

Dissertation title:The Southern Student Organizing Committee and the Radicalization of White Southern Students, 1964-1969”.

Advisor: Gaston, Paul M.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Chicago; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Texas, San Antonio, Associate Professor of History and Department Chair (T)

 

Dissertator: Rohrer, Stephen Scott

Dissertation title:Planting Pietism: Religion and Community in the Moravian Settlements of North Carolina, 1750-1830”.

Advisor: Stagg, J.C.A

Previous Degrees: (BA, Syracuse University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:National Journal, Senior Editor (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Rubin, Anne Sarah

Dissertation title:Redefining the South: Confederates, Southerners, and Americans, 1863-1868”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Princeton University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Van Hook, James Carlton

Dissertation title:Rebuilding Germany: The Creation of the Social Market Economy, 1945-1957”.

Advisor: Schuker, Stephen A.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Ohio University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Central Intelligence Agency (O-R)

 

Degrees awarded December 1998

Dissertator: Nickles, Shelley Kaplan

Dissertation title:Object Lessons: Household Appliance Design and the American Middle Class, 1920-1960”.

Advisor: Zunz, Olivier

Previous Degrees: (BA, Cornell University; MA, University of Delaware)

Employment:Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Division of Social History, Curator (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Saxon, Timothy Dale

Dissertation title:The German Side of the Hill: Nazi Conquest and Exploitation of Italy, 1943-45”.

Advisor: Schuker, Stephen A.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Averett College; MDiv Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Liberty University, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Wells, Coleman Harwell 

Dissertation title:Remapping America: Market Research and American Society, 1900-1940”.

Advisor: Zunz, Olivier

Previous Degrees: (BA, Williams College; MA, University of Iowa)

Employment:Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Associate Professor (T)

 

Degrees awarded August 1998

Dissertator: Dickson, Keith Dean

Dissertation title:The Divided Mind of Douglas Southall Freeman and the Transmission of Southern Memory”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Virginia Military Institute; MA, University of Richmond)

Employment:Joint Staff College, National Defense University, Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Jacobs, Meg

Dissertation title:The Politics of Purchasing Power: Political Economy, consumption Politics, and State-Building, 1909-1959".

Advisor: Lichtenstein, Nelson

Previous Degrees: (BA, Cornell University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Associate professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Pittman, Lester Groves

Dissertation title:Missionaries and Emissaries: The Anglican Church in Palestine, 1841-1948”.

Advisor: Edsall, Nicholas C.

Previous Degrees: (BA, The Citadel; MA, University of Southern California; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Trident Technical College, History Instructor (Non-TT)

 

Dissertator: Rampton, Martha

Dissertation title:The Gender of Magic in the Early Middle Ages”.

Advisor: Noble, Tom

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Utah; MA, University of Utah)

Employment:Pacific University, Oregon, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Shurmer, Robert Matthew

Dissertation title:Deconstructing the Nation State: The Cromwellian Invasion and Occupation of Scotland, 1650-1660”.

Advisor: Havran, Martin J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Notre Dame; MLitt, University of Aberdeen; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:St. Albans School, History Department Chair (O-R)

 

Degrees Awarded May 1998

Dissertator: Boesen, Matthew Charles

Dissertation title:From Charter to Constitution: Local Self-Government in Revolutionary Massachusetts, 1774-1780”.

Advisor: Innes, Steve

Previous Degrees: (BA, Yale University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Woodberry Forest School, History Teacher & Dean of Faculty (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Cunningham, Carleton Sewel III

Dissertation title:Anglo-French Trade, War and Diplomacy in the Early Stuart Age”.

Advisor: Havran, Martin J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of the South; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, History Teacher (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Goldberg, Eric Joseph

Dissertation title:Creating a Medieval Kingdom: Carolingian Kingship, Court Culture, and Aristocratic Society under Louis of East Francia (840-76)”.

Advisor: Noble, Tom

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:M.I.T, Associate Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Gunnoe, Charles Dewey, Jr.

Dissertation title:Thomas Erastus in Heidelberg: A Renaissance Physician during the Second Reformation, 1558-1580”.

Advisor: Midelfort, H.C. Erik

Previous Degrees:(BA, College of William and Mary; MATS, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Employment:Aquinas College, Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Hopkins, Robert Smith III

Dissertation title:U.S. Strategic Aerial Reconnaissance and the Cold War, 1945-1961”.

Advisor: Leffler, Melvyn P.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University; MA, Creighton University)

Employment:U.S. Air Force, Retired (O)

 

Dissertator: Lengel, Edward George 

Dissertation title:'Perverse and Ill-Fated People': British Perceptions of the Irish, 1840-1860”.

Advisor: Edsall, Nicholas C.

Previous Degrees: (BA, George Mason University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:White House Historical Association, Chief Historian (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Lenner, Andrew Clark

Dissertation title:The Federal Principle in American Law and Politics, 1790-1833”.

Advisor: McCurdy, Charles W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Financial Advisor (O)

 

Dissertator: Love, Richard

Dissertation title:The Cigarette Capital of the World: Labor, Race, and Tobacco in Richmond, Virginia, 1880-1980”.

Advisor: Lichtenstein, Nelson

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Maryland; MA, University of Maryland)

Employment:National Ground Intelligence, Analyst (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Mosser, Virginia Ruth

Dissertation title:Strange Mercies: The Search for Miracles in the Habsburg Monarchy from the Reign of Leopold I”.

Advisor: Midelfort, H.C. Erik

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of California; MA, University of California; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Southern Virginia University, Associate Professor of History & German (T)

 

Dissertator: Myers, Andrew Herbert

Dissertation title:Black, White, and Olive Drab: Military-Social Relations during the Civil Rights Movement at Fort Jackson and in Columbia, South Carolina”.

Advisor: Gaston, Paul M.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Davidson College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:  University of South Carolina, Spartanburg, Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Smith, John Douglas

Dissertation title:Managing White Supremacy: Politics and Culture in Virginia, 1919-1939”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of North Carolina; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Independent Scholar, Author (O)

 

Dissertator: Sprey, Ilicia Jo

Dissertation title:Papal Legates in English Politics, 1100-1272”.

Advisor: Everett, Crosby U.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Vermont; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Ivy Tech Community College, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and University Transfer Division, Dean and Professor (T)

 

Dissertator: Stephenson, Robert Scott

Dissertation title:With Swords and Plowshares: British and American Military Society in the Trans-Allegheny West, 1754-1774”.

Advisor: Innes, Steve

Previous Degrees: (BA, Juniata College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Museum of the American Revolution, Director of Collections and Interpretation (O-R)

 

Degrees Awarded December 1997

Dissertator: Freeman, Joanne Barrie

Dissertation title:Affairs of Honor: Political Combat and Political Character in the Easy Republic”.

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Yale University, Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Smith, Mark Augustus

Dissertation title:Crisis, Unity, and Partisanship: The Road to the Sedition Act”. 

Advisor: Onuf, Peter S.

Previous Degrees: (BA, College of William and Mary; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:John Burroughs School, St. Louis, History Teacher (O-R)

 

Degrees Awarded August 1997

Dissertator: Grover, Ruhi

Dissertation title:Rhythms of the Timber Trade: Forests in the Himalayan Punjab, 1850-1925”.

Advisor: Hauser, Walter

Previous Degrees: (BA, Delhi University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Otago, New Zealand, Blenheim Advisors, India Education Sector (O-R)

 

Degrees Awarded May 1997

Dissertator: Burnett, Robert Scott

Dissertation title:Creating the 34th Congress: House and Senate Elections, 1854-1855”.

Advisor: Holt, Michael F.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:UVA bookstore (O)

 

Dissertator: Flower, John Myers

Dissertation title:Portraits of Belief: Constructions of Chinese Cultural Identity in the Two Worlds of City and Countryside of Modern Sichuan Province”.

Advisor: Israel, John W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Haverford College; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Sidwell Friends School, Director of Chinese Studies Program (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Gough, Terrence James

Dissertation title:The Battle of Washington: Soldiers and Businessmen in World War I”.

Advisor: Harbaugh, Bill

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Miami; MA, University of Miami)

Employment:U.S. Army Center, Military Historian (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Haggard, Robert Francis

Dissertation title:The Persistence of Victorian Liberalism: Social Reform in Britain during the 'Great Depression', 1869-1899”.

Advisor: Edsall, Nicholas C.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of North Carolina; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Thomas Jefferson Post-Presidential Papers Project, Senior Associate Editor (University of Virginia & Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation) (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Kimball, Gregg David

Dissertation title:Place and Perception: Richmond in Late Antebellum America”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of New Hampshire; MA, University of Maryland)

Employment:Library of Virginia, Director of Public Services and Outreach (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Lewis, Charlene Boyer 

Dissertation title:Ladies and Gentlemen on Display: Planter Society at the Virginia Springs, 1790-1860”.

Advisor: Aron, Cindy S.

Previous Degrees: (BA; Kalamazoo College; MA, American University)

Employment:Kalamazoo College, Professor and Director of American Studies (T)

 

Dissertator: OBrion, Catherine Greet

Dissertation title:A Mighty Fortress is Our God': Building a Community of Faith in the Virginia Tidewater, 1772-1845”.

Advisor: Ayers, Edward L.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Supreme Court of Virginia Archives, Virginia State Law Library, Librarian-Archivist (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Ramsey, Michael Gary Lawrence

Dissertation title:No Solid Ground on Which to Stand: Diego Martinez Barrio and the Second Spanish Republic”.

Advisor: Braun, Herbert T.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Tennessee; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:Union College, Professor of History (T)

 

Dissertator: Roberts, Daniel McDonald

Dissertation title:The Puritan Political Organization of Civil War London: The Legacy of Lord High Mayor Isaac Peningtron”.

Advisor: Havran, Martin J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Presbyterian College, MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary; MA, University of Richmond)

Employment:University of Richmond, Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and History and Liberal Arts Department Chair (T)

 

Dissertator: Robertson, Lindsay Gordon

Dissertation title:Johnson v. M'Intosh: Land, Law and Politics of Federalism, 1773-1842”.

Advisor: McCurdy, Charles W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Davison College; MA, JD, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of Oklahoma, College of Law, Professor (T)

 

Dissertator: Schiller, Reuel Edward

Dissertation title:Policy Ideals and Judicial Action: Expertise, Group Pluralism and Participatory Democracy in Intellectual Thought and Legal Decision-Making, 1932-1970”.

Advisor: McCurdy, Charles W.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Yale University; JD, University of Virginia; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:University of California, Hastings College of Law, Professor (T)

 

Dissertator: Smith, Hilary Borbon

Dissertation title:'Community' and 'Belonging' in Early Modern England: Life in the Trent River Valley, 1520-1640”.

Advisor: Havran, Martin J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, University of Richmond; MA, University of Leicester)

Employment:St. Paul’s on-the-Hill Episcopal Church, Episcopal Minister (O)

 

Degrees Awarded Fall 1996

Dissertator: Holowinsky, Yurij Basil

Dissertation title:Visions of a Democratic Russia: America and Russian Liberalism, 1900-1917”.

Advisor: Sablinsky, Walter

Previous Degrees: (BA, Rutgers University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:St. Josaphat, Ukrainian Catholic Seminary Bishop (O)

 

Dissertator: Munsick, David Roger, Jr.

Dissertation title:English Government and Society under the Cromwells, 1649-1660: Reflections on a Failed Regime”.

Advisor: Havran, Martin J.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Washington and Lee University; MA, University of Virginia)

Employment:The Covenant School, Charlottesville, VA (O-R)

 

Dissertator: Snead, David Lindsey

Dissertation title:Eisenhower and the Gaither Report: The Influence of a Committee of Experts on National Security Policy in the late 1950's”.

Advisor: Leffler, Melvyn P.

Previous Degrees: (BA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University; MA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University)

Employment:Liberty University, Professor of History (T)