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Dissertations in Progress

Our current Ph.D. students are doing research in these areas. 

  • Journey Steward, “Immigrants or Prostitutes? Panic over White Slavery in France, Britain and the United States.”
    Directors: Nancy Wingfield, Sean Farrell 
  • Ian Burns, “In Service of Ireland: The Irish Volunteers, 1913-16.”
    Director: Sean Farrell
  • J. Marcos Reynolds, “System of Indebtedness: Wage Garnishment and Minority Communities in Chicago, 1950-1969."
    Director: Rosemary Feurer 
  • Nicole Dressler, “Morality, Convict Servitude and the Rise of Humanitarianism in the Anglo-American World, 1718-88.”
    Director: Aaron Fogleman 
  • Robert Marach, “Textbooks and Traitors: Civil War Veterans and Patriotic Education.”
    Director: James Schmidt 
  • Heeyoung Choi, “Cultural Convergence and Musical Nationalism: The Transnational Concept of kugak (national music) through an Analysis of Korean Musicking in Early 20th Century Korea and Hawai’I”
    Director: E. Taylor Atkins 
  • Kevin Luginbill, “Building an Imperial World: Imperial Ideologies and the Politics of the Tariff Reform Movement in the British Empire, 1900-14.”
    Director: Sean Farrell 
  • Matthew Maletz, “Revolution by Education: Indians and the Guatemalan State, 1944-54.”
    Director: Anne Hanley
  • Katrina Chludzinski, “Choosing Race: Anglo-Burmese Identity, 1885-1962”
    Director: Trude Jacobsen