Graduate Studies

Recent Dissertations in History

2010 to Present

Kevin Brown
“The Nature of Lumber: Work, Environment, and Forestry in Minnesota and Louisiana, 1890-1940,” 2012.
Advisor: Trotter

Laurence M. Burke, II
"What To Do With the Airplane? Determining the Role of the Airplane in the US Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, 1908-1930." 2015.
Advisor: Hounshell

Fidel Makoto Campet
"Housing in Black Pittsburgh: Community Struggles and the State, 1916-1973," 2011.
Advisor: Trotter

Deirdre Clemente
"From Snobs to Slobs: Collegiate Culture and the Transformation of the American Wardrobe, 1900-1960," 2010.
Advisor: Sandage

Rajeshwari Dutt
"Managing the Interstices: Cacique Politics in Late Colonial and Early National Yucatan," 2012.
Advisor: Eiss

Yan Gao
"Transforming the Water Regime: State, Society, and Ecology in the Middle Yangzi Region, 1796-1937," 2012.
Advisor: Sutton

Carrie Settle Hagan
“Sex, Girls, and Juvenile Justice: Culture, Policy, and Practice in Post-World War II Los Angeles,” 2012.
Advisor: Schlossman

Robert Hutchings
"Consuming Nature: Fresh Fruit, Processed Juice, and the Re-Making of the Florida Orange,1877-2014," 2015.
Advisor: Soluri

Ruth Kittner
"Becoming Buff and Blue: Identity Transformation in the Mediatized Territories, The Case of Uberlingen 1790-1820," 2013.
Advisor: Harsch

Jessica Klanderud
"Street Wisdom: African American Cultural and Community Transformations on the Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1918-1970," 2013.
Advisor: Trotter

Jiacheng Liu
"Players, Performance and the “Theatrical Public” in Late Qing and Republican Cities," 2015.
Advisor: Sutton

Matthew McGrath
"The Decline of the New Deal Fishery: Labor, Environment, and Independence in the Western Alaskan Fisheries, 1930-1980," 2016.
Advisors: Trotter and Soluri

Andrew E. Masich
"Civil Wars in the Southwest Borderlands: Cultures in Conflict, 1861-1867." 2015.
Advisor: Trotter

Cian McMahon
"Did the Irish Become White? Race and Migration in Ireland, Australia, and the United States, 1842-1877," 2010.
Advisor: Miller

Cassie Miller: "The Changing Parish: Catholics and the Urban Crisis in Twentieth Century Brooklyn and Greater Long Island," 2016.
Advisors: Trotter and Miller

Michelle Mock
"The Modernization of the American Home Kitchen, 1900-1960," 2011.
Advisor: Sandage

Jason Thomas Morgan
"Counter-terror Ideology, The Community Relations Commission and the Provisional Irish Republican Army," 2011.
Advisor: Miller

Shera A. Moxley
"Designer Drugs: The Quest for a Rational Therapeutics in the Biotechnology Era, 1973-1997," 2012.
Advisor: Acker

Syed Kaazim Naqvi
"Building an Urban Umma: African American and Immigrant Muslims in Chicago, 1965-1980" 2015.
Advisor: Trotter

Rachel Oppenheimer
"Of Prisons and Polities: The Black Panther Party, Irish Republican Army and Radical Socio-Political organization, 1966-1983" 2017.
Advisor: Miller

Avigail Oren
"Adjusting to Change: The Jewish Community Center Movement in Postwar Urban America, 1945-1980" 2017.
Advisor: Acker

Russell Pryor
"Work, Nature, and the American Dinner Plate: Making Chicken in the Twentieth Century United States." 2014.
Advisor: Trotter

Andrew Ramey
"A Watershed Movement: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Environmental Politics of Restoring the Largest Estuary in the United States." 2015.
Advisors: Soluri and Tarr

Brian Robick
"Blight: An Examination of the Development of a Contested Concept," 2011.
Advisor: Tarr

Jay Roszman
"'Outrage' and 'Justice': Irish Moral Economy, British Reform, and the Development of the Modern State in Ireland, 1835-1841," 2015.
Advisor: Miller

Andrew T. Simpson
"Making the Medical Metropolis: Academic Medical Centers and Urban Change in Pittsburgh and Houston, 1945-2010" 2013.
Advisor: Acker

Meredith Soeder
"Jazz in a Transatlantic World: Legitimizing American Jazz in Germany, 1920-1957" 2017
Advisor: Harsch

David Marshall Struthers
"The World in a City: Transnational and Inter-Racial Organizing in Los Angeles, 1900-1930," 2010.
Advisor: Trotter

Amund Rennesund Tallaksen
"Junkies and Jim Crow: Drugs, Race, and Incarceration in New Orleans, 1880-1980." 2015.
Advisor: Acker

Lee Jared Vinsel
"Federal Regulatory Management of the Automobile in the United States, 1966-1988," 2011.
Advisor: Hounshell

John Weigel
"Enlightenment Work: West German Rural Community Development Projects in West Africa, 1961-1980," 2016.
Advisor: Harsch

Germaine Williams
"(Re)Culturing the City: Race, Urban Development, and Arts Policy in Chicago, 1935-1987." 2015.
Advisors: Trotter and Schachter

Patrick Zimmerman
"Faer Asturies. Linguistic Politics and the Frustrated Construction of Asturian Nationalism, 1974-1999," 2011.
Advisor: Maddox