Graduate Students in US History

Evelyn Atkinson

US pre-1900, 2013

Research Interests

US legal history; history of tort law; law and society; history of corporations; history of capitalism; the Progressive Era; history of medicine; labor history; women and gender


Lawrence Bauer

US pre-1900, 2010

Dissertation

Raising Small Citizens: Democracy and the Political Socialization of American Children, 1865–1917


Johann Bayer

US 1900–Present, 2015

CV

Research Interests

Twentieth-century US and Middle Eastern history; modern Iraq and Syria; violence, total war, and militarization in the United States; the US all-volunteer military; terrorism in the American imagination; the Westphalian state after the Cold War; the politics of secularism, religion, human rights, and gender; transnational history; international relations; cultural history; problems of evidence and interpretation in digital history


Jacob Betz

US pre-1900, 2005

Dissertation

Race, Mission, and the Americanization of the United States Catholic Church, 1865–1910


Mariana Brandman

US 1900–Present, 2012

Research Interests

Twentieth-century US history; women and gender; mass culture, humor, leisure and entertainment; consumerism; media studies; national identity and citizenship

Mariana Brandman

Thomas Chappelear

US pre 1900
1994

Dissertation Project

Many Whips are Inside Men:  White-Collar Work and Corporate Selfhood in America, 1942-1972


Filiberto Chávez Jr.

US 1900–Present, 2011

Research Interests

American West; Southwest history; borderlands; citizenship; higher education; social movements; American legal history; US government; racial formations; social reform; Bureau of Indian Affairs; Native American history; Mexican American history; Latino history; urban history


Enrique Davila

US 1900–Present, 2011

Dissertation

Border Connections: A Transnational History of Reform in the South Texas/Northern Mexico Borderland Region, 1900–1940


Julia Dufosse

United States pre-1900, 2014

Research Interests

Nineteenth-century US history; gender and sexuality; social history; literary, visual, and material culture; metahistory and historiography.

Julia Dufosse

Susannah Engstrom

US 1900–Present, 2006

Dissertation

The Potentials of Performance: Professionalism and Cultural Democracy in the Twin Cities, 1930–1969


Trish Kahle

US 1900–Present, 2012

CV

Research Interests

Global and transnational labor; energy, ecology, environmental politics; gender, feminist theory; Marxism, capitalism, and neoliberalism; social movements; mining and extraction; southern Africa, Appalachian United States; the long 1970s


Christopher Kindell

US pre-1900, 2012

CV

Research Interests

The Pacific world and the rise of American imperialism; Hawaii; the American West; Australia and New Zealand; translocal history; migration, settlement, and urbanization; public health, epidemiology, and medical geography; visual and material culture

Dissertation

Contagious Currents: Public Health, Infectious Diseases, and the Urban Pacific, 1869–1914


Nicholas Kryczka

US 1900–Present, 2013

CV

Research Interests

Urban history; history of education; migration; civil rights and desegregation; the middle class; race and ethnicity; nativism; neighborhoods; gentrification; oral history; K–12 history education

Dissertation

Selective Renewal: Education Markets and Urban Renaissance in Post–Civil Rights Chicago

News

Named 2015–16 Urban Network Doctoral Fellow

Nick Kryczka

Minyong Lee

US pre-1900, 2010

Research Interests

Transnational history of the American West; nineteenth-century US History; US expansionism and imperialism; history of race and ethnicity; migration and belonging; Asian American history; Pacific world

Dissertation

The California Gold Rush and Cross-Oceanic Circulation of Race and Empire, 1848–1898


Toussaint Losier

US 1900-present
2006

Dissertation Project

Underserved and Overprotected: Black Youth, Grassroots Mobilizations, and the Politics of Mass Incarceration in Chicago 1968-2000


Gregory Montoya-Mora

United States 1900–Present, 2014

Research Interests

US political history; state and society; citizenship; Latino history; US-Mexico borderlands; urban history; defense research; federalism

Gregory Montoya-Mora

Guy Emerson Mount

US pre-1900, 2011

CV

Research Interests

Nineteenth-century US and African American history; multiracial identities and transracial experiences; Atlantic diaspora, slavery, emancipation, race, religion, gender, sexuality, modernity; the Gilded Age, capitalism, Jim Crow, the Progressive Era, and segregation; visual and sensory culture, nonhuman agency, ambiguity

Dissertation

Elsewhere and No Place: Race, Nation, and Empire during the Black Colonization in the Philippines


Kai Parker

US 1900–Present, 2009

Dissertation

City of My Soul: Messianism and Black Chicago's Freedom Struggle


Rachel Ponce

US pre-1900, 2005

Rachel Ponce is a joint-degree candidate in the Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science and Department of History.

Dissertation

Homicidal Monomania: Insanity, Criminal Responsibility, and Medicine in America, 1835–1882


Pablo Rangel

US 1900–Present, 2013

CV

Research Interests

United States history; Latin American history; Chicano history and literature; digital humanities; visual and material culture; transnationalism; immigration; agriculture; international relations; identity and citizenship; social justice; public policy

Pablo Rangel

Emily Romeo

US pre-1900, 2008

Research Interests

Colonial America; women's history; gender studies; violence and warfare; crime and punishment; puritanism

Dissertation

A Continuum of Violence: Women's Lives in War and Peace in Colonial New England


Adam Rowe

US pre-1900, 2011

Dissertation

The Transformation of American Republicanism, 1858–1877


Savitri Sedlacek

US 1900–Present, 2013

Research Interests

Twentieth-century American history; United States in the world; human rights and humanitarianism; migration; legal history; international law

Savitri Sedlacek

Alyssa Smith

US 1900–Present

Research Interests

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American cultural and social history; race and identity; immigration, slavery, and emancipation, gender and sexuality; violence, cults, ethnography, and sociology

Alyssa Smith

Robert Suits

US pre-1900, 2015

Research Interests

US history, Native American history, the American West, imperialism, colonialism, capitalism, ecology, epidemiology, cartography, history of science and technology

Robert Suits

Anthony Todd

US pre-1900, 2004

Dissertation

"An Ethical Bohemia": Institutions, Social Networks, and the Origins of the Progressive Class in Chicago, 1871–1910


Lael Weinberger

US 1900–Present, 2013

Research Interests

Legal history; the United States in the world; international law; human rights; law and religion

Dissertation

Law, Rights, and Courts for America and the World: From World War I to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights