Graduate Students in US History

Evelyn Atkinson

US 1900–Present, 2013

Research Interests

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


Lawrence Bauer

US pre-1900, 2010

Dissertation

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


Jacob Betz

US pre-1900, 2005

Dissertation

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


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


Christopher Dingwall

US pre-1900, 2007

Research Interests

US cultural history of the nineteenth century; slavery and emancipation in the Atlantic world; race in popular, literary, visual, and material cultures; memory in modernity and postmodernity; history and theory

Dissertation

Selling Slavery: Memory, Culture, and the Renewal of America, 1876–1920

News

Curates Race and the Design of American Life: African Americans in Twentieth-Century Commercial Art, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Libraries (October 2013–January 2014).


Susannah Engstrom

US 1900–Present, 2006

Dissertation

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


Patrick William Kelly

International, 2008

Research Interests

Twentieth-century international history; the United States in the world; modern Latin American history; the global Cold War; and the global histories of human rights and humanitarianism.

Dissertation

Sovereignty and Salvation: Transnational Human Rights Activism in the Americas in the Long 1970s

CV


Christopher Kindell

US pre-1900, 2012

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.

CV


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


Guy Emerson Mount

US pre-1900, 2011

Research Interests

Nineteenth-century United States 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

CV


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


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


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