Graduate Students in US History

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

Dissertation

Take Back the Mic: The Rise of Feminist Comic Performance in American Culture

Mariana Brandman

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


Daina Coffey

US 1900–Present, 2012

Dissertation

"In the midst of such opulence, people will never starve": Los Angeles and the Great Depression


Enrique Dávila

US 1900–Present, 2011

Research Interests

US-Mexico borderlands, Mexican American history, Latino history, northern Mexico, Texas history, Progressive Era, late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Latin America

Dissertation

A Progressive Border: A Transnational History of Reform in the South Texas/Northern Mexico Borderland Region, 1890–1940

Enrique

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

Ashley Finigan

US 1900–Present, 2011

Research Interests

African American history; nineteenth- and twentieth-century US women's and gender history; the modern United States; cultural history; print and musical cultures; black internationalism

Dissertation

"The National Council of Negro Women has been there even when our story has not been told …": The NCNW and the Creation of an International Black Women’s Movement, 1935–1975

News

Named 2015–16 Urban Network Doctoral Fellow

Ashley Finigan

Sonia Gomez

US 1900–Present, 2011

Research Interests

Late nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States history; Asian American studies; Japanese American history; race and ethnicity; the intersection of race and gender in immigration history; modern Japanese social and cultural history; postwar America

Dissertation

"Goodwill Ambassadors" and the Greatest Generation: Japanese War Brides and American GIs in the Postwar Era, 1945–1965

News

UChicago Grad Higher Education Intern for Graduate and Postdoctoral Diversity and Inclusion

Sonia Gomes

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

Dissertation

The Graveyard Shift: Energy-Industry Restructuring, Mine Disasters, Environmental Politics, and Rank-and-File Rebellion in the Appalachian Coalfields, 1963–1981


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


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


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

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