Current Dissertations in Progress

Dissertator: Bartlett, Jason T.
Advisor: Hilty, James
Dissertation Title: "Partners in Renewal: The Bedford-Stuyvesant Corporation and the Web of American Racial Justice"

Dissertator: Brandenburg, Benjamin
Advisor: Immerman, Richard H.
Dissertation Title: "Evangelical Empire: Globalizing the Gospel in the Age of American Superpower"

Dissertator: Brandt, Susan Hankett
Advisor: Klepp, Susan
Dissertation title: "Gifted Women and Skilled Practitioners: Gender and Healing Authority in the Mid-Atlantic Region, 1740-1830"

Dissertator: Buehner, Henry
Advisor: Waldstreicher, David L.
Dissertation title: "Un-Silencing 'The Law': Mansfieldism and the Centrality of Law as Politics in the British Atlantic World, 1730-90"

Dissertator: Callahan, David
Advisor: Waldstreicher, David
Dissertation Title: "The Election of 1824"

Dissertator: Catagnus, Earl J., Jr.
Advisor: Urwin, Gregory J. W.
Dissertation Title: "'Getting Rid of the Line': Toward an American Infantry Way of Battle, 1918-1945"

Dissertator: Clemis, Martin G.
Advisor: Gregory J. W. Urwin
Dissertation Title: "The Control War: Pacification in Vietnam, 1968-1972"

Dissertator: Cole, Timothy
Advisor: Bailey, Beth
Dissertation title: "Under Age: Youth and Adulthood in 1970s America"

Dissertator: Conrad, Stephen E.
Advisor: Urwin, Gregory J. W.
Dissertation title: "The Defense of the Delaware 1814-1950: Preparing for the Enemy Who Did Not Come"

Dissertator: Crider, Jonathan B.
Advisor: Wells, Jonathan
Dissertation Title: "Printing Politics: Political Culture and Newspapers in Florida, 1821-1880"

Dissertator: Deem, Lynnette
Advisor: Lockenour, Jay B.
Dissertation Title: "Persevering in War: the Influence of Propaganda Companies in the Wehrmacht"

Dissertator: DeMarco, Michael R.
Advisor: Urwin, Gregory J. W.
Dissertation Title: "Civil War Memoirs, Fiction, and Poetry of Confederate Women Writers"

Dissertator: Denaci, Ruth An
Advisor: Klepp, Susan E.
Dissertation title: "'We Have Got through Those Troublesome Times': The American Revolution and Poor and Middling Women in the Delaware Valley"

Dissertator: Elkins, Alexander B.
Advisor: Farber, David
Dissertation Title: "Street Sovereignties: Back Uprisings in the United States, 1964-1968"

Dissertator: Golding, Christopher T.
Advisor: Urwin, Gregory J. W.
Dissertation Title: "At Water's Edge: Britain, Napoleon, and the World, 1794-1815"

Dissertator: Greene, Tyler G.
Advisor: Simon, Bryant
Dissertation Title: "Accessible Isolation': Highway Building, Long-Haul Trucking, and the Geography of Rural Industrialization in Postwar North Carolina"

Dissertator: Holland, Brenna O'Rourke
Advisor: Waldstreicher, David
Dissertation Title: "Gender, Capitalism, and the Life of Stephen Girard"

Dissertator: Hughes, Sarah
Advisor: Kusmer, Kenneth
Dissertation Title: "American Monsters: The Media and the Creation of the Child Safety Panic, 1975-2000"

Dissertator: Johnson, Ryan M.
Advisor: Lockenour, Jay B.
Dissertation title: "A Suffocating Nature: An Environmental History of Chemical Warfare During World War I"

Dissertator: Kessler, Lawrence
Advisor: Isenberg, Andrew
Dissertation title: "Sugarcane and the Transformation of Hawai'i, 1835-1959"

Dissertator: Klinek, Eric
Advisor: Urwin, Gregory J. W.
Dissertation Title: "The Army's Orphans: The United States Army Replacement System in the European Campaign, 1944-1945"

Dissertator: Larry, Demian H.
Advisor: Farber, David
Dissertation Title: "PHLadelphia: The Economy, Geography, and Politics of Flight in (and above) Philadelphia, 1980-2010"

Dissertator: Lawson, J. Kime
Advisor: Watt, David
Dissertation Title: "The Rise of Zionism in South Carolina, 1920-1968"

Dissertator: Lee, David J.
Advisor: Immerman, Richard H.
Dissertation Title: "Locating Modern Nicaragua, 1972-2011"

Dissertator: Lowendorf, Holger
Advisor: Immerman, Richard H.
Dissertation title: "The United States, Nation-Building, and Culture in Postwar Germany"

Dissertator: Lynch, Michael E.
Advisor: Urwin, Gregory J. W.
Dissertation Title: "'Sic 'Em Ned': Edward M. Almond and His Army"

Dissertator: Mogan, Thomas
Advisor: Simon, Bryant
Dissertation Title: "The Catholic Higher Education Encounter with Race"

Dissertator: Morgan, Nancy
Advisor: Wells, Jonathan
Dissertation title: "'Fraught with Disastrous Consequences for our Country': Cherokee Removal and Nullification, 1824-1839"

Dissertator: Patton, Patrick
Advisor: Watt, David H.
Dissertation title: "Standing at Thermoplylae: A History of the American Liberty League"

Dissertator: Pfeuffer-Scherer, Delores
Advisor: Waldstreicher, David
Dissertation Title: "The Franklin Women: Kinship, Gender Roles, and Public Culture in Philadelphia and Beyond, 1720-1900"

Dissertator: Royles, Daniel
Advisor: Bailey, Beth
Dissertation title: "Owning AIDS: The Political Culture of African American AIDS Activism"

Dissertator: Sayle, Timothy
Advisor: Immerman, Richard H. and William I. Hitchcock
Dissertation Title: "NATO's Survival: The Atlantic Alliance in Crisis, 1956-1966"

Dissertator: Shannon, Matthew
Advisor: Immerman, Richard H.
Dissertation Title: "Losing Hearts and Minds: American Foreign Relations and Iranian Student Migration during the Cold War"

Dissertator: Sullivan, Aaron
Advisor: Waldstreicher, David
Dissertation Title: "In the Jaws of the Lion: The British Possession of Philadelphia"

Dissertator: Swinson, Luke
Advisor: Immerman, Richard H.
Dissertation Title: "Inaction No Longer: The 1960 World Summit and the Remaking of the United Nations"

Dissertator: Wolf, Joshua J.
Advisor: Urwin, Gregory J. W. and David Waldstreicher
Dissertation Title: "'To Be Enslaved of Thus Deprived': The Impressment of American Seamen in the Early Republic and War of 1812"

Dissertator: Wong, Wendy
Advisor: Immerman, Richard H.
Dissertation title: "Diplomatic Subtleties and Frank Overtures: Publicity, Diplomacy, and Neutrality in the Early American Republic, 1793-1801"