Recent Graduates

 Spring 2014 PhD Awardees & Dissertation Titles

Kwinn Doran, “The Cradle of Globalization: Iroquois-U.S. Conflicts Over Infrastructure Development in the Greater New York State Region, 1950-1966” (Chair: Professor Gerald Zahavi)

David Jones, “Facing the Epokolo: Corporal Punishment and Scandal in Twentieth Century Ovamboland” (Chair: Professor Iris Berger) Winner, 2014 College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Dissertation Prize

Elizabeth Redkey, "For the Improvement of the Breed of Horse: Thoroughbred Racing and National Security in the Age of Horsepower” (Chair: Professor Richard Hamm)

Matthew Vivyan, “What is your Substance, Whereof are you Made?: Toward the Construction of the Ideal Shakespeare" (Chair: Professor Warren Roberts) Winner, 2014 College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Dissertation Prize

 

2012-2013 PhD Awardees & Dissertation Titles

Adin, Mariah Adin. "The Supreme Adventure: Brooklyn's Thrill-Kill Gang and Mid-Century Juvenile Justice" (Chair: Professor Richard Hamm) Winner, 2013 College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Dissertation Prize

Anadio, Anthony.  “The Voyage of Refinement: The Many Talents of Thomas Cole” (Chair: Professor Warren Roberts)

Evers, John.  "Investigating New York: Governor Alfred E. Smith, the Moreland Act, and Reshaping New York State Government" (Chair: Professor Richard Hamm)

Johnson, Mark.  "Americans are Very Rare: Soldiers of the U.S. Regular Army in Peace and War, 1851-1865" (Chair: Professor Allen Ballard

LaMay, Kimberly.  "The Creation of an American Collective Memory of the First World War: 1917-1941" (Chair: Professor Richard Fogarty)

Panzer, Michael.  "A Nation in Name, a 'State' in Exile: The FRELIMO Proto-State, Youth, Gender, and the Development of Mozambique, 1962-1975" (Chair: Professor Iris Berger)

Pillsworth, Patricia.  "Security, Prestige, and Realpolitik: Sir Eyre Crowe and British Foreign Policy, 1907-1925" (Chair: Professor Dan White)

Staude, Ryan. “‘The Center of the Union’: George Washington's Political Philosophy and the Creation of American National Identity in the 1790s” (Chair: Professor Sung Bok Kim)

 

2000 through 2011 PhD Awardees & Dissertation Titles

Angiel, Randal. "Geography, Radioactive Contamination, and Public Health: The Albany-Troy Rainout after 50 Years"

Arpey, Andrew W. "The Van Nest Killings and the Trial of William Freeman: Insanity, Politics, and Race in Antebellum New York"

Bassano, David.  "Purity and Partisanship: The Central America Peace Movement in the United States in the 1980s"

Biel, Anna. "Sacrifice in the Name of Sacred Duty: The Representation of the Decembrist Wives in Russian Culture, 1825-Present"

Borden, Mary. "Selling New York State to the Nation: The 1939/40 New York World's Fair”

Botsford, Kenneth G. "Restoring the Dialectic: Lucien Herr, Charles Andler, and the French Hegel, 1888-1934"

Brennan, Denis P. "The Printer's Stand: William Lloyd Garrison and the Liberator." Winner, 2003 College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Dissertation Prize

Brewer, Stewart W. "Spanish Imperialism and the Ch'orti' Maya, (1524-1700); Institutional Effects of the Spanish Colonial System on Spanish and Indian Communities in the Corregimiento of Chiquimula de la Sierra, Guatemala"

Campbell, Robin Dell. "Mistresses of the Transient Hearth: American Army Officers' Wives and Material Culture, 1840-1880"

Cyphers, Christopher J. "In Defense of Liberalism: The National Civic Federation and the Ideological Origins of Business-Initiated Public Policy Reform, 1900-1915"

Decker, Kevin F. "Grand and Godly Proportions: Roman Catholic Cathedral Churches of the Northeast, 1840-1900"

Drake, Robert G. "Manipulating the News: The U.S. Press and the Holocaust, 1933-1945"

Drogan, Mara. "Atoms for Peace, U.S. Foreign Policy, and the Globalization of Nuclear Technology, 1953-1960." Winner, 2011 College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Dissertation Prize

DuRoss, Michelle. “The Divorce of Isaac and Elizabeth Gouverneur: Sensibility and Law in the Revolutionary Era”

Frazier, Paul. "Prohibition Philadelphia: Bootleg Liquor and the Failure of Enforcement"

Goodier, Susan. "The Other Women's Movement: Anti-Suffrage Activism in New York State, 1865-1932"

Haas, Britt.  "As They Saw the Thirties: Activist Youth's Vision of and for America"

Helfrich, Ronald. "Idols of the Tribes: Apologists, Polemicists, Intellectuals, Academics, and Early Mormonism"

Hooper-Hamersley, Rosamond L. "The Patronage of Mme de Pompadour at the Court of Versailles, 1745-1764: Art, Politics, and Enlightenment." Winner, 2002 College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Dissertation Prize

Hurlbut, Joanne E. "Shaker Children: Their Lives, Literatures, and Literacies"

Kayatin, Jr., William F. "Higher Education Unions and Social Responsibility: United University Professions' Response to Social and Political Change in New York State, 1973-1993"

Kozakiewicz, Lauren. "Political Episodes, 1890-1960: Three Republican Women in Twentieth Century New York State Politics." Winner, 2006 College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Dissertation Prize

Kresse, Kenneth A. "Containing Nationalism and Communism on the 'Dark Continent': Eisenhower's Policy toward Africa, 1953-1961"

Lampe, Evan. "Merchants, Traders, and Sailors in the Early American Pacific, 1763-1850"

Lemak, Jennifer A. "Southern Life, Northern City: The History of Albany's Rapp Road Community"

Lesh, Carla.  "What a Woman Can Do with an Auto: American Women Automobilists in the Northeast, 1895-1919"

Linnane, Mary Teresa. "From Wexford to Wartime Washington: Robert Brennan's Advocacy of Irish Nationalism and Neutrality in the United States, 1938-47"

Lynch-Brennan, Margaret. "Ubiquitous Biddy: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in America, 1840-1930"

Marchione, Mollie T. "'I Know Other Reason than a Woman's': The Pioneering Research of Susan M. Kingsbury, Ph.D., in Creating Social Change, 1906-1942"

McCarthy, Michael. “The Battle of Five Forks in Civil War Historiography: The Quest for Honor”

Mullenneaux, Nan. "Walking Ladies: Mid-Nineteenth-Century Actresses' Work, Family, and Culture."  Winner, 2008 College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Dissertation Prize

Murray, Candis.  "Dynasty: The Legacy of Tudor Scandal in Elizabethan Court Culture"

Nash, Jonathan.  "An Incarcerated Republic: Prisoners, Reformers, and the Penitentiary in the Early United States, 1790-1860" 

Newman-Getnick, Joy.  “Drinking Age Debates”

Oh, Young-In. "As if it was a Land of Language Diversity: Struggles over Immigrants' Language in the United States, 1917-1966"

Ottman, Tod M. "'Government that has a heart and a head': The Growth of New York State Government During the World War II Era, 1930-1950." Winner, 2001 College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Dissertation Prize

Pearson, Chad. "Organize and Fight: Communities, Employers, and Open-Shop Movements, 1890-1920"

Pomakoy, Keith. "Helping Humanity in the Real World: America and the Urge to Rescue, 1895-1945"

Rainbolt, William R. "Images of Journalism in American Films, 1946-1976." Winner, 2004 College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Dissertation Prize

Rivera, Salvador. "Diplomats, Idealists, and Technocrats: The Long Quest for Latin American Integration"

Smith, John Howard. "'They Suffer Only for Righteousness Sake': The Glasite-Sandemanian Movement in the British-American Atlantic World, 1720-1790"

Smyth, Stuart J. "The Evangelical Component of Imperialism"

St. Amant, Sonja. "Faith by Demonstration: The Connection Between the History of Paranormal Phenomena and a New Age Spirituality"

Taylor, Carol.  "The Troubled Entente: Alexander Izvolsky and Russia's Diplomatic Relations with France and Great Britain, 1906-1910"

Tevebaugh-Kenwryck, Neil A. "Raoul Wallenberg, the American War Refugee Board and the Last Minute Effort to Save Hungary's Jews"

Wittern-Keller, Laura. "'Freedom of the Screen': The Legal Challenges to State Film Censorship, 1915-1981." Winner, 2003 College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Dissertation Prize

Wu, Guo. "Media, Nationhood, and State: Zheng Guanying and the Urban Cultural Sphere in Late Qing China"