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Dissertations Completed

Robert Babcock
Rule and Society in South-West Wales, l079-ll97
Claire Bachmuth
Two Worlds: Romantic Medievalism of Victorian Artists
Lois Huneycutt
Another Esther in our Times: Matilda II and the Formation of a Queenly Ideal in Anglo-Norman England
Kazuto Oshio
Urban Water Diplomacy: A Policy History of the Metropolitan Water Supply in the Twentieth Century Southern California
Peter Neushul
Science, Technology, and the Arsenal of Democracy Production Research and Development During World War II
Heather Tanner
Between Scylla and Charybdis: The Political Role of the Comital Family of Boulogne in northern France and England (879-ll59)
Penny Adair
Countess Clemence and Her Role in the Comital Family and in Flanders, l092-ll33
Niels Bjerre-Poulse
Organizing the American Right, l945-l964
Judith Ishkanian
Religion and Honor at Chapel Hill: The College Odyssey of William Sydney Mullins, l840-l842
Melissa McDonald
Labor Pains: Sex Discrimination and the Implementation of Title VII, l964-l980
Robert Mueller
Service to the Sovereign: A Prosopographical Study of the Royal Household, Court and Privy Council of Elizabeth I of England through an Examination of the Careers of Sir Francis Knollys, Sir James Croft and Francis Russell
Mitchell Roth
The Western Cholera Trail: Studies in the Urban Response to Epidemic Disease in the Trans-Mississippi West, l848-l850
Janet Ryder
Miracles and Mentality: The Medieval Experience
Mary Suydam
Hadewijch of Antwerp and the Mengeldichten
Joseph Cotter
Before the Green Revolution: Mexican Agricultural Policy, l920-l949
Cara Anzilotti
In the Affairs of the World: Women and Plantation Ownership in the Eighteenth Century South Carolina Lowcountry
Rosanne Barker
Small Town Progressivism: Pearl Chase and Female Activism in Santa Barbara, l909-l929
Karen Mead
Oligarchs, Doctors and Nuns: Public Health and Beneficence in Buenos Aires, l880-l7l4
Stacey Robertson
Parker Pillsbury, Antislavery Apostle: Gender and Religion in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Radicalism
Janet Pope
The Aristocratic Patronage of the English Monastic Reform, 946-l0l6
Jennifer Strand
Maximum Freedom and the Limits of Community: Isla Vista, California, l925-l974
ZuoYue Wang
American Science and theCold War: The Rise of the U.S. President Science Advisory Committee
Miriam Davis
The Medieval English Urban Environment: Learned Views and Popular Practices
Jeffrey Garcilazo
Traqueros: Mexican Railroad Workers in the United States, l87l-l930
Mason, John Alan
"Mobilizing the Left: The Moldovan Internationalist Countermovement and the Origins of the Moldovan Civil War” Advisor: Adrienne Edgar
Nader, Nadia
"The Memory of the Mihna in a Haunted Time: Dogmatic Theology, Neo-Mu'tazilism and Islamic Legal Reform"Advisor: Stephen Humphreys
Seto, Brandon
“Filling the Spiritual Vacuum: Douglas MacArthur, American Christianity and the Occupation of Japan” Advisor: Paul Spickard
Wahlstrom, Todd
"The Southern Exodus to Mexico: Migration Across the Borderlands after the US Civil War" Advisor: John Majewski
Weiss, Jessica
“Convent as Classroom: The Education of Women in Renaissance Italy” Advisor: Carol Lansing
Archambeau, Nicole
"Healing Emotional Distress in a Time of Plague and War: Witnesses to the Canonization of Delphine de Puimichel (l363)" Advisor: Sharon Farmer
Bengry, Justin
"The Pink Pound: Commerce and Homosexuality in Britain, l900-l967" Advisor: Erika Rappaport
Farzaneh, Mateo
"Shi'ite Clerical Authority and Modern Politics: Mulla Muhammad Kazim Khurasani of Najaf and His Support of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of l906-l9ll" Advisor: Nancy Gallagher/Stephen Humphreys
Fournier, Eric
"Victor of Vita and the Vandal 'Persecution:' Interpreting Exile in Late Antiquity” Advisor: Harold Drake/Elizabeth Digeser
Leandra Zarnow
"'A Very Simple Sense of Justice:' Bella Abzug, Jewish Radicalism and the Legal Left from the Popular Front to the Cold War" Graduate Advisor: Eileen Boris (and Jane DeHart, emeritus)
Marx-Wolf, Heidi
"Platonists and High Priests: Daemonology, Ritual and Social Order in the Third Century C.E." Advisor: Harold Drake/Elizabeth Digeser
Mukerjee, Anil
"Financing an Empire in the South Atlantic: The Fiscal Administration of Colonial Brazil, 1609-1703" Advisor: Francis Dutra
Murillo, Bianca
"Market Relations: Retailing, Distribution, and the Politics of Consumption in Ghana, 1930-1970s” Advisor: Stephan Miescher
O'Tool, Mark
"Caring for the Blind in Medieval Paris: Life at the Quinz-vingts, 1250-1430" Advisor: Sharon Farmer
Proulx, Michael
"Speculum Episcopis: History, Hagiography, and Episcopal Competition in the Works of Sulpicius Severus and Paulinus of Milan" Advisor: Harold Drake
Shanks, Mark
"Very Civil Wars: Reenactors, Academics, and the Performance of the Past" Advisor: Ann Plane
Tomas Salinas
Pearl Chase, John Collier, and Indian Reform Through the New Dea Native American Affairs in California and the West, l880-l937
Douglas Lumsden
"And Then the End Will Come": Early Latin Christian Interpretations of the Opening of the Seven Seals
Rick Cahill
Faith and Power in Sixteenth Century Europe: Young Philipp of Hesse and the Reformation
Elizabeth Digeser
Lactantius, Constantine and the Roman Res Publica
Viviana Marsano
"Those Who Wish for Peace Must Prepare For War:" The Ulster Volunteer Force and the Home Rule Crisis of l9l2-l9l4
Michaela Reaves
The Farmer's Revolt: Arms and Fraternity in California, 1870-l880
Shigeru Sugiyama
Reluctant Neighbors: U.S.-Mexican Relations and the Failure of Cardenista Reforms, l934-l949
Gabriel Gutierrez
Bell Towers, Crucifixes, and Canones Violentos: State and Identity Formation in Preindustrial California
Fernando Rocchi
Building a Nation, Building a Market: Industrial Growth and the Domestic Economy in Turn of the Century Argentina
Rick Barton
Power and Lordship in Maine, c. 890-lll0
Rob Helmerichs
Law, Language, and Politics in the Norman and Anglo-Norman World
Keith Zahniser
Popular Religion and Reform in Progressive Era Pittsburgh
Erik Ching
From Clientelism to Militarism: The State, Politics and Authoritarianism in El Salvador, ca. l840-l940
Victor Geraci
Grapegrowing to Vintibusiness: A History of the Santa Barbara, California, Regional Wine Industry, l965-l995
David Espinosa
Jesuit Higher Education in Post-Revolutionary Mexico: The Iberoamerican University (l943-l97l)
Robert Bauman
Race, Class and Political Power: The Implementation of the War on Poverty in Los Angeles
Valery Garrett
The Final Frontier: A History of Assisted Suicide in the United States, l938-l99l
Walter Grunden
Science Under the Rising Sun: Weapons Development and the Organization of Science in World War II Japan
Christine McCann
Spiritual Mentoring in late Antique and Early Medieval Europe
Lynne Stark
The Gaia Hypothesis and the Re-Animation of Nature
Debbie McBride
Benevolent Letters: Ecclesiastical Epistles to Nobles in the Early 20th Century
Ron Morgan
Saints, Biographers and Creole Identity Formation in Colonial Spanish America
Alicia Rodriquez
Urban Populism: Challenges to Democratic Control in Dallas, Texas: l887-l900
Brett Schmoll
Gendered Death in Public Life
Jim Burns
Cinema and Empire in Colonial Zimbabwe
Thomas Cardoza
Duty to the Nation, Devotion to the Regiment: Cantinieres of the French Army, l792-l906
Gerald Carpenter
The Fortune of Angelicque Favre
David Schmidt
"Till Christ Jesus Be Exalted": Quaker Political Pamphlets During the Restoration of the Rump Parliament
Hubert Dubrulle
"A War of Wonders": The Battle in Britain Over Americanization and the American Civil War
Chris Erickson
Conservative Women and Patriotic Maternalism: The Beginnings of Gendered Conservative Tradition in the l920s and l930s.
Betty Koed
The Politics of Reform: Policymakers and the Immigration Act of l965
Fiona Stoertz
Adolescence in Medieval Culture: The High Medieval Transformatio
Bradley Brown
Kingship and the French Revolution of l830: The Meaning of Royal Authority in Popular Political Culture and Orleanism
Monica Orozco
Protestant Missionaires, Mexican Liberals, Nationalism and the Issue of Cultural Incorporation of Indigenous Peoples
Scopas Poggo
War and Conflict in the Southern Sudan, l955-l972
Kevin Chambers
Rural Transformation Under General Stroessner
Gaston Espinosa
Borderland Religion: Los Angeles and the Origins of the Latino Pentecostal Movement in the US, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, l900-l945
Deborah Gerish
Shaping the Crown on Gold: Constructions of Royal Identity in the First Kingdom of Jerusalem, l099-ll87
Robert Jenks
Governing in the Absence of Government: The Birth and Development of the United States Industrial Standards System
Kathryn Statler
From the French to the Americans: Intra-Alliance Politics, Cold War Concerns, and the Cultural Conflict in Vietnam, l950-l960
Chris Ziegler-McPherson
"Americanization: The California Plan": The Commission of Immigration and Housing of California and Public Policy, l9l3-l923
Alan Manatt
Luther Legalized: Imperial Politics and the Reformation, 1521-1526
Stephanie Gustafs
"A Presse Full of Pamphlets:" The Printing of News in London, l640-l642
Peng-Fu Neo
A Study of the "Auxiliary Texts of the Book of Changes"
Laura Wertheimer
The Ecclesiastical Construction of Illegitimacy in the Middle Ages
Michael Adamson
Inventing U.S. Foreign Aid From Private of Public Funding of Economic Development, l9l9-l94l
Doug Dodd
Preserving Multiple Use Management: The U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service and the Struggle for Idaho's Sawtooth Mountain Country, l9ll-l972
Andy Johns
The Loyal Opposition: The Republican Party and the DomesticPolitics of the Vietnam War, l960-l969
Jacob Hamblin
Oceanography and International Cooperation During the Early Cold War
Ken Osgood
Total Cold War: US Propaganda in the 'Free World,' l953-l960
Bev Schwartzberg
Grass Widows, Barbarians, and Bigamists: Fluid Marriage in Late Ninettenth-Century America
Dennis Ventry
The Treatment of Marriage Under the Federal Income Tax, 19l3-2000
Justin Stephens
Ecclesiastical and Imperial Authority in the Writings of John Chrysostom: A Reinterpretation of His Political Philosophy
Rick Fogarty
Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-l9l8
Stephen Cory
Chosen by God to Rule: The Caliphate and Political Legitimacy in Early Modern Morocco
Susan Snyder
Woman as Heretic: Gender and Lay Religion in Late Medieva Bologna
Jim Emmons
The Limits of Late Antiquity: St. Aed mac Bricc and the Irish in Late Antiquity
Peter McDermott
Sir Henry Vane, Jr: The Formation of a Puritan Conscience
Dan Shao
Ethnicity in Empire and Nation: Manchus, Manzhouguo, and Manchuria, l9ll-l952
Sarah Case
Renogotiating Race and Respectability in the Classroom: Women an and Education in the New South
Tim Hagen
Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and the English Press: News, Foreig Policy and Popular Opinion in Early Stuart England
Jose Valente
Soldiers and Settlers: The Knights Templar in Portugal, 1128-1319
Matt Racine
"A Most Opulent Iliad": The Portuguese Occupation of Southern Morocco (l505-l542): The Fortunes of a Frontier Society
Edward Wilson
Coercion and Dissent: Political Policy Against Religious Nonconformists in randenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach and the Holy Roman Empire, l527-2566
Jamece Brown
Expressions of Faith and Spiritual Power in African American Religious Literature
Alexandra Epstein
Linking a State to the World: Female Internationalists, California, and the Pacific, l9l9-l939
Hattingh, Alistair
Cuyo and Goliath. The Province of San Juan and The Argentine Federal Government, l930-l943
Heitschmidt, Traci
The Quest for Uranium: Environmental and Political Effects of Soviet Mining Policy In East Germany, l945-l967
Helffrich, Tryntje
"The Scepter Rests Well in the Hands of a Woman:" Faith, Politics, and the Thirty Years War
Keaney, Heather
Recollections of Regicide: Uthman ibn 'Affan in Mamluk Memory
Carlander, Jay
Discipline and Profit: Slavery and Labor in Antebellum Southern Econmic Thought and Ideology
Howes, Rachel
Mu'ayyad fil-Din al-Shirazi and the Fatimid Dawa in the Age of al-Mustansir
Baranski, John
Making Public Housing in San Francisco: Liberalism, Social Prejudice, and social Activism, l906-l976
Bromber, Robert
English Abandonados and Afortunados: Class and Spanish Justice the Atlantic world, l568-l576
Kelly, Jason
Polite Sociability and Levantine Archeology in the British
Zulueta, Ben
"Brains at a Bargain": Refugee Chinese Intellectuals, American Science, and the Cold War of the Classrooms
Nenzi, Laura
The Culture of Travel in Edo Period Japan
Whitesides, Greg
Genes, Minds and Selves: American Science, Religion and the Industry of Faith and Reason
Ashenmiiller, Josh
The National Environmental Policy Act and the Green Decade, 1969-1981
Bernikho, Rhimou
Saints, Sufis, and Sultans: the Zawiya of Wazzan, a Moroccan Sufi Order, l792-l892
Esselstrom, Erik
GAI KEI: The Japanese Consular Police in Northeast Asia, l880-l945
See, Jennifer
The Interregnum: Great Power Relations Between World War and Cold War, l945-l947
Emerson, Mark
Messianic Expectation and Collective Myth Formation: Prophecy, Society and Imagination in Early Modern Portugual
Hall, David
Amy Brown Lyman and Mormon Women's Activism, 1872-1959
Hendrickson, Mark
Labor Knowledge and the Building of Modern Industrial Relations, 1918-1929
Polanah, Paulo
Exceptionalism and the Imperial Mystique: National and Colonial Discourse, and the Forging of a Portuguese Imperial Identity, 1928-1945
Kim, Monte
The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Making of Place and Commun in California
Widders, Evan
Healing Medicine: Medical Reform in the Spanish Enlightenment, 1767-1788
Rapp, Ann
A Marginalized Voice for Racial Justice: Charlotta Bass and Oppositional Politics, l9l4-l960
Sutton, Matthew
Aimee Semple McPherson, Pentecostalism, and Politics
Sizgorich, Tom
Monks, Martyrs and Mujahidun: Militant Piety in Late Antiquity and Early Islam
Swiontek, Danielle
With Ballots and Pocketbooks: Women, Labor, and Reform in Progressive California
Burden, David
La Idea Salvadora: Immigration and Colonization Politics in Mexico, 1821-1857
McLoughlin, Nancy
Universitas, Secular-Mendicant Conflict and the Construction of Learned Male Authority in the Thought of Jean Gerson
Birk, Joshua
Sicilian Counterpoint: Power and Pluralism in Norman Sicily
Pastrano, Jose
Industrial Agriculture in the Peripheral South: State, Race, and the Politics of Migrant Labor in Texas, 1890-1930
Wright, Christopher
Ibn 'Abd al-Hakam's 'Futuhmisr:' An Analysis of the Text and New Insights into the Islamic Conquest of Egypt
Chapman, Jessica
Debating the Will of Heaven: South Vietnamese Politics and Nationalism in Intrnational Perspective, 1953-1956
Malikov, Yuriy
Formation of a Borderland Culture: Myths and Realities of Cossack- Kazakh Relations in Northern Kazakhstan in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Sbardellati, John
Hollywood's Cold War: The FBI, Congress, and the Battle over Film Propaganda
Schuster, David
Neurasthenic Nation: The Medicalization of Modernity in the United States, 1869-1920
Torres-Rouff, David
Making Los Angeles: Race, Space, and Municipal Power, 1822-1890
Zakariya, Hafiz
Islamic Reform in Colonial Malaya: Shaykh Tahir Jalaluddin and Sayyid Shaykh al-Hadi
Aono, Toshihiko
The Twin Crises and the Anglo-American Alliance, l961-l962
Dawson, Sandra
Islands of Leisure: British Holiday Camps in War and Peace
Feinberg, Carol
The Knowledge Traders: Psychological Experts, Political Intellectuals, and the Rise of the New Right
Blodgett, Michael
Attila, Flagellum Dei? Huns and Romans, Conflict and Cooperation in the Late Antique World
Guevarra, Rudy
Mexipino: A History of Multiethnic Identity and the Formation of the Mexican and Filipino Communities of San Diego, l900-l965
Dormady, Jason
Not Just a Better Mexico: Intentional Religious Community and the Mexican State, l940-l964
Boyle, Eric
The Boundaries of Medicine: Redefining Therapeutic Orthodoxy in an Age of Reform
Logrono, Maria
The Development of Nationailst Identities in French Syria and Lebanon: A Transnational Dialogue with Arab Immigrants to Argentina and Brazil, l9l5-l929
Werthmuller, Kurt
An In-Between Space: An Archival and Textual Study of Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt, 1171-1250 C.E.
Aberman, Matthew
DeFraga, Matthew
Petersen, Bethanie
Atassi, Ahmad
Harris, Bonnie
Kester, Matthew
Levine, Sharleen Nakamoto
Page, Ingrid