Graduates of the Literary and Cultural Studies Ph.D. program have pursued many different projects for their dissertation research. Here is a list of Literary and Cultural Studies program graduates since 1992.
- Kurt Sampsel (2015). The FCC, Media Policy, and American Culture (1944-1996).
- Clover Bachman (2009). Problems of Subjectivity, Criticism, and the Interdisciplinary Origins of Aesthetics.
- Michael Rectenwald (2004). The Publics of Science: Periodicals and the Making of British Science 1820-1860.
- Elizabeth Heffelfinger (2004). Black Marketeers and Other Bad Actors: Narratives of Economic Citizenship in American Film, 1945-1955.
- Doug Davis (2003). Strategic Functions: Crisis, Invention, and Discovery in the American Narratives of Nuclear Defense.
- James Smith (2003). Novel Epistemologies: Cultures of Reform in the Age of Locke.
- Richard W. Rees (2003). Transforming Ethnicity: A History of the Concept in the Context of American Whiteness and American Power.
- Maria F. Magro (2002). Gender and Authorship From Milton to Behn.
- Charles Cunningham (2001). Solidarity, Sympathy, Contempt: The Mythology of Rural Poverty in the Great Depression.
- John Eperjesi (2001). The Imperialist Imaginary: Culture, Capital, and the Formation of an American Pacific.
- Michelle Moe (2000). The Public Is the People: The Professional-Managerial Class in the Public Sphere of American Realism.
- Valerie Begley (2000). Constructing Housewives: Narratives of Domesticity in the United States, 1945-65.
- Geoffrey F. K. Sauer (2000). Negotiating the 'Reform' of Internet Culture.
- Karen Ann O'Kane (1999). Inventing Modernism: An Institutional History.
- Andrew Kurtz (1998). Avant Gardes: Postmarxism and the Hegemonic Contest.
- Jean Petras-Sieper (1998). The Scopic Economy of Biomedicine and the Social Relations of Health Care.
- Paul Gripp (1996). The Future Looking Backward: Progressivism and the American Novel, 1893-1917.
- Craig A. Dionne (1992). Reading New Historicism: A Genealogy of the Theoretical Pretexts of Renaissance New Historics.