Carnegie Mellon University

Recent Dissertations in History

Present to 2013

Levi Raymond Pettler
"A History of History From Below: Race, Class, & Gender." 2021.
Advisor: Nico Slate
Bradley Sommer
“Tomorrow Never Came: Race, Class, Community, and the Making of a Postindustrial City, Toledo, Ohio, 1930-1980.” 2021.
Advisor: Joe Trotter
Laura Bradshaw
"The Kilowatt Kingdom: Gender, Race, and Public Power in the South, 1917-1958." 2020.
Advisor: John Soluri
Zhaokun Liu

"Forgotten War, Unforgotten Bodies: Locating, Repatriating, and Identifying the Remains of American Servicemen Missing in Korea, 1950-2018." 2020.
Advisor: Jay D. Aronson
Jonathan Stepp
"The Party and the Filmmakers: DEFA-SED Interactions 1945-1971." 2020.
Advisor: Donna Harsh
Alissa Bellotti
"‘Change the World’ Meets ‘No Future’: The Politics of Youth Culture in Late Divided Germany, 1968-1989." 2019.
Advisor: Donna Harsch
David Busch
"A New Higher Learning in America: Students, Citizenship, and the Moral Politics of Education, 1950-1985." 2019.
Advisor: Nico Slate
Anna-Christine Grant
"Model Colonies: a transnational study of penitentiary agricultural colonies for young detainees in France, Russia, and the Soviet Union, 1839-1937." 2019.
Advisor: Katherine A. Lynch
Susan Grunewald
"German Prisoners of War in the Soviet Gulag: Life, Law, and Memory, 1941-1956." 2019.
Advisor: Wendy Goldman
Mark Hauser
"All the Comforts of Hell: Doughboys and American Mass Culture in the First Wold War." 2019.
Advisor: Scott Sandage
Matthew Ryan Nielsen
"Unruliness at the Margins: Environment and Politics in the Lower Orinoco River Basin, 1600s-1700s." 2019.
Advisor: John Soluri
Clayton Vaughn-Roberson
“The Prism of Labor: The National Negro Congress and the Anti-Fascist Movement, 1936-1947.” 2019.
Advisor: Nico Slate
Michael Gallen
"Ethiopia Shall Stretch Forth Her Hands unto God: Christianity and the Development of Liberian Society, 1820-1920." 2018.
Advisor: Scott Sandage
Takashi Michael Matsumaru
"Reordering a White City: Blacks and Asians in Seattle, 1963-1997." 2018.
Advisor: Joe Trotter
Jonathan Neu
"From Civil War to Civic Engagement: Grand Army Veterans and Progressive Reform, 1890 - 1920." 2018.
Advisor: Scott Sandage
Dawn Winters
"The Ladies Are Coming!”: A New History of Antebellum Temperance, Women’s Rights, and Political Activism." 2018
Advisor: Lisa Tetrault
Rachel Oppenheimer

"Of Prisons and Polities: The Black Panther Party, Irish Republican Army and Radical Socio-Political organization, 1966-1983." 2017.
Advisor: Miller
Avigail Oren
"Adjusting to Change: The Jewish Community Center Movement in Postwar Urban America, 1945-1980." 2017.
Advisor: Caroline Acker
Meredith Soeder
"Jazz in a Transatlantic World: Legitimizing American Jazz in Germany, 1920-1957." 2017.
Advisor: Donna Harsch
Matthew McGrath
"The Decline of the New Deal Fishery: Labor, Environment, and Independence in the Western Alaskan Fisheries, 1930-1980." 2016.
Advisors: Joe Trotter and John Soluri
Cassie Miller
"The Changing Parish: Catholics and the Urban Crisis in Twentieth Century Brooklyn and Greater Long Island." 2016.
Advisors: Joe Trotter and Miller
John Weigel
"Enlightenment Work: West German Rural Community Development Projects in West Africa, 1961-1980." 2016.
Advisor: Donna Harsch
Laurence M. Burke, II
"What To Do With the Airplane? Determining the Role of the Airplane in the US Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, 1908-1930." 2015.
Advisor: Hounshell
Robert Hutchings
"Consuming Nature: Fresh Fruit, Processed Juice, and the Re-Making of the Florida Orange,1877-2014." 2015.
Advisor: John Soluri
Jiacheng Liu
"Players, Performance and the “Theatrical Public” in Late Qing and Republican Cities." 2015.
Advisor: Donald Sutton
Andrew E. Masich
"Civil Wars in the Southwest Borderlands: Cultures in Conflict, 1861-1867." 2015.
Advisor: Joe Trotter
Syed Kaazim Naqvi
"Building an Urban Umma: African American and Immigrant Muslims in Chicago, 1965-1980." 2015.
Advisor: Joe Trotter
Andrew Ramey
"A Watershed Movement: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Environmental Politics of Restoring the Largest Estuary in the United States." 2015.
Advisors: John Soluri and Joel Tarr
Jay Roszman
"'Outrage' and 'Justice': Irish Moral Economy, British Reform, and the Development of the Modern State in Ireland, 1835-1841." 2015.
Advisor: Miller
Amund Rennesund Tallaksen
"Junkies and Jim Crow: Drugs, Race, and Incarceration in New Orleans, 1880-1980." 2015.
Advisor: Caroline Acker
Germaine Williams
"(Re)Culturing the City: Race, Urban Development, and Arts Policy in Chicago, 1935-1987." 2015.
Advisors: Joe Trotter and Judith Schachter
Russell Pryor
"Work, Nature, and the American Dinner Plate: Making Chicken in the Twentieth Century United States." 2014.
Advisor: Joe Trotter
Ruth Kittner
"Becoming Buff and Blue: Identity Transformation in the Mediatized Territories, The Case of Uberlingen 1790-1820." 2013.
Advisor: Donna Harsch
Jessica Klanderud
"Street Wisdom: African American Cultural and Community Transformations on the Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1918-1970." 2013.
Advisor: Joe Trotter
Andrew T. Simpson
"Making the Medical Metropolis: Academic Medical Centers and Urban Change in Pittsburgh and Houston, 1945-2010." 2013.
Advisor: Caroline Acker