Jeffery Appelhans (Advisor: Christine Heyrman) “Catholics in Early American Civil Society and the Public Sphere”
Alexander Ames (Advisor:James Brophy) “The Letter and the Spirit: Calligraphy, Mansucripts, and Popular Piety in German Pensylvania, ca. 1750-1850.” Winner of the University’s Sypherd Prize, for the best dissertation in the humanities, 2018.
Michelle Everidge Anderson (Advisor: Rebecca Davis) “Unsettled: Temporary Housing and American Families in the Twentieth Century”
Nicole Belolan (Advisor: Katherine Grier) “Navigating the World: The Material Culture of Physical Mobility Impairment in the Early American North, 1700-1861”
Christopher Bouton (Advisor: Peter Kolchin) “Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth: Physical Confrontations Between Slaves and Whites in Virginia, 1801-1865”
Holly Caldwell (Advisor: Jesus Cruz) “Modernizing the Disabled: Social Welfare, Education, and Public Health in Mexico City, 1860-1940”
Amanda Casper (Advisor: J. Ritchie Garrison) “Making Home: Altering the Home in Industrial America, 1865-1925”
Christine Croxall (Advisor: Christine Heyrman) “Holy Waters: Religious Conflicts and Commitments in the Mississippi River Valley, 1780-1830”
Michael Dickinson (Advisor: Erica Armstrong Dunbar) “Surviving Slavery: Oppression and Social Rebirth in the Urban British Atlantic, 1680-1807”
Julie Fisher (Advisor: Cathy Matson) “Colonialism Up Close and Personal: How Face-to-Face Relationships Defined Indian-English Politics in Seventeenth-Century New England”
Alyce Graham (Advisor: Christine Heyrman) “Arctic Martyrs: Hardship and Suffering in Nineteenth-Century Arctic Exploration”
Nalleli Guillen (Advisor: Katherine Grier) “The Humble, Though More Profitable Art: Panoramic Spectacles in the American Entertainment World 1794-1850”
Ai Hisano (Advisor: Susan Strasser) “Eye Appeal Is Buy Appeal: Business Creates the Color of Foods, 1870-1970.” Winner of the University’s Sypherd Prize, for the best dissertation in the humanities, 2017.
Kevin Impellizeri (Advisor: Katherine Grier) “The Three-Player Game: A Cultural History of Home Video Games in America, 1972-1994”
S. Seabrook Jones (Advisor: Raymond Wolters) “A History of Race and Education in Louisville, Kentucky Public Schools, 1870-2012”
Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger (Advisor: Cathy Matson) “Out of the Shadows: Uncovering Women’s Productive and Consuming Labor in the Mid Atlantic, 1750-1815”
Alison Kreitzer (Advisor: Arwen Mohun) “Masculinity, Whiteness, and Technology Play in Dirt Track Automobile Racing, 1924-1960”
Stephanie Lampkin (Advisor: Cathy Matson) “Negotiating Freedom and Power in a Changing Borderland: The Intersections of Indigenous and Maroon Communities in Florida, 1693-1803”
Satomi Minowa (Advisor: Rebecca Davis) “The Limit of Freedom: Free Love Controversies in the Nineteenth-Century United States”
Kimberly Nath (Advisor: Cathy Matson) “The British are Coming, Again: Loyalists, Property Confiscation, and Reintegration in the Mid-Atlantic in Revolution and Peace, 1777-1800″
Toni Pitock (Advisor: Cathy Matson) “Commerce and Connection: Jewish Merchants, Philadelphia, and the Atlantic World, 1738-1822”
Michael Pospishil (Advisor: Cathy Matson) “The Pursuit of Order in Revolutionary New York: Surveyors, Statesmen, and the Making of a Capitalist Landscape, 1757-1796”
Tyler Rudd Putman (Advisor: David Suisman) "The Incommunicable Experience of War, 1775-1918"
Alessandra Wood (Advisor: Katherine Grier) “Designed to Sell: The Evolution of Merchandising and Display in Mid-Twentieth Century Department Stores”