Recent PhD Graduates
Dissertation title: "The Lived Religion of Baptist Women and Children in Soviet Siberia, 1941-91"
Dissertation title: "Market Research Without a Market: Consumers, the State, and the Economy of Waste in the Soviet Union, 1947-91"
Dissertation title: "The Comedy of the Culture Wars: American Humor, Second Wave Feminism, and Gay Liberation,1969-89"
PhD dissertation accepted for publication by Cornell University Press: "The Politics of Love: The "Enthusiasts and Feminism in 19th-Century Poland"
Dissertation title: "King’s Men and Continentals: War and Slavery in 18th-century Massachusetts"
Dissertation title: "Motherhood Writ Large: Transgressive Maternity and American Popular Print, 1768-1868"
Dissertation title: "Arctic Artery: The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System and the World it Made"
Dissertation title: "Revolution in the Working Class: Collaboration, Conflict, and Identity in Nizhnii Novgorod, 1917-41
Dissertation title: "Trade or Fade: The Transformation of U.S. Trade Policy, 1934-62"
Dissertation title: "Radiance on the Rhine: The French in Occupied Germany 1945-55"
Dissertation title: "Milk: A New England History"
Dissertation title: "To the Brink of War: Foreign Policy Crises in East Asia in Eisenhower’s First Term"
In 2012, a chapter of his thesis won first prize in the Cold War Essay Contest administered by the John A. Adams '71 Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis at the Virginia Military Institute.
Her dissertation, "Courtroom Colonialism: Philippine Law and U.S. Rule, 1898-1935," examines the relationship between the development of modern Philippine jurisprudence under U.S. colonialism and the rising global power of the U.S. state in the early 20th century.
Dissertation title: "The Guilded Age: The American Ideal of Association, 1865-1900"
Dissertation title: "Hand of the Law: Access, Process and Politics in the Federal Judiciary, 1860-2010"
Dissertation title: "The Native Question: Rights, Sovereignty, and Empire in the Anglo-American World, 1810-90"
Dissertation title: "Documenting Citizens: Birth Registration and American Identities, 1890-Present"
She won external fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and numerous others in support of her dissertation, "Images of Change: Picturing Women's Rights from American Independence through the 19th Amendment."
Dissertation title: "The Varieties of American Conversion: The Origins of Religious Choice in the United States"
Professor Mullen won the Best First Book in the History of Religions Award from the American Academy of Religion for his book, "The Chance of Salvation: A History of Conversion in America" (Harvard University Press, 2017).
Smith won numerous fellowships in support of his dissertation, "Rightly to Be Great: Ideas of Honor and Virtue among the American Founders." He has since authored "American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era" and co-authored "George Washington's Lessons in Ethical Leadership."
Dissertation title: "The Last Tax: Henry George and the Social Politics of Land Reform in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era"