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2021 GRADUATES

Michael Rangel, Ph.D.
Advisor: Carlos Blanton
Dissertation: “Border Intimacies:  Student Activism, Reproductive Justice, and Queer Rights in the Rio Grande Valley, 1968–2000”

2020 GRADUATES

Douglas Bell, Ph.D.
Advisor: Adam Seipp
Dissertation: “Occupying Nature: Power, Politics, and Sovereignty in American Occupied Germany, 1945-1955”

Neil Dimmitt, Ph.D.
Advisor: Brian Linn
Dissertation: “Lunar Bases to Linebacker: Air Force Thought During the Vietnam War, 1960–1973”

Tiffany Gonzales, Ph.D.
Advisor: Sonia Hernandez
Dissertation: “Representation for a Change: Women in Government and the Chicano Civil Rights Movement in Texas

Michael Kegerreis, Ph.D.
Advisor: James Bradford
Dissertation: Cold War Latin American Counterinsurgencies: A Mixed Record of American Involvement

Michael F. Morris, Ph.D.
Advisor: Brian Linn
Dissertation: Waging War in I Corps: III Marine Amphibious Force Headquarters in Vietnam, 1965–1971

Dale Weeks, Ph.D.
Advisor: Walter Kamphoefner
Dissertation: Civil Warrior: Cherokee Chief John Ross’s Defense of U.S. Constitutional Law and Indian Sovereignty During the American Civil War

Erika Lee Weidemann, Ph.D.
Advisor: Walter Kamphoefner
Dissertation: A Malleable Identity: The Immigration of Ethnic Germans to North America, 1947-1958

Micah Wright, Ph.D.
Advisor: Andrew Kirkendall
Dissertation: Puerto Rico and U.S. Empire in the Caribbean, 1898-1936

2019 GRADUATES

Aaron Didlay, Ph.D.
Advisor: Lorien Foote
Dissertation: The Challenge of Victory: Ulysses S. Grant, Prisoners of War, and the Evolution of Union Strategy

John Gorman, Ph.D.
Advisor: Albert Broussard
Dissertation: The Crucible of Freedom: Reconstruction Violence in Texas, 1865-1868

Tyler Thompson, Ph.D.
Advisor: Angela Hudson
Dissertation: Representations of Texas Indians in Texas Myth and Memory: 1869-1936

2018 GRADUATES

Hillary Anderson, Ph.D.
Advisor: Albert Broussard
Dissertation: ‘I identify with fighters’: The South and Southern Identity in Lesbian Feminist Activism in the 1970s

Daniel Bare, Ph.D.
Advisor: Felipe Hinojosa
Dissertation: Protestant Fundamentalism in the Black Community, 1915-1940

Stephen Delear, Ph.D.
Advisor: Walter Buenger
Dissertation: Death of a Multi-Ethnic Society: Populism, Disfranchisement and the Conservative Coup in Texas, 1880-1904

Grant Harward, Ph.D.
Advisor: Roger Reese
Dissertation: Holy War: The Romanian Army, Motivation, and the Holocaust, 1941-1944

Katherine Walters, Ph.D.
Advisors: Carlos Blanton and Walter Buenger
Dissertation: The 1920s Texas Ku Klux Klan Revisited: White Supremacy and Structural Power in a Rural County

Marshall Yokell, Ph.D.
Advisor: Adam Seipp
Dissertation: Germany and Latin America – Developing Infrastructure and Foreign Policy, 1871-1914

Matthew Yokell, Ph.D.
Advisor: Adam Seipp
Dissertation: The Eagle and the Dragon: Tsingtau and the German Colonial Experience in China, 1880-1918

2017 GRADUATES

Ian Abbey, Ph.D.
Advisor: James Bradford
Dissertation: Raiding and Trading Along the Spanish Lake: The Woodes Rogers Expedition of 1708-1711

David Cameron, Ph.D.
Advisor: Felipe Hinojosa
Dissertation: Race and Religion in the Bayou City: Latino/a, African American, and Anglo Baptists in Houston’s Long Civil Rights Movement

Jonathan Chavanne, Ph.D.
Advisor: James Bradford
Dissertation: The Battle for China: The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and the Cold War in Asia, 1944-1949

Jeffrey Crean, Ph.D.
Advisor: Jason Parker
Dissertation: With Fear and Favor: A Rising China Threat and the Path to Normalization, 1954-1971

Steven Davis, Ph.D.
Advisor: Adam Seipp
Dissertation: Tales of Expulsion: Remembering Population Transfer in West Germany and the Czech Lands, 1968-1997

Rachel Gunter, Ph.D.
Advisor: Sara Alpern
Dissertation: More than Black and White: Woman Suffrage and Voting Rights in Texas, 1918-1923

David Villar, Ph.D.
Advisor: Elizabeth Cobbs
Dissertation: Americans in Panama: A Century of Occupation and Invasion

Ryan Leach, Ph.D.
Advisor: Brian Linn
Dissertation: A Matter of Perspective: A Comparative Analysis of Field Grade and General Officer Lesson Learning

Charles Mccoy, Ph.D.
Advisors: Brian Rouleau and April Hatfield
Dissertation: A Foreign Policy of Abolitionism: Great Britain’s Use of Foreign Policy to End the Atlantic Slave Trade

Tyler Peterson, Ph.D.
Advisor: Jonathan Coopersmith
Dissertation: A Fire to be Lighted: The Training of American Astronauts From 1959 to the Present

2016 GRADUATES

John Blair, Ph.D.
Advisor: Joseph Dawson
Dissertation: African American State Volunteers in the New South: Race, Masculinity & the Militia in Georgia, Texas and Virginia, 1871-1906

Bradley Cesario, Ph.D.
Advisor: R. J. Q. Adams
Dissertation: The Admiralty, Popular Navalism, and the Journalist as Middleman, 1884-1914

Rainlilly Elizondo, Ph.D.
Advisor: Carlos Blanton
Dissertation: The City that the Civil Rights Movement Forgot: Segregation and Collective Memory in Lubbock, TX 1890-1990

Joel Kitchens, Ph.D.
Advisor: Carlos Blanton
Dissertation: San Antonio’s Spanish Missions and the Persistence of Memory, 1718-2015

Kevin McGlone, Ph.D.
Advisor: R. J. Q. Adams
Dissertation: A Most Thankless Job: Augustine Birrell as Irish Chief Secretary, 1907-1916

Tristan Osteria, Ph.D.
Advisor: Jason Parker
Dissertation: Building From Within: Indigenous Nation-Building and State-Making During the Filipino Third Republic, 1946-1957

Neall Pogue, Ph.D.
Advisor: Thomas Dunlap
Dissertation: The Lost Environmentalists: The Struggle Between Conservative Protestants and the Environmental Movement, 1970-2010

Nathaniel Weber, Ph.D.
Advisor: Brian Linn
Dissertation: United States Military Advisory Assistance Groups During the Cold War, 1945-1965