Dissertations in Progress

Hangzhou, China. Photo Contributed by Yajun Mo

Dissertator: Aruck, Aaron
Advisor: Delgado, Grace
Dissertation title: "Policing Sexuality and Migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Bi-national Efforts to Control Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Homosexuality Across International Space, 1870-1995"

Dissertator: Bernardino, Erik
Advisor: Delgado, Grace
Dissertation title: "Rightful Work: Rethinking Free Labor, Debt Peonage, and Prostitution in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands"

Dissertator: Cave-LaCoste, Bristol
Advisor: Delgado, Grace
Dissertation title: "Living Openly and Notoriously: Sexually-Nonconforming Women Navigating Immigration Control, 1852-1924"

Dissertator: Chang, Shu
Advisor: Hershatter, Gail and Honig, Emily
Dissertation title: "In Search of the Socialist Working Woman: The Spatial Politics of Gender in Chengdu from Maoism to State Capitalism"

Dissertator: Crowder, Troy
Advisor: Cioc, Mark
Dissertation title: "Creeping Blight: A History of Tropical Agriculture and Pandemic Disease, 1850-2000"

Dissertator: Green, Steven
Advisor: Brundage, David
Dissertation title: “More Than Just a Store: Jewish Food Entrepreneurship in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century
"

Dissertator: Han, Kyuhyun
Advisor: Hershatter, Gail and Honig, Emily
Dissertation title:
"Seeing the Forest Like a State: Forest Management, Wildlife Conservation, and Center-Periphery Relations in Northeast China, 1949 –1965"

Dissertator: Hickey, Donald
Advisor: Jones, Catherine
Dissertation title: “When Johnny Reb and Billy Yank Went Marching West: A History of American Civil War Veterans in California: 1865-1930.”

Dissertator: Jackson, Lisa
Advisor: Brundage, David
Dissertation title: “
Twenty-four Hour Party People:  A Transnational History of Communist Bodies, 1919-1943"

Dissertator: Joesten, Daniel
Advisor: Matera, Marc
Dissertation title: "Flooded with Outsiders': Decolonization, Citizenship, and the Irish Diaspora in Interwar Britain"

Dissertator: Kirsch, Taylor
Advisor: Westerkamp, Marilyn
Dissertation title: "Indigenous Land Ownership in the Praying Towns of the New England Borderlands: Indigenous Lives Lands and Legacies of Seventeenth Century Massachusetts"

Dissertator: Krysinski, Charles
Advisor: Porter, Eric
Dissertation title: "Black Theology and The End of Time"

Dissertator: Lawrence, Sean
Advisor: Derr, Jennifer
Dissertation title: "Rivers of Empire: German Capital and the Remaking of Anatolia's Waterways, 1903-1945"

Dissertator: Martinez, Priscilla
Advisor: Delgado, Grace

Dissertation title: "By Land and by Sea: Indigeneity, Mestizaje, and Nationalism at the Western-Pacific Borderlands from 1824-1934"

Dissertator: Miu, Wilson
Advisor: Hershatter, Gail and Honig, Emily
Dissertation title:
"Moving the Wind and Changing Custom: Local Responses and Implementation of Marriage Laws in South China, 1930-1976"

Dissertator: Richardson, Drew
Advisor: Christy, Alan
Dissertation title: "Mediating Monsters: Placing Yokai in Modern Japan, a Media History"

Dissertator: Sanceri, Jeffrey
Advisor: Haas, M. Lisbeth
Dissertation title: "Negotiating Dominance: Juvenile Delinquency and Masculinity in Progressive Era Los Angeles, 1891-1914"

Dissertator: Young, Wyatt
Advisor: Lonetree, Amy
Dissertation title: "The Diaspora of Filipino Collections: National Museums, Marcos and Fairs"

Dissertator: Zhang, Jinghong
Advisor: Hershatter, Gail and Honig, Emily
Dissertation title: "
Down to the Roots: Teeth, Dentistry, and Dental Hygiene in Modern China, 1907-1985”