Recent and Current Dissertations and Job Placements

Completed Dissertations, 1994-2018

Dissertations in Progress

Alissa Condon

“Equal Citizens in a Free State?”: Irish Veterans of World War I.

Timothy McMahon Director

Peter Borg

Milwaukee's White Urban Churches during the Age of Suburbanization

James Marten Director

Matthew Costello

Bones, Blood, and Soil: Reliquary, Pilgrimage, and the Memory of George Washington, 1799- 1865

Kristen Foster Director

Matthew Douglas

The Huguenot Experience: Gender, Violence and the Courts in Nîmes from 1685 until 1788

Julius Ruff Director

Aaron Hyams

Indians, Catholics, Bureaucrats, and the Making and Unmaking of the Indian New Deal

Steven Avella Director

Gayle Kiszely

In the World, but not of the World: Zion City, Illinois, a Christian Utopian Alternative to a Secular World

James Marten Director

Michael Pulido

Transmitting a Revolution: Nationalism and the 1953 East German Uprising

Julius Ruff/Peter Staudenmaier Co-Directors

Olga Shchennikova

Soviet Environmentalism: The Moral Revolt of the Intelligentsia, 1964-1991

Alan Ball Director

2010s

Kenneth Shonk
UW-LaCrosse

 “Irish Blood, English Heart”: Gender,Society, Power, and Renascent Republicanism in the Formation of the Irish Republic, 1926-1938

2010

 Timothy McMahon Director

Monica Witkowski
Mount Mary University, Milwaukee

Women, the Law, and Aberrant Behavior in Colonial Maryland, 1648- 1734

2010

John Krugler Director

Patrick Steele
Concordia University, Mequon, WI

Strategic Air Warfare and Nuclear Strategy: The Formulation of Military Policy in the Truman Administration, 1945-1950

2010

Steven Avella Director

Julie Tatlock
Mount Mary University, Milwaukee

Gender and the Courts in London ,1815-1834

2010

Carla Hay Director

Aaron Stockham
Waterford School,
Salt Lake City

Lack of Oversight: The Relationship Between the FBI and the United States Congress, 1907-1975

2011

Athan Theoharis Director

John FrenchPrairie School, Racine, WI

Irish-American Identity, Memory, and Americanism during the Eras of the Civil War and First World War

2012

James Marten Director

Monica Gallamore
Lecturer,
University of Central Oklahoma

Introducing the Incomparable Hildegarde: The Sexuality, Style, and Image of a Forgotten Cultural Icon

2012

Thomas Jablonsky Director

Adam Stueck
Director,
White Pillars Museum,
De Pere, WI

A Place Under Heaven: Amerindian Torture and Cultural Violence in Colonial New France, 1609-1730

2012

Kristen Foster Director

Christopher Chan
MLIS student,
UW Milwaukee

Mass Consumption in Milwaukee: 1920-1970

2013

Steven Avella Director

Dominic Faraone
Catholic Charities
Fort Wayne, IN

Urban Rifts and Religious Reciprocity: Chicago and the Catholic Church, 1965-1996

2013

Steven Avella Director

Charissa Keup
The Bishops School,
La Jolla, CA

Girls in “Trouble”: A History of Female Adolescent Sexuality in the Midwest, 1946-1964

2013

Thomas Jablonsky Director

Timothy Lay

Lee University,
Cleveland, TN

“By Jingo”: the Manifestation of Militarism as a British Cultural Phenomena, 1878-1902

2014

Timothy McMahon Director

Jeffrey Ramsey
Student Affairs Specialist,
Herzing University

Big Man on Campus: Reaction and Resistance to Title IX in the Big Ten Conference

2014

Thomas Jablonsky Director

McKayla Sutton,
Lecturer,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Carroll University, Waukesha, WI

"Illuminating the Irish Free State: Nationalism, National Identity, and the Promotion of the Shannon Hydroelectric Scheme"

2014

Timothy McMahon Director

Bethany Harding, Instructor and Advisor, National Louis University, Chicago, IL

“Breaking Up, and Moving Westward”: The Search for Identity in Post-Colonial America, 1787-1828

2015

Kristen Foster Director

Karalee Surface,

Honors Advisor, Marquette University

In Harm's Way: Wisconsin Workers and Disability from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression

2015

Thomas Jablonsky Director

2000s

Delbert CareyUW-Platteville

Le Chemin de Fer de l’Est: The Railroad Company of the East and its Effects on Industrialization (1845- 1937)

2000

Julius Ruff Director

John Donovan

Crusader in the Cold War: A Biography of Fr. John S. Cronin, S.S. (1908-1994)

2000

Ralph Weber Director

Michael Jacobs
UW-Baraboo

Holy War: Catholic Response to the Ku Klux Klan Incursion into the Upper Midwest, 1919-1928

2001

Steven Avella Director

Baskara Wardaya Sanata Dharma University, Indonesia

The United States Foreign Policy Towards Indonesia, 1954-1964

2001

Steven Avella Director

David Pigott
BYU-Idaho

Autonomy and Antagonism in Early Modern France: The Protestants of Bergerac, 1545-1685

2001

Julius Ruff Director

Patricia Richard Metropolitan State College of Denver

The Home to the Camp: Images of the Family in the Northern Civil War Effort

2001

James Marten Director

Kathryn Galchutt
Concordia University, New York

Lutherans and Race: The Career of Andrew Schulze, 1924-1968

2002

Steven Avella Director

Timothy Wood
Southwest Baptist University,
Bolivar, MO

Agents of Wrath, Sowers of Discord: Authority and Dissent in Puritan Massachusetts, 1630-55

2003

John Krugler Director

Karen Kehoe
St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA

“Not a Moment for Delay”:Benevolence in Wisconsin during the Civil War

2003

James Marten Director

Edward Schmitt
UW-Parkside

A Humane Struggle: Robert Kennedy and the Problem of Poverty in America

2003

Robert Hay Director

Robert Donnelly
Gonzaga University, Spokane

Corrupting Portland: Municipal Corruption, Organized Crime, and the Teamsters Union in a Post-World War II City

2004

Athan Theoharis Director

Richard Gardiner
Columbus (Georgia) State University

The Presbyterian Rebellion: An Analysis of the Perception that the American Revolution was a Presbyterian War

2005

John Krugler Director

Paul Ferguson
U. S. Army Joint Munitions Command,
Rock Island, IL

In Pursuit of Their Leisure: Entertainment and Recreation in Ethnic Milwaukee, 1878-1929

2006

Thomas Jablonsky Director

William Prigge
South Dakota State University

The Latvian Purges of 1959: A Revision Study

2006

Alan Ball Director

Martin Quirk
Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois

From Pioneers to Wheat Kings: The Development of A Regional Identity in Western Kansas 1886-1939

2006

James Marten Director

Kathy Callahan
Morehead State University

Women, Work, and Crime: The Case of London 1783-1815

2006

Carla Hay Director

John McCarthy
Robert Morris University

Decentralization and the Postwar American City: The Case of Milwaukee

2006

Thomas Jablonsky Director

Christopher Miller
UW-Milwaukee IT, College of Ed

Forging the Iron Ring: Suburban Incorporation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1870-1920

2007

Thomas Jablonsky Director

Daryl Webb Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee Children in the Great Depression

2007

James Marten Director

Paula Dicks

The Strange Case of Adolf Beck: Mass Media, Public Opinion and Criminal Justice Reform in Edwardian England

2007

Carla Hay Director

Wayne Riggs
Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

Religion in Britain During the Great War: A Comparative Study of the Church of England, the Church of Scotland and the Ro. Catholic Church

2008

Carla Hay Director

David Schroeder
Martin Luther College New Ulm, MN

More than a Fraction: The Life and Work of Justice Pierce Butler

2008

Steven Avella Director

Thomas Sobbotke
Mukwonago, WI, High School (ret.)

The Imperial Enterprise: Anglo- American Reaction to the Spanish American and Boer Wars, 1898- 1902

2008

Carla Hay Director

Jodi Eastberg
Alverno College, Milwaukee

West Meets East: British Perceptions of China as Demonstrated in the Life and Works of Sir George Thomas Staunton, 1781-1859

2009

Carla Hay Director

Jason Hostutler
China Agricultural University

Smokestacks and Steeples: An Analysis of the Milwaukee Catholic Church in the Industrial Era, 1870- 1930

2009

Thomas Jablonsky Director

Ann Ostendorf
Gonzaga University Spokane, WA

Antebellum Music Culture of the Southern Mississippi River and the Creation of an American National Identity

2009

Kristen Foster Director

Enaya Othman
Marquette University
Foreign Languages

“The American Friends Mission in Ramallah, Palestine: A Case Study of American-Arab Encounter, 1869- 1948”

2009

Steven Avella Director

John Vietoris

Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

Religion and Race: Interaction Between the Catholic Church and the African-American Community in Milwaukee, 1908-1968

2009

Steven Avella Director

David Bruce
UW-Parkside

Biography of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1786-1845

2009

Carla Hay Director

Julie Leonard
Fontbonne Academy, Milton, MA

A Window Into Their Lives: The Women of the Faubourg St.-Antoine, 1725-1765

2009

Julius Ruff Director

1990s

Linda Bos
Mount Mary College, Milwaukee

The Drummer Changed Cadence: The Impact of the Dissident Movement on the Churches in the 1960s

1994

Athan Theoharis Director

Daniel Heimmermann
Provost,
U. of Texas,
Permian Basin

Work and Corporate Life in Old Regime France: The Leather Artisans of Bordeaux, 1740-1791

1994

Julius Ruff Director

Stephen Leahy
Shantou University, China

Polonia’s Child: the Public Life of Klement J. Zablocki, 1912-1983

1994

Athan Theoharis Director

Kevin Abing
Milwaukee County Historical Society

A Fall From Grace: The Shawnee Indian Manual Labor School, 1839- 1862

1995

James Marten Director

Paul Beck
Wisconsin Lutheran College

Fort Ridgely and the Settlement of the River Valley, 1853-1867

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James Marten Director

Monique Septon

Les Femmes et Le Poison:L’Empoissonnement Devant les Jurisdictions Criminelles en Belgique, 1794-1914

1996

Julius Ruff Director

Laura Abing

Marquette University

Old Sturbridge Village: An Institutional History of a Cultural Artifact

1997

John Krugler Director

Mary Duarte
Cardinal Stritch University

Public Opinion, the Opposition, and the Shaping of the LiverpoolAdministration’s Policy TowardsFrance, 1814-1818

1997

Carla Hay Director

Charles Gallagher.,
S. J.
Boston College

Patriot Bishop: The Public Career of Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley, 1937- 1967

1997

Steven Avella Director

Patrick Jung
Milwaukee School of Engineering

Forge, Destroy and Preserve the Bonds of Empire: Euro Americans, Native Americans, the Metis on the Wisconsin Frontier, 1634-1856

1997

James Marten Director

Edward Woell
Western Illinois University

Counterrevolutionary Catholicism in Western France: the Battle of Belief at Machecoul, 1774-1914

1997

Julius Ruff Director

Ricardo Herrera
U.S. Army War College

Guarantors of Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier and the Military Ethos of Republicanism, 1775-1861

1998

Robert Hay Director

Michael Besch
Concordia University, Mequon (ret.)

Navy Second to None: The History of U.S. Naval Training in World War I

1999

Ralph Weber Director

Dariusz Ciemniewski
Marquette University

The Other Polonia: Polish Rural Settlements in Central and Northern Wisconsin, 1850-1920

1999

Steven Avella Director

Beverly Mueller

The Depiction of Religion in Eighteenth Century English Literature from Swift to Johnson

1999

Carla Hay Director

John Savagian
Alverno College, Milwaukee

Agrarian Reformers and Their Contribution to a Conservation Ethic in Antebellum America

1999

Robert P. Hay Director

Jessica Sheetz- Nguyen

University of Central Oklahoma

“Just Desserts”: Public and Private Institutional Responses to Poverty in Victorian London: Space, Gender and

1999

Carla Hay Director