Recent Theses


  • Alison Steigerwald, "Opposition and reaction: The union of Democratic control, the Press, and the British government's suppression of Dissent During the first World War"


  • Sarah Beaver, "The Museums of the Bozart:  The Role of North Carolina Art Museums in Redefining Southern Identity"
  • Michael Cannaday
  • Amanda Elzey, "'I Think I Prefer His Face:'  Studying Physiognomy in Jane Austen's Letters and Novels"
  • Maria Labbato, "Spanish Civil War Exiles in Mexico City:  Intellectual Refuge from a Gendered Perspective, 1939-1960"
  • Daniel Norby, "Origins of American Naval Deployment Policy, 1815-1844"
  • Juan Pimental Otero, "Latin Americanism in the Music of Ruben Blades and Calle 13"
  • Jillian Staurowsky, "The Echo Incident of 1858:  South Carolina and the Illegal Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade"
  • Christine Wilkie, "Early Gravestone Carvers and Acculturation in the Carolina Backcountry:  The Bigham and Caveny-Crawford Stonecutter Workshops"



  • Sarah Beckhart, "Mexico's Modernizing Miracle:  The Tlatelolco Housing Project, 1960-1964"
  • Robert Bemis, "Our Devotion to This Union Has Been Strong and Sincere:  North Carolina Journalism on the Verge of Secession"
  • Sara Blanchett, "The 'Other Side:'  Public Memory and the Life of Sylvia Routh in Houston, Texas, 1837-1859"
  • Mary Dominick, “The Original Concept and Design of Charlotte College, 1957-1965”
  • Jason Doom, "Restructuring the United States Information Agency for Dialogue and Human Rights, 1968-1984"
  • Destiney Linker, "Black Power Worldwide: The International Dimensions of Black Power"
  • Susan Mayer, “From Rails to Roads: Public Transportation in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1890-1960”
  • Richard Miller, "A Mountain Oasis: Tourism and Cultural Identity in Western North Carolina, 1880-1930"
  • Scott Parker, "To the Brink:  Anthony Eden and the 1956 Suez Crisis"
  • Toni Riley, "Environmental Injustice: A History of Advocacy and Oppression in the Lower Ninth Ward"
  • Steven Roswold, "The Creation of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Police, 1878-1885"
  • Kelly Summerow, "Charles Kettering and the Intersection of Technology and Human Intellect, 1910-1958"
  • Joshua Weese, "The Impact of Zionism on the Issuance of the Balfour Declaration"
  • Alicyn Wiedrich, "Public History, Civil Rights, and the Visitor Experience at Museums, Memorials, and Historic Sites in the South"



  • T. Evan Faulkenbury, '"Telenegro': Reginald Hawkins, Black Power, and the 1968 Gubernatorial Race in North Carolina"
  • Kurt Geske, "Where Johnnie Got His Gun: One American City's Experience with Military Mobilization during World War I - Charlotte and Camp Greene, North Carolina"
  • Marissa Johnson, "'Over There Is Here': Arab Immigrants, Political Tensions, and Acculturation in New York, 1990-2001"
  • Meghan Kaylor, "Recollecting America's Past: Civil War Reenactments and American Memory"
  • Katherine Roberson, "'Patriotism for the Blacks and Pleasure for the Whites': Fourth of July Celebrations in Charleston, South Carolina, 1867-1919"
  • Cliff Stoner, "A Few Dollars More: Funding the American Space Program for 1962 and 1966"


  • Kathryn Anne Bagely, "Stealing Reproductive Rights: Compulsory Pediatric Sterilization in Georgia, 1939-1962"
  • Kathryn Anne Bellew, "A Cold November: A Northern Family and the Civil War"
  • Matthew Vernon Chisholm, "Of Sweat and Earth: Memory and Myth on the Road to Nowhere in the Southern Smoky Mountains, 1943-2001"
  • Daniel S. Cozart, "Mediating the Extremes of Globalization: Peru's Dirty War and the Limits of Reconciliation"
  • Daniel Noble Genkins, "Commercial Paradigms in the Revolutionary Atlantic: An Interimperial Comparative Analysis of Three Port Cities during the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries"
  • Gwendolyn Lea Gill, "Creation and Stagnation: The British Lifeboat Regulations from 1866 to 1912"
  • Hannah Beth Harrell, '"Slap 'Em around a Little if You Have to but Don't Hurt 'Em': The Lumbees and the Ku Klux Klan Rally of 1958"
  • William Thomas Jeffers, "'A Mill to the Mile': James B. Duke, Charles Christian Hook, and the Impact of the Piedmont and Northern Railroad on Industrial Development in the Piedmont Region of North and South Carolina"
  • Charles Clifton McShane, "Class, Christ, and Cocktails: The Clash of Business Boosterism and Southern Baptism in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1965-1980"
  • Hilary Lynn Miller, "To 'Pursue the Route which will be of the Greatest Public Utility': The National Road and Washington, Pennsylvania"
  • Crystal Gayle Moore, '"To Chain a Man to Misery 'Til Death': Marital Strife in Colonial and Early Republic Virginia"
  • Erin Mae Spencer, "Elizabeth's Wing Haven: Environmental Preservation and the Mirror of the Mind"
  • Zachary Warren Usher, "Black Chaplains in the Civil War"
  • Donna Ward, "Dreaming a New Dream: Protecting a Black Middle-Class Neighborhood in 1930s St. Louis, Missouri"
  • Erica Shae Weatherford, "Gender and Prostitution in Porfirian Mexico City"


  • Emma Castle-Grandstaff, "Black Soldiers and the American Occupation of Germany, 1945-1960"
  • Boyd Randall Harris, '"A Shameful Reminder': Commemoration at Fort Pillow Battlefield"
  • James Harris, '"Degeneration' Revisited: A History of Competing Theories of 'Degeneration' in Britain, 1904-1928"
  • Amy Hamilton Helms, "Foreign Travel and Identity for the British Middle Class in the Nineteenth Century"
  • Hannah Elizabeth Howard, "Crafting Public Opinion: Printers and Publications in Revolutionary North Carolina, 1764-1776"
  • Kari Lynn Morgan, "Butchers and Banditti: The Assumptions and Adaptations of the Continental and British Regular Armies on the Militia during the Southern Campaign of the American War of Independence, 1780-1781"
  • Deanna Lee Panetta, "Made in Our Image: Fostering Anticommunism among Children through Juvenile Literature"
  • Alvaro Mauricio Segovia-Heredia, "The Huánuco Rebellion of 1812"