Department of History

Graduate Alumni Directory

Name

Advisor(s)

Doctoral Thesis

Date of PhD

Initial Placement

Subsequent Placement

Kelly Urban Reid Andrews/ Alejandro de la Fuente “The Sick Republic: Tuberculosis, Public Health, and Politics in Cuba, 1925-1965.”  2017 Visiting Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh  
Francisco Flórez-Bolívar Reid Andrews "En sus propios términos: Negros y mulatos y sus luchas por la igualdad en Colombia, 1885-1947" 2016 Assistant Professor, University of Cartagena (Colombia)  
Katherine Parker Seymour Drescher/ Holger Hoock “Contentious Waters: The Creation of Pacific Geographic Knowledge in Britain, 1669-1768” 2016 Hakluyt Society Research Fellowship Research Officer, Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.
Christopher Myers Seymour Drescher

"Steering The Seas of Reform:Education, Empirical Science, And Royal Naval Medicine, 1815-1860"

2016    
John Galante Reid Andrews

"Distant Loyalties: World War I and the Italian South Atlantic"

2016
Assistant Teaching Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 
 
Titas Chakroborty Marcus Rediker

"Work and Society in the East India Company Settlements in Bengal, 1650-1757"

2016 Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College   
Jesse Horst

Reid Andrews/
Alejandro de la Fuente

"Sleeping on the Ashes: Slum Clearance in Havana in an Age of Revolution 1930-65"

2016 Resident Director, Sarah Lawrence College in Havana (Cuba)  
Oana Adelina Stefan William Chase "Vacationing in the Cold War: Foreign Tourists to Socialist Romania and Franco’s Spain, 1960s-1970s" 2016 Post-doctoral fellow at Central European University in Budapest  

Anthony Comegna

Van Beck Hall

"The Dupes of Hope Forever:" The Loco-Foco or Equal Rights Movement, 1820s-1870s

2016

Assistant Editor for Intellectual History with Libertarianism.org and The Cato Institute, Washington, D.C.

 

Andrew Behrendt

Irina Livezeanu

Travelers of an Empire that Was: Tourism, Movie-Going, and the Formation of Post-Imperial Identities in Austria and Hungary, 1918-1944

2016

Undergraduate advisor, Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies, University of Pittsburgh

 

Steven Pitt

Marcus Rediker

City upon the Atlantic Tides: Merchants, Pirates, and the Seafaring Community of Boston

2015

 

 

Madalina Veres

Pinar Emiraliogliu & Patrick Manning

Constructing Imperial Spaces: Habsburg Cartography in the Age of Enlightenment

2015

Junior Fellow at the Central European University's Institute for Advanced Study in Budapest, Hungary

 

Ahmet Izmirlioglu

Pat Manning

Clashes of Imperial Authority: Commercial Tribunals in the Ottoman Provinces and Istanbul, 1847-1880.

2015

 

Visiting Scholar, University of Utah, Department of History

 

Lecturer, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Victoria Harms

Gregor Thum

Destined or Doomed? Hungarian Dissidents and their Western Friends, 1973–1998

2015

Post-doctoral Fellow at the Herder Institute in Marburg, Germany

 

Brian Shaev

William Chase

Estrangement and Reconciliation: French Socialists, German Social Democrats, and the Origins of European Integration, 1948-1957

 

2014

Post-doctoral Researcher at the Centre for European Research at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

University Lecturer, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands

Suset Laboy Perez

Alejandro de la Fuente

Minor Problems: Juvenile Delinquents and the Construction of a Puerto Rican Subject, from 1880-1938

2014

 

 

Samantha Lomb

William Chase

Speaking Out: Popular Dimensions of Stalinist Authoritarianism: the Discussion and Implementation of the 1936 Constitution

2014

Lecturer, Viatka State University, Kirov, Russia

 

James Hommes

Evelyn Rawski

“Verbeck of Japan: Guido F. Verbeck as Pioneer Missionary, Oyatoi Gaikokujin, and ‘Foreign Hero.’” 

2014 Teacher, Trinity Christian School, Pittsburgh, PA  

Lars Peterson

Reid Andrews

In the Shadow of Batlle: Workers, State Officials, and the Creation of the Welfare State in Uruguay, 1900-1920

2014

Adjunct Instructor, Robert Morris University

 

Nicole Bourbonnais

Lara Putnam

Out of the Boudoir and into the Banana Walk: Birth Control Campaigns and Reproductive Politics in the West Indies, 1930-1970

2013

Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

 

Alejandra Boza

Lara Putnam

Negotiating Indigenous Autonomy: Politics, Land, and Religion in Tierradentro (Colombia), 1905-1950

2013

Assistant Professor, Universidad de Costa Rica

 

Julien Comte

Lara Putnam

Syphilis and Sex: Transatlantic Medicine and Public Health in Argentina and the  United States, 1880-1940

2013

Academic Advisor, University of Pittsburgh

 

Laura Grantmyre

Maurine Greenwald

Conflicting Visions of Urban Renewal: Visual Representations of Urban Redevelopment in Pittsburgh's Hill District, 1943-1968

2013

Adjunct Instructor, Point Park University

Instructor of Humanities and Social Sciences, St. Mary's School, Raleigh, NC

Natalie Kimball 

Reid Andrews

An Open Secret: The Hidden History of Unwanted Pregnancy and Abortion in Highland Bolivia, 1952-2010

2013

Visiting Assistant Professor, Colgate University

Assistant Professor, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

 

Kavin Paulraj

Lara Putnam

Jamaica Brasileira: The Politics of Reggae in São Luís, Brazil

2013

 

 

Alyssa Ribeiro

Edward Muller

The Battle for Harmony: Intergroup Relations Between Blacks and Latinos in Philadelphia, 1950s to 1980s

2013

Lecturer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor, Allegheny College

 

Oliver Bateman

Peter Karsten

Law, Society, and Judicial Politics: State Supreme Courts and the Pursuit of Educational Equity

2012

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington

Independent journalist

Mathew Casey

Alejandro de la Fuente

From Haiti to Cuba and Back: Haitians' Experiences of Migration, Labor, and Return, 1900-1940

2012

Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi

 

Roland Clark

Irina Livezeanu

European Fascists and Local Activists: Romania's Legion of the Archangel Michael

2012

Assistant Professor, University of Central Oklahoma

Lecturer, University of Liverpool, UK

Jacob Pollock

Pinar Emiralioglu

The Geographicall Compass: History, Authority and Utility in the English Voyage Account, 1660–1730

2012

Senior Historian, Office of Treaty Settlements in Wellington, New Zealand

 

Oscar de la Torre Cueva

Reid Andrews

Freedom in Amazonia: The Black Peasantry of Pará, Brazil, 1850-1950

2011

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

 

Niklas Frykman

Marcus Rediker

The Wooden World Turned Upside Down: Naval Mutinies in the Age of Atlantic Revolution

2010

Assistant Professor, Claremont McKenna College

Assistant Professor, University of Pittburgh

Kenyon Zimmer

Richard Oestreicher

The Whole World is Our Country: Immigration and Anarchism in the United States, 1885-1940

2010

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington

 

Sharika Crawford

Reid Andrews

Under the Colombian Flag: Nation-Building on San Andres and Providence Islands, 1887-1930 

2009

Assistant, Associate Professor, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

 

Tracey Jaffee

Reid Andrews

In the Footsteps of Cristo Obrero: Chile's Young Catholic Workers Movement in the Shantytown, Factory, and Family, 1946-1973

2009

Lecturer, University of Dayton

 

Eric Kimball 

Marcus Rediker

An Essential Link in a Vast Chain: New England and the West Indies, 1700-1775

2009

Assistant Professor, Utah State University

Assistant Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg

Katherine Sorrels

Gregor Thum & Jonathan Scott

Austrian Jews and the Idea of Europe: Reformulating Multi-nationalism as a Response to the Disintegration of the Harbsburg Empire, 1880-1939

2009

Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

 

Tania Boster

Jonathan Scott

Better to be Alone than in Ill Company: Jeremy Collier the Younger: Life and Works, 1650-1726

2008

Program Coordinator at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Director, Student Leadership Programs; Assistant Director, the Bonner Center for Service & Learning; Oberlin College & Conservatory

Clayton Brown

Evelyn Rawski

Making the Majority: Defining Han Identity in Chinese Ethnology and Archaeology

2008

Assistant Professor,

Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

Assistant Professor of History, Utah State University

William Conrad

Van Beck Hall

Development in Extractive Communities: Ridgway and St. Marys, Pennsylvania, 1850-1914

2008

Executive Director, Stackpole-Hall Foundation, St. Marys, PA

 

Craig Marin

Marcus Rediker

Coercion, Cooperation, and Conflict along the Charleston Waterfront, 1793-1785: Navigating the Social Waters of an Atlantic Port City

2008

University of Rhode Island, Feinstein College of Continuing Education, Providence, RI

Instructor, Maritime Studies, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, Mass.

Ellen Walsh

Alejandro de la Fuente

Advancing the Kingdom: Missionaries and Americanization in Puerto Rico, 1898-1930s

2008

Assistant Professor, Gannon University, Erie, PA

Assistant Professor, Governors State University in Illinois

David Gerlach

Irina Livezeanu

For Nation and Gain: Economy, Ethnicity and Politics in the Czech Borderlands, 1945-1948

2007

Assistant, Associate Professor of History, St. Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ

 

Joanne O'Connell

Edward Muller

Understanding Stephen Collins Foster His World and Music

2007

 

 

Christopher Magra 

Marcus Rediker

The New England Cod Fishing Industry and Maritime Dimensions of the American Revolution

2006

California State University, Northridge, CA

Associate Professor, University of Tennessee

Curtis Miner 

Edward Muller

Level Playing Fields: The Democratization of Amateur Sport in Pennsylvania

2006

Senior Curator, Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

 

Tina Phillips 

Evelyn Rawski

Building the Nation through Women’s Health: Biomedical Midwifery in the Early 20th Century China

2006

Assistant, Associate Professor, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA

 

Steven Schroeder 

Van Beck Hall

The Elementary School of the Army: The Pennsylvania National Guard, 1877- 1917

2006

Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa.

 

Gregory Wood

Richard Oestreicher

The Problem of the Old Man: Manhood, Class, and Retirement in the U.S. 1910-1950

2006

Penn State University, Erie, Pa.

Assistant Professor, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Md.

John Donoghue

Marcus Rediker

Racial Republicanism in England, America, and the Imperial Atlantic, 1624- 1661

2005

Assistant, Associate Professor, Loyola University, Chicago, Ill.

 

Scott Giltner 

Van Beck Hall

The Art of Serving is With Them Innate: Hunting, Fishing, and Independence in the Post-Emancipation South, 1865-1920

2005

Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Mo.

 

Andrew Haley

Donna Gabaccia

Turning the Tables: American Restaurant Culture and the Rise of the Middle Class, 1880-1920

2005

Assistant, Associate Professor, American Cultural History, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss.

 

Scott Hendrix 

Van Beck Hall

The Spirit of the Corps: The British Army and the Pre-National Pan-european Military World and the Origins of the American martial culture, 1754-1783

2005

Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio

 

Betsy Konefal 

Reid Andrews

May All Rise Up: Highland Mobilization in Post-1954 Guatemala

2005

Assistant, Associate Professor, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

 

Susan Corbesero 

William Chase

The Anniversaries of the October Revolution, 1918-1927: Politics and Imagery

2004

The Ellis School, Pittsburgh, Pa.

 

Gabriele Gottlieb 

Marcus Rediker

Theater of Death: Capital Punishment in Early America, 1750-1800

2004

Assistant, Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University, Michigan

 

Anthony Novosel

William Chase

Nikolai Bukharin: Alternative or Interregnum?

 

2004

Senior Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh

 

Randy Scott Smith 

Marcus Rediker

The Liverpool Mercury: The Voice of Middle Class Reform 1811-1820

2004

Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh

 

Michael Snow

Edward Muller

Pittsburgh Politics and Social Activism Between 1960 and 1980

2004

 

 

Andrew Hall 

Richard Smethurst

Japanese-Run Education and the Construction of a ‘Manchurian’ Identity in Manchukuo, 1931-1945

2003

Northern Texas University, Denton, Texas

 

Charles Hier 

William Chase

Party, Peasants and Power in a Russian District: Winning Peasant Support for Collectivization in Sychevka Raion, 1928-1931

2003

Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh

Assistant Lecturer, University of Akron

Paul Clark

Richard Smethurst

The Kokugo Revolution: Ueda Kazutoshi, Language Reform and Language Education in Meiji Japan (1868-1912)

 

2002

Assistant, Associate, Professor, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas

 

David Doellinger 

Irina Livezeanu

From Prayers to Protests: The Impact of Religious-based Dissent on the Emergence of Civil Society in Slovakia and the GDR

2002

Assistant, Associate Professor, Professor, Department of History,
West Oregon University,
Monmouth, Ore.

 

Michael Ervin 

Reid Andrews

The Art of the Possible: Agronomists, Agrarian Reform and the Middle Politics of the Mexican Revolution, 1908-34

2002

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Wash.

Foreign Service Officer, U.S. State Department

Joan Mohr 

Edward Muller

From Immigrant to Civilization: The Czechs of Allegheny City, 1873-1907

2002

Independent Scholar

 

Jorge Nallim

Reid Andrews

The Crisis of Liberalism in Argentina: 1930-1946

2002

Assistant Professor, Sarah Lawrence College

Associate Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Benjamin Reilly

Seymour Drescher

Interviewing the Opinions: Principle, Practicality, and Politics in the Trail of King Louis XVI

 

2002

Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar, United Arab Emirates

 

Rosalina Rios 

Reid Andrews

Making Citizens: Civil Society & Popular Mobilization in Zacatecas, Mexico, 1821-1853

2002

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Jennifer Ford 

Edward Muller

Landscape and Material Life in Southwestern Pennsylvania, 1798-1838

 

2001

Interpretive Solutions, Inc., West Chester, Pa.

 

Leslie Hammond 

Fritz Ringer

The British Progressive Contribution to the League of Nations Ideal

2001

Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh

 

Robert Kirkland 

Peter Karsten

Observing Our Hermanos de Armas: U.S. Military Attaches in Guatemala, Cuba, and Bolivia, 1950-1964

 

2001

Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, Calif.

Commander of Army ROTC at USC; faculty member, Columbia College & USC

Vadim Staklo 

William Chase

Harnessing Revolution: The Communist International in Central America, 1928-1935"

 

2001

Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn.

Associate Professor, George Mason University; Project Manager, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT