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Dissertations in Progress

PhD Dissertations in Progress

Alisa Beer
"Managing Monastic Libraries in Medieval England"
Mentor: Dr. Maryanne Kowaleski

Giulia Crisanti
"Europeans are Lovin' It? Coca Cola, McDonald's and the Challenges to American Global Businesses in Italy and France, 1943-2015"
Mentor: Dr. Silvana Patriarca

Nicholas DeAntonis
"The Struggle to End the Saudi Arabian Slave Trade: The United States, the United Nations and Transnational Non-Governmental Organization, 1953-1963"
Mentor: Dr. Chris Dietrich

Jeffrey Doolittle Jr.
"Early Medieval Medical Culture at Montecassino"
Mentor: Dr. Richard Gyug

Louisa Foroughi
"What Makes a Yeoman? Status, Religion and Material Culture in Later Medieval England"
Mentor: Dr. Maryanne Kowaleski

Jacquelyne Howard
"Reading the 'Bans':  Marriage and Kinship Practices in French Louisiana's Lower Mississippi Valley Borderlands, 1680-1780"
Mentor: Dr. Sal Acosta

Richard Hresko
"The Development of the Ferrous Arms and Armor Industry in Medieval England: 1272-1483"
Mentor: Dr. Maryanne Kowaleski

Stephen Lecesse
"The Discovery of the Consumer: Economic Reform and Social Regulation, 1865-1904"
Mentor: Dr. Chris Dietrich

Michael McKenna
"Creating the Worst Block in the City:  East 100th Street, 1900 - 1970"
Mentor: Dr. Daniel Soyer

Nathan Melson
“Franciscan Identity and Saintly Economy in Late Medieval Marseille, 1248-1483”
Mentor: Dr. Richard Gyug

Melissa Morales
"The Threat of Rebellion:  Gender and the American Revolution"
Mentor: Dr. Elaine Crane

Rachel Podd
"Health in Late Medieval England: The Impact of Age, Sex and Income on the Lived Experience"
Mentor: Dr. Maryanne Kowaleski

Christopher Rose
"The Nobility of Outremer: Identity and Power Among The Ibelins and Their Affinity"
Mentor: Dr. Nicholas Paul

Samantha Sagui
“Law, Order, and the Development of Urban Policing in Late Medieval England”
Mentor: Dr. Maryanne Kowaleski

James Smith
"A Clash of Ideals:  Human Rights and Non-Intervention in U.S. Foreign Policy, 1977-1988"
Mentor: Dr. Chris Dietrich