2nd Year Graduate Students

Kristi

Kristi Aylor

Area of Study/Concentration: World History; British History

Thesis Topic: The concept of monarch and how women can or cannot fit that role, particularly in England

Undergraduate Institution:  Davis and Elkins College (Elkins, WV)

David Black

David Michael Black

Area of Study: World History

Areas of Interest: Reformation and early modern religious history

Undergraduate Institution: Kenyon College (BAs in History and Chemistry); Catholic University of America (Masters of Library Science)

Brian

Brian Christopher David

Area of Study: World History

Areas of Interest: Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean, Republic of Venice

Thesis: Inventing Saladin: The Myth and Memory of a Muslim Leader in the Western World

Undergraduate Institution: Wesley College (Dover, DE) 

Pake

Pake Levi Davis

Area of Study: United States History

Areas of Interest: American Military History, Cold War, Vietnam War.

Undergraduate Institution: The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

Tess

Tess Christine Evans

Area of Study: Public History

Areas of Interest: Northern women writers and educators during the American Civil War

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Alabama

Kate

Kaitlin Theresa Hampshire

Area of Study: Public History

Areas of Interest: World War II: Germany and United States.

Thesis Topic: Redefining the Volksgemeinschaft of Nazi Germany from 1929 to 1945, through propaganda posters.

Undergraduate Institution:  Rider University, Lawrenceville New Jersey

Jake

Jacob Harris

Area of Study: Early American Military History 

Area of Interest: Early American Military History

Thesis: Form over Function: The Fatal Arrogance of Southern Conventionalized Warfare 

Undergraduate Institution: The College of Charleston

Mike

Mike MacInnis

Area of Study: World History

Areas of Interest: Religious History, Early Modern Europe. 

Thesis Topic: Military Chaplains during the Second World War

Undergraduate Institution: The James Madison University

Saman

Saman R. Nasser

Area of Interest: Iraq, Nationalism, pan-Arabism, Colonialism, Identify construction, Modern Middle East.

Area of Study: Early 20th century Iraq (focusing on post Independent Iraq I. 1932-1939)

Thesis: Nationalism in Iraq: The pan-Arab Concepts of Sami Shawkat in 1930's Iraq.

Undergraduate Degree: James Madison University, December 2011. I majored in International Affairs-Middle East Concentration with a minor in History

Joel

Joel Webster

Area of Study: United States History 

Areas of Interest: Modern American, intellectual, political, Archives

Thesis: Coolidge Against the World: Peace, Prosperity, and Foreign Policy in the 1920s

Undergraduate Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

First Year Graduate Students:

Rachel

Rachel Carey

Area of Study: Public History

Areas of Interest: American Cultural and Music History

Undergraduate Institution: Messiah College

Kelly

Kelly Coats

Area of Study: United States History

Areas of Interest: Early American history with interest in Political and Constitutional history.

Undergraduate Institution: Gordon State College in Barnesville GA

Trevor

Trevor J. Cooper

Area of Study: United States History

Areas of Interest: Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Undergraduate Institution: University of Delaware

Dan

Daniel James Dawson

Area of study: World History

Areas of interest: Colonial Latin America; slavery and the African Diaspora; slave religion, culture and resistance.

Undergraduate Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University

Brandon

Brandon S. Durbin

Area of Study: United States History

Areas of Interest: Colonial America, Early Republic, U.S. Religious History, First Great Awakening, and Constitutional History.

Undergraduate Institution: Washington & Jefferson College

Josh

Josh Goodall

Area of Study: United States History

Areas of Interest:  Early America, Social History

Undergraduate Institution: The University of Rio Grande

Jacqueline

Jacqueline Guerrier

Area of Study: Public History

Areas of Interest: Modern Popular Culture & Fandom Studies

Undergraduate Institution: James Madison University (B.A. in History and Studio Art)

David

David A. Le Moal

Area of Study: Public History

Areas of Interest: Colonial and Modern History

Undergraduate Institution: Christopher Newport University

Scott

David Scott Merrifield

Area of Study: Public History

Areas of Interest: American Revolution

Undergraduate Institution: Christopher Newport University

Tristan

Tristan Nelson

Area of Study: Material Culture; Public History; U.S. South

Thesis: Black Entrepreneurship in Appalachia, Antebellum-Reconstruction

Undergraduate Institution: 2008, University of Montana; 2009-2012, Plymouth State University 

Nathan

Nathan Lee Ray

Area of Study: World History

Areas of Interest: Eighteenth century Pirates in the Caribbean and Colonial America

Undergraduate Institution: Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas

Charlotte

Charlotte Anne Walters

Area of Study: Public History

Area of Interest: Early Modern English Medical History

Undergraduate Institution: The James Madison University

 

 
 

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