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Recent Graduate Placement

2006

Aaron Astor: "Dubious Victors: Black Politics, Guerrilla Violence and the Collapse of Conservative Unionism in the Border States, 1860-1872"; Visiting Assistant Professor, Albion College.

Justin Behrend: "Building Democracy from Scratch: African American Politics and Community in the Postemancipation Natchez District"; Visiting Assistant Professor, Mount Holyoke College.

Carole Emberton: "The Problem of Violence in Western Culture: The American South during Reconstruction, 1865-1877"; Visiting Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University.

Brett Gadsden: "'All We Wanted Was a Bus for the Colored': The Ironies of School Desegregation in Delaware, 1948-78"; Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Emory University
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Erik Gellman: "'Death Blow to Jim Crow': The National Negro Congress, 1936-1947"; Assistant Professor, Roosevelt University.

Jarod Roll: "Road to the Promised Land: Landless Farmers and the Struggle for Rural Independence in the Southeast Missouri Lowlands, 1890-1945"; tenure-track position, department of American Studies, University of Sussex.

Sarah Ross
: "The Intellectual Family: School for Gifted Women in Renaissance Italy and England"; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts & Assistant Professor, Boston College.

Chernoh Sesay: "'all things here are frail and changeable:' The Lost Worlds of Prince Hall and the Development of Black Identities, 1775-1807"; Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, DePaul University.


Amy Whipple
: "'Ordinary People': The Cultural Origins of Popular Thatcherism in Britain, 1964-1979"; Assistant Professor, Xavier University.


2005

David Brodnax, Sr.
:"The African American Struggle for Equal Citizenship in Iowa, 1860-1900"; Assistant Professor, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois.

Marisa Chappell
: "From Welfare Rights to Welfare Reform: The Politics of AFDC, 1964-1984"; Assistant Professor, Oregon State University.

Thomas Hajkowski
: "Voice of a Nation?: The British Broadcasting Corporation and National Identities in the UK, 1922-1953"; Assistant Professor, College Misericordia, Dallas, Pennsylvania.

Christopher Hodson: "Refugees: Acadians and the Social History of Eighteenth-Century Empire, 1755-1785"; Post-Doctoral fellow, MacNeill Center, University of Pennsylvania.

Karen Leroux: "Public Service and Citizenship: Women's Work in U.S. Public Education, 1866-1902"; Assistant Professor, Drake University.

Guy Ortolano: "The 'Two Cultures' Controversy: Radicals, Technocrats, and the Crisis of Postwar Liberalism"; Assistant Professor, Washington University, St. Louis.

Owen Stanwood: "Creating the Common Enemy: Catholics, Indians, and the Politics of Fear in Imperial North America, 1678-1700"; Assistant Professor, Catholic University, Washington, D.C.


2004

David Collins
: "The Latin Lives of the Saints in Germany, 1470-1520: Humanists, History, and the Rhetoric of Sainthood"; Assistant Professor, Georgetown University.

Sarah Fenton: "Rebel Angels: American Literature Across the Civil War"; Assistant Chair, Northwestern University.

Christopher Hodson: "Refugees: Acadians and the Imperial Atlantic, 1755-1785."; Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University.

Mark Jurdjevic: "Citizens, Subjects, and Scholars: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance, 1480-1608"; Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa.


Neil Kodesh
: "Beyond the Royal gaze: Ganda Clans and the Construction of an African Metahistory"; Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Karen O'Brien
: "Pragmatic Toleration: Lived Religion, Obligation, and Political Identity in the American Revolution"; Assistant Professor, Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Monique O'Connell
: "Venice Outside the Lagoon: Family and Politics in Fifteenth Century Venetian Crete"; Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University.

Elizabeth Prevost
: "Anglican Women Missionaries and the Culture of Spirituality in Africa, 1875-1930"; Assistant Professor, Grinnell College.

Frank Rzeczkowski: "Reimagining Community: Intertribal Relations on the Northern Plains, 1885-1925"; Visiting Assistant Professor, DePaul University.

Amy Whipple: "'Ordinary People': The Cultural Origins of Popular Thatcherism in Britain, 1964-1979"; Visiting Assistant Professor, DePaul University.


2003

Michael Allen: "'The War's Not Over Until the Last Man Comes Home:' Body Recovery in the Aftermath of the Vietnam War"; assistant professor, North Carolina State University.

Michael Bailey: "Heresy, witchcraft and reform : Johannes Nider and the religious world of the late Middle Ages"; assistant professor, Iowa State University.

James Brennan
: "Nation, Race and Urbanization in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 1916-1976"; assistant professor, University of London (SOAS).

Charlotte Brooks: "Ascending California's Racial Hierarchy: Asian Americans, Housing, and Government in California, 1920-1955"; assistant professor, SUNY-Albany.

Sean Field: "The Princess, the Abbess, and the Friars: Isabelle of France (1225-1270) and the Course of Thirteenth-Century Religious History" ; assistant professor, University of Vermont.

Thomas Hajkowski: "Voice of a Nation?: The British Broadcasting Corporation and National Identities in the UK, 1922-1953"; visiting assistant professor, Loras College, Iowa.

David Johnson: "The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government"; visiting assistant professor, University of South Florida.

Jeremy Prestholdt:
"Consumption, Exchange, and Social Transformation of the Swahili Coast, ca. 1650-1850"; assistant professor, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Scott Rohrer: "From Demons to Dependents: U.S.-Japanese Social Relations During the Occupation, 1945-1952"; visiting assistant professor, Illinois College.

Frank Rzeczkowski: "Reimagining Community: Intertribal Relations on the Northern Plains, 1885-1925"; visiting assistant professor, Northwestern University.

Lorelle Semley: "Ketu Identities: Islam, Gender, and French Colonialism in West Africa, 1850s-1960s"; assistant professor, Wesleyan University.

Bradley Simpson: "Modernizing Indonesia: United States - Indonesian Relations, 1961-1967"; assistant professor, Idaho State University.

James Wolfinger: "The Rise and Fall of the Roosevelt Coalition: Race, Labor, and Politics in Philadelphia, 1932-1955"; assistant professor, DePaul University.


2002


Christopher Beneke
: "Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism"; assistant professor, Bentley College.

James Brennan
: "Nation, Race and Urbanization in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 1916-1976"; visiting assistant professor, Northwestern University.

Louisa Burnham
: "So Great a Light, So Great a Smoke: The Heresy and Resistance of the Beguins of Languedoc (1314-1330)"; assistant professor, Middlebury College.

Sean Field: "The Princess, the Abbess, and the Friars: Isabelle of France (1225-1270) and the Course of Thirteenth-Century Religious History"; visiting assistant professor, Marquette University.

Mark Jurdjevic: "Citizens, Subjects, and Scholars: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance, 1480-1608"; post-doctoral fellow, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University.

Monique O'Connell: "Venice Outside the Lagoon: Family and Politics in Fiftennth Century Venetian Crete"; lecturer, Standford University.

Graham Peck: "Politics and Ideology in a Free Society: Illinois from Statehood to Civil War"; assistant professor, St. Xavier University.

Lorelle Semley: "Ketu Identities: Islam, Gender, and French Colonialism in West Africa, 1850s-1960s"; visiting instructor, Bryn Mawr College.

2001

Karl Appuhn: "Environmental Politics and State Power in Early Modern Venice, 1300-1650"; assistant professor, University of Oregon.

Christopher Beneke: "Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism"; assistant professor, The Citadel.

Marcus Cox: "From Racial Uplift to Personal Advancement: African American Attitudes Toward Military Service in the Deep South, 1941-1973"; assistant professor, The Citadel.

Dario Gaggio: "In Gold We Trust: The Development of the Italian Gold Jewelry Districts from the Late 19th Century to the Post-W.W.II Economic 'Miracle'"; assistant professor, University of Michigan.

Seth Jacobs: "'Sink or Swim with Ngo Dinh Diem': Religion, Orientalism, and United States Intervention in Vietnam, 1950-1957"; assistant professor, Boston College.

Christopher Manning: "William L. Dawson and the Limits of Black National Leadership, 1942-1966"; assistant professor of history and political science, Loyola University, Chicago.

Laura Sinclair Odelius: "Bringing the Empire Home: Narratives of Empire and the Shaping of Racial Identity in Nottingham, 1945-1962"; assistant professor, Houston Baptist University.

Graham Peck: "Politics and Ideology in a Free Society: Illinois from Statehood to Civil War"; visiting assistant professor, Rhodes College.

Marc Rodriguez: "Obreros Unidos: Migration, Migrant Farm Worker Activism, and the Chicano Movement in Wisconsin and Texas, 1950-1980"; assistant professor, Princeton University.

Brett Shadle: "'Girl Cases': Runaway Wives, Eloped Daughters and Abducted Women in Gusiiland, Kenya, c. 1900 - c. 1965"; assistant professor, University of Mississippi.


2000

Wallace Best: "Passionately Human, No Less Divine: Racial Ideology and Religious Culture in the Black Churches of Chicago, 1915-1963"; assistant professor, department of religious studies, University of Virginia.

James Burkee: "Our God is a God of Order: Conflict and Schism in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1954-1975"; Concordia College, Bronxville.

Seth Cotlar: "In Paine's Absence: The Trans-Atlantic Dynamics of American Popular Political Thought, 1789-1804"; assistant professor, Willamette University.

Ryan Dye: "Catholic Loyalism or Irish Nationalism? The Associational and Political Culture of Liverpool Catholicism, 1829-1886"; assistant professor, St. Ambrose University, Iowa.

Patrick Griffin: "The People with No Name: The Ulster Presbyterian Transatlantic Experience and Identity in a British Atlantic World"; assistant professor, Ohio University.

Deeana Klepper: "Nicholas of Lyra's Questio de Adventu Christi and the Franciscan Encounter with Jewish Tradition in the Middle Ages"; assistant professor, Boston University.

Carol Loar: "'Go and Seek the Crowner': Coroners' Inquests and the Pursuit of Justice in Early Modern England"; assistant professor, University of Central Arkansas.

Gregory Mann: "The Tirailleur Elsewhere: Military Veterans in Colonial and Post-Colonial Mali, 1918-1968"; assistant professor, Columbia University.

Lynn Mollenauer: "The Politics of Poison: Courtiers and Criminals in the Affair of the Poisons, 1679-1682"; assistant professor, University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Brad Schrager: "Yamsee Indians and the Challenge of Spanish and English Colonialism in the North American Southeast, 1660-1715"; assistant professor, Miami University of Ohio.

Adam Schwartz: "The Third Spring: Roman Catholic Conversion and Rebellion Against Modernity in the Thought of G.K. Chesterton, Graham Greene, Christopher Dawson and David Jones"; assistant professor, Christendom College, Virginia.

Naoko Shibusawa: "America's Geisha Ally: Race, Gender and Maturity in Refiguring the Japanese Enemy, 1945-1964"; assistant professor, University of Hawaii.

1999

Michael Bailey: "Heresy, Witchcraft and Reform : Johannes Nider and the Religious World of the Late Middle Ages"; visiting assistant professor, University of Cincinnati.

Gregory Barton: "Empire Forestry and the Origins of Conservationism and Environmentalism, 1855-1939"; assistant professor, University of Redlands.

David Gellman: "Inescapable Discourse: the Rhetoric of Slavery and the Politics of Abolition in Early National New York"; assistant professor, DePauw University, Indiana.

Samantha Kelly: "A Second Solomon : the Theory and Practice of Kingship at the Court of Robert of Naples (1309-1343)"; assistant professor, Rutgers.

Laura McGough: "'Raised from the Devil's Jaws': a Convent for Repentant Prostitutes in Venice, 1530-1670"; assistant professor, College of Charleston.

Pius Nyambara: "History of Land Acquisition in Gokwe, northwestern Zimbabwe, 1945-1997"; assistant professor, Jackson State University.

Steven Reich: "The Making of a Southern Sawmill World: Race, Class, and Rural Transformation in the Piney Woods of East Texas, 1830-1930"; James Madison University.

Amanda Seligman: "Block by Block: Racing Decay on Chicago's West Side, 1948-1968"; assistant professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Keith Shear: "Constituting a State in South Africa: the Dialectics of Policing, 1900-1939"; University of Birmingham, UK.

Lynn Shibeci: "London Auction Market and the Commodification of English Taste, 1766-1823"; assistant professor, University of New Mexico.

Virginia Stewart: "The Intercourse of Letters: Familiar Correspondence and the Transformation of American Identity in the Eighteenth Century"; University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Judith Walden: "Constructing Identity: Public Housing in Dublin, Ireland, 1939-1969"; assistant professor, College of Ozarks.

 

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