Texas Tech University

Current Graduate Students 

 

Doctoral Students

A - F

Alfredo Aguilar | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: " The Keepers and the Kept: Texas prison gangs, the law, and Latinos in the era of mass incarceration, 1970 - 2000"

Advisor: Dr. Miguel Levario

Willie Armstrong | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "Constrained yet Circumvented: The  Churches of Christ and the Life of Blanche Perry"

Advisor: Dr. Julie Willett

John Aylesworth | PhD student


Dissertation Title: The Establishment and Training of the Vietnamese Marine Corps by the U.S. Marines 1950-1963

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Joseph Beard | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: " American and British Relations with China, 1784 - 1860

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

Frank Bellizzi | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "The Standard of King Immanuel: The Worlds of Meta Chestnutt Sager ( 1863 - 1948)"

Advisor: Dr. Mark Stoll

Vicki Bridinger-DeLeon | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "Imagining New Mexico, 1780 - 1920"

Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Adams

Olivia Bursch | PhD student


Dissertation Title: " Nos Sentimos Libres

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

Aritra De | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "Legacy of the Cold War on the Socio-Political and Cultural Sphere of West Bengal"

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

Olga Delgadillo | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: " Papacy and Bishops of the Thirteenth Century"

Advisor: Dr. John Howe

Chad Demars | PhD candidate

Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: Dr. Randy McBee

David Dixon | PhD student


Dissertation Title: "Origins of the Fracking Revolution"

Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hahn

Jenna Domeischel | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "Social and Cultural Factors in the Shaping of America's Museums"

Advisor: Dr. Catharine Franklin

Mengesha Endalew | PhD student

Dissertation Title: "Contested Narratives in Ethiopian History"

Advisor: Dr. Paul Bjerk

Devin Fields | PhD candidate

Research Interest: U.S. Military

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Joel Frary | PhD candidate

Dissertation Title: "The Cult of the American Soldier: The Memory of Vietnam in American History"

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

 

G - M 

Mansell Gilmore | PhD student


Dissertation Title: "AIDS and the Intertribal Community of the San Francisco Bay Area"

Advisor: Dr. Julie Willett

Chi Ha | PhD student

Research interest: Vietnam War
Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

 

David Johnson | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "Northern Vietnamese in the Southern Republic: Political, Economic and Social Development Under NGO Dinh Diem 1954 - 1965"

Advisor: Dr. Patricia Pelley

Carly Kahl | PhD student


Research interests: 20th Century U.S. military and World War II tactical aviation

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Brooke Kennel | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "Anointed Monarch, Warrior King: Chivalry, Sacrality and the Political Performance of Plantagenet Kingship"

Advisor: Dr. John Howe

Devi Khajishvili | PhD student


Dissertation Title: "Post-Soviet Georgia's Nation-Building and its Geostrategic situation in the Wider World"

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

 

Clayton Kozan | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "Mass Communications and U.S. Foreign Relations"

Advisor: Dr. Justin Hart

Samantha Lack | PhD candidate

Dissertation Title: "Innocent Deviants: Petitioning for Juvenile Offenders in England in the 1830s"

Advisor: Dr. Abigail Swingen

Cody Lass | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "British North America, Atlantic World, Seven Years War, American Revolution"

Advisor: Dr. Abigail Swingen

Geoffrey Lewis | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: " The Cold War and Rural Texas"

Advisor: Dr. Justin Hart

Nabanipa Majumder | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "Effect of Cold War Politics on the Bangladesh Liberation War"

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

 Ian McDowell | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "Mexican American and African Americans in the Desegregation of Dallas Independent School District: A Tri-Racial Examination of Grassroots Political Social Activism"

Advisor: Dr. Miguel Levario

Kalea McFadden | PhD student

Research Interest: U.S. Military; Atrocity; Prisons

Advisor: Dr. Dale Kretz

 

Rebecca McGee | PhD student

Dissertation Title: Post Traumatic Disorder and the Vietnam War

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Aaron Mckenzie | PhD student


Dissertation Title: "Military & Diplomatic History"

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

 

N - Z 

Uyen Nguyen | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "MAT Teams in a Mad War: U.S. Army's Advisory Effort in the Militarization of Pacification in the Vietnam War"

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Kimberlee Ortiz | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "Forcing Domestic Stability: Korean-American Diplomatic Relations Amidst the Democratization Movement in the Republic of Korea, 1948 - 1987

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

Reda Rafei | PhD candidate


Research interests: Ottoman, gender, & Middle East

Advisor: Dr. Julie Willett

Abel Rios | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "Double Minorities: Latino and Black Noncombatants in America's Longest War"

Advisor: Dr. Mark Stoll

William Scott | PhD student


Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: Dr. Mark Stoll

Roberto Sisinni | PhD student


Dissertation Title: "Popular justice: The case of the Republic of Venice"

Advisor: Dr. Stefano D'Amico

Tracy Stewart | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "The Farm Crisis of 1980 in the Texas Panhandle"

Advisor: Dr. Julie Willett

Giang Trinh | PhD candidate


Research interests: Sino-Vietnamese Relations, Women at War, Vietnam War

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

 

James Vice | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "Pantex: From Wheat to Nuclear Weapons on the Llano Estacado"

Advisor: Dr. Mark Stoll

Courtney Vojtko | PhD candidate


Research interests: World War II U.S. Army Air Force

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam


Joel Webster| PhD student


Research interests: U.S. History, Modern Conservatism, Interwar Years, Political History, & Intellectual History

Advisor: Dr. Sean Cunningham

Philip Webster| PhD candidate


Research interests: Military and Diplomatic History

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Gretchen Williams | PhD candidate


Dissertation Title: "Hidden in Plain Sight Gitanos Trianeros Early Modern Seville"

Advisor: Dr. Stefano D'Amico

 

Masters Students

A - F

Johnny Ambriz | MA student

Area of Research:Latin American Culture

Advisor: Dr. Miguel Levario

Jose Andino | MA student

Area of Research:

Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Adams 

Micah Austin | MA student


Thesis Title: "1600-1700 Germany: Religion and Politics" 

Advisor: Dr. Jacob Baum

Jonathan Bishop | MA student


Area of Research:

Advisor: Dr. Erin-Marie Legacey

Rachel Bleier


Area of Research:

Advisor: Dr. Justin Hart

Savannah Burns | MA student


Area of Research: Myths, Cultures, and the Supernatural in Early to Late Medieval Period

Advisor: Dr. John Howe

 

John Conrad | MA student


Area of Research: Early Modern Germany: Thirty Years War

Advisor: Dr. Jacob Baum

Ryan Dimon | MA student


Area of Research:

Advisor: TBD

 

Samuel Easley | MA student


Area of Research: 20th and 21st Century Military Affairs and Politics

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

G - M 

Morgan Hargrave | MA student


Area of Research: Early U.S. History

Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Adams

Jacob Hines | MA student


Area of Research:

Advisor: Dr. Dale Kretz

 

 Alaurea Holder | MA student


Area of Research: Italian Renaissance

Advisor: Dr. Stefano D'Amico

 Hany Kalash | MA student


Thesis Title: "How the Muslim Brotherhood's Political Views and Attitudes Evolved since its inception in Egypt"

Advisor: Dr. Paul Bjerk

Christopher Leger | MA student


Area of Research:

Advisor: Dr. Alan Barenberg

William Lizarazo | MA student


Area of Research:

Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hahn

Kaitlyn Malatak | MA student


Thesis Title: "International Business History in the 20th Century"

Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hahn

 

Elisha Mercado-Gilmore | MA student


Thesis Title: "Chicano Movements and Masculinity"

Advisor: Dr. Miguel Levario

Ryan Michelin | MA student

Area of Research:

Advisor: Dr. Erin-Marie Legacey

Megan Miner | MA student


Area of Research:

Advisor: Dr. Miguel Levario

Michael Moffatt| MA student

Area of Research: 20th Century U.S. History

Advisor: Dr. Justin Hart

Victor Moore | MA student


Area of Research: Terrorism and Political Speech on Subject

Advisor: Dr. Sean Cunningham

Hannah Morgan | MA student


Area of Research:

Advisor: Dr. Matthew Johnson

 

N - Z 

Baltazar Pacheco | MA student

Thesis Title: "US Political Foreign Policy in Vietnam: Analyzing the Presidencies from Truman to Nixon"

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Jacqulyne Romero | MA student

Area of Research:

Advisor: Dr. Miguel Levario

 

Stormi Smith | MA student

 Thesis Title: "The Effects of PTS on Soldiers: When the Military Began Placing Soldiers with Diagnosed PTSD Back into the Battlefield"

Advisor: Dr. Aliza Wong

Jessica Tharp | MA student

 Thesis Title: "Late Antigue Ethnogenesis"

Advisor: Dr. John Howe