Texas Tech University


Current Graduate Students 


Doctoral Students

A - F

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 Research: 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 Research: American and British Relations with China, 1784-1860

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

Frank Bellizzi | PhD candidate

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

Advisor: Dr. Mark Stoll

Vicki Bridinger-DeLeon | PhD candidate

Dissertation Research: Imagining New Mexico, 1780-1920

Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Adams

Olivia Bursch | PhD candidate

Dissertation Research: The role of women in the Cuban Revolution

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

Aritra De | PhD candidate

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

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

Olga Delgadillo | PhD candidate

Dissertation Research: Papacy and Bishops of the Thirteenth Century

Advisor: Dr. John Howe

Chad Demars | PhD candidate

Dissertation Research:

Advisor: Dr. Randy McBee

Jenna Domeischel | PhD candidate

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

Advisor: Dr. Catharine Franklin

Mengesha Endalew | PhD student

Dissertation Research: Contested Narratives in Ethiopian History

Advisor: Dr. Paul Bjerk


G - M 

Mansell Gilmore | PhD candidate

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

Advisor: Dr. Julie Willett

Chi Ha | PhD student

Dissertation Research: Vietnam War

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Carly Kahl | PhD student

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

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Brooke Kennel | PhD candidate

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

Advisor: Dr. John Howe

Devi Khajishvili | PhD student

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

Advisor: Dr. Alan Barenberg

Clayton Kozan | PhD candidate

Dissertation Research: Video games and U.S. foreign relations

Advisor: Dr. Justin Hart

Cody Lass | PhD candidate

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

Advisor: Dr. Abigail Swingen

Geoffrey Lewis | PhD candidate

Dissertation Research: The Cold War and Rural Texas

Advisor: Dr. Justin Hart

Nabanipa Majumder | PhD candidate

Dissertation Research: Effect of Cold War Politics on the Bangladesh Liberation War

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

 Ian McDowell | PhD candidate

Dissertation Research: 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

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

Advisor: Dr. Dale Kretz

Rebecca McGee | PhD student

Dissertation Research: Post-traumatic disorder and the Vietnam War

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Aaron Mckenzie | PhD student

Dissertation Research: Military & Diplomatic History

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

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Uyen Nguyen | PhD candidate

Dissertation: "MATs in a Mad War: The U.S. Army's Advisory Efforts in Waging Peace in Viet Nam"

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Kimberlee Ortiz | PhD candidate

Dissertation Research: Korean-American Diplomatic Relations Amidst the Democratization Movement in the Republic of Korea, 1948-1987

Advisor: Dr. Patricia Pelley

Reda Rafei | PhD candidate

Dissertation Research: Ottoman Empire, gender, & Middle East

Advisor: Dr. Lucia Carminati

Abel Rios | PhD candidate

Dissertation Research: Latino and Black Noncombatants in America's Longest War

Advisor: Dr. Mark Stoll

William Scott | PhD student

Dissertation Research:

Advisor: Dr. Mark Stoll

Roberto Sisinni | PhD student

Dissertation Research: Popular justice in the Republic of Venice

Advisor: Dr. Stefano D'Amico

Giang Trinh | PhD candidate

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

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

James Vice | PhD candidate

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

Advisor: Dr. Mark Stoll

Courtney Vojtko | PhD candidate

Dissertation Research: World War II and the U.S. Army Air Force

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Joel Webster| PhD student

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

Advisor: Dr. Sean Cunningham

Philip Webster| PhD candidate

Dissertation Research: The Vietnam War

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Gretchen Williams | PhD candidate

Dissertation Research: 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 

Jai Bishop | MA student

Area of Research:

Advisor: Dr. Erin-Marie Legacey

Janice Dishner

Areas of Research: Spanish colonial borderlands; early America; Native American history

Advisor: Dr. Catharine Franklin






Samuel Easley | MA student

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

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

G - M 

Alaurea Holder | MA student

Area of Research: Italian Renaissance

Advisor: Dr. Stefano D'Amico

 Hany Kalash | MA student

Area of Research: The Muslim Brotherhood's Political Views and Attitudes Evolution since its inception in Egypt

Advisor: Dr. Lucia Carminati

William Lizarazo | MA student

Area of Research: U.S. Southern History

Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hahn

Elisha Mercado-Gilmore | MA student

Area of Research: Chicano Movements and Masculinity

Advisor: Dr. Miguel Levario


N - Z