Texas Tech University

Current Graduate Students 

 

Doctoral Students:

A - F

Alfredo Aguilar | PhD student


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 student


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 student


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

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

Frank Bellizzi | PhD student


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

Advisor: Dr. Mark Stoll

Dennis Berger | PhD student


Dissertation Title: "Gaining a Measure of Respect: The American Enlisted Force During the Cold War, 1945-1990"

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Vicki Bridinger - DeLeon | PhD student


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 student


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

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

Olga Delgadillo | PhD student


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

Advisor: Dr. John Howe

Chad Demars | PhD student

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 student


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 student

Field Interest: U.S. Military

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Joel Frary | PhD student


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

William Holly | PhD student


Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: Dr. Sean Cunningham

David Johnson | PhD student


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

Advisor: Dr. Patricia Pelley

Carlyn Kahl | PhD student


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

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Brooke Kennel | PhD student


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

Bennett Kimbell | PhD student


Dissertation Title: "The Enemy is Within Sight of Us: War, Empire, and Reform in Bourbon Texas, 1763 - 1783"

Advisor: Dr. Abigail Swingen

Clayton Kozan | PhD student


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

Advisor: Dr. Justin Hart

Samantha Lack | PhD student

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

Advisor: Dr. Abigail Swingen

Cody Lass | PhD student


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

Advisor: Dr. Abigail Swingen

Geoffrey Lewis | PhD student


Dissertation Title: " The Cold War and Rural Texas"

Advisor: Dr. Justin Hart

Nabanipa Majumder | PhD student


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

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

 Ian McDowell | PhD student


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

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

Karen Milmine | PhD student


Dissertation Title: "Set the World on Fire": Ecclesiastical Scrutiny as Spiritual Disability in the Mysticism of Catherine of Siena, Rita of Cascia, and Lucia Brocadelli of Narni"

Advisor: Dr. John Howe

 

N - Z 

Uyen Nguyen | PhD student


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 student


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 student


Research interests: Ottoman, gender, & Middle East

Advisor: Dr. Julie Willett

Abel Rios | PhD student


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 student


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

Advisor: Dr. Julie Willett

Giang Trinh | PhD student


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

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

Christopher Trobridge | PhD student


Dissertation Title: "Jetsetting: The Development and Adoption of Commercial Jet Airliners"

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

James Vice | PhD student


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

Advisor: Dr. Mark Stoll

Courtney Vojtko | PhD student


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 student


Research interests: Military and Diplomatic History

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Gretchen Williams | PhD student


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

Advisor: Dr. Stefano D'Amico

 

Master Students:

A - F

Jose Andino | MA student

Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Adams 

 

Micah Austin | MA student


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

Advisor: Dr. John Howe

Jonathan Bishop | MA student


Dissertation Title: TBD 

Advisor: Dr. Erin-Marie Legacey

Rachel Bleier


Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: Dr. Justin Hart 

Savannah Burns | MA student


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

Advisor: TBD

Tyler Collins | MA student


Research interests: American West, Environment, and Labor

Advisor: Dr. Randy McBee

John Conrad | MA student


Research interests: Early Modern Germany: Thirty Years War

Advisor: Dr. Jacob Baum

Ryan Dimon | MA student


Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: TBD

Andrew Dunklin | MA student


Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

William Fey | MA student


Dissertation Title: "Less Politicians, More Smokestacks and Businessmen": W.Lee " Pappy" O'Daniel, Anti-Union Activism, and the Rise of a New Texan Conservative Politics"

Advisor: Dr. Sean Cunningham

 Leah Frank | MA student


Dissertation Title: " Boston Masculinity"

Advisor: Dr. Julie Willett

Martin Fuller | MA student


Dissertation Title: "Watchman Nee and the Question of the Signification of Christianity"

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

 

G - M 

Leah Frank | MA student


Dissertation Title: "Chicano Movements and Masculinity"

Advisor: Dr. Julie Willett

Martin Fuller | MA student


Dissertation Title: "Watchman Nee and the Question of the Sinification of Christianity"

Advisor: Dr. Laura Calkins

Morgan Hargrave | MA student


Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: Dr. Catharine Franklin

Jacob Hines | MA student


Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: Dr. Dale Kretz

 

 Hany Kalash | MA student


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

Advisor: Dr. Paul Bjerk

Christopher Leger | MA student


Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: Dr. Alan Barenberg

William Lizarazo | MA student


Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hahn

Kaitlyn Malatak | MA student


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

Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hahn

Kalea McFadden | MA student


Dissertation Title: "Atrocities in the Civil War Prison System"

Advisor: Dr. Catharine Franklin

Elisha Mercado-Gilmore | MA student


Dissertation Title: "Chicano Movements and Masculinity"

Advisor: Dr. Miguel Levario

Ryan Michelin | MA student

Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: Dr. Erin-Marie Legacey

Megan Miner | MA student


Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: Dr. Miguel Levario

Michael Moffatt| MA student

Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: TBD

Bethany Moore | MA student


Research Interest: TBD

Advisor: Dr. Justin Hart

Victor Moore | MA student


Research interests: Terrorism and Political Speech on Subject

Advisor: Dr. Sean Cunningham

Hannah Morgan | MA student


Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: TBD

 

N - Z 

Baltazar Pacheco | MA student


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

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Jaqulyne Romero | MA student



Dissertation Title: TBD

Advisor: Dr. Miguel Levario

 

Justin Salgado | MA student


Dissertation Title: "Gay Rodeos"

Advisor: Dr. Emily Skidmore

Stormi Smith | MA student


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

Advisor: Dr. Ron Milam

Victoria Stambaugh | MA student


Research interests: United States - 20th/21st Century

Advisor: Dr. Julie Willett

Jessica Tharp | MA student


Dissertation Title: "Late Antigue Ethnogenesis"

Advisor: Dr. John Howe

Melissa Thompson | MA student


Research interests: Women's and Gender History

Advisor: Dr. Emily Skidmore

Wendy Wurmstein | MA student


Dissertation Title: " From Crisis to Detente: The Western Perspective of Soviet Force Posture, 1962 - 1972"

Advisor: Dr. Alan Barenberg