Student Honors Theses

2018
  • "The Mexican "Problem" in Arizona: School Segregation to 1954" Virginia Agee(Andrew Offenburger, advisor)
  • "Becoming Homeless: From Hobos in the 19th century to the Homeless in 1980s Cincinnati, How We've Talked About We don't Want to See" Jacob Bruggeman(Steven Conn, advisor)
  • "A Story of Survival: The Dayton Flood ant Its Impact on the Progressive Movement" Addison Caruso(Rob Shorman, advisor)
  • "Democracy, Communism, and hte Unkown Promise of Future Freedom: The Czechoslovak Refugee Crisis, 1945-1953" Sarah Childs(Stephan Norris, advisor)
  • "Unfilled Quotas: A Review of State Department Policy directed towards Jewish Immigration from Germany: 1933-1941" Adam Cloch(Erik Jensen, advisor)
  • "Psychedelic Utotpia: LSD and the Psydelic Movement, the Enlightenment of the Individual and the Lost Revolution" Brayden Hayes(Steven Conn, advisor)
  • "The Maid at the Crossroads: The Impact of the Crusades on 12th Century Arthurian Literature" Emily Hicks(Charlotte Goldy, advisor)
  • Nuances in Black Women's Welfare Reform: A Study of Settlement House Developments in Cleveland and New York City, 1890-1930" Alissa Johnson (Tammy Brown, advisor)
  • "Shoring Up Our Natural Bulwawrks: American Naval Policy and National Security in the 1920s" Zachary Logsdon (Amanda McVety, advisor)
  • "Germans, Beer, and Cincinnati: A Look at the Rise and Fall of Cincinnati's Brewing Industry" Christopher Scheren (Steven Conn, Advisor)
  • "Unification through Opposition: America and the Myaamiaki Following the Seven Years' War" Kaylie Schunk(Andrew Offenburger, advisor)
  • " The U.S. Dakota War of 1862: Memory and Reconciliation on a Global Scale" Madison Scott(Andrew Offenburger, advisor)
  • "Identity and Exile in Iraq: A Historical Reading of Nuha Al-Radi's Baghdad Diaries" Terry Tait (Matthew Gordon, advisor)
  • "Ticas Take Charge: Women and Activism in Costa Rica, 1900-1949" Rachel Wydra(Elena Albarrán, advisor)
2016
  • "The History of Trade and Diplomacy Between the Creek Indians and the British, 1733-1770"Hannah Blubaugh (Andrew Offenburger, advisor)
  • "Russia's Amazons: Women, War, and Patriotism, 1812-1945"Brett Coleman (Stephen Norris, advisor)
  • "Understanding the Effects of Corporate Culture Following the Gilded Age: Mack Johnson, Urban Cincinnati, and the Question of the Self-Made Man, 1880-1950"Emily Dawson (Andrew Offenburger, advisor)
  • "The Cuban Changeup: The Evolving Role of Sport in the Cuban Revolution from the Soviet Era to the 'Special Period'"Eric C. Evans (Sheldon Anderson, advisor)
  • "The Discourse of Women's Experiences under Communism with a Focus on East Germany"Mahaley Evans (Erik Jensen, advisor)
  • "We Want to Be All Things for All People: Women's Health Care Activism in the Context of Planned Parenthood and Black Power"Alexandra Fair (Kimberly Hamlin, advisor)
  • "Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara, and the Politics of Remembrance and Memorialization in Africa"James J. Fisher (Osaak Olumwullah, advisor)
  • "Dismantling the American Empire: The Passage of the Philippine Autonomy Act and the Transformation of American Imperialism, 1898-1916"Riley Kane (Amanda McVety, advisor)
  • "Radical Dualism: Identity Crisis and the Algerian Revolution of 1954"Emma Malueg (Matthew Gordon, advisor)
  • "Captives of Revolution: Hessian Prisoners during the American War of Independence"David McDevitt (Lindsay Schakenbach Regele, advisor)
  • "Salvation and Power in the Early English Reformation: A Dialog between John Frith and Thomas More about Purgatory and the Eucharist"Tanner J. Moore (Wietse de Boer, advisor)
  • "When Pharaoh Falls: Egyptian History and the Rise of Jihadi-Salafism"Katie Poppe (Matthew Gordon, advisor)
  • "Representations of Social Movements on Television: Second-Wave Feminism and The Mary Tyler Moore Show"Cecilia Simon (Kimberly Hamlin, advisor)

2015

  • "Johann Ewald and America: A Study on the Changing Perceptions in European Military Affairs as Influenced by the American Revolution and the Trans-Atlantic World"Steven Darnell (Andrew Cayton, advisor)
  • "An Executive Distraction: Governor Morris and the People's Influence on the Creation of the American Presidency"Alexander Filice (Andrew Cayton, advisor)
  • "A Spartan Confederacy: Classical Discourse in the Southern Intellectual Life, 1780-1856"Shea Hendry (Mary Kupiec Cayton, advisor)
  • "Analyzing the Female Humanist's Character: How Paolo Giovio's Assessment of Illustrious Women Aligned with Italian Renaissance Discourse"Kelly Irwin (Renée Baernstein, advisor)
  • "Perfect Partnership: the Disney Studio and the United States Government During World War II"Amanda Lawson (Helen Sheumaker, advisor)
  • "The American Abroad: The Experiences of Paul Lemasters in the South Pacific, 1944-1945"Grant Lemasters (Stephen Norris, advisor)
  • "Science, Mercantilism, Empire: Colonial Development and Nature on Barbados, 1627-1700"Michael Putz (José Amador, advisor)
  • "Architect of Destruction: The German Armaments Ministry and Albert Speer, 1936-1945"Andrew Sullivan (Erik Jensen, advisor)
  • "The Church and the Foreign State: The Impact of American Missionaries on Turn-of-the-Century Korea"Cassondra Willoughby (Yihong Pan, advisor)

2014

  • "Women Abolitionists and Egalitarian Marriage: Equality in the World and in the Home"Chelsea M. Adelman (Kimberly Hamlin, advisor)
  • "Plutarch's White Fawn: The Roman Religious Experience in the Life of Sertorius"Matthew D. Cramer (Kevin Osterloh, advisor)
  • "Fragile Empire: Differentiation over Time among Khanates in the Mongol Empire"Kimberly T. Foster (Daniel Prior, advisor)
  • "Average Guys Who Go Fast: Cultural Identity Groups and the Rise of NASCAR"Bryan P. Gable (Helen Sheumaker, advisor)
  • "Unlikely Allies: American Involvement in South America's Operation Condor"Alexander J. Haight (Elena Albarrán, advisor)
  • "The Blackfords' Imagined Community: The Formation of Southern Nationalism within a Virginian Family, 1825-1865"Caroline E. Johnson (Mary Kupiec Cayton, advisor)
  • "A Mighty Wurlitzer or a Player Piano?: Frank Gardiner Wisner and the Effects of Identity and Personal Narratives on the Founding of the CIA, 1940-1965"Andrew M. Mackin (Stephen Norris, advisor)
  • "Cooperation over Conflict: Reconsidering the Interactions of Noblemen in Medieval and Early Modern Ireland"Sarah McKinsey (Tatiana Seijas, advisor)
  • "The Raven's Changing Plumage: Shifting Identities and Cultural Dynamics of the Viking Diaspora"Colin S. McKinstry (Charlotte Goldy, advisor)
  • "'The Great Dissenter': Arthur Gartland and the Movement to Desegregate Boston Public Schools, 1963-1976"Kyle P. O'Brien (Nishani Frazier, advisor)
  • "The Second Queen: Becoming a Tudor Icon. Anne Bolyn and the Tudors 1485-1536"Ashley Rovner (Charlotte Goldy, advisor)
  • "The Strange Case of the Western Museum: The Development of a New Museum Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century America"Christine J. Spaulding (Mary Kupiec Cayton, advisor)
  • "The Air Force's Struggle to Establish Itself as a Separate Branch of the Military: An Evaluation of Institutional Identity from 1945 to 1953"Ben W. Wild (Allan Winkler, advisor)