The History and Culture program began in 2009. The degree program that History and Culture originated from was our Modern History and Literature (MHL) program. Composed here is a list of dissertation titles from our graduates in the last 5 years. Many of the titles which follow are from dissertations completed under the Modern History and Literature program.
- Paul Charbel – “On the Shoulders of New Utica:” A History of the Lebanese Community in Utica, NY (1885-2010).
- Pehr Englen – “Asger Jorn and the Situationists: Anti-Functionalism in Postwar Western Europe.”
- Michael King – “Surrealism Exposed: Anticolonialism and Surrealism in Interwar France.”
- Niamh Hamill – “She Was A Poetess: The World of Mary Ann Allingham 1820-1836.”
- Peter Mabli – “The Fate of a Nation”: American Foodways and National Identity in the Early Republic.
- Peter Lee – “Casting Kids as Cold Warriors: Constructing Boyhood through American Films during the Early Cold War, 1946-1957.”
- Roger Lieberman – “The Evolution of Julian Huxley”
- Emily Marlowe – “Perceptions of Nature and Technology at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.”
- Anne Ricculli – “Imperial Coral: Documenting Shifting Perceptions of Natural Resources During the Victorian Ages, 1840-1910’s”
- Frank Viola – “The Neutron Bomb in America, 1975-1981”
- Hettie Williams – “This Garden of Opportunity and Contradiction: Black Professionals and the Struggle for Equality in New Jersey”
- Nicole Yanoso – “The Impact of Irish and Irish American Issues on American Presidential Politics”
- Michael Adams – “This is Your Brain on Drugs: The Advertising Council and the War on Drugs, 1969-92″
- Madera Edwards – “Somewhere in the Middle: The Story of Plainfield NJ and Race Relations of Inner Suburbia”
- Daniel Moran – “The Total Mosaic”: The Reception and Reputation of Flannery O’Connor.
- Erin Callahan – “I Am America Singing: Bob Dylan’s Identity Unified through the Common Linguistic Performance of the Personae in His Lyrics.”
- Sarah Minegar – “Literary Utopias as Explorations in Human Ecology.”
- Jeffery Blanchard – “‘The Common Man is the Common Hero': New Inclusive Definitions of War Poetry”
- Michelle Iden – “Memory, Commemorations, and Irish-American Ethnic Identity in the United States: The Irish Famine Memorials in New York City and Philadelphia”
- Robert Moore – “The Role of the New Jersey Protestant Clergy in the 1920s Ku Klux Klan”
- Jenifer Gundry – “Print Culture in Utopia: A Study of Five Fin-de-Siècle Angelo-American Literary Utopias”
- Stephen Butler – “Irish Writers in Irish America: The Evolution of Literary Culture and an Ethnic Identity, 1882-1998″
- Kathleen Mueller – “Transcendental Teaching: The Best Practice Pedagogy of Alcott, Fuller, Peabody and Thoreau.”
- Cheryl Ostreicher – “The Quest for Happiness: An Analysis of Joshua Loth Liebman’s Peace of Mind.”
- Robin Mako Citerella- “Fact and Fiction: The Woman Reader in Victorian England.”
- Vicki Alberti – “The Genovese Affair: Prologue to the Sixties”