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Recent Theses


Madison Barben
“Between Brethren and Fatherland: German Methodist Relations with Nazi Germany and American Methodism, 1933-1939”

Victor Moore
“The Style, the Song, and the Celebration: Black Power and the Changing Cultural Dynamics of Trinidad and Tobago, 1969-1973”

Jessica O’Rourke
“Newcomers in Latah County, Idaho: A Public History Approach on Cultural Adaption in the American West, 1871-1921”

Anne Schobelock
“‘Where Women are News’: Dallas and Houston Feminist’s Periodicals and Activism on the Era, Abortion, and Antirape; 1970-1981”


Kyley Canion-Brewer, MA
“’What Remains?’: Decolonization and Erasure of Memory in the History of the AfricaMuseum, 1897-2020″

James Cornelius, MA
“Executive Influence and the Opposition Discourse of John Taylor of Caroline: A Contextual Study in American Party Development, 1793-1794”

Adam LaPorte, MA
“How the Eagle Blocked Out the Sun: American and Japanese Aeronautical Engineering and Aircraft Production During World War II”

Delaney Piper, MA
“Farm Bound: Landscapes of Self-Sufficience, Dependency, and Penalty in Pacific Northwest Poor Farms”

Mario Vega, MA
“A Citizen Same as You and I”: Japanese American Student Relocation to Moscow, Idaho and Pullman, Wa 1942-1945


Cole Robinson, MA
“Negotiating Sovereignty Within the British Atlantic: Text Mining the Discourse of Colonial South Carolinian Elites, 1869-1776”

Qianni Shen, MA
“Behind the Glory: Revealing the Hidden Memory of Chinese Air Force Pilots and Japanese Kamikaze Pilots 1931-1945”


Halderman, Christopher, MA
“The Militarization of the Puget Sound: A Gateway to the Pacific, 1880-1900”

Hitchen, Matthew, MA
“A Republican Education: The Politics and Ideology of Education in Columbia City, New York. 1777-1850”


Edgerton, Samantha, MA
“Better Than Being on the Streets: Oregon, Idaho, and the Battered Women’s Movement.”

Hagadone, Zachary, MA
“Palantines and Print Culture: Imagining Migration and Identity in the British Antlantic World.”

Johnson, Amy, MA
“Wanapum Dispossession and Persistence on the Mid-Columbia in the Atomic Age.”

Johnson, Joshua, MA
“When Bretheren Walk Together: Immanuel Tremellius (C. 1510-1580) , Jewish-Christian Conversion, Christian Hebraism, and Reformed Christianity.”

Menard, John (JT), MA
“Scottish Ale: Bert Grant and the Rise and Fall of the Yakima Brewing Malting Company 1982 – 2005.”

Schroeder, James, MA
“Programs of Denial: Unlocking the Gates to Skilled Immigration Through Project Paperclip, 1945 to 1947”


Briere, Laura, MA
“More Than Meets the Eye: The Shoshone-Bannock Response to Education at Fort Hall, Idaho 1904-1946.”

Cassiere, Katrina, MA
“Assobiando Dixie: Confederate Exiles in Brazil.”

Gumm, Sarah Beth, MA
“Tis the Best Joy that Anyone Can Ask: Progressive Era Women’s Clubs in Tacoma, Washington.”

Oller, Emily, MA
“Righteous Violence: Gender and the Stormtroopers, 1923-1933.”

Smith, Taylor, MA
“Closeted Tongues of Fire: The Holiness Movement, Pentecostalism, and the Rise of Evangelical Cooperation in the 20th Century.”

Svehla, Amanda, MA
“Communication and Power: Letter-Writing and the Elizabethan Court.”


Gilleran, Sean, MA
“Carl Sagan’s Groovy Cosmos: Public Science and American Counterculture in the 1970s.”

Ockerman, Megan, MA
“It’s the Water”: A History of the Olympia Brewing Company, 1896-1983.”

Torres, Renee, MA
“Emissaries for the Lord: American Protestant Women Writers and Missionaries, 1930s”

Webb, Brianna, MA
“Helmut Kohl: In Search of a Unified Past”


Anderson, James, MA
Thesis Title:  “Seeing America’s Alps: Visual Media and the Creation of North Cascades National Park”

Hogstad, Jason Thomas, MA
Thesis Title: “Splitting Hares: Eastern Oregon Pest Control and the Urban/Rural Divide, 1900-1925”

Rau, Calen Edward, MA
Thesis Title: Of Monumental Importance: World War II, Hungarian Nationalism, and the Commemorative Landscape of Budapest

Dennis, Michael (Mickey), MA
Thesis Title: “An Un-American” Objection: Mennonite Conscientious Objectors and American Antagonisms in Kansas During World War I”


Ford, Joni, MA
Thesis Title: “Lowered Expectations: Mary Walker and the Disappointments of Mission Life, 1839-1848”

Kinsella, Tyler, MA

Runyan, Nyssa, MA
Thesis Title: “The Greatest Adventure: American Volunteers from Leland Stanford, Jr. University and the University of California, Berkeley, in the American Field Service, 1916 – 1918”

Schraeder, Sarah, MA
Thesis Title: “The Long Road to Memorialization: A History of the Development of the Esterwegen Memorial, 1945-2011”

Stack, Brian, MA
Dissertation Title: “Sodomists and Citizens: The Washington State Sodomy Law at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”

Wells, Jacob, MA
Thesis Title: “The Devotio Moderna; The Radical Reformation, and the Ideal of Inner Spirituality: 1374 – 1554”


Franklin, Robert, MA
Thesis Title — “Matanuska? Mister, She’s Tough”: New Deal Agricultural Settlement in Alaska, 1933-1940

Grube, April Mae, MA
Dissertation Title — From Honeymoon to Massacre: Memory and Remembrance of Marcus Whitman, 1847-1962

Patterson, Katherine Joyce, MA
Dissertation Title — Inferiority, Sexuality, and Motherhood: Methods and Representations of Female Holocaust Rescuers

Vickoren, Daniel Joseph, MA
Dissertation Title — Seeing Red From the Pulpit: Shifting Perceptions of Mormons and Pentecostals in American Society During the First Red Scare