Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Current History Graduate Students

(Updated 7/17/2021)

PhD Candidates

United States
  Matthew Amyx
Dissertation: "Detrimental Influences”: The Home Owners Loan Corporation and Racial Residential Segregation in Chicago
Advisor: Dr. Timothy Gilfoyle
  Lucas Bensley
Dissertation: "Daring Dames and Dirty Deeds": Burlesque and Censorship Politics in Chicago, 1850-1970
Advisor: Dr. Timothy Gilfoyle
  Janette Clay
Dissertation: “Peace Bodies: Women, Encampments, and the Struggle against Nuclear Weapons during the Cold War”
Advisor: Dr. Michelle Nickerson
  June Coyne
Dissertation: A Cultural History of Educational Software
Advisor: Dr. Elliott Gorn
  Nathan Ellstrand
Dissertation: Reclaiming the Patria: Sinarquismo in the United States, 1937-1946
Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Johnson


Public History and United States History
Emily Davis
Dissertation"Enshrining Memory"
Advisor: Dr. Patricia Mooney-Melvin
Will Ippen
Dissertation:"Threads that Bind: Cotton, Unfree Labor, and the Ecology of Capitalism"
Advisor: Drs. Theodore Karamanski & Harold Platt
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Sean Jacobson
Dissertation: "Hidden in Plain Sight: Challenges of Remembering Removal Era Indian Missions in the Great Lakes and the South"
Advisor: Dr. Theodore Karamanski
Cate LiaBraaten
Dissertation: "Looking Forward, Looking Back: Depression-Era World’s Fairs, Imagined Pasts, and Hopeful Futures"
Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Johnson
Katherine Macica
Dissertation: "Environments of War: The Pacific Northwest and the Waging of World War II"
Advisor: Dr. Patricia Mooney-Melvin
Kelly Schmidt
Dissertation: "We heard sometimes their earnest desire to be free in a free country": Enslaved People, Jesuit Masters, and Negotiations for Freedom on American Borderlands, 1823-1907
Advisor: Dr. Kyle Roberts
Ella Wagner
Dissertation: “The Saloon is their Palace”: Race and Politics in the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, 1874-1920
Advisor: Dr. Michelle Nickerson
  Sebastian Wuepper
Dissertation: "Reams, Revolutionaries and Radicals - The German American Milieu in Chicago, 1847-1890"
Advisor: Dr. Timothy Gilfoyle

PhD Degree Students

United States

  • Matt Norvell
  • Noël Sucese

Public History and United States History

MA Students

United States

  • Keenan Fix
  • Kristin Morrison
  • Tom Neal
  • Janki Patel
  • Kelsey Rodriguez
  • Isabelle Sapienza
  • Adam Schilling

Public History

  • Jenny Barry
  • Jennifer Cimmarusti
  • Mary Cole Daulton
  • Meghan Flannery
  • Dana Gordon
  • Lisa Hartman
  • Kenleigh Howard
  • Madeleine Lawler
  • Maris Rosenfeld
  • Keeley Shoudel
  • Mikey Spehn
  • Adam Yunis

Public History/Master of Library and Information Science Dual-Degree

BA/MA Students

  • Sarah Eden
  • Matty Lewis

Non-Degree Seeking Students

  • Alex Friedlen