Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Current History Graduate Students

(Updated 3/25/2020)

PhD Candidates

United States

Matt Amyx
Dissertation: "Detrimental Influences”: The Home Owners Loan Corporation and Racial Residential Segregation in Chicago
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

Chelsea Denault
Dissertation: "We All Live Downwind:" Trash, Technology, and "Terrorism" in Detroit, 1973-1989
Advisor: Dr. Elliot Gorn

William Ippen
Dissertation:"Threads that Bind: Cotton, Unfree Labor, and the Ecology of Capitalism"
Advisor: Drs. Theodore Karamanski & Harold Platt

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

Ruby Oram
Dissertation: "They Taught Us To Be Ladies": Vocational Education for Girls in Chicago, 1880-1930
Advisor: Dr. Timothy Gilfoyle

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

Hope Shannon
Dissertation: "Mobilizing the Past: Local History and Community Action in Metropolitan Chicago, 1960-1980"
Advisor: Dr. Patricia Mooney-Melvin

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

Public History and United States History

MA Students

United States

  • Keegan Sims
  • Nicholas Spoerke
  • Davis Stubblefield
  • Elijah Wittenberg

Public History

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

  • Tara Cajacob
  • Melissa Newman
  • Molly Sampson
  • Erin Witt

BA/MA Students

  • Sarah Eden
  • Matthew Lewis

Non-Degree Seeking Students

  • Kenneth Allen
  • Joanna Bohdziewicz-Borowiec
  • Keenan Fix
  • John Hanauer