Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Current History Graduate Students

(Updated 6/1/2022)

PhD Candidates

United States History
  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
  June Coyne
Dissertation: A Cultural History of Educational Software
Advisor: Dr. Elliott Gorn


Public History and United States History
Emily Davis
Dissertation"Enshrining Memory"
Advisor: Dr. Patricia Mooney-Melvin
  Ina Cox
Dissertation: The De Mau Mau Conspiracy: The Specter of Black Vietnam Veterans in the Exercise of Police Power, 1968-1974
Advisor: Dr. Edin Hajdarpasic
  William Ippen
Dissertation: Threads that Bind: Cotton, Unfree Labor, and the Ecology of Capitalism
Advisors: Dr. Theodore Karamanski & Dr. 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
  Katie Macica
Dissertation: Environments of War: The Pacific Northwest and the Waging of World War II
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

PhD Degree Students

United States

  • Rachel McGough
  • Matt Norvell
  • Noël Sucese

Public History and United States History

MA Students

United States

  • Madison Givens
  • Jakub Jasnak
  • Brendan Jensen
  • Danny Lojkovic
  • Janki Patel
  • Kelsey Rodriguez
  • Adam Schilling
  • Taylor Strong

Public History

  • Jenny Barry
  • Dariel Chaidez
  • Jennifer Cimmarusti
  • Liz Ferry
  • Alex Friedlen
  • Dana Gordon
  • Caroline Handley
  • Shannon Honl
  • Caroline Lauber
  • Chris Mattix
  • Katie McGranahan
  • Lauren Steinkoenig
  • Willow Tomkovicz
  • Adam Yunis

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

  • Amber Mear
  • Katy Rose

BA/MA Students


Non-Degree Seeking Students