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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The Art Of Plantation Authority: Domestic Portraiture In Colonial Virginia, Janine Yorimoto Boldt

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“Terrible In Its Beauty, Terrible In Its Indifference”: Postcolonial Ecocriticism And Sally Mann’s Southern Landscapes, Laura Keller

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“When I Put On My Firespitter Mask”: Jayne Cortez’S (R)Evolutionary Musical Poetic Collaborations, Renee Michelle Kingan

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Producing The Latina Disney Princess, Ashley Sarah Richardson

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Folk into Art: John Fahey, Modernism and the American Folk Revival, Lisa Carpenter

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Material Literacy: Alphabets, Bodies, And Consumer Culture, Wendy Korwin-Pawlowski

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Race and Culture in the Early-Twentieth-Century United States and Colonial Hawaii, Leah Kuragano

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"I Figured You Were Probably Watching Us": Ex Machina and the Performativity of Lateral Surveillance, Kayla Danielle Meyers

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The Sacred Ginmill Closes: Heavy Drinking, White Masculinity and the Hard-Boiled Detective in American Culture, David Camak Pratt

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Escaping Through the Past, Haunted by the Future: Confronting America Through Child of God and the Underground Railroad, Zarah Victoria Quinn

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Refining the Desert: The Politics of Wealth, Industrialization, and Environmental Risk in the Twentieth-Century Texas Oil Industry, Sarah Stanford-McIntyre

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Black Capes, White Spies: An Exploration Of Visual Black Identity, Evolving Heroism And 'passing' In Marvel's Black Panther Comics And Mat Johnson's Graphic Novel, Incogengro, Ravynn K. Stringfield

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Reading Bodies: Disability And American Literary History, 1789-1889, Amanda Stuckey

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Songsters and Film Scores: Civil War Music and American Memory, Ari Marie Weinberg

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Selling Race In America: Ideologies Of Labor, Color, And Social Order In Nineteenth- And Twentieth-Century Advertising Imagery, Meghan Bryant

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Oh Shenandoah! The Northern Shenandoah Valley's Black Borderlanders Make Freedom Work During Virginia's Reconstruction, 1865-1870, Donna Camille Dodenhoff

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District And Capital: The Art Of Modern Washington, Seth Feman

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Morbid Love: American Decadence In The 1890S, Nicolette Gable

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Capitalist Architecture in a Posthumanist World, Lindsay Garcia

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Putin' On For Da Lou: Hip Hop's Response To Racism In St. Louis, Travis Terrell Harris

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The Politics Of Empire: The United States And The Global Structure Of Imperialism In The Early Twenty-First Century, Edward P. Hunt

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Uniting Interests: The Economic Functions of Marriage in America, 1750-1860, Lindsay Mitchell Keiter

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New South(Ern) Landscapes: Reenvisioning Tourism, Industry, And The Environment In The American South, John Barrington Matthews

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Cameras At Work: African American Studio Photographers And The Business Of Everyday Life, 1900-1970, William Brian Piper

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Creolized Histories: Hybrid Literatures Of The Americas, Apostolos Rofaelas

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Affective Economies Of Activism: Reimagining Anti-Lgbtq Hate Crime, Helis Sikk

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Living In The Past: Community And Change In Historical Commemorations At Plymouth, Williamsburg, And Salem, Jenna Simpson

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Radiant Exposure: The Art And Spectacle Of The X-Rayed Body In American Visual Culture, Lita Tirak

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Uncanny Objects: The Art Of Moving And Looking Human, Khanh Van Ngoc Vo

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Between Third Reich And American Way: Transatlantic Migration And The Politics Of Belonging, 1919-1939, Christian Wilbers

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Economics of Loyalty: Robert Bonner, the "New York Ledger", and Sentimental Capitalism., Kathryn Conner Bennett

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The Corporate Person: How U.S Courts Transformed a Legal Phantom into a Powerful Citizen, Zachariah J. DeMeola

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African American Civil Rights Museums: A Study of the R.R Moton Museum in Farmville, Virginia, Christina S. Draper

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Performing Jane: a cultural history of Jane Austen's fans in America, Sarah G. Glosson

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"Members, Don't Git Weary": Max Roach, "Treme", and the Sound of Resistance, Brian Edward Jones

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Artful Manipulation: The Rockefeller Family and Cold War America, Julia Kaziewicz

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Staging the Asian American in Hong Kong: Examining Transcultural Performances of Asian American Identity in Hong Kong English Language Amateur Theatre Productions of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Yellow Face", Iris Eu Loa Mein

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Understanding "Roadkill" Through an Animal Method, Linda Angela Monahan

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The Life and Legacy of Marie Couvent: Social Networks, Property Ownership, and the Making of a Free People of Color Community in New Orleans., Elizabeth Clark Neidenbach

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Fears in Concrete Forms: Modernity and Horror in the United States; 1880-1939., Kevin C. Valliant

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Seeing (for) Miles: Jazz, Race, and Objects of Performance, Benjamin Park Anderson

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"Strength for the Journey": Feminist Theology and Baptist Women Pastors, Judith Anne Bledsoe Bailey

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Entertaining Education or Purely Entertainment: A Case Study of the Yorktown Victory Center, Jordan Margaret-May Ecker

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Ruins Reframed: The Commodification of American Urban Disaster, 1861-1906., Zachary Michael Hilpert

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Thoroughly Modern: African American Women's Dress and the Culture of Consumption in Cleveland, Ohio 1890-1940, Deanda Marie Johnson

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'I Get a Kick Out of You': Cinematic Revisions of the History of the African American Cowboy in the American West, Stephanie Anne Maguire

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"Genuine made-in-Americans" : living machines and the technological body in the postwar science fiction imaginary, 1944-1968, Kimberly Lynn Mann

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Race, Childhood, and Native American Boarding Schools: A Case Study of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Tyler Norris

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"For How Could We Do Without Sugar and Rum?": The Semiotics of Abolitionist Aesthetics, James Patrick Padilioni

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Obscured Conflations, (Un)Bending Frames: Considering the Concept of "Truth" in the Politics and Rhetoric of the Religious Right, Anna Catharine Rosenkranz

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'The Scar Must Remain': Memory and the First World War in the Ruth Fielding and Beverly Gray Series, Anna Murell Thompson

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The Dalai Lama in American Documentaries: Symbol, Politics and American Mirroring, Shuting Zeng

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Southern Orientation: Reimagining Asian American Identity and Place in the Global South, Frank Sung Cha

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Imagining Saigon: American Interpretations of Saigon in the Twentieth Century, Evan Cordulack

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"Every American Should Stand Here Once": Jamestown's 400th Anniversary Commemoration and the Creation of an American Origin Narrative, Elizabeth Howard

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"Quick! Do Something Manly!": The Super Bowl as an American Spectacle of Hegemonic Masculinity, Violence, and Nationalism, Jan Huebenthal

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"History Written With Lightning": Religion, White Supremacy, and the Rise and Fall of Thomas Dixon, Jr, David Michael Kidd

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"You Are Not the Father!": Family, Blood, Race and Maury in America, Robyn Elizabeth Markarian

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No Longer Lost at Sea: Black Community Building In the Virginia Tidewater, 1865 to the post-1954 Era, Hollis E. Pruitt

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The Not-So-Public History of Colonial Williamsburg's Port Resident-Ferrykeepers: Interpreting the Moody Family of Capitol Landing, 1715-1781, Angela Maria Scott

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"You Can't Say 'No' to a Soldier": Sexual Violence in the United States during World War II, Michaele Katherine Smith

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Outlaw Reproduction: Childbearing and the Making of Colonial Virginia, 1634-1785, Andrea Kathleen Westcot

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"To Draw Pleasure and Instruction": Robert Gilmor, Jr and Collecting the Early Republic, Janine M. Yorimoto

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Fixing What Has Been Broken: The United States' Actions in the Aftermath of the Looting of the Iraq National Museum During the 2003 Invasion, Jonathan David Yost

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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"A Dollar Book for a Dime!": The Vernacular of Cheapness and the Beadle Dime Handbooks, Sarah Elisabeth Adams

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"A Dress of the Right Length to Die In": Mortuary and Memorial Practices Amongst Depression-Era Tenant Farmers of the Piedmont South, Zoey Alderman-Tuttle

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Gone to the Dogs: Inter-Species Bonds and the Building of Bio-Cultural Capital in America, 1835--Present, Merit Elfi Anglin

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Learning How To Listen': Analyzing Style and Meaning in the Music of Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone and Cassandra Wilson, LaShonda Katrice Barnett

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"A Certain Kinship": The First Exhibitions of American Folk Art, New York, 1924-1932, Sarah Noble Chasse

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Real Talk: Blackness and Whiteness in the Works of Jefferson Pinder, Dave Chappelle, and Aaron McGruder, Jeffreen M. Hayes

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The Rise and Fall of the WB: "Dawson's Creek", Intertextuality, and Legitimation, Ambert R. J. P. Hodge

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Strange Fruit: Images of African Americans in Advertising Cards and Postcards, 1860-1930, Meghan Brooke Holder

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Reengineering Global Higher Education: American Polytechnics, Transnationalization, and Cultural Configuration., Ryan James McDonald

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"What is the Best and Most Typical": Nostalgia, Transgression, and Capitalism at the Virginia State Fair, 1946-1976, Sarah Stanford-McIntyre

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Black Masculinities as Marronage: Claude McKay's Representation of Black Male Subjectivities in Metropolitan Spaces, Jarrett Hugh Brown

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To Seek The Good, the True, and Beautiful: White, Greek-Letter Sororities in the U.S. South and the Shaping of American 'Ladyhood,' 1915--1975, Margaret Lynn Freeman

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An Interpretive Plan for the Newry, South Carolina Cotton Mill Museum, Callie Pettit Hawkins

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Shahrazad in the White City: Muslim Women's Agency Through Performance at the Columbian Exposition, Alexandra Me'av Anne Ellinwood Jerome

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Battling Girlhood: Sympathy, Race and the Tomboy Narrative in American Literature, Kristen Beth Proehl

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A New England State of Mind: Identity and Commodification in "Yankee" Magazine, 1935-1942, Andrew Robert Sargent

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"What's a Nice Mormon Girl Like You Doing Writing About Vampires?": Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" Saga and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Karen Elizabeth Smyth

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The Colonial History of Wye Plantation, the Lloyd Family, and their Slaves on Maryland's Eastern Shore: Family, Property, and Power, Amy Speckart

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Storyville: Discourses in Southern Musicians' Autobiographies, Matthew Daniel Sutton

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Strategic Victimization: News Photographs, the Birmingham Children's Crusade, and the Revisualization of America, Margaret Keeton Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Alan Lomax Photographs and the Music of Williamsburg (1959-1960), Peggy Finley Aarlien

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The Immigrant, the Native Son, and the Ambassador: The Transnational Travels of "Godzilla", "Speed Racer", and "Akira", Amber Shandling Cohen

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Flying under the radar with the Royal Chicano Air Force: The ongoing politics of space and ethnic identity, Ella Maria Diaz

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The Search for a New England Character: Change, the Town, and the Wilderness in Timothy Dwight's "Travels in New England and New York", Nicolette Gable

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Class Act: Negotiating Art and Market in the Career of Isadora Duncan, Anne Meredith Gittinger

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The spectacle of citizenship: Halftones, print media, and constructing Americanness, 1880--1940, Sarah Lucinda Grunder

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Between fact and fiction: Writing by American women in a transnational context, Hilary Jennifer Marcus

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Buck-horned snakes and possum women: Non-white folkore, antebellum *Southern literature, and interracial cultural exchange, John Douglas Miller

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"You Have No Boss Here to Work For": Women and Labor in Chesapeake Bay Fishing Communities, Elizabeth Marie O'Grady

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Anime in America, Disney in Japan: The Global Exchange of Popular Media Visualized Through Disney's "Stitch", Nicolette Lucinda Pisha

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The American Grotesque: Free-Thought Idealism in Edward Bliss Foote's "Science in Story", Lita M. Tirak

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Fifty gentlemen total strangers: A portrait of the First Continental Congress, Karen Northrop Barzilay

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"The Brownies' Book": An Open Window to Early Twentieth-Century African American Childhood, Regina Ann Clark

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Domestic Music Making in Late Eighteenth-Century Elite Chesapeake Society: The "Elegant Selections" of Shirley Plantation, Sarah Gentry Glosson

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Voters in a Foreign Land: Alien Suffrage and Citizenship in the United States, 1704-1926, Alan Kennedy-Shaffer

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"Taking it Out!": Jayne Cortez's Collaborations with the Firespitters, Renee Michelle Kingan