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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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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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From the Unpolished to the Refined: The Evolution of the Furniture Trades at Hampton Institute, 1868-1960s., Vanessa Darlene Thaxton-Ward

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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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The Peculiar Institution: Gender, Race and Religion in the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1842--1932, Wendy Gonaver

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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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"Justice is a Perpetual Struggle": The Public Memory of the Little Rock School Desegregation Crisis., Erin Krutko Devlin

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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

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Utopian spaces: Mormons and Icarians in Nauvoo, Illinois, Sarah Jaggi Lee

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The First Thing Out the Window: Race, Radical Feminism, and Marge Piercy's "Woman on the Edge of Time", Kimberly Lynn Mann

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Walk to Freedom: How a Violent Response to the Civil Rights Protest at Alabama's Pettus Bridge Unwillingly Created the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Brian Clement Rainville

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Recipe for citizenship: Professionalization and power in World War I dietetics, Kathleen Marie Scott

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"Let All Things Be Done Decently and in Order": Gender Segregation in the Seating of Early American Churches, Caroline Everard Athey Warner

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Performances of Black Female Sexuality in a Hip Hop Magazine, Tova Joanna Johnson

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Plastic Capital: Wilmington, Delaware and the Deregulation of Consumer Credit, Carolee Anne Klimchock

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Re-Taking it to the Streets: Investigating Hip-Hop's Emergence in the Spaces of Late Capitalism, Kevin Waide Kosanovich

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"Goods -- Agreeable to the Association": The Scottish Merchant Trade and Early Tea Boycotts in Virginia, Angelika Ruth Kuettner

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You(S) on the Tube: Deconstructing (American) (Cyber) Selves Inscribed in the Diary Blog and Diary Vlog, Ryan James McDonald

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Celebrity and the national body: Encounters with the exotic in late nineteenth-century America, Caroline Carpenter Nichols

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Blurring Boundaries: The Rorschach Idea in Twentieth-Century American Popular Culture, James Edward Rainey

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Interpreting "Green" Design in Old Buildings, James Erik Rosenthal

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Escaping into the Prison Civil War Round Table, Jackson Norman Sasser

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The Friendship Fest: Perfecting Friendship through Transnational Musical Performance, Nancy LeAnne Thompson

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The art of the public grovel: Sexual scandal and the rise of public confession, Susan Wise Bauer

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More or less than kind: Brothers and sisters in nineteenth-century American literature, Jennifer P. Blanchard

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"Indispensably necessary": Cultural brokers on the Georgia frontier, 1733--1765, Lisa Laurel Crutchfield

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Harem Fantasies and Music Videos: Contemporary Orientalist Representation, Maya Ayana Johnson

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Reevaluating the Carnegie Survey: New Uses for Frances Benjamin Johnston's Pictorial Archive, Sarah Eugenie Reeder

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Breaking with tradition: Slave literacy in early Virginia, 1680--1780, Antonio T. Bly

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Birthing Washington: Objects, memory, and the creation of a national monument, Seth C. Bruggeman

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Pleasure and Peril: Shaping Children's Reading in the Early Twentieth Century, Wendy Korwin

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Society of souls: Spirit, friendship, and the antebellum reform imagination, Robert Kent Nelson

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You Just Had that Gut Feeling': Film, Memory, and the Lynching of James Byrd, Jr, William Brian Piper

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Screening the Revolution: "Williamsburg, the Story of a Patriot" as Historic Artifact, History Film, and Hegemonic Struggle, Jenna Anne Simpson

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'Like the spider from the rose': Colonial knowledge competition and the origins of non-elite education in Georgia and South Carolina, 1700s--1820s., James O'Neil Spady

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Blue Notes and Brown Skin: Five African-American Jazzmen and the Music They Produced in Regard to the American Civil Rights Movement, Benjamin Park anderson

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"Far out past": Hemingway, manhood, and modernism, Timothy L. Barnard

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Against Bullshit: Christopher Hitchens and the Public Intellectual, M. J. Bumb

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Science and imagination in Anglo-American children's books, 1760--1855, Sandra Burr

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Nathaniel Jocelyn: in the service of art and abolition, Toby Maria Chieffo-Reidway

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Consumer Under Fire: The Military Consumer and the Vietnam War, Evan Cordulack

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Envisioning Black Childhood: Black Nationalism, Community, and Identity Construction in Black Arts Movement Children's Literature, Meredith Meagan Crawford

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Medicating slavery: Motherhood, health care, and cultural practices in the African diaspora, Ywone Edwards-Ingram

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Paint by Nation: Thomas Kinkade and the Conversion of American Culture, Seth Alexander Feman

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Beating Songs: Blues, Violence, and the Male Body in the Films of Spike Lee., Mikal J. Gaines

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English Mineral Exploration in the New World, Lisa L. Heuvel

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"More than shelter": Community, identity, and spatial politics in San Francisco public housing, 1938--2000, Amy L. Howard

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The United States Army Chaplain as Prophet in the Twenty-First Century: "Is There a Soul of Goodness in Things Evil?", Donald W. Kammer

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Judas exposed: Labor spies in the United States, Jennifer D. Luff

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The Woman, the Legend, the Power: Fictional Representations of Marie Laveau in Twentieth-Century Literature, Elizabeth Clark Neidenbach

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Facing independence: American Revolutionary portraits within the context of British identity, Susan Jensen Rawles

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Integrating the Personal and the Political: The Body Politics in "Daughter of Earth", Han Shen

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Absconded: Fugitive slaves in the "Daybook of the Richmond Police Guard, 1834--1844", Leni Ashmore Sorensen

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(Un)conventional coupling: Interracial sex and intimacy in contemporary neo-slave narratives, Colleen Doyle Worrell

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Domestic Brick Architecture in Williamsburg: A Comparative Study of Eighteenth-Century Brick Houses in Williamsburg, Annapolis, and Charleston, andrew Craig Barry

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Optical Instruments Used with Prints in the Eighteenth Century, Laura Pass Barry

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New Deal Housing on the Virginia Peninsula: Challenging Jim Crow Paternalism at Swantown and Aberdeen Gardens, Frederick James Carroll

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Passing into print: Walt Whitman and his publishers, Charles B. Green

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Montpelier: The history of a house, 1723-1998, Matthew Gantert Hyland