Recent Ph.D.s and Placements
This page lists recent Ph.D.s awarded and placement information.
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"Good White Christians: How Religious Immigrants Shaped Race, Ethnicity and Privilege in America"
"From the Cacique to the Community: Political Transformations in the Antiplano 1750-1850"
"Wounded Faith: Monarchy and Memory in the French Wars of Religion, 1559-1629"
"American Crusade: Lyman Abbott and the Christian Nation at War, 1861-1918"
Lindsey Passenger Wieck
"Contesting the Mission: The Cultural Politics of Gentrification in Postwar San Francisco."
"A Tale of Two Granadas: Tridentine Reform, Rebellion, and the Formulation of Christian Citizenship in Southern Spain and the Andes, 1563-1614"
"The Quest for a Global, Godly Order": Transnational Protestantism, International Politics, and the State, 1907-1948"
"The Nature of Colonial Bodies: Public Health in Lima, Peru, 1535-1640"
"The Common School Awakening: Education, Religion and Reform in Transatlantic Perspective, 1800-1848"
"The Diversity of Vocations: Choosing a State of Life in Early Modern France"
"Skipping School: Homeschooling in Los Angeles County 1950-2010"
"Reforming Boys: The English Reformation and the Conversion of Humanism"
"Protestants and the Acceptance of Contaception in Britain and the US"
"All Consuming Nature: Provisioning in Industial Chicago, 1833-1893"
"Chronicling Creation: Nature and History Writing, c. 1150-1250
"The New Laboratory for Empire: Quebec and the Reformulation of British Imperial Practice and Ideology, 1763-1776"
"We All Work in Common: Medieval Cistercian Lay Brothers in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries"
Stephen Case (HPS)
"John Herschel and Changing Perceptions of the Stars during the Victorian Period"
"George Whitefield, the Imperial Itinerant: Religion, Economics, and Politics in the Era of the Great Awakening"
"The Refinement of Religious Practices in Nineteenth-Century Louisville, Kentucky"
"A Model Town: Tver', the Classical Imperial Order and the Rise of Civic Society in the Russian Provinces, 1763-1861"
"Protestant Theology in Transatlantic Context, 1815-1880"
"Sacrilege in Early Modern England"
"The Politics of Husbandry: Managing Animal and Slave Labor in England and America, 1550-1815"
"Catholic and Protestant Encounters in Colonial Brazil: Religious and Economic Priorities in Early Modern Christianity, 1554-1654"
"Shepherds of a Dying Flock: The Rhenish Mission, the Herero, and German Colonial Conquest in South-West Africa
Susy Sanchez Rodriguez
"From the Father to the Motor of the Nation: The Metamorphosis of the Politics of Commemoration in Nicaragua (1936-1997)"
"The Elderly in the Ghettos: A Study of Lodz, Vilna, and Riga, 1939-1944"
"Under the Falling Red Star: The Lives of Eastern Ukraine's Military Families from the 1960s to the Present"
Jessica Baron (HPS)
"Reforming the Raj: Florence Nightingale's biomedical liberalism in British India"
"Ideology in Urban South Vietnam, 1950-1975"
Richard Oosterhoff (HPS)
"The Circle of Jacques Lefeve d'Étaples, Mathematics and Philosophy for University Reform"
"Church, State, and the Social Order: Religious and Civil Government in the Upper South, 1831-1877"
"The Soviet Scientific Intelligentsia from Stalin to Gorbachev, 1956-1985: A History of A town That Did Not Exist"
"Translating Africa: Rhenish Missionaries and German Notions of Race, 1829-1939"
"'Bitter Times:' The Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945"
“Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago”
"Politics, Professionalization, and Poverty: Lunatic Asylums for the Poor in Ireland, 1817-1920"
"The Specula Principum in Northwestern Europe, 650-900: The Evolution of a New Ethical Rule"
"Unido a la Historia por Fecunda y Viril Tradicion": Race, Gender and the Military in Cold War Peru (1961-1980)”
"'Civilizing the World': Progressive Religion and Politics from Chicago to the Middle East, 1890-1925”
“Peasants into Farmers: The Jeunesse agricole catholique and the Modernization of Rural France, 1930-1960”
"Catholicism, Central America, and United States Politics During the Cold War, 1943-1988"
Danielle DuBois Gottwig
“Before the Culture Wars: Conservative Protestants and the Family, 1920-1980”
“Written into the West: Print-Visions and the Revolutionary Inheritance in Early National America’s ‘Western Country'”
"American Revelations: Biblical Interpretation and Criticism In America, Circa 1700-1860"
"The Religious Roots of the First Amendment: Dissenting Protestantism And the Separation of Church and State"
"'Caging the Red Menace': Russian Immigration and Anti-Radicalism during the First Red Scare in Chicago, 1917-1921"
Erik Peterson (HPS)
"Holism and Evolution in Biology and Anthropology: The Challenge of Gregory of Bateson and C. H. Waddington to Biological Orthodoxy, 1924-1980"
Elizabeth Webster (HPS)
"'Men of Real Science': Politics and the Authorities of Natural Knowledge in the Early American Republic, 1780-1837"
"Inventing" Eurasia: The Life and Ideas of Petr Nikolaevich Savitskii (1895 - 1968)"
“The Politics of Religion in Soviet-Occupied Germany: The Case of Berlin-Brandenburg 1945-1949"
"'Our Country': Northern Evangelicals and the Nation in the Civil War and its Aftermath"
"'Negroes for Sale': The Slave Trade in Antebellum Kentucky"
"The Social Structures and Cultural Politics of the Irish Civil War"
"Labor's Desert: Mexican Workers, Unions and Entrepreneurial Conservatism in Arizona, 1917-1972"
"Searching for Slavery: Slavery and Freedom in the Ohio River Valley Borderland, 1787-1850"
"'Left Behind': The Evangelical Left and the Limits of Evangelical Politics"
Tammy Van Dyken
"In the Sweet Bye and Bye"
"Student Idealists and the Specter of Natural Science, 1870-1910"
"Reconciliation in Occupied Germany, 1944-1954"
"In the Shadow of the Eagle's Wings: The Effects of Removal on the Unremoved Potawatomi"
“Sicily and the Medieval Mediterranean: Communication Networks and Inter-regional Exchange”
“Unmade: Manhood and Self-Making in the American Civil War”
Nahyan Fancy (HPS)
"Pulmonary Transit and Bodily Resurrection: The Interaction of Medicine, Philosphy and Religion in the Works of Ibn al-Nafis (d. 1288)"
“Consumed: Reuben A. Torrey and the Creation of Corporate Fundamentalism, 1880-1930”
"'La Grande Muette': Gender, Race, and Anti-Republicanism in the French Army, 1918-1934"
"Religion, Race and Rights in Catholic Louisiana, 1938-1970"
“Mixing the Chalice: The Formation of Christian Identity in Early Medieval Bavaria”
“Patriotism and Piety: The Religious Dimension of Federalist Political Culture”
“Thomas L. Kane and the Culture of Reform”
“Spiritual Capital: Religion, Wealth, and Social Status in Philadelphia, 1880-1950”
"Polemical Pain: Slavery, Suffering, and Sympathy in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Moral Debate"
"From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Southernization of Southern California, 1939-1969"
"Writing Legitimacy: Gender and Conduct in the Book of the Knight of the Tower"
Kristin Kobes DuMez
"The Forgotten Woman's Bible: Katharine Bushnell, Lee Anna Starr, Madeline Southard, and the Construction of a Woman-Centered Protestantism in America, 1870-1930"
"The Intellectual Origins and Original Understanding of the Religious Liberty Provisions"
"Warfare, the Royal Image, and National Identity: Succession and Propaganda During the Hundred Years War, 1337-1422"
"Hell with the Lid Taken Off: A Cultural History of Air Pollution - Pittsburgh"
"The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South, 1918-1942"
"Between Heaven and Harvard: Protestantism and the American Boarding School Experience, 1778-1940"
"Cooperation, Compromise and Conflict Avoidance: Family Relationships in the House of Andechs, ca. 1100-1204"
"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Mob: Violence Against Religious Outsiders in the U.S. South, 1865-1910"
"Religious Conflict and Social Order in Nineteenth-Century Russia: Orthodoxy and the Protestant Challenge, 1812-1905"
"The Formation of Christian Europe: Baptism under the Carolingians"
"Selling Jesus to Modern America: Campus Crusade For Christ, Evangelical Culture, and Conservative Politics"
"'The Bond of Union': The Old School Presbyterian Church and the American Nation"
"Education and Civilization in the French Third Republic: The University of Saint-Joseph, 1875-1914"
Adam Duker, Abdulhadi H. Taher Chair of Comparative Religious History, Assistant Professor of History (tenure-track), and Director of Religious Studies at the American University in Cairo
Philipp Gollner, Assistant Professor, Goshen College
John McCormack, Assistant Professor, Aurora University
William Smith, Academic Advisor and Scholarship Coordinator, Oklahoma State University
Benjamin Wetzel, Post-Doc Scholar, University of Notre Dame
Lindsey Passenger Wieck, Post-Doc Scholar, University of Notre Dame
Max Deardorff, Researcher, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
Kathleen Kole de Peralta, Faculty, Idaho State University
David Komline, Visiting Assistant Professor of Church History, Western Theological Seminary
Dixie Lane, Adjunct Faculty, Christendom College
Christopher Lane, Assistant Professor, Christendom College
Stephen Morgan, Visiting Professor of History, Grand Valley State University
Eleanor Pettus, History Teacher, Atlanta Classical Academy
Eli Plopper, Insurance Agent, State Farm Insurance, Beaverton, OR
Courtney Wiersema, Post-Doc Scholar and interim Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Notre Dame
Caroline Wilky, Associate Director and Advisor for the Graduate and Professional Schools, University of Pennsylvania
Aaron Willis, History Faculty, Santa Clara University
Jeff Bain-Conkin, Concurrent Assistant Professor, Teaching & Learning Technologies, University of Notre Dame
Stephen Case, Professor & Director of Strickler Planetarium, Olivet Nazarene University
Peter Choi, Senior Fellow at the Newbigin House of Studies, Pastor at San Francisco City Church & faculty member at Western Theological Seminary
Kirk Farney, Vice President, Wheaton College, IL
Nathan Gerth, Assistant Curator Carl Albert Center's Congressional Archives at University of Oklahoma
Andrew Hansen, Program Director at MacLaurin Christian Student Fellowship at the University of Minnesota
Michael Kelly, Assistant Professor, Christendom College
Joshua Kercsmar, Lilly Fellow, Valparaiso University
Anne McGinness (HPS) Campus Minister, John Carroll University
Richard Oosterhoff (HPS), Postdoctural Research Associate, University of Cambridge
Susy Sanchez Rodriguez, Researcher, Association for the Promotion of Historical Studies in Central America
Elizabeth Strauss, Fellow, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
Mike Westrate, Program Director, Grants and Fellowships, University of Notre Dame
Jessica Baron (HPS), Outreach and Communications Coordinator for the Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values; Managing Editor of Studies in History and Philosphy of Science, University of Notre Dame
Tuan Hoang, Assistant Professor, Pepperdine University (CA)
Richard Oosterhoff (HPS), Postdoctural Fellow, University of Cambridge
Laura Porter, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Florida (Fall 2016: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Glen Ryland (ABD), Assistant Professor, Mount Royal University (Canada)
Heath Carter, Assistant Professor, Valparaiso University (IN)
Martina Cucchiara, Assistant Professor, Bluffton University (OH)
Melinda Grimsley-Smith, Coordinator of International Scholarships, Western Kentucky University
Amber Handy, Assistant Professor, Mississippi University for Women
Lourdes Hurtado, Assistant Professor, Franklin College (IN)
Sarah Miglio, Director of Core Curriculum Studies and Assistant Professor of History, Wheaton College
Stephen Molvarec (ABD), Jesuit Novitiate
Sheila Nowinski, Assistant Professor, Thiel College, PA
Charles Strauss, Assistant Professor, Mount St. Mary’s University (MD)
Danielle DuBois, Archivist, National Archives
Christopher Osborne, Sr. VP/Market Manager, US Bank
Andrea Turpin, Assistant Professor, Baylor University (TX)
Nicholas Miller, Associate Professor, Andrews University (MI)
Suzanne Orr, Assistant Professor, Kansas State
Erik Peterson (HPS), Asst. Prof. of History, University of Alabama
Martin Beisswenger, Assistant Professor, National Research University School of Economics
Sean Brennan, Associate Professor, University of Scranton (PA)
Benjamin Fitzpatrick, Instructor, Morehead State University (KY)
Gavin Foster, Assistant Professor, Concordia University (CN)
Micaela Larkin, Policy Analyst, State of Arizona Government
Michael Lee, Assistant Professor, Eastern University (PA)
Matthew Salafia, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the University Honors Program, North Dakota State University
Tamara Van Dyken, Assitant Professor, Western Kentucky University
Grant Brodrecht, Adjunct Professor, Belhaven University (FL)
Angel Cortes, Associate Professor, Holy Cross College (IN)
Steven Schroeder, Assistant Professor, University of Fraser Valley (CN)
William Secunda, University of Michigan
David Swartz, Assistant Professor, Asbury University (KY)
Sarah Davis-Secord,Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico
Michael DeGruccio, Assistant Professor, St. Peter’s College (NJ)
Nahyan Fancy (HPS), Assoc. Prof. Dept. of History, DePauw University
Andrew Orr, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
Justin Poche, Assistant Professor, College of Holy Cross (MA)
Jonathan Den Hartog, Assistant Professor, Northwestern College (MN)
Matthew Grow, Director of Publications, Church of Latter-Day Saints
Tomasz Rzeznik, Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University (NJ)
John Turner, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Alabama
Samy Zaka, Assistant Professor, Rock Valley College (IL)
Margaret Abruzzo, Associate Profesor, University of Alabama
Darren Dochuk, Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Laura Dull, Associate Professor, Delta College (MI)
Kristin DuMez, Associate Professor, Calvin College (MI)
Jonathan Lyon, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Patrick Mason, Associate Professor, Claremont Graduate University (CA)
Owen Phelan, Associate Professor, Mount St. Mary's University
Richard Bademan, Director, MacLaurin Institute (MN)
Claudrena Harold, Associate Professor, University of Virginia
Frederick Jordan, Dep’t Chair, Woodberry Forest School (VA)
Michael Kamen, Graduate Programs Director, University of Michigan
Mark McCarthy, Assoc. Professor, Dordt College, IA
Marcus Meuwese, Associate Professor, University of Winnipeg (CN)