Graduate Student Bios and Research

Kyra Sanchez Clapper
PhD Student

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Advisor: Andrew Daily
Email: kclapper@memphis.edu
Research Interests: 19th Century France; Romanticism; Iroquois; Environmental History; History of Science; History of Literature
Dissertation Title: "Les jardins américains: Chateaubriand's Recreation of the American Landscape in Paris" (working title)   


Wendy J. Clark
ABD, History

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 Advisor: Scott P. Marler
Email: wjclark@memphis.edu
Research Interests: Nineteenth-century American South, U.S. history to 1877, Environmental History


Ashley Foley Dabbraccio
ABD History

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Advisor: Susan O'Donovan
Research Interests: Gender and Sexuality, Transnational and Global Studies, Social and Cultural History, 19th Century United States
Dissertation Title: "Gilded Age Tourists: Creating the United States through Transatlantic Travel" (working title)


Erika Feleg
ABD History

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Advisor: Peter Brand
Research Interests: Ramesses II; Ramesside Temples; Egyptian Epigraphy; Middle and Late Egyptian Grammar
Dissertation title: "The Ramesside Forecourt at Luxor Temple" (working title) 


Troy Hallsell
ABD History

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Advisor: Sarah Potter
Research Interests: urban history, environmental history, planning history, policy history, history of technology, space, family and gender, and historic preservation
Dissertation Title:"The Overton Park Freeway Revolt: Urban Environmentalism, Historic Preservation, and Neighborhood Protection in Memphis, Tennessee, 1956-1981"


Katie Hanna
MA Student

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Advisor: Dr. Chris Johnson
Email: khanna@memphis.edu
Research Interests: Immigration history, whiteness studies, history of Catholic education  


Matt Isaacs
PhD Student

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Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian
email: misaacs@memphis.edu
Research Interests: 20th century African American History, Communism during the Interwar Period


Jeffrey Jones
ABD History

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Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian
Research Interests: General African American Studies-20th Century, African Americans and their role in the Military, The Black Church-20th/21st Century
Dissertation Title: "Benjamin O. Davis Sr.: America's First Black General: The Complex Paradox of Racial Leadership and the Military Profession"


Micki Kaleta
ABD History

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Advisor: Susan O'Donovan
Research Interests: Nineteenth Century U.S., Slavery, Reconstruction, Enslaved Family, and African American History
Dissertation title: "The Impact of Forced Migration on the Antebellum Enslaved Family on the Cotton Frontier"


Heather McNamee
PhD Student

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 Advisor: Dr. Daniel Unowsky
Email: hmcnamee@memphis.edu
Research Interests: American South, African American History, Gender and Sexuality 


Rebekkah Mulholland
PhD Student

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Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian
Email: rymlhlln@memphis.edu
Research Interests: 19th and 20th century African American History; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; LGBT and Transgender History; Radical Black Womanism and Feminism
Dissertation title: TBA  


Lillian G. Page
MA Student

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Advisor: Dr. Sarah Potter
Email: lpage1@memphis.edu
Research Interests: museums, 20th century US, women's/gender history, African American history


Dustin Peasley
ABD History

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Advisor: Suzanne Onstine
Email: dpeasley@memphis.edu
Current Research: Predynastic Egypt, Ancient Ceramic Technology & Typology, Geographic Information Science
Dissertation (working title): Picking up the Pieces. Examining the role of family in the Predynastic through funerary remains at Hierakonpolis, Egypt.


Andrea Ringer
ABD History

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Advisor: Aram Goudsouzian
Email: alringer@memphis.edu
Research Interests: Circus World: Transnational Labor and Performance


Cristina Rose
PhD Student

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Advisor: Dr. Peter Brand
Email: clrose1@memphis.edu
Current Research: Egyptian Epigraphy; New Kingdom & Ramesside Temples; Middle Egyptian Grammar; Greco-Roman History; Museum Studies          


Daniel SmithPhD Student


Advisor: Peter Brand
Email: desmith8@memphis.edu
Current Research: Language and Culture of Ancient Egypt


Rebekah Barrett Vogel
PhD Student

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Advisor: TBD
Email: rbrrett2@memphis.edu
Current Research: New Kingdom Egypt, focus on foreign relations and cultural interconnection with Late Bronze Age powers


Elizabeth Warkentin
ABD History

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Advisor: Suzanne Onstine

Email: rwrkntin@memphis.edu
Current Research: Egyptian Archaeology, Social History, Gender Studies, Religion, and the Ancient World.
Dissertation Title: "Looking Beyond the Image: An Exploration of the Relationship between Political Power and the Cults of Hathor in New Kingdom Egypt"