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Recent Dissertations and Placements [ back ]

2013

  • Florvil, Tiffany: "Writing Across Differences: Afro-Germans, Gender, and Diaspora, 1970s-1990s"
  • Malone, Barry: "Divine Discontent: Nathan Carter Newbold, White Liberals, Black Education, and the Making of the Jim Crow South"
  • Sherouse, Glenda:
  • Strauch, Tara: "Taking Oaths and Giving Thanks; Religious Rituals in the Politics of the New Nation"
  • Jackson, Ramon: "Leaders in the Making: Black Higher Education and Student Activism in SC, 1925-1970"

2012

  • Foley, Ehren: "‘To Make Him Feel His Manhood’: Black Male Identification and the Politics of Gender in the Post-Emancipation South"
  • Woods, Michael:
  • Burgess, Josh: "Tracing the Finger of God: The Role of Wonders in Catholic Spirituality in Early America, 1634-1964"
  • Richardson, Phillip: "Gaslight, Progress, and the Old South, 1893-1860"

2011

  • Davis, Rebecca Miller: "Reporting Race and Resistance in Dixie: White Mississippi Press Response to Civil Rights, 1944-1964"
  • Liles, Justin: "Thomas Sumter’s Law: Slavery and Race in the Carolina Backcountry"
  • Ogden, Mary MacDonald: "Wil Lou Gray and the politics of progress in South Carolina"
  • Swanson, Rebecca: "‘As Dry Leaves that Before the Wild Hurricane Fly’: Negotiating Risk and Reality in the South Carolina Hurricanes of 1752, 1893, and 1989"

2010

  • Brown, David (PhD), "Pathways to power: Physicians in Charleston, South Carolina, 1790-1860"
  • Coffee, Michele (PhD), "Providing for our Communities, Protecting Our Race, Proving Ourselves: African American Activism and Protest in Depression Era New Orleans"
  • McAbee, Lee (PhD), "Papist peers and politics: The English Roman Catholic nobility, 1688-1719"
  • Prior, David (PhD), "Reconstruction unbound: American worldviews in a period of promise and conflict, 1865-1874"
  • Silva Banks, Kathryn (PhD), "Six days thou shalt labor: African Americans in the southern textile industry, 1895-1929"
  • Venters, Louis (PhD), "Most great reconstruction: The Baha'i faith in Jim Crow South Carolina, 1898-1965"

2009

  • No PhD students graduated this year

2008

  • Burrows, Sara Eye , "Left to Our Fate: South Carolina's Black and White Women During the Civil War and Reconstruction"; postdoc, University of South Carolina
  • Millikan, Neal Elizabeth, "Willing to be in Fortune’s Way:" Lotteries in the Eighteenth Century British North American Empire "
  • Rounds, Christopher, "Ireland for Sale: The marketing and Consumerism of the Irish-American Identity Since 1880"; lecturer, Winthrop University            
  • Tate, Simmons, "South Carolina's Reception of English Law"; lawyer, Haynesworth, Sinkler and Boyd

2007

  • Cheezum, Eric, (BA, Salisbury; MA, South Carolina) "Discovering Chessie: Waterfront, Regional Identity, and the Chesapeake Bay Sea Monster, 1960-2000"; adjunct prof., University of South Carolina
  • Hileman, Scott (BA, Longwood; MA, Winthrop) "Sir Thomas Picton, 1758-1815"; assist. prof., Gordon College
  • Shrum, Rebecca (BA, South Carolina; MA, South Carolina) "Mirroring Others, Fashioning Selves: Looking Glasses and American Identities, 1700-1900"; assist. prof., Wisconsin-Whitewater

2006

  • Blosser, Jacob M., "Pursuing Happiness: Cultural Discourse and Popular Religion in Anglican Virginia, 1700-1770." Assistant Professor of History, Texas Women’s University.
  • Grant, Jimmy Randall, "Louis Francis Budenz: The Origins of a Professional Ex-Communist." Adjunct Instructor in History, Presbyterian College.
  • Haberman, Aaron Louis, "Civil Rights on the Right: The Modern Christian Right and the Crusade for School Prayer, 1962-1996." Assistant Professor of History, University of Northern Colorado.
  • Hilliard, Kathleen Mary, "Spending in Black and White: Race, Slavery, and Consumer Values in the Antebellum South." Assistant Professor of History, University of Idaho.
  • Mack, Adam, "‘Good things to eat in suburbia’: Supermarkets and American Consumer Culture, 1930-1970." Assistant Professor of History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Marrs, Aaron Wagner, "The Iron Horse Turns South: A History of Antebellum Southern Railroads." Research Historian, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State.
  • McClanahan, Brion (BA, Salisbury; MA, South Carolina) "A Lonely Opposition: James A. Bayard Jr. and the American Civil War"; assist. prof., Chattahoochee Valley
  • Plaag, Eric William, "Strangers in a Strange Land: Northern Travelers and the Coming of the American Civil War." Independent scholar, consultant, and writer.
  • Schoolfield, Branda (BA, Bob Jones; MEd, Bob Jones) "For the Better Relief of the Poor of This Parish: Public Poor Relief in 18th-Century Charles Town"; adjunct prof., Bob Jones
  • Taylor, Melissa Jane, "‘Experts in misery’? American Consuls in Austria, Jewish Refugees, and Restrictionist Immigration Policy, 1938-1941." Research Historian, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State.
  • Walsh, Kelli (BA, Univ. Alaska-Fairbanks; MA, Fayetteville State) "Oveta Culp Hobby: A Transformational Leader from the Texas Legislature to Washington, D.C."; adjunct, Fayetteville State

2005

  • Boulware, Tyler W., "‘Rim of the gap’: Negotiating Identity on the Southern Colonial Frontier." Assistant Professor of History, University of West Virginia.
  • Dawson, Kevin, "Enslaved Watermen in the Atlantic World, 1444-1888." Assistant Professor of History, Fairfield University.
  • Gantt, Jonathan Wes, "Irish Terrorism, British Counter-terrorism, and United States Foreign Policy, 1865-1922." Visiting Assistant Professor of History, University of South Carolina.
  • Richards, Jeremy Monroe, "The Political Life of Stanley Fletcher Morse." Assistant Professor of History, Gordon College.

2004

  • Denmark, Lisa Louise, "At the Midnight Hour: Optimism and Disillusionment in Savannah, 1865-1880." Assistant Professor of History, Georgia Southern University.
  • Johnson, Christopher Leevy, "Undertakings: The Politics of African-American Funeral Directing." Director, Leevy’s Funeral Home.
  • Keefer, Tracy D., "Eutropius the Presbyter, Cerasia, and Literary Culture in Late Antiquity." Teacher, Richland Northeast High School, Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Mayer, Mark G., "Power for the People? The John H. Kerr Dam and Federal Hydropower Policy in the Southeast." Teaching Associate, Coastal Carolina University.
  • Nickless, Karen Kay, "A good faithful sister: The Shaker Sisters of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky." Director, Edisto Island Museum and Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society.
  • Rogers, Jeffery J., "Art ready for battle: William Gilmore Simms and the Civil War." Assistant Professor of History, Gordon College.
  • Seiler, Lars Winfried, "The Development of an Anti-Opium Ideology in Late Nineteenth-Century America." Teacher, Spring Valley High School, Columbia, South Carolina.


Recent Articles by USC Graduate Students [ back ]

2011

  • Parry, Tyler D.,"An Irregular Union: Exploring the Welsh Connection to a Popular African-American Wedding Ritual," in Welsh Mythology and Folklore in Popular Culture: Essays on Adaptations in Literature, Film, Television, and Digital Media edited by Audrey L. Becker and Kristin Noone (Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2011), 108-129.
  • Woods, Michael, "'The Indignation of Freedom-Loving People': The Caning of Charles Sumner and Emotion in Antebellum Politics", spring issue of the Journal of Social History

2009

  • Prior, David ""Crete the Opening Wedge": Nationalism and International Affairs in Postbellum America." Journal of Social History 42.4 (2009): 861-887

2006

  • Dawson, Kevin, "Enslaved Swimmers and Divers in the Atlantic World," Journal of American History 92 (March 2006), 1327-1355. Winner of the Louis Pelzer Memorial Award for best essay by a graduate student.
  • Gantt, Jonathan Wes,"Clan-na-Gael Terrorism, British Counter-terrorism, and United States Foreign Policy, 1881-1885," Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 5 (Oct. 2006).
  • Lockhart, Matthew A., "The Trouble with Wilderness Education in the National Park Service: The Case of the Lost Cattle Mounts of Congaree," The Public Historian: 28 (Spring 2006): 11-30

2005

  • Blosser, Jacob,"Constructing Modernity: Historical Imagery and Religious Identity in Charleston’s Great Awakening," South Carolina Historical Magazine 106 (Oct. 2005)
  • Haberman, Aaron, "Into the Wilderness: Ronald Reagan, Bob Jones University, and the Political Education of the Christian Right," The Historian 67 (Summer 2005): 234-253.

2004

  • Marrs, Aaron, "Desertion and Loyalty in the South Carolina Infantry, 1861-1865," Civil War History 50 (March 2004): 47-65.
  • Plaag, Eric, "Let the Constitution Perish': Prigg v. Pennsylvania, Joseph Story, and the Flawed Doctrine of Historical Necessity," Slavery & Abolition 25 (Dec. 2004): 76-101.

2003

  • Lockhart, Matthew A., "Quitting More Than Port Royal: A Political Interpretation of the Siting and Development of Charles Town, South Carolina, 1660-1680," Southeastern Geographer 43 (November 2003): 197-212.
  • Lockhart, Matthew A., "Under the Wings of Columbia: John Lewis Gervais as Architect of South Carolina's 1786 Capital Relocation Legislation," South Carolina Historical Magazine 104 (July 2003): 176-197.
  • Mack, Adam, "No Illusion of Separation: James L. Bevel, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam War," Peace & Change 28 (Jan. 2003): 108-133.

2001

  • Gannon, Kevin M.,"Escaping Mr. Jefferson’s Plan of Destruction: The Idea of a New England Confederacy, 1803-1804," Journal of the Early Republic 21 (Fall 2001): 413-443.
  • Marrs, Aaron, "Desertion and Dissatisfaction in Greenville District, South Carolina: 1860-1865," Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association (2001): 39-50. Winner of the Hollis Prize for best article by a graduate student.
  • Wells, Cheryl, "Battle Time: Gender, Modernity, and Confederate Hospitals," Journal of Social History 35 (Winter 2001): 409-428.


Recent Presentations by USC Graduate Students [ back ]

2013

  • Kutzler, Evan: "New Media and the Future of Civil War History," Discussant at the Future of Civil War History Conference, March 2013
  • Kutzler, Evan: "Mapping Slavery at South Carolina College," Lynn Shirley and Kevin Remington's GIS Institute, May 2013
  • Kutzler, Evan: "Study the Looter: The Place of Looters in Cultural Resource Management Reconsidered," International Conference, "The Past for Sale?" at UMass Amherst Center for Heritage and Society, May 2013
  • Kutzler, Evan: "Crossing Tracks in the Confederate South: the Underground Railroad, Race, and Prisoners of War," Underground Railroad Conference, June 2013
  • Kutzler, Evan: "Captive Audiences and Sound Resistance: A Sensory History of Civil War Prisons,"—a public program delivered at Andersonville National Historic Site, 17 and 18 August 2013
  • Kutzler, Evan: "Documenting Slavery at South Carolina College: A Collaborative Effort," Panelist, Tri-State Archivists Conference, October 2013
  • Minella, Tim: "The Republic of Farmers: Technology and Agriculture in the Early United States" Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT 2013), October 10-14, 2013
  • Noll, Amanda: "Collaboration and Digital Media Projects: The Making of "Ghosts of the Horseshoe" Mobile App," Southeastern Museums Conference, Oct. 7, 2013
  • Noll, Amanda: "Documenting Slavery at South Carolina College: A Collaborative Effort," presented with Evan Kutzler and Katharine Allen, Tri-State Archivists Meeting: South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Oct. 17, 2013
  • Peyton, Caroline: "Pittsboro or Pripyat: Building a Nuclear Controversy in the U.S. South" Conference: The Society for the History of Technology, October 12, 2013
  • Saunders, Nathan: Northeast Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, St. Michael's College, Colchester VT, "Conservative Chick? Comic Book Artist Jack T. Chick and the Complexities of the Christian Right", Oct. 25-26, 2013
  • Saunders, Nathan: Atlanta Graduate Student Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, "Church Shopping: Megachurch Critics Take on Consumer Culture", Nov. 15-16, 2013

2010

  • Burgess, Joshua, "A New World Exempla: The Role of the Mission Field in Early Modern Catholicism," Sixteenth-Century Studies, Montreal, Canada, October 16, 2010.
  • Cunningham, Candace, ""I Hope They Fire Me": The Relationship Between Black Teachers and the NAACP," Association for African American Life and History, Raleigh, NC, September 30, 2010.
  • Dangerfield, David, "Making A Way: Yeomen Free People of Color in Charleston’s Rural Parishes, 1800-1860,"British North American Nineteenth-Century Historians Conference, Liverpool, England, October 8-10, 2010.
  • Florvil, Tiffany, "Afro-German Sister Outsiders," German Studies Assocation, Oakland, CA, October 2010.
  • Foley, Ehren K., University of South Carolina, A Man in Uniform: Sartorial Style and the Performance of Manhood during Reconstruction, American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, January 2011.
  • Grantham, Anjuli, "'The Most Unfair Contrivances': Fish Traps and Alaska Statehood" at the Alaska Historical Society annual conference in Fairbanks, AK, September 15-18, 2010
  • Parry, Tyler, "Marriage, Resistance, and Cultural Expression: New Perspectives on Jumping the Broom and Slave Marriage in the U.S. South," Social Science History Association, Chicago, November 18-21, 2010.           
  • Vaden, Luci, "After Desegregation: Black Educational Experiences in South Carolina, 1970-1972," African-American Studies Graduate Student Conference, University of Memphis, Oct, 2010.
  • Woods, Michael, "What Can Preserve Us But Constant Jealousy?": Emotion and Secession in Southern Political Rhetoric, 1827-1861," British North American Nineteenth-Century Historians Conference, Liverpool, England, October 8-10, 2010.

2009

  • Bouknight, Ashley, "And Lest We Forget: Remembering World War I," National Council on Public History annual conference, Providence, RI.
  • Brazier, Halie, "Peter Manigault’s Shoe Buckles and the Revolutionary Charleston Silver Market," National Council on Public History annual conference, Providence, RI.
  • Brazier, Halie, "The Exhibition Process: Finding History in Football, America’s New Favorite Sport," joint conference of the North Carolina Museums Council and the South Carolina Federation of Museums.
  • Celia James and Carrie Giauque, "A Conservation Assessment of Leyburn, England," National Council on Public History annual conference, Providence, RI.
  • Foley, Ehren, "Defining Reconstruction in Henry Watterson’s Kentucky: Newspapers, Ritual, and the Political Uses of Historical Time in Post-Emancipation America," Writing the War in the Press and Regimental History, National Joint Conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, New Orleans.
  • Giauque, Carrie, "Southern State Parks During Segregation: A Unique Park System,"National Council on Public History annual conference, Providence, RI.
  • Herzinger, Kyna, "Constructing Community: Japanese American Identity at Minidoka Internment Relocation Camp." Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Albuquerque
  • James, Celia, "The Modjeska Monteith Simkins House:  Preserving 2025 Marion Street as a Domestic and Political Space." South Carolina Historical Association Annual Meeting, University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg (March 2009)
  • James, Celia, "A Study of Educational Inequalities in South Carolina: African American Documentary Expression in the 1930s." Visible Evidence XVI, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles (August 2009)
  • James, Celia, "Educational Divisions in Segregated South Carolina." Division Street, USA, University of Texas, Austin (August 2009)
  • Prior, David, "The Internal Divisions and Global Visions of American Nationalism after the Civil War" Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, 2009 annual conference, "Nationalism and Globalisation", Tuesday, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Prior, David, "Civilization, Republic, Nation: American Worldviews after the Civil War," The George and Ann Richards Civil War Center Graduate Conference on "The Civil War Era in Global Context," Penn State University.
  • Rose, Eric, "A Tale of Two Schisms: Race, Space, and Religion in Charleston, South Carolina, 1815–35," American Historical Association, New York
  • Tucker, Ann, "Italy, Tyranny, and the Creation of Confederate Nationalism" at the Graduate Student Conference on Power and Struggle, University of Alabama.
  • Tucker, Ann, "Garibaldi and the Creation of Confederate Nationalism" at The George and Ann Richards Civil War Center Graduate Conference on "The Civil War Era in Global Context," Penn State University.
  • Woods, Michael, "The Heart of the Sectional Conflict: Emotion, Politics, and the Coming of the American Civil War," St. George Tucker Society Annual Meeting, Augusta, GA, August 2009
  • Woods, Michael, "Echoes of the Old South: The Southern Soundscape and Social Hierarchy in Mary Boykin Chesnut’s Fiction," Eighth Southern Conference on Women’s History, Southern Association for Women Historians, Columbia, SC, June 2009
  • Young, Morgen, "‘Indian Pictures’: The Portrayal of Native Americans in FSA Photography," Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference annual conference, Albuquerque, NM.

 

2008

  • Burgess, Josh. Grant to participate in the Folger Institute's seminar "The Jesuit Enterprises" with John W. O'Malley at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
  • Burgess, Josh, "'The Fishes of the Sea Shall Tell': Encountering the Divine in Seventeenth-Century Jesuit Maryland." Conference Paper at the James L. and Shirley A. Draper National Graduate Student Conference on Early American Studies at the University of Connecticut and the American Antiquarian Society.  
  • Giauque, Carrie, "The State/Fox Theater: Restoration of a Main Street Icon." National Council on Public History
  • Levinson, Jan, "The Collections Volunteer Group: Promoting Student Action Behind the Scenes in Local Museums." American Association of Museums
  • Liles, Justin, "Thomas Sumter’s Law: Race and Slavery in the Carolina Backcountry" The Atlantic History Seminar, Harvard University, August, 2008.
  • Liles, Justin, "The Reluctant Partisan: Nathanael Greene" Francis Marion Symposium, Manning, SC, September, 2008
  • Miller, Rebecca, "Reporting Race and Resistance in Dixie: White Mississippi Media Response to Civil Rights." Organization of American Historians
  • Ogden, Mary Mac, "The Mystery of Sadie Waters: Miniatures, Misfortune and Material Representation." 14th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women,
    University of Minnesota
  • Prior, David, "American Worldviews and American Nationalism: The Cretan Moment in Reconstruction." The Historical Society
  • Prior, David, "Civilization, Republic, Nation: Mormon Utah and Reconstruction." Organization of American Historians
  • Prior, David, "American Political Culture and the Cretan Insurrection of 1866-1869," Van Leer conference on "America in the Mediterranean," Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Prior, David,"Mormon Utah and Reconstruction,"  Southern Historical Association, New Orleans
  • Rose, Eric, "A Tale of Two Schisms: Race, Space, and Religion in Charleston, SC, 1815-1835." History Graduate Student Conference, Loyola University Chicago
  • Rounds, Christopher, "Coming Home: Americans and the Commodification of Irish Tourism." American Conference of Irish Studies/Southern Regional Conference
  • Thompson, Santi, "Queering the South Caroliniana Library." Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Archives, Library, Museum, and Special Collections Conference, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City University of New York Graduate Center
  • Thompson, Tara, "Transforming the Mennonite Martyr Heritage: The Story of Dirk Willems." Graduate Student Symposium in Religious Studies, Florida State University
  • Tucker, Ann, "The Italian Risorgimento and the American Civil War." Conference on "Garibaldi Abroad," Association for Research on Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Americas, University of South Carolina

2007

  • Bargeron, Eric, "We Can Save this Man’s Life': The Pink Franklin Case and Black Legal Activism in Jim Crow South Carolina." Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation.
  • Bargeron, Eric, "‘The Word Failure Has Yet to be Written in My Pathway’: The Pink Franklin Case and Black Leadership in Jim Crow-Era South Carolina." Southern Historical Association.
  • Brown, Nancy, "Making Something from Nothing: The Black Entrepreneurial Spirit in Early 20th-Century Columbia, South Carolina." Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation.
  • Burrows, Sara Eye, "Private Battles: Black and White Women in Reconstructed South Carolina." Southern Historical Association.
  • Miller, Rebecca, "The Myth of the Solid South: How Mississippi Press Reaction to Civil Rights Recreates White Identity." American Historical Association.
  • Ogden, Mary Mac, "A Case of Historic Invisibility: Julia Selden and the
    South Carolina Illiteracy Commission, 1917-1918." Middle Tennessee
    State University Interdisciplinary Conference in Women's Studies.
  • Ogden, Mary Mac, "Progress in Print" Women Writing and Reading: Past and Present, Local and Global, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Richardson, Phillip, "Dixie by Gaslight: Surveillance, Spectacle, and Lighting Technology in the Old South." Society for the History of Technology.
  • Shrum, Rebecca, "Learning to See the Self: Mirrors in Early American Society." American Historical Association.
  • Shrum, Rebecca, "Mirrored Reflections: Shaping Early American Identities in the Looking Glass." Organization of American Historians.
  • Silva, Kathryn, "Making the Invisible Visible: Weaving African American Women into South Carolina’s Mill History." Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation.

2006

  • Cheezum, Eric, "Where the Wild Things Are: Animals, Images, and the Creation of Regional Identities." American Society of Environmental Historians.
  • Crosmun, John, "Unlocking the Secret of Greatness: Analyzing the Violin and Bow." International Committee for the History of Technology.
  • Eye, Sara, "Ashtrays: A Dirty Little Secret." Southeastern Museums Conference.
  • Hileman, Scott, "Sir Thomas Picton and the Incident at the Coa, 1810: Myth or Reality?" Consortium on Revolutionary Europe.
  • Joyner, Wesley, "The Intellectual Life of Muslim Slaves in America." British American Nineteenth-Century Historians.
  • Mack, Adam, "’Good Things to Eat in Suburbia’: Supermarkets and Sexual Fantasy in 1950s America." Popular Culture Association.
  • Malone, Barry F., "Divine Discontent: Nathan Carter Newbold and the Division for Cooperation in Education and Race Relations." History of Education Society.
  • Millikan, Neal, "Willing To Be In Fortune’s Way: The Role of Fortuna in Eighteenth-Century English State and Colonial Lotteries." Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
  • Ogden, Mary Mac, "Seneca and Scarlet Sister Mary: The Science and Art of Race Progress, 1929-1931." Graduate Association for African American History.
  • Ogden, Mary Mac, "Gender, Economy and Household Strategies in the New South." International Gender Studies Conference, University of Vermont.
  • Plaag, Eric, "Traveler’s Time: Temporal Dislocation and Sectional Identity in the Antebellum South." American Historical Association.
  • Prior, David, "The Cretan Moment in American Reconstruction." British American Nineteenth-Century Historians.
  • Prior, David, "Examining Post-Bellum Worldviews through Foreign Affairs: Americans and the Cretan Insurrection against Ottoman Rule, 1866-1869,"  Bertoti Graduate History Conference, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, March 31-April 1, 2006. Winner, Best Overall Paper.
  • Shrum, Rebecca, "Finding Meaning in the Mirror: Early American Women Shaping Identities in the Looking Glass." American Studies Association.
  • Stewart, Stephanie, "Cameraman of the Carolinas: H. Lee Waters and Movies of Local People." Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.

2005

  • Blosser, Jacob, "Anglican Happiness: The Formulation and Dissemination of Transatlantic Religious Identity in Colonial Virginia." British Association for American Studies.
  • Blosser, Jacob, "Anglican Pursuits of Happiness: Popular Religion in the Colonial Chesapeake." McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Blosser, Jacob, "The Great Business of Religion: Inculcating Virtue, Happiness, and
    Anglican Identity in Colonial Virginia." Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
  • Blosser, Jacob, "Pursuing Happiness: John Tillotson’s Collected Works, Latitudinarian Theology, and the Making of Transatlantic Anglicanism in Virginia." Society of Early Americanists.
  • Blosser, Jacob, "Pursuing Happiness: Latitudinarian Thought and Transatlantic Anglican Identity in the Eighteenth Century." American Historical Association.
  • Boulware, Tyler, "An Intimacy between them ought to be avoided: Indians, Africans, and the Shifting Boundaries of Identity." American Historical Association.
  • Cheezum, Eric, "Atlantic Crossing or American Original? Woodrow Wilson, Public Administration, and the Johns Hopkins Experience." American Historical Association.
  • Dawson, Kevin, "A Culture of Cleanliness: West African Slaves’ Impact on Western Hygiene." Organization of American Historians.
  • Haberman, Aaron, "The Politics of Morality: School Prayer and the Transformation of the Christian Right." American Historical Association.
  • Hileman, Scott, "The King’s Paladin: Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton and the Battle of Busaco, 1810." Consortium on Revolutionary Europe.
  • Mack, Adam, "The Forgotten Man [and Woman] of the Food Store: Supermarkets and Postwar Gender Ideology." Organization of American Historians.
  • Mack, Adam, "The Planned Personality: Constructing the Postwar Supermarket." Business History Conference.
  • Marrs, Aaron, "Slave Labor and Southern Railroads." Southern Historical Association.
  • Mayo, Georgette, "Following Her Dream: Ethel Bolden, Pioneer Librarian." Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
  • Miller, Rebecca, "Rally Around the Flag: Mississippi’s Defense of the Closed Society in Response to the Lynching of Emmett Till." Stillman College Conference on "The Murder of Emmett Till and the Struggle for Civil Rights."
  • Tortora, Dan, "How Shall the Soul Shake Off This Weight of Woe: Responses to Death in Colonial Charleston, South Carolina, 1730-1776." Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association.

2004

  • Bargeron, Eric, "We Will Show Them: Black Protest in Turn-of-the-Century South Carolina." Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
  • Blosser, Jacob, "Defining Faith: John Tillotson, George Whitefield, Alexander Garden, and the Formulation of Anglican Ecclesiological Identity in Colonial South Carolina." Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
  • Boulware, Tyler, "The Meaning of ‘Frontier’ in the Eighteenth-Century South." American Studies Association.
  • Brown, Nancy, "The Color of Money: The Politics of Black Entrepreneurship and Consumerism under Segregation." Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
  • Dawson, Kevin, "Enslaved Swimmers and Divers in the Atlantic World." Southern Historical Association.
  • Mack, Adam, "Shoppers Are the Same the World Over? Supermarkets in Comparative Perspective." Mid-American Conference on History.
  • Malone, Barry, "We Cut Heads: The Black Barbershop as a Public Space." Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
  • Marrs, Aaron, "Community Relations on an Early United States Railroad." Early Railways Conference.
  • Reynolds, Michael, "Honor and Evangelicalism at Odds: The Battle over Moral Reform in the Slave South." American Historical Association.
  • Shrum, Rebecca, "Incorporating the African-American Experience into Historic House Interpretations." Southeastern Museums Conference.
  • Taylor, Melissa Jane, "Experts in Misery’: American Consuls in Germany and Restrictionist Immigration Policies, 1933-1941." American Historical Association.
  • Venters, Louis, "With Sure and Steady Progress: The Bahá’í Faith in South Carolina, 1937-1963." Association for Bahá’í Studies—North America.


Recent Books by USC Graduate Students [ back ]

  • Hudson, Janet G., Entangled by White Supremacy: reform in World War I-era South Carolina (Univesrity Press of Kentucky, 2009).
  • Marrs, Aaron, Railroads in the Old South: Pursuing Progress in a Slave Society (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009)
  • Busick, Sean R., A Sober Desire For History: William Gilmore Simms As Historian (University of South Carolina Press, 2005).
  • Downey, Tom, Planting A Capitalist South: Masters, Merchants, And Manufacturers In The Southern Interior, 1790-1860 (Louisiana State University Press, 2005)
  • Wells, Cheryl, Civil War Time: Temporality & Identity In America, 1861-1865 (University of Georgia Press, 2005)
  • Matthews, Marty D., Forgotten Founder: The Life and Times of Charles Pinckney (University of South Carolina Press, 2004).
  • Lesesne, Henry H., A History of the University of South Carolina, 1940-2000 (University of South Carolina Press, 2002).
  • Macaulay, John Allen, Unitarianism in the Antebellum South: The Other Invisible Institution (University of Alabama Press, 2001).
  • Krawczynski, Keith, William Henry Drayton: South Carolina Revolutionary Patriot (Louisiana State University Press, 2001).
  • Pennington, Reina, Wings, Women, and War: Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat ( University Press of Kansas, 2001).
  • Smith, Mark M., Mastered by the Clock: Time, Slavery, and Freedom in the American South (University of North Carolina Press, 1997). Winner of the Avery O. Craven Award of the Organization of American Historians and the book prize of the South Carolina Historical Society.


Recent Honors Received by USC Graduate Students [ back ]

National Awards

  • Louis Pelzer Memorial Award, Organization of American Historians
    2005 Kevin Dawson
    1983 Lacy K. Ford, Jr.
  • Student Project Award, National Council on Public History
    2008 Santi Thompson
    2005 John Christensen, Rebekah Dobrasko, and Elizabeth Wiedower
    2000 Susan Asbury and Kathleen Hilliard
  • Graduate Student Paper Award, Southeastern Association for 18th-Century Studies
    2005 Tyler W. Boulware
    2004 Jacob Blosser
    2003 Tyler W. Boulware
  • Daniel Hollis Prize, South Carolina Historical Association
    2002 Aaron W. Marrs
  • Hugh F. Rankin Prize, Louisiana Historical Association
    2008 Michele Coffey


University Awards

  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Study
    2007 Rebecca Shrum
  • Outstanding M.A. Thesis Award
    2007 Ehren Foley
  • Rhoda M. Patterson Fellowship
    2008 Rebecca Miller
  • The National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of South Carolina Regional Award
    $2,000 for demonstration of serious interest in American history and in order to promote responsible study of American history with particular emphasis on the fundamental documents, traditions and workings of the US and its government.
    2008 Francesca Fair
  • The Institute for Southern Studies Award
    $4,000 to conduct research focused upon the distributive markets for Native American goods in seventeenth-century Europe, and the economic motives driving pre-Darien Scheme Scottish migration to the Carolinas, and beyond.
    2008 Francesca Fair


History Department Awards

  • Wilfrid and Rebecca Callcott Award
    2008 Kathryn Silva
  • Darrick Hart Memorial Award
    2008 Jan Levinson
    2007 Ashley Bowden
    2006 Anna Kuntz
    2005 Kristina Dunn
    2004 Jennifer Fitzgerald
    2003 Barbara Stokes
  • William H. Nolte Graduate Assistant Teaching Award
    2008 Eric Rose
    2007 Sara Eye
    2006 Eric Bargeron and Neal Millikan
    2005 no award
    2004
    2003 Adam Mack
    2002 Kathleen Hilliard
    2001 W. Brian Newsome and Cheryl Wells
  • Smith Richardson Award
    2008 Michele Coffey
    2007 Christopher Scott
  • John G. Sproat Summer Dissertation Fellowship
    2008 Joshua Burgess
  • Robert H. Wienefeld Dissertation Prize
    2007 Kathleen Hilliard
  • Robert H. Wienefeld Essay Prize
    2008 Lindsay Crawford
    2007 Ehren Foley

 

 
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