Department of History

MSC06 3760
Mesa Vista Hall , Room 1104
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-2451
Fax: (505) 277-6023

Graduates 2010's

Austin, Shawn

Dissertation Title: "Beyond the Missions: Ethnogenisis in Colonial Paraguay, 1556-1700"

Advisor: Gauderman, Kimberly
Dissertation Completed: 2014
Current Placement: Assistant Professor of History, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Baca, Jacobo D.

Dissertation Title: "Somos Indigena Ethnic Politics and Land Tenure in New Mexico, 1694-1965"

Advisor: Ball, L. Durwood
Dissertation Completed: 2015
Current Placement: Assistant Director- Chautauqua Program Coordinator and State Coordinator for National History Day, New Mexico Humanities Council

Big Man Jr., Alden

Dissertation Title: "Crow History 1700-1950: A Political and Social Battle to Retain Their Culture"

Advisor: Hutton, Paul
Dissertation Completed: 2011

Biro, Jordan

Dissertation Title: "Uncommon Knowledge: Lesbian & Gay New Mexico, 1920s-1980s"

Advisor: Scharff, Virginia
Dissertation Completed: 2015
Current Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor, The College of Wooster

Blahut, Adam

Dissertation Title: "Raising the Bar: Consumption, Gender, and the Birth of a New Public Drinking Culture"

Advisor: Sandoval-Strausz, Andrew
Dissertation Completed: 2013
Current Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico at Gallup

Blansett, Kent

Dissertation Title: "A Journey to Freedom: The Life of Ranolies-Richard Oakes, 1942-72"

Advisor: Connell Szasz, Margaret
Dissertation Completed: 2011
Current Placement: Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha and 2013-2014 Visiting Fellow at the School for Research

Cole, Erin B.

Dissertation Title: "R-0: Zoning, Race, Sexuality and Neighborhoods in Denver, 1956-1989"

Advisor: Scharff, Virginia
Dissertation Completed: 2014

Convery, William

Dissertation Title: "Reconstructing Colorado: Race, Gender, Nation, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction-Era West"

Advisor: Scharff, Virginia
Dissertation Completed: 2012
Current Placement: State Historian, Director of Exhibits and Interpretation, Colorado State Government

Corcoran, David A.

Dissertation Title: "Transnational Lessons: U.S. Foreign Policy and Colombian Classrooms"

Advisor: Hall, Linda B.
Dissertation Completed: 2011
Current Placement: Historical Consultant, Corcoran Historical Consulting

Crago, Scott

Dissertation Title: "Constructing Rural Citizens: Ethnicity, Decentralization and Mapuche Cultural Revival under the Pinochet Dictatorship, 1976-1988"

Advisor: Hutchison, Elizabeth
Dissertation Completed: 2015
Current Placement: Archivist, State Archives of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

Crandall, Maurice

Dissertation Title: "Republicans, Citizens, and Wards: Indian Voting in New Mexico and Arizona, 1598-1912"

Advisor: Connell-Szasz, Margaret
Dissertation Completed: 2015
Current Placement: The Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America, Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University

Dickey, Sonia

Dissertation Title: "Sacrilege in Dinetah: Native Encounters with Glen Canyon Dam"

Advisor: Connell Szasz, Margaret
Dissertation Completed: 2011
Current Placement: Editorial Coordinator, University of New Mexico Press

Dodson, Julian

Dissertation Title: "'Fanaticos', Counterrevolutionary Exiles and the Mexico-US Border: Episodes of Mexican State Reconstruction, 1923-1929"

Advisor: Hall, Linda
Dissertation Completed: 2015
Current Placement: Instructor, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Roots of Contemporary Issues (RCI) program, Washington State University

Dory-Garduno, James

Dissertation Title: "The Forging of Castilian Law: Land Disputes before the Royal Audiencia"

Advisor: Graham, Timothy
Dissertation Completed: 2013
Current Placement: Lawyer, The Barnett Law Firm

Ellis, Rebecca

Dissertation Title: "'Basically Intelligent:' The Blind, Intelligence, and Gender in Argentina, 1880-1939"

Advisor: Hutchison, Elizabeth
Dissertation Completed: 2016
Current Placement: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of History at Washington State University

Frisbee, Meg

Dissertation Title: "The Fight of the Century: The Regulation and Reform of Prizefighting in Progressive Era America"

Advisor: Hutton, Paul
Dissertation Completed: 2010
Current Placement: Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Griego-Schmitt, Breanna

Dissertation Title: "'We Subdued the Body But Not the Courage': Popular Literature, Sovereign Authority, and Ceremonial Rites of Power During the Dutch Revolt, 1550-1598"

Advisor: Steen, Charlie
Dissertation Completed: 2015
Current Placement: UNM Core Writing Instructor and Director of Program Development at Dimensions School of Dance and Music

Grossman, Sarah

Dissertation Title: "Capital Mediators: American Mining Engineers in the Southwest and Mexico, 1850-1920"

Advisor: Truett, Samuel J.
Dissertation Completed: 2012
Current Placement: Managing Editor, SEAP Publications, Cornell University

King, Brian

Dissertation Title: "Mystics, Radicals, Sinners and Saints: Freedom, Rebirth, and The American West"

Advisor: Connell-Szasz, Margaret
Dissertation Completed: 2013
Current Placement: Instructor, Dine College at Shiprock

Lenti, Joseph

Dissertation Title: "Collaboration and Conflict: Organized Labor, Business, and the State in Post-Tlatelolco Mexico"

Advisor: Hall, Linda
Dissertation Completed: 2011
Current Placement: Assistant Professor, Eastern Washington University

Lucero, Brian Luna

Dissertation Title: "Invention and Contention: Identity, Place, and Memory of the Spanish Past in the American Southwest, 1848-1940"

Advisor: Truett, Sam
Dissertation Completed: 2013
Current Placement: Digital Repository Coordinator, Columbia University Libraries and Information Services

Martinez, Nydia

Dissertation Title: "Transnational Connections of the Mexican Left with the Chicano Movement, 1960s-1970s"

Advisor: Hall, Linda
Dissertation Completed: 2015
Current Placement: Assistant Professor of History and Chicano Education, Eastern Washington University

McGehee, Ellen D.

Dissertation Title: "Commemorating Controversy: Place-Making at the Birthplace of the Bomb"

Advisor: Smith, Jason
Dissertation Completed: 2015
Current Placement: Archaeologist and Historian, Los Alamos National Laboratory

McIntyre, Kathleen M.

Dissertation Title: "Contested Spaces: Protestantism in the Mixteca Region of Oaxaca, 1935-95"

Advisor: Hall, Linda B.
Dissertation Completed: 2012
Current Placement: Assistant Professor of History, Social Sciences Department, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Mikhailova, Yulia

Dissertation Title: "Power and Property Relations in Rus and Latin Europe: A Comparative Analysis"

Advisor: Graham, Tim
Dissertation Completed: 2013
Current Placement: Adjunct Assistant Professor, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Morgan, Brandon

Dissertation Title: "Columbus, New Mexico, and Palomas, Chihuahua: Transnational Landscapes of Violence, 1888-1930"

Advisor: Hall, Linda B.
Dissertation Completed: 2013
Current Placement: Faculty, Central New Mexico Community College

Morris, Carson

Dissertation Title: "Everything is Drag: The Politics of Performing Beautiful Women in Cold War Chile"

Advisor: Hutchison
Dissertation Completed: 2016
Current Placement: World History Faculty, Albuquerque Academy

Nelson, Elaine M.

Dissertation Title: "Dreams and Dust in the Black Hills: Race, Place, and National Identity in America's Land of Promise"

Advisor: Connell Szasz, Margaret
Dissertation Completed: 2011
Current Placement: Assistant Professor of History, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Newhall, Mary Anne

Dissertation Title: "Like a Moth to the Flame: Modernity and Mary Wigman 1886-1973"

Advisor: Slaughter, Jane
Dissertation Completed: 2010
Current Placement: Associate Dean College of Fine Arts, Associate Professor of Dance History and Criticism, Contemporary Dance, University of New Mexico

Ochoa, Margarita R.

Dissertation Title: "Gender, Power, and Authority in Indigenous Mexico City, 1692-1829"

Advisor: Gauderman, Kimberly
Dissertation Completed: 2011
Current Placement: Assistant Professor of History, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

Payne, Sarah

Dissertation Title: "Cleaning Up After Sex: An Environmental History of Contraceptives in the United States"

Advisor: Scharff, Virginia
Dissertation Completed: 2010
Current Placement: Assistant Professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Pearson, Jeffrey V.

Dissertation Title: "Phillip St. George Cooke: On the Vanguard of Western Expansion with the US Army, 1827-48"

Advisor: Hutton, Paul
Dissertation Completed: 2011
Current Placement: Assistant Professor of History, Arkansas Tech University

Ray, Donna

Dissertation Title: "'There is a Threeness about You': Trinitarian Images of God and Self among Medieval Women Visionaries"

Advisor: Graham, Timothy
Dissertation Completed: 2011
Current Placement: Senior Lecturer, Religious Studies and History, University of New Mexico

Schank-Peterson, Donna

Dissertation Title: "Conflict, Tension, Strength: The History of St. Paul's Mission, St. Labre Indian School, and St. Stephen's Indian School, 1884-Present"

Advisor: Connell-Szasz, Margaret
Dissertation Completed: 2015
Current Placement: Reviews Editor, American Historical Review, Indiana University

Snider, Colin M.

Dissertation Title: "Complicated Campuses: Universities, Middle-Class Identity, and State-Society Relations in Brazil, 1956-90"

Advisor: Bieber, Judy
Dissertation Completed: 2011
Current Placement: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Tyler

Steinke, Chris

Dissertation Title: "The 'Free Road': Indigenous Mobility, Power, and Rights of Passage in the Missouri River Corridor"

Advisor: Truett, Sam
Dissertation Completed: 2015
Current Placement: Assistant Professor of History, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Strykowski, Jason

Dissertation Title: "Impossible Heights: From Mining to Sport in the Mountain West, 1849 to 1936"

Advisor: Hutton, Paul
Dissertation Completed: 2015

Taylor, Sue E.

Dissertation Title: "Negotiating Honor: Women and Slavery in Caracas, 1750-1854"

Advisor: Bieber, Judy
Dissertation Completed: 2011
Current Placement: Instructor, Central New Mexico Community College

Turo, Bryan

Dissertation Title: "An Empire of Dust: Thomas Benton Catron and the Age of Capital in the Hispano Borderlands, 1868-1921"

Advisor: Truett, Samuel J.
Dissertation Completed: 2015
Current Placement: International Research Fellow-Office of the Vice President, Universidad de la Salle, Bogota, Colombia

Veeder, William

Dissertation Title: "El Metro: The History of a Monument in Motion"

Advisor: Hall, Linda
Dissertation Completed: 2015

White, John

Dissertation Title: "Itaipu: Gender, Community, and Work in the Alto Parana Borderlands, Brazil and Paraguay, 1954-1989"

Advisor: Hutchison, Elizabeth
Dissertation Completed: 2010

Wiemann, Shawn

Dissertation Title: "Lasting Marks: The Legacy of Robin Cassacinamon and the Survival of the Mashantucket Pequot Nation"

Advisor: Connell Szasz, Margaret
Dissertation Completed: 2011
Current Placement: Associate Professor of History, Onondaga Community College

Winchester, Ian

Dissertation Title: "Hombres Normativos: The Creation and Inculcation of Martial Masculinity During the Franco Regime in Spain (1939-1975)"

Advisor: Sanabria, Enrique
Dissertation Completed: 2016

Woodard, Blair

Dissertation Title: "Intimate Enemies: Visual Culture and U.S.- Cuban Relations, 1945-2000"

Advisor: Truett, Samuel J.
Dissertation Completed: 2010
Current Placement: Assistant Professor of History, University of Portland