PhD Graduates

2024 Graduates

Dunn, Brittany (2024). Grief Amidst the Guns: Death in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on the Western Front.

Richbell, Nick. (2024). 'Mr. Spiritualism' Maurice Barbanell and his Life as a Twentieth-Century Spiritualist Propagandist.

Stolarz, Rafal (2024). The Wilderness Which Never Was: A History of the Białowieża Forest 1850–1947.

Story, Eric (2024). Scarred by the White Plague: A Health History of Tuberculosis and the Great War.

2023 Graduates

Abbott, Jesse (2023). “The Art of Getting Drunk:” Martial Masculinity, Alcohol, and the British Army in the Canadas in the War of 1812.

d'Eon, Ryan. (2023). "Practical Inclusion: Representing French-Canadians in the Army during the Second World War."

Groat, Cody. (2023). Always a Part of the Land: Settler Colonialism, Indigenous Histories, and the Commemoration of National Historic Sites, 1919-2019.

MacAlpine, Rebecca. (2023). In Protection of No Woman: Consent, Illegitimacy, and Gender-Based Violence in Early Modern Somerset, 1600-1699.

McKay, Jennifer. (2023). Stalin’s Last Comrade: Hanna Wolf and the “Karl Marx” Party College in the German Democratic Republic.

Mendonca, Brandon. (2023). From Nature to Newsrooms: Canadian Farm Writing as a Professional Project.

Vorobej, Lucy (2023). “By Their Own Efforts”: First Nations Health Policy in Canada, 1940s-1970s."

2022 Graduates

Attrell, Daniel (2022). Intelligentia Spiritualis: Platonism, the Latin Polemical Tradition, and the Renaissance Approach to the Prophetic Sense of History.

Cater, Evan (2022). Stand Fast for Peace & Freedom: A Study of Foreign Policy of the British Labour Party in Opposition 1931 to 1940.

Esau, Paul (2022). A Departmental Dilemma: The Genesis of Canadian Military Export Policy, 1945-1960.

2021 Graduates

Clarke, Timothy (2021) - Threads of Memory: A Culture of Commemoration in Kenya Colony, 1918-1930.

Freure, T. Russell (2021) - A Modern American Conservative: How Ronald Reagan Legitimized the Religious Right and Helped Reshape the American Zeitgeist.

Larsson, Chelsea (Hartlen) (2021) - Violence, Legal Culture and Social Control: The Records of Scotland’s Justiciary Court, 1493–1558.

Moore, Andrew (2021) - Manorial Regulation and Negotiation in a Late Medieval Environment: Land and Community at Herstmonceux, 1308-1440.

Shropshire, Sarah (2021) - Sun Science: Environmental Health, Medical Specialization and Body Politics in 20th-Century Canada.

Winter, Cameron (2021). Three Years and Two Continents Apart: A Comparative Study of the Great Sioux War and Anglo-Zulu War.

2020 Graduates

Abdullayeva, Yelena (2020) - Crafting the Modern Woman in Azerbaijan: Muslim Women, the State, and Modernity, 1900-1939.

Arens, Preston (2020) - "To Tidy Minds it May Appear Illogical": How the Commonwealth Evolved from an "Imperial Club" to an International Organisation.

Buscemi, Joseph (2020) - If All Else Fails...SURVIVAL: Protect and Survive and the End of the World in Thatcherite Britain.

Gonzales, Mary Anne (2020) - Charitable Communities: Beguines and Charity in Later Medieval Douai, 1218-1360.

McTavish, Sarah (2020) - The Queer Eternal September: LGBTQ Identity on the Early Internet and Web.

2019 Graduates

Devlin, Shayna (2019) - “Whatever the world admires in a prince.” Robert Stewart, duke of Albany: Power, Politics, and Family in Late Medieval Scotland

Falcon, Kyle (2019) - The Ghost Story of the Great War: Spiritualism, Psychical Research and the British War Experience, 1914-1939.

Maricic, Alan (2019) - “Lucky that East Germany also exists”: Yugoslavia between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic (1955-1968)

Moss, Christina (2019) - "Your Sons and Daughters Shall Prophesy”: Visions, Apocalypticism, and Gender in Strasbourg, 1522-1539

Redler, Jennifer (2019) - Compulsory Fun: Creating Legitimacy through Anniversary Commemorations in the GDR

Schuurs, Erin (2019) - Stompin' Grounds: Performing Country Music in Canada

Sholdice, Mark (2019) - The Ontario Experiment: Hydroelectricity, Public Ownership, and Transnational Progressivism, 1906-1939

Yuan, Jianda (2019) - More Complicated than Treason or Obedience: Rectifying Historical Narratives of Manchukuo’s Top-Level Chinese-Speaking Officials, 1931-1937

2018 Graduates

Cogan, Theodore (Ted) (2018) - Sharing the Nation’s Heart Globally? Foreign Aid and the Canadian Public, 1950-1980

Cross, Gwenith (2018) - Modernizing Midwifery: Managing Childbirth in Ontario and the British Isles, 1900–1950

Evans, Paul (2018) - "The Least Possible Fuss and Publicity": The Politics of Immigration in Postwar Canada, 1945-1963

Gayford, Matthew (2018) – War, Factionalism, and Civil-Military Tension: The Madras Army and the Company State in the Carnatic, 1767-1777

Marano, Carla (2018) – For the Freedom of the Black People: Case Studies on the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Canada, 1900-1950


Rosenthal, Lyndsay (2018) - Venus in the Trenches: The Treatment of Venereal Disease in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919

Toledo Candelaria, Marian (2018) – From reformed barbarian to “saint-king”: literary portrayals of King Malcolm III Canmore (r. 1058-93) in Scottish historical narratives, c. 1100- 1449

2017 Graduates

Atkinson, Maureen (2017) –  Replacing Sound Assumptions: Rediscovered narratives of Post War Northern British Columbia

Campbell Windle, Victoria (2017) –  We of the New Left: A Gender History of the Student Union for Peace Action from the Anti-Nuclear Movement to Women’s Liberation

Gagnon, Marc-André (2017) – « À mon drapeau : je jure d’être fidèle » : le mouvement des Sociétés Saint-Jean-Baptiste, 1947-1984

Glaze, Alice (2017) – Woman’s Networks of Family, Work, Support and Slander in Canongate, 1600-1660

Granato, Rebecca (2017) - The Making of a State in Waiting: The Lives of Fatah Political Prisoners, 1967 to 1985

Holton, Caitlin (2017) – Masculine Identity in Medieval Scotland: Gender, Ethnicity, and Regionality

McIsaac, Jacqueline (2017) – Writing with Light: Rural Ontario’s Glass Plate Photography and Visions of Rural Land, 1851-1920

McLaughlin, Andrew (2017) –  The Best Covered War in History: Intimate Perspectives from the Battlefields of Iraq

Scurr, Cory (2017) - Cold War by “Other Means”: Canada’s Foreign Relations with Communist Eastern Europe, 1957-1963

Tavenor, Joshua (2017) – Climate and Capitalism: English Perceptions of Newfoundland’s Natural Environment and Economic Value, 1610-1699

Vermeyden, Anne (2017) – The Popularization of Belly Dance in Toronto, Canada (1950-1990): Hybridization and Uneven Exchange

Wiseman, Matthew S. (2017) – The Science of Defence: Security, Research, and the North in Cold War Canada

2016 Graduates

Adema, Seth (2016) - More than Stone and Iron: Indigenous History and Incarceration in Canada, 1834-1996

Calow, Keith (2016) - A Sickly Season: The Royal Canadian Navy and the Mainguy Commission

Dye, Sierra (2016) – "Develische Wordis": Speech as Evidence in Scotland’s Witch Trails, 1563-1736

Gal, Andrea (2016) - Grassroots Consumption: Ontario Farm Families’ Consumption Practices, 1900-45

Hopkins, Marjorie (2016) – Humanism as Civic Project: the Example of the College de Guyenne

Nurse-Gupta, Jodey (2016) – Food, Flowers, and Fancywork: Fashioning, Negotiating, and Expanding the Roles of Women in Ontario Agricultural Socities and Fairs, 1846-1980

Van Allen, Nicholas (2016) – On the Farm, in the Town, and in the City: Nineteenth-Century Networks and Spaces in Rural Middlesex County, Southwestern Ontario

Wood, Whitney (2016) - Birth Pangs: Maternity, Medicine, and Feminine Delicacy in English Canada, 1867-1950

2015 Graduates

Ackerman, Katrina (2015) - A Region at Odds: Abortion Politics in the Maritime Provinces, 1969-1988


Cundy, Alyssa (2015) - A "Weapon of Starvation": The Politics, Propaganda, and Morality of Britain's Hunger Blockade of Germany, 1914-1919

Frandsen, Bertram (2015) - The Rise and Fall of Canada's Cold War Air Force, 1948-1968

Keelan, Geoff (2015) - Bourassa’s War: Henri Bourassa and the First World War

Stubbings, Matthew (2015) - Conservatism and British imperialism in India: finding the local roots of empire in Britain and India

Young, Elaine (2015) – Placing battlefields: Ontario’s War of 1812 Niagara Frontier, 1885-1939

2014 Graduates

Campbell-Miller, Jill (2014) – The Mind of Modernity: Canadian Bilateral Foreign Assistance to India, 1950-60

Crossen, Jonathan (2014) – Decolonization, Indigenous Internationalism, and the World Council of Indigenous Peoples

Downey, Allan (2014) - The Creator's Game: Aboriginal Racialized Identities in Canada's Colonial Age, 1844-1990. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Erwin, Norman (2014) - Confronting Hitler's Legacy: Canadian Jews and Early Holocaust Discourse, 1933-1956

Filice, Michelle (2014) - "The Frater soldiers": Male nursing-orderlies in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, 1939-1950. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Goodlet, Kirk (2014) - In the Shadows of the Sea: the Destruction and Recovery of Zeeland, the Netherlands, 1940-1948

Harrison, Scott (2014) - The Cold War and Indigenous People

Kirkby, Ryan (2014) – Men against Power: Antistatism, Grassroots Organizing, and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War

Maas, Francis (2014) - Pierre Trudeau and the leopard main battle tank: Armour in the Canadian armed forces, 1964-1981. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

McCullough, Katie (2014) - Building the Highland Empire: The Highland society of London and the Formation of Charitable Networks in Great Britain and Canada, 1778-1857

Pereira-Alvares, Rochelle (2014) - Mickeys, Minis and Pints: An Investigation of the Marketing and Advertising Initiatives of Seagram and Hiram Walker, 1950-1969

Stewart, Luke (2014) - "A New Kind of War": The Vietnam War and the Nuremberg Principles, 1964-1968

2013 Graduates

Bowley, Patricia (2013) - A Century of Soybeans: Scientific Research and Mixed Farming in Agricultural Southern Ontario, 1881-1983

Cox, Lisa (2013) - “Reasonable Tact and Diplomacy”: Disease Management and Bovine Tuberculosis in North America: 1890 - 1950

Dupuis, Serge (2013) - Le passage du Canada français à la Francophonie mondiale : mutations nationales, démocratisation et altruisme au mouvement Richelieu, 1944 – 1995

Greaves, Laura (2013) – "Concerned not only with relief": UNRRA’s work rehabilitating the Displaced Persons in the American zone of occupation in Germany, 1945-1947

Greavette, Gordon (2013) – The Shell Committee: A study in Canadian industrial mobilization and politics in war, September 1914-November 1915. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Harris, Tavis (2013) – A Treaty is Better than a Battleship: Canada, Autonomy and Interwar Naval Disarmament. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Locker-Biletzki, Amir - (2013) - The Holidays of the Revolution Myth, Ritual and Identity among Tel-Aviv Communists, 1919-1965

MacLeod, Daniel (2013) – Servants to St. Mungo: The Church in Sixteenth-Century Glasgow

Raska, Jan (2013) - Freedom's Voices: Czech and Slovak Immigration to Canada during the Cold War

Sweeney, Mark (2013) - The Canadian War Crimes Liaison Detachment - Far East and the Prosecution of Japanese "Minor" War Crimes

Weaver, Sharon (2013) - Making Place on the Canadian Periphery: Back-to-the-Land on the Gulf Islands and Cape Breton

Whalen, Jane (2013) – Wasting away: The impact of policy and policymakers on the rise of tuberculosis in Aboriginal communities, 1867-1945. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Wilson, John (2013) - King Alpha’s Song in a Strange Land: Jamaican Migrant and Canadian Host in Toronto’s Transnational Reggae Music Scene, 1973-1990

2012 Graduates

Blom, Suzette (2012) - Implications of Jewish divorces that became causes celebres: the reform of Jewish status and juridical centralization

Hatton, Nathan (2012) – Grappling on the Grain Belt: Wrestling in Manitoba to 1931

Parker, Heather (2012) – "In all Gudly Haste": The Formation of Marriage in Scotland, c. 1350-1600

Rose, Kathryn Elizabeth (2012) – The Long Reach of War: Canadian Records Management and the Public Archives

2011 Graduates

Leddy, Lianne C. (2011) – Cold War Colonialism: The Serpent River First Nation and Uranium Mining, 1953-1988. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

McGowan, Katharine (2011) – "We are wards of the Crown and cannot be regarded as full citizens of Canada": Native Peoples, the Indian Act and Canada’s War Effort

Sica, Emanuele (2011) – Italiani Brava Gente? The Italian Occupation of Southeastern France in the Second World War, 1940-1943

Terbenche, Danielle (2011) – Public Servants or Professional Alienists?: Medical Superintendents and the Early Professionalization of Asylum Management and Insanity Treatment in Upper Canada, 1840-1865

2010 Graduates

Anderson, Kim (2010) – Life stages and northern Algonquian women, 1930–1960: The elders remember. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Gies, Kristopher (2010) – Amateur Soldiering in Industrial Britain: The Early Territorial Force in Glasgow, 1908-1914. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Hinson, Andrew (2010) – Migrant Scots in a British city: Toronto's Scottish community, 1881–1911. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Quirk, Kathleen (2010) - The Thompsons’ Town: Family, Industry, and Material Culture in Indiana, Ontario, 1830–1900

Ritchie, Elizabeth M. J. (2010) – The Faith of the Crofters: Christianity and Identity in the Hebrides, 1793-1843. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Scott, Katherine (2010) – Modernity’s in the Pudding: Towards an Understanding of Women’s Material Contributions and Responses to Modern Domestic Ideals and Practices in the Ottawa Valley. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

2009 Graduates

Caravaggio, Angelo N. (2009) – Commanding the Green Centre Line in Normandy: A Case Study of Division Command in the Second World War

MacFadyen, Joshua (2009) – Fashioning Flax: Industry, Region, and Work in North American Fibre and Linseed Oil, 1850-1930. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Priestman, Karen (2009) – Illusion of Coexistence: The Waldorf schools in the Third Reich, 1933-1941

Smith, Barbara (2009) - The Rules of Engagement: German Women and British Occupiers, 1945–1949

2008 Graduates

Rosenfeld, Jean (2008) – "A Noble House in the City": Domestic Architecture as Elite Signification in 19th Century Hamilton. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Sager, Jason (2008) – Devotion and the Political: Sermon and Devotional Literature in the Reigns of Henri IV and Louis XIII, 1598-1643

2007 Graduates

Bondy, Renée D. (2007) – Roman Catholic Women Religious and Organizational Reform in English Canada: The Ursuline and Holy Names Sisters in the Diocese of London, Ontario, 1950-1970

Bunch, Matthew James (2007) – All Roads Lead to Rome: Canada, the Freedom From Hunger Campaign, and the Rise of NGOs, 1960-1980

Connor, Steven (2007) – Golden Pheasants and Eastern Kings: The German District Administration in the Occupied Soviet Union, 1941-1944

Nicholas, Jane (2007) – Catching the Public Eye: The Body, Space, and Social Order in 1920s Canadian Visual Culture

Wood, James A. (2007) – The Sense of Duty: Canadian Ideas of the Citizen Soldier, 1896-1917

2006 Graduates

Churchill, Jason L (2006) – The Limits to Influence: The Club of Rome and Canada, 1968 to 1988

Tivy, Mary (2006) – The Local History Museum in Ontario 1851-1985: An Intellectual History

Touhey, Ryan (2006) - Dealing with the Peacock: India in Canadian foreign policy, 1941-1976. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Wakelam, Randall Thomas (2006) – Operational research in RAF Bomber Command, 1941-1945 (Britain)

2005 Graduates

Falconer, John Robert Douglas (2005) – Community, Conflict And Control: The Burgh Of Aberdeen, c.1542-c.1603. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Fowler, Michelle (2005) - Keeping the faith: The Presbyterian press in peace and war, 1913-1919

Thompson, Andrew (2005) - In defence of principles: NGOs, human rights and the Supreme Court of Canada, 1985-1992. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

2004 Graduates

Freeman, Kirrily (2004) - The battle for bronzes: The destruction of French public statuary, 1941-1944. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Nugent, Janay (2004) – Marriage Matters: Evidence from the Kirk Session Records of Scotland, c. 1560-1650. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

2003 Graduates

Bangarth, Stephanie D. (2003) – The politics of rights : Canadian and American advocacy groups and North America’s citizens of Japanese ancestry, 1942-1949. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

O’Shea, Christopher (2003) – Visions of Masculinity: Home-Health Advice Literature, Medical Discourse and Male Sexuality in English Canada, 1870-1914. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

2002 Graduates

Moir, Scott (2002) – "Some godlie, wyse and vertious gentilmen": Communities, state formation, and the justices of the peace in Scotland, 1587–1660. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Sanmiya, Inge Vibeke (2002) – A Spirit of Enterprise: The Western Fair Association, London, Ontario: 1867-1947

Smardz Frost, Karolyn (2002) – I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad.

2001 Graduates

Briggs, Catherine (2001) – Fighting for women’s equality, the federal Women’s Bureau, 1945-1967 : an example of early state feminism in Canada

Walsh, John (2001) – Landscapes of longing: Colonization and the problem of state formation in Canada West. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

2000 and prior Graduates

Fallon, Michael (2000) – People of the Covenant: Dutch Reformed Immigration into Canada after World War II. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Gorrie, Richard (2000) – Gentle Riots?: Theatre Riots in London, 1730-1780. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Miller, Ian Hugh Maclean (2000) – "Our glory and our grief": Toronto and the Great War (Ontario)

Sheffield, Robert Scott (2000) – Winning the War, Winning the Peace: The Image of the ‘Indian’ in English-Canada, 1930-1948

Calnan, James (1999) – "Blessed be the tie that binds": Voluntary associations and community in Picton, Ontario, 1870–1914. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Smith, Edward (1999) – The Dialectics of Faith: Laity, Clergy, and Church Life in Three Hamilton Anglican Parishes, 1880-1914. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

McLean, Scott (1998) – Literature to Instruct, Amuse and Entertain: The Cheap Literature Movement in Scotland, 1768-1845. Currently available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Gleason, Mona (1996) - Normalizing the Ideal: Psychology, the School, and the Family in post-World War II Canada, 1945-1960