The Catholic University of America
Ryan Carpenter, "Peace Through Strength: Pentagon Policymakers, the Reagan Buildup, and America's National Security Policy, 1981-1983." Advisor: Michael Kimmage
Vanessa Corcoran, "The Voice of Mary: Later Medieval Representations of Marian Communication." Advisor: Katherine L. Jansen
Martin Waldman, "Pavia's Twin: Power and Identity in Early Medieval Benevento (570-899 CE)." Advisor: Jennifer Davis

Kate Bush, "Sorelle Mie: the Sermons of Caterina Vigri and Franciscan Observantist Reform." Advisor: Katherine L. Jansen

Laura Hohman, "Carolingian Sermons: Religious Reform, Pastoral Care, and Lay Piety." Advisor: Jennifer Davis

Seth Smith, "A Church Apart: The Catholic Church in the Rural South, 1939-1990." Advisor: Leslie Woodcock Tentler

Julie Yarwood, "Citizens of Heaven: Conservative American Protestant Reactions to New Deal Legislation." advisor: Leslie Woodcock Tentler

James Zibro, "The Life of Paddy Yank: The Common Irish-American Soldier in the Union Army."  Advisor: Timothy Meagher


Robert Camilleri, "A Compromise of Principle:  Politics, Ideology, and the Crisis and Compromise of 1850."  Advisor:  Stephen A. West


Javier Castro, "Becoming Patrician: Alejandro Galvis Galvis and the Liberal Party in Santander, 1916-31." Advisor: Julia Young

Robert Hand, "Textual Evidence for the Use of Military Astrology in Late Medieval Italy." Advisor: Katherine L. Jansen

Marie D'Aguanno Ito, "Orsanmichele - The Florentine Grain Market: Trade and Worship in the Later Middle Ages." (with distinction) Advisor:  Katherine L. Jansen

Christopher Gildemeister, "An Analysis of the Portrayal of Catholicism on Prime-Time Network Entertainment Television, 1950-1980." Advisor: Leslie Woodcock Tentler


Sarah Spalding, "Elisabeth of Schönau: Visions and Female Intellectual Culture of the High Middle Ages."  Advisor:  Katherine L. Jansen


Jay T. Harrison, "Franciscan Missionary Theory and Practice in 18th-Century New Spain: The Propaganda Fide Friars in the Texas Missions, 1690-1821." Advisor: James D. Riley

Laura L. Trauth, "'So ill looked a place, among all the whore houses': Mapping Moral and Physical Cleanliness in London from the Mid-16th to the Mid-17th Century." Advisor: Lawrence R. Poos

Yuki Yamazaki, "American Catholic Missions to Japanese in the United States: The Intersection of Religion, Cultures, Generation, Genders, and Politics, 1910-70." Advisor: Leslie Woodcock Tentler


Hanael Bianchi, "St. George's Day: A Cultural History." Advisor: Laura E. Nym Mayhall

Stephanie J. Richmond, "Atlantic Connections: Gender and Antislavery Women in the United States and Britain." Advisor: Laura E. Nym Mayhall

2009 - 2010

Melodie Harris Eichbauer,  "Circumstances and Limits of Ecclesiastical Coercion: Canonical Jurisprudence and Papal Policy in the 12th and 13th Centuries." Advisor: Kenneth Pennington

Stanislaw Hajkowski, "The Cultural Transition and the Attitude of Polish Immigrant Families towards Divorce and Parental Authority in the United States, 1931-40." Advisor: Leslie Woodcock Tentler

Charles R. Kaczynski, "Band of Brothers: The Negotiation of Identity within the American Congregation of the Mission and Its New England Province, 1903-99." Advisor: Leslie Woodcock Tentler

2008 - 2009

Constantine J. Skamarakas, "Peter Kalm's America: A Critical Analysis of his Journal." Advisor: Ronald Calinger

Webster G. Tarpley, "Paolo Sarpi, His Networks, Venice, and the Thirty Years' War." Advisor: Robert Schneider

2007 - 2008

Thomas M. Baughn, "French Origins of American Constitutionalism." Advisor: Robert Schneider

2005 - 2006

Charles G. Bashara, "'This Holy Friendship': The Marian Assemble of Toulouse and the Jesuit Formation of Clergy in Early Modern France, 1658-1762." Advisor: Robert Schneider

Carlos D'Avila, "The Mustard Seed in Montana: Father Eli W.J. Lindesmith and the Spirit of Order and Progress in the American West, 1880-1891." Advisor: Leslie Woodcock Tentler

Mary Beth Fraser, "'Devoted to the Interest of the Italians': The Sisters of Charity and the Santa Maria Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1890-1930." Advisor: Gary Gerstle

Andrew P. Moore, "French Observations of America: Intercultural Commentary in the Age of Revolution." Advisor: Robert Schneider

2004 - 2005

William P. Fischer, "John C. Ford, S.J.: A Mid-Century Reformer Revisited, 1937-1969." Advisor: Leslie Woodcock Tentler

Marco G. Prouty, "Cesar Chavez and the Catholic Civil War: 1965-1977." Advisor: Leslie Woodcock Tentler

2003 - 2004

Carl E. Ashley, "Raymond Aron, International Politics and the Transatlantic Dialogue during the Cold War." Advisor: Jerry Z. Muller

Kathleen B. Ruppert, "This Protestant Nation' (?): Religion in the Formation of British Imperial Identity, 1870--1914." Advisor: Laura E. Nym Mayhall

Evelyn K. Spratt, "Being French in America, 1780-1820." Advisor: Robert Schneider

2002 - 2003

John Owen Allen, "Tobacco, Slaves, and Secession: Southside Virginia on the Brink of the Great Rebellion." Advisor: Jon Wakelyn

Susan P. Hudson, "The Paradox of Power and Prayer: The Grey Nuns of Lewiston, Maine, 1878-1908." Advisor: Gary Gerstle

2001 - 2002

Raymond J. Batvinis, "In The Beginning: The Origin of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Foreign Counterintelligence Program, 1936-1941." Advisor: Harold Langley

Sally M. Brasher, "Women of the Humiliati: A Moral Response to Medieval Civic Life." Advisor: Katherine L. Jansen

2000 - 2001

Jeremy Bonner, "Faith of Our Fathers: Religion, Politics and Social Change in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1924-1940." Advisor: Gary Gerstle

Thomas J. Finan, "National Identity and Nationalism in Medieval Ireland, 1215-1415."  Advisor:  Lawrence R. Poos