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Recent Dissertations

On April 29, 2022, U-M History PhD graduates from this year and last were finally able to convene with their family, friends, and advisors to commemorate a momentous occasion: the completion of their doctorate degrees. It was wonderful to be able to once again celebrate the accomplishments of our newest PhDs in person! L-R: Matthew Villeneuve, Antonio Ramirez, Fusheng Luo, ToniAnn Trevino, Xiaoyue Li, John Finkelberg.

2022 Graduates

John Richard Finkelberg, PhD in History
Advisors: Dena Goodman and Joshua Cole
Dissertation: Becoming a Man in the Age of Fashion: Gender and Menswear in Nineteenth-Century France, 1830-1870.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Washington State University

Emmamarie Haasl, PhD in History
Advisor: David Hancock and Theresa Tinkle
Dissertation: The London Bridge House, C.1209-1554: A Case of Civic Growth and Religious Transition in Late Medieval London.

Fusheng Luo, PhD in History
Advisor: Par Cassel
Land, Law, and Economic Development in Semi-Colonial Guangzhou and Shanghai, 1824-1937.
Instructor of Asian History (permanent) at Phillips Exeter Academy

David Patterson, PhD in History
Advisor: Paolo Squatriti
Dissertation: A Dark and Stormy Age? Weather and Climate in the Frankish Imaginary.
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton's Davis Center for Historical Studies

Charnan Williams, PhD in History
Advisor: Matthew Countryman and George Sanchez
Dissertation: The History of Slavery and Race in California from the Gold Rush to the United States Civil War, 1848-1865.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in US Labor History from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Department of Labor Relations, Law & History

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