Biehl, Mary: (Chair) Walter Fleming

Mary Meigs Atwaer:  the Many Lives of an American New Woman

Keesee, Angela: (Chair) Mary Murphy

Green Onions:  Kitchen Design and Foodways in Mid-Century Memphis

Davenport, Hannah: (Co-Chairs) Robert Rydell and Michael Neeley

The Changing Face of Folkloric Transmission:  Bigfoot and the American Pscyche (MA thesis)

Hanson, Daniel: (Chair) Susan Kollin

Western American Spectral Studies:  Haunting in Film, Literature, and Landscape

Roberts, Brent: (Chair) Robert Rydell

“Steady Hammer:” Origins of American Counterterrorism in the Dime Novel World of William J. Flynn

Robinson, Tonya: (Chair) Susan Kollin

Manifest Americans:  The Modern-Day Appropriation of the Agrarian Myth


Matzinger, Ryan J.:  (Chair) Robert W. Rydell (Co-Chair) Billy G. Smith
Predilection, Progress, and Prejudice:  Coon Songs and the Construction of Race in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Savoie, Gianna M.:  (Chair) Michael Reidy

Our Storied Sea:  Crafting a Collective Narrative of the Ocean Through Accompaniment (2018)


Woodcock-Medicine Horse,  Jennifer Neso eoo’e: (Chair) Robert Rydell

Green Museums Waking Up the World:  Indigenous and Mainstream Approaches to Exploring Sustainability (2018)

Medicine Horse, Cassidy Anne: (Chair)  Matthew Herman

Locating the Transgender Other:  Alterity in 21st Century America


Baehr, Ninia: (Chair) Mary Murphy

Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Right to Decide? Reproductive Freedom, Self-Directed Dying, and Women's Autonomy

Coletta, Sarah Louise: (Chair) Robert Rydell

Bull Chief, Emerson Lee: (Chair) Matthew Herman 

Boyer, Pamela: (Chair) Sara Waller

Merriot, Ivy: (Chair) Sara Mast 

Hill, Jennifer: (Chair) Mary Murphy