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Department of History
University of Mississippi

Ph.D. Students


Estherine Adams

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez
Research Interests: 18th- and 19th-century Atlantic World, the Caribbean, Guyana, Prisons, Gender
egadams@go.olemiss.edu


Colton L. Babbitt

Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Rebecca Marchiel
Research Interests: 20th-Century United States, Religion, Politics, U.S. South, Globalization
cbabbitt@go.olemiss.edu


Philip Baltuskonis

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Douglass Sullivan-González
Research Interests: 18th- and 19th-century Colombia, Age of Revolutions, Spanish American Enlightenment
pjbaltus@go.olemiss.edu


Mary M. Báthory Vidaver

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Jarod Roll
Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century United States, Southern History, Religion, Social Movements, Environmental History
mbathory@go.olemiss.edu

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Scott Blusiewicz

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Ted Ownby
Research Interests: 20th-century United States, Southern History, Civil Rights
sblusiew@go.olemiss.edu



Andrew Boldt

Ph.D. Student

 

Adam Clemons

Ph.D Student
Advisor: Isaac Stephens
Research Interests:  Early Modern Britain
jaclemon@olemiss.edu


Jordan R. Cleveland

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Marc Lerner
Research Interests: 18th- and 19th-century Europe, Political Thought, Switzerland and the Netherlands
jclevela@go.olemiss.edu


Patrick Dix

Ph.D Student
Advisor: Undeclared
Research Interests:  19th & 20th century European History, Italian Nationalism, Imperialism & Colonialism, Augustan Rome
pdix@go.olemiss.edu

Kelsea DuVall

Ph.D Student
Research Interests: Modern European History, 20th Century World History, International Relations

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Kari Edwards

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Ted Ownby
Research Interests: 20th-century United States, Religion, Science
kedward2@go.olemiss.edu


Sarah Elliott

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: April Holm
Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century United States, Civil War, Memory, Reconciliation, Native Americans
selliot1@go.olemiss.edu


Odinaka Kingsley Eze

Ph.D Student
Research Interests: Colonial history of Africa, History of Disease and Medicine in Nigeria, History of public health in Nigeria
okeze@go.olemiss.edu


Jeffrey Glossner

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: April Holm
Research Interests: 19th-century United States, Southern History, Race, Class
jglossne@go.olemiss.edu


Don Guillory

Ph.D Student
Advisor: Undeclared
Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century United States and the Americas, Race, Gender History
dguillor@go.olemiss.edu


Bruce Hodell

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Undeclared
Research Interests: Modern Britain, Political Movements, Gender History, British Empire
bwhodell@go.olemiss.edu


David Irving

Ph.D Student
Advisor: Undeclared
Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century United States, Southern History, Religion, Calvinism, Mississippi
dtirving@go.olemiss.edu


Spencer King

Ph.D Student
Advisor: April Holm
Research Interests: 19th-century United States, Civil War, Northern History, Race, Gender
sking4@go.olemiss.edu


Abdul Kuba

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Bashir Salau
Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century Ghana, Commercial History, Atlantic Word, African Diaspora
akuba@go.olemiss.edu

Jeannie Speck Latartara

Ph.D Student
Research Interests: 19th and 20th-Century America, Southern History, Memory, Folklore and Art History

jmthomps@go.olemiss.edu


Matthew Lempke

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: April Holm
Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century United States, Civil War and Reconstruction, Religion, Southern History, Georgia
mlempke@go.olemiss.edu


Andrew Marion

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Jarod Roll
Research Interests: 19th- and 20th- century United States, Immigration, Labor, Capitalism, Higher Education
amarion@go.olemiss.edu


Colin Mathison

Ph.D Student
Advisor: Susan Gaunt Stearns
Research Interests: Early 19th Century, Spanish-American borderlands, revolts and revolutions in 19th century America
crmathi1@go.olemiss.edu


Hanna Merrell

Ph.D Student
Advisor: Jarod Roll
Research Interests: 20th-Century United States, Southern History, Alabama, World Wars I & II, Industrialization, Race, Labor
hmerrell@go.olemiss.edu


Paul Mora

Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Undeclared
Research Interests: 20th-Century US History, Gender, Social Protest Movements, Southern History, US Military History
pcmora@go.olemiss.edu


Austin Nicholson

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Darren Grem
Research Interests: 20th-Century United States, U.S. South, Texas, Religion & Politics, Conservatism, Evangelicalism
apnichol@go.olemiss.edu

Oyedele Oluokun

Ph.D Student
Research Interests: Economic history on African histories, security and history of prisons
ooluokun@go.olemiss.edu


Travis Patterson

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Ted Ownby
Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-Century United States, Southern History, Lynching, Memory
tpatter2@go.olemiss.edu


Kelsa Pellettiere

Ph.D Student
Advisor: Susan Gaunt Stearns
Research Interests: 18th- and 19th-century United States, Revolutionary America, Diplomacy, and the Atlantic World
kpellett@go.olemiss.edu


John Ridge

Ph.D Student
Research Interests: British Empire of the 18th century, particularly military/naval/maritime history
jridge@go.olemiss.edu

Pedro Rios

Ph.D. Student
Research Interests: Classical philology, Greco-Roman religion, Language continua
pcazares@olemiss.edu


James Segars

Ph.D Student
Advisor: April Holm
Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century United States
jsegars@go.olemiss.edu


C.G. Savage

Ph.D Student
Advisor: Oliver Dinius
Research Interests: 20th-Century and Contemporary Latin America, Brazil, southern Lusophone Africa; International Financial Institutions, Cold War Economic Relations and Negotiations
csavage1@go.olemiss.edu


Amberly Sheffield

Ph.D Student
Research Interests: 20th-century America, segregation academies as a form of white resistance in Alabama, education in the South, and the Civil Rights Movement
afsheffi@go.olemiss.edu


Alysia Burton Steele

Ph.D Student
Advisor: Rebecca Marchiel
Research Interests: U.S. History Since 1877, with an emphasis in the Civil Rights Movement & Black Women’s Labor, minoring in African American Studies and Gender Studies
alysia@go.olemiss.edu

Joel Walker Sturgeon

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Anne Twitty
Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century United States, Politics, Southern History
jpwalke2@go.olemiss.edu


Robrecus Toles

Ph.D Student
Advisor: Charles Ross
Research Interests: African American History, 20th Century Black Freedom Struggle, and Mississippi
rgtoles1@go.olemiss.edu

Alex Ward

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Undeclared
Research Interests: Evangelicalism, Church-State Relations, Southern History, 19th and 20th century United States
ajward1@go.olemiss.edu


April Williams

Ph.D Student
adwilli4@go.olemiss.edu


Ashleen Williams

Ph.D Student
amwill17@go.olemiss.edu



Xiang Xu

Ph.D Candidate
Advisor: Ted Ownby
Research Interests: 18th- and 19th-century United States, Intellectual History, Conservatism, and the American Founding
xxu2@go.olemiss.edu