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Phone: 307-766-5101

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Email: uwhistory@uwyo.edu

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portrait of UW History M.A. candidate Wyatt Bouma

 

Wyatt Bouma

wbouma@uwyo.edu

Prisons, Labor, Progressive Era, History of the American West, Gender and Women's Studies

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Logan 

Undergraduate Institution: University of Wyoming, B.A. History, Minor in Computer Science

 

Wyatt’s research focuses on the history of prisons during the Progressive Era. Specifically, he focuses on the ways in which prison labor was exploited by state institutions in the American West as well as the gendered aspects involved with prison labor.  


portrait of UW History M.A. candidate Lucas Fralick

Lucas Fralick

lfralick@uwyo.edu

Cold War Politics and Policy

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Helfgott

Undergraduate Institution: Black Hills State University, B.S. Political Science 

 

His research, "A Paradigm Shift: The Harry Truman Administration's Foreign Policy and the State of the Cold War 1945-1953" looks at the development of United States foreign policy in the early Cold War. The premise behind his work relies on the radical shifts in United States policy makers' approach to the world after World War II. This created a paradigm shift within the frame work of the State and Defense Departments that would form the core of Presidential Administration's approach to foreign policy throughout the rest of the Cold War.


portrait of UW History M.A. candidate Brittany Heye

Brittany Heye

bheye@uwyo.edu

Native American History, Early Colonial History, History of the American West

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Means

Undergraduate Institution: Colorado Mesa University, B.A. History, Minor in Public History

 

Brittany Heye’s research is a microhistory of the Native American Boarding School System focused on Teller Indian School in Grand Junction.


portrait of UW History M.A. candidate Korina Ike

Korina Ike

kik2@uwyo.edu

Environmental History, History of the American West

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Laegreid

Undergraduate Institution: University of Wyoming, B.A. Anthropology 

 

Korina is interested in the environmental history of the American West. She is focused on the period right after the American Civil War (~1870s) up until the turn of the century (~1900s).


portrait of UW History M.A. candidate Shawn Kubichek

Shawn Kubichek

skubiche@uwyo.edu

World-systems, decolonization, economic & social history

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Kelly

Undergraduate Institution: University of Wyoming, B.A. History, Philosophy, English (distributed)

 

Shawn is broadly focused on global divisions of labor and the ways in which peoples of peripheralized zones have cooperated to navigate, express agency within, and change the capitalist world-system; and in turn how they were constrained and shaped by it. Of particular interest are Sino-East African ties during the Cold War, their lineages past and present—from the precolonial Indian Ocean trade to the PRC's post-reform presence in the region—and their reciprocal impact on popular social, cultural, and political imaginaries.


portrait of UW History M.A. candidate John Mason

John Paul Mason

jmason23@uwyo.edu

Modern Germany, Cultural History, Film History

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Blackler

Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University, B.A. International Studies, Minor in German

 

John’s research focuses on statewide film censorship legislation in Weimar Germany from 1920-1933. This project examines how and why the National Assembly passed such legislation in the aftermath of World War I and the 1918-1919 German Revolution, and proceeds to analyze how the film censorship process worked to reshape notions of sex, culture, and politics through the 1920s, ultimately contributing to political crisis in the 1930s.


masonry seal of bison and mountains

 Philip Pelkey

ppelkey@uwyo.edu

 

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Morris

Undergraduate Institution: University of Wyoming, B.A. History, Minor in Economics

 

 


portrait of UW History M.A. candidate Clieve Rieke

 Clive Rieke

crieke1@uwyo.edu

 

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Blackler

Undergraduate Institution: University of Wyoming, B.A. History  

 

 Clive studies 20th-century humanitarian crises and intervention with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.


 

portrait of UW History M.A. candidate Matt Swoboda

Matt Swoboda

mswoboda@uwyo.edu

Native American History, History of the American West

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Means

Undergraduate Institution: Benedictine College, B.A. History 

 

Matt is studying the Trans-Mississippi Native American West. He is especially interested in the trade relations between and trade routes used by Native American tribes. Similarly, Matt is interested in how inter-tribal trade relations were changed by the arrival of Euro-American explorers and the subsequent introduction of guns, horses, and disease to the Natives.


 

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History Building

Dept. 3198

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5101

Fax: 307-766-5192

Email: uwhistory@uwyo.edu

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