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History

Graduate Students


portrait of UW History M.A. candidate Wyatt Bouma

Wyatt Bouma

wbouma@uwyo.edu

20th Century American Studies, Immigrant/Refugee History

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Logan 

 

Wyatt studies 20th Century American history with a focus on immigration and refugee history and policies. He is researching Haitian immigration into the United States, focusing on the American perception of HIV/AIDS over time, and how that perception affected the immigration/refugee policies towards Haitians.


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

Weimar Germany

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Blackler

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

 

John studies the history of the Weimar Republic, with interest to film and how the purpose of film in Germany was defined after defeat in the First World War. Specifically, John is interested in the reception of the abstract animation and avant-garde film movements of the era, as well as the intersection between the political and social issues in Weimar Germany and the production and reception of its national cinema.


masonry seal of bison and mountains

 

Philip Pelkey

ppelkey@uwyo.edu

 

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Morris

 

 

 


masonry seal of bison and mountains

 

Clive Rieke

crieke1@uwyo.edu

 

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Blackler

 

 

 


 

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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