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Final Senior Thesis Presentations

April 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:15 pm

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Final Thesis Presentations

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
11:00-1:15 PM
via Zoom (link)

Open to the public.

Complete Schedule

11-11:05am: Introductory remarks (Prof. Ciancia)

11:05-11:35am: The Upper Midwest and US Histories

  • Julia Derzay (Prof. McCoy), “An Arsenal of Progressivism: How Familial Bonds Made and Broke the La Follette Political Dynasty, 1924-1953”
  • Raynee Hamilton (Prof. Glotzer), “Shaped by Segregation: the Creation of the Minneapolis Sound, 1975-1979”
  • Max Herteen (Prof. Stern), “North Division: Education Reform at Milwaukee’s Most Prominent High School (1960-2021)”
  • Adam Storch (Prof. Plummer), “Tear Gas and Broken Glass: Policing, Protesting, and the New Left in 1960s Madison”

11:35am-12:05pm: Systems of Rule

  • Mathew Attipetty (Prof. Cullinane), “Senile Culpability: The Economics and Politics behind the Failure and Fall of the Suharto Regime”
  • Evan Lee (Prof. Bloch), “For Fatherland, Führer, and Fortune: Forced Labor and the Internal Politics of National Socialism”
  • Wenzhe Teng (Prof. Kinzley), “Agent of Economic Reform: Bureaucrats in Guangdong, 1978-1989”
  • Zidu Xu (Prof. Stolz), “Popular Imperialism: British Creditors after Ottoman Default in 1875”

12:05-12:15pm: BREAK

12:15-12:40pm: Reimagining National Narratives

  • Kendall Allen (Profs. Ipsen and Brantly), “Fascism through the Eyes of Swedish Neutrality and Norwegian Occupation: Stig Dagerman’s The Snake (1945) and Sigurd Hoel’s Meeting at the Milestone (1947)”
  • Thomas Miller (Prof. Gómez), “Liberal Revolution or Elitist Revision? Positivist Reform and Historical Liberalization in Reforma Guatemala, 1830-1885”
  • Ben Novack (Prof. McDonald), “Perspective and Purpose: The Changing Views of British Football Stadiums from 1923-2018”

12:40-1:10pm: The US in the World

  • Isabelle Cook (Prof. Ratner-Rosenhagen), “‘In the long run we are all dead’: Keynes, FDR, and the Struggle for Planned Prosperity”
  • Henry Dern (Profs. Iber and Schweber), “Shifting the Balance of Power? The American Presidency, Congress and the War Powers Resolution of 1973”
  • Alyssa Hamrick (Prof. Ciancia), “From Katyn to “Katynism”: The United States Congressional Investigation of the Katyn Massacre, 1951-1952”
  • Paul Sagraves (Prof. Hirsch), “War without Ideology? The First Battles of the Cold War, 1918-1919”

1:10-1:15pm: Concluding remarks (Prof. Ciancia)


April 28, 2021
11:00 am - 1:15 pm
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Madison, WI United States