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According to Official University Policy (380.030), a dissertation is a formal and systematic discourse or treatise advancing an original point of view as a result of research. The dissertation defense announcement is an invitation to members of the University community to observe and participate in the defense, thus the defense must be held on a business day during the regular term. The defense must occur at the time, date and place of the announcement and all committee members must be in attendance. Upcoming Dissertation Defense Announcements will be posted here.

Scheduled PhD defenses

PhD Defenses 2019

"Charles A. Dana, the Civil War Era, and American Republicanism" by Eric Rivas

  • Start: November 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Gwyn Davies
  • Location: Florida International University MMC, Deuxieme Maison building. Room: DM 370

"Black and White Notes: Segregation, Urban Renewal, and Integration Through Pittsburgh's Locals 60 and 471." by Nathan J. Seeley

  • Start: October 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Kirsten Wood
  • Location: Florida International University MMC, Deuxieme Maison building. Room: DM 370

"Manufacturing Sin on the Frontier of Heresy: Bishops, Franciscans, and the Inquisition in Cuba During the Long Sixteenth Century, 1511-1611." by Leonardo Falcon

  • Start: October 11, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Major Professor: Dr. Sherry Johnson
  • Location: Florida International University MMC, Deuxieme Maison building. Room: DM 370

"Fighting Rebellion, Criminalizing Dissent: Governmental Responses to Political Criminality in Mexico and Colombia, 1870s-1910s" by Adrian Alzate Garcia

  • Start: March 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Victor Uribe
  • Location: Florida International University MMC, Deuxieme Maison building. Room: DM 358

PhD Defenses 2018

"Shades of Liberalism: Lawyers and social, political and legal transformations in nineteenth century Cuba" by Ricardo Pelegrín Taboada

  • Start: November 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Victor Uribe
  • Location: Florida International University MMC, Deuxieme Maison building. Room: DM 370

"The Racial Equation: Pan-Atlantic Eugenics, Race, and Colonialism In The Early Twentieth Century British Caribbean" by Christopher Davis

  • Start: November 2, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. Major Professor: Dr. Okezi Otovo
  • Location: Florida International University MMC, Deuxieme Maison building. Room: DM 370

"Britain Can Take It: Chemical Warfare and the Origins of Civil Defense in Great Britain, 1915-1945" by Jordan Malfoy

  • Start: March 7, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Major Professor: Dr. Gwyn Davies
  • Location: Florida International University MMC, Deuxieme Maison building. Room: DM 370

"Pennsylvania's Loyalists and Disaffected in the Age of Revolution: Defining the Terrain of Reintegration, 1765-1800" by René José Silva

  • Start: March 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Kirsten Wood
  • Location: Florida International University, MMC, Deuxieme Maison building. Room: DM 370

"Developing Medicine: Cuba, Modernization, and Public Health, 1898 - 1945" by Jessica Allison

  • Start: March 26. 2018 at 12 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Major Professor: Dr. Noble David Cook
  • Location: Florida International University MMC, Deuxieme Maison building. Room: DM 445

"Born in the U.S.A. / Made in the G.D.R.: Anglo-American Popular Music and the Westernization of a Communist Record Market" by Sven Kube

  • Start: March 29, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Major Professors: Dr. Kenneth Lipartito, Dr. Jenna Gibbs
  • Location: Florida International University, Deuxieme Maison building. Room: DM 370

PhD Defenses 2017

"Reading Spaces: Nation and Popular Learning in Nineteenth-Century Lima" by Gracia G. Solis

  • Start: November 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Co-Major Professor: Dr. Bianca Premo & Dr. Victor Uribe
  • Location: Florida International University MMC, Deuxieme Maison building. Room: DM 353

"The Bible Against American Slavery: Anglophone Transatlantic Evangelical Abolitionists’ use of Biblical Arguments, 1776-1865" by Ricardo Rodriguez

  • Start: November 15, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Major Professor: Dr. Jenna Gibbs
  • Location:Florida International University MMC, SIPA, Room: DM 335