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Research in Western American Literature: 2002

Compiled by Jan Roush, Utah State University

Research in Western American Literature:
Analysis for 2002 and 2003

Jan Roush

Cautionary Note: Time Change. This year’s analysis of emerging research in the field of western American literature covers a somewhat different time frame than have past columns because it is now possible to immediately access the database that forms the basis for this research. Since the year 2000, research for this analysis has been conducted electronically through ProQuest Digital Dissertations, the primary publisher for all master's and doctoral theses, rather than through printed media. Initially, this electronic material, which adds roughly 47,000 new dissertations and 12,000 new theses from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities each year, was available only on CD-ROM format, to which libraries subscribed. Though saving libraries much time and money in collecting and binding the various monthly editions, the downside of this format was that the information was always at least six months behind. 

Typically, this column covered, in accordance with the availability of the database, the time frame corresponding to ProQuest’s release of the information, reflecting a pattern roughly corresponding to a school year; volume 64/01, for example, contained the research released in June 2003. Due to improvements to ProQuest’s database, however, current research is now updated monthly and is immediately accessible online. With easier, more readily available access, the decision was made to run research data for this column along a calendar year rather than a school year, with the analysis itself to be published here. Full citations of titles will still be available online through the WAL website. Unfortunately, switching from a school year to a calendar year involved some overlapping, so it was decided for this time only to combine two years of research into one, thereby offering a smoother, more accurate transition. What appears online, in two separate documents, is the research for the calendar years 2002 and 2003; the analysis, however, synthesizes and analyzes the data from both years. Hence, the title above, “Research in Western American Literature, 2002 and 2003,” really means that all master's and doctoral theses from January 2002 through December 2003 have been considered for the analysis, and these are the titles listed online for each separate year.

Research Analysis. In many ways, the research for the past two years is all about power: gaining power, losing power; who has it, who doesn’t; how it is used, by whom. These are all issues underlying the 164 theses and 531 dissertations written during 2002 and 2003. Power plays a role in works having to do with identity, representation, ethnicity, race, borders, colonialism, regionalism, environment, and even sexuality—all topics that received the most emphasis for these two years. Not surprisingly, as many of the discussions took a postcolonial stance, the groups that most frequently comprised the subjects for these works were often cast into the role of the “Other,” although sometimes the subjects of such studies were themselves cast into an oppositional role, as in “White Women Writing for Their Lives: Ann Stephans, Elaine Goodale Eastman, and Ruth Benedict vis-à-vis the Native American Other.” Examining the entire body of studies for the two-year period revealed that a significant number of works (roughly one-third of the total works examined) focused on Native Americans, followed at some distance by studies relating to Chicano/a authors and experiences, though these still comprised a significant presence. A number of these works also related directly to Asian American authors and experiences, much more than the handful present in previous years. Titles like “The Representation of Internal Colonialism in Contemporary American Ethnic Fiction,” “Testaments of Colonialism: Six Native American Novels,” “Multiple Choice: Literary Racial Formations of Mixed Race Americans of Asian Descent,”or “Making It Home: The Neo-Colonial Ethics of Chicano and Latino Literature after Arrival” all point to these emphases. Interestingly, this same lens is extended to include authors on both sides of this literary border—those who write from a postcolonial stance as in “Writing against the Empire: McCarthy, Erdrich, Welch, and McMurtry” and those whose works represented views on race and colonization endemic in the nineteenth century, reflected in the title “The Colonizer Abroad: Island Representations in American Prose from Herman Melville to Jack London,” a study that also includes a discussion of Mark Twain’s work.

Indeed, borders played a large role in the studies that comprise this year’s analysis, both borders that encompass actual, physical space as well as psychic ones. “Blacks on the Borders: African-Americans Transition from Slavery to Freedom in Texas and the Indian Territory, 1836-1907,” “Policing the Border: Politics and Place in the Work of Miguel Mendez, Marisela Norte, and Leslie Marmon Silko,” and “A Truth Not Perfectly Visible: Culture and Cognition in the Borderline Narrative” all illustrate this range.

Identity was a topic returned to again and again in many forms, sometimes foregrounded in the title and sometimes merely alluded to; it spanned disciplines, race, ethnicity, and gender. Representative examples include “Injun Joe’s Ghost: A Genealogy of the Native American Mixed Blood in American Popular Fiction”; “‘That Mean Ol’ Oakie Boogie’: Country Music, Migration, and the Construction of Whiteness in Southern California, 1936-1969,” “Latina Literature: Differential and Politicized Hybrid Identities,” “Absent Origins, Fractured Narratives, and the Reconfiguration of Identities in Three Contemporary Canadian Novels” (by Tomson Highway, Thomas King, Dionne Brand), “Identifying Captivity and Capturing Identity: Narratives of American Indian Slavery. Colorado and New Mexico, 1776-1934,” and “Indian Voices: The Politics of Cultural Representation in Three United States Museums.” Not always did these take the form of postcolonial studies. Even longstanding subjects in western American literature get fresh treatment in terms of identity, as in an author—“An Artist Creates Herself: Willa Cather and Her Struggle for Legitimacy”—or the land itself—“Living on the Dragon’s Back: Agriculture, Environment, and Rural Identity in Deep Rural Montana” or “Culture and the Cowboy State: The Making of Westerners” (Wyoming).

An interesting twist on identity that became significantly foregrounded for the first time is sexuality, which both spanned borders and re-created its identity. Focusing sometimes on masculinity, sometimes on femininity, and sometimes on hybridity, this topic took on new dimensions. Titles representing the breadth of this diversity include “Inviolate Manhood: Isolation and Sexual Unavailability in Nineteenth Century American Literature” (James Fenimore Cooper), “Killing the Berdache and Raising the Two-Spirit: Continuing and Emerging Roles of American Indian Two-Spirits,” “Failure as a Way of Life: Ambivalence, Abjection, and the Making of Modern Lesbian Identity” (Willa Cather), “Perceived Family Relationships Associated with Coming Out of Mormon Male Homosexuals,” “The Development of Urban Two-Spirit Communities and the Role of American Indian Poets Paula Gunn Allen and Janice Gould,” “Race-ing Sex: The Competition for Gender and Sexual Identity in Multi-ethnic San Francisco, 1897-1924,” or “Cross Purposes: Transvestic Figures in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture” (Mark Twain).

Also new in terms of re-creating are subjects that make use of contemporary physics: “Applications of Chaos Theory to History in the Novels of Michael Ondaatje: Disorder within Order in The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Coming through Slaughter, and In the Skin of a Lion” or “Placing ‘The Sacred Pipe’: A Fractal Model for Lakota Ritual” (Black Elk). That is not to say that more traditional topics and/or authors found no place in current studies. They did. Studies on regionalism, sense of place, and the environment formed a significant portion of these two years’ topics, including an interesting “reaching back” to rediscover and reinterpret ecological roots, as reflected in two titles about Susan Fenimore Cooper: “Sentimental Ecology: Susan Fenimore Cooper and a New Model of Ecocriticism” and “Grounds for the New Nation: Con-structing Sense of Place in American Writings from 1780-1860.” A number of studies also focused on such authors of place and environment as Wendell Berry, Annie Dillard, Barry Lopez, John Muir, Gary Snyder, Terry Tempest Williams, and Ann Zwinger. Studies on individual authors once again placed Mark Twain in the forefront with 28 different titles focusing on him, followed by Willa Cather with 19, Leslie Marmon Silko, 16, James Fenimore Cooper, 13, Maxine Hong Kingston,12, and Sandra Cisneros, 10, an apt reflection of the diversity prevalent in this year’s analysis. 

All in all, a new dynamism appears to permeate the research in western American literature from these past two years, of which diversity is just one component. That fluidity so reflective of contemporary physics appears repeatedly in the transformative nature of the texts comprising these 695 theses and dissertations that are increasingly interdisciplinary in subject matter. It may not be possible to always know who holds the power or who is trying to wrest it, but as the research and analysis for this time frame bears out, it really is not so much the ultimate outcome that counts as the journey itself, a journey across borders of race, place, ethnicity, or sexuality. In these new regions, created by such border crossings, lie the nuclei of tomorrow’s western American literature. [Editor’s note:
All entries in this listing have been taken from Dissertation Abstracts International. We have made no attempt to change the sentence-style capitalization of the titles to headline capitalization, the latter of which we normally use in Western American Literature. Any misspellings of names as well as any inconsistencies in format are also DAI’s.  Entries are listed by title, author, and institution.]

RESEARCH IN WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 2002


Master’s Theses:

MA=master of arts
MArch=master of architecture
MFA=master of fine arts
MJ=master of journalism
MNRM=master of natural resource management
MS=master of science
MSW=master of social work


American Literature:

Signs of war: Arming the Knights of the Roundtable, the forest, and the future (James Fenimore Cooper, Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski, John Frankenheimer)
               by Bouillion, Jim Kurt, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE, 2001

Reinventing cultural icons in ‘Woman Hollering Creek’ (Sandra Cisneros)
               by Contreras, Marissa Magdalene, MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2002

Mark Twain in Nevada: A beginning, 1861-1864
               by Engstrom, Louise Leavitt, MA
                CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2002

Filling the void: Seeking connection through nature in the works of Annie Dillard and Terry Tempest Williams
               by Freeman, Angela Renee, MA
               ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Defying convention: Mark Twain and religion
               by Halel, Denise, MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2001

Native American women in children’s literature
               by Hay, Jody Lynn, MA
               THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2002

Connections: A study of place and the sublime in ‘Pilgrim at Tinker Creek’ (Annie Dillard)
               by Kanz, Rachel Jeannette, MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2001

A mysterious text: ‘The Mysterious Stranger’ and post-structuralist ethics (Mark Twain)
               by LaCoste, James Emile Douglas, MA
               DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2001

Cuadros: Snapshots of my life. Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Fresno, California, United States of America (Original writing)
               by Mendiola, Manuel, MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO, 2002

The push toward meaning and bi-cultural understanding: The writer/reader  relationship in Maxine Hong Kingston’s ‘Woman Warrior’
               by Miller, Kathy Gay, MA
               CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY, 2001
 

American Studies:

Surf narratives: California dreamin’ on a new frontier (Kem Nunn, Paul Wendkos, Kathryn Bigelow)
               by Boullon, Leslie Ann, MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, 2001

Woven lives, weavers’ voices: A family of Dine weavers speak about Dine textiles 
              by Notarnicola, Cathy A., MA
              THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2001

The Niles Project: Remembering Essanay (California)
               by Sorensen, Kristy Joelle, MA
               SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001

Nonexperts and narrative in public debate: A case study of Wallace Stegner’s mass media use to promote environmental causes
               by Zachry, T. A., MS
               UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002
 

Archaeology:

The archaeological study of ‘Little Rome:’ Investigation of a historic mining community in Hinsdale County, Colorado
               by Ringhoff, Mary Catherine, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2002

A woman’s work is never done: Changing labor at Grasshopper Pueblo (Arizona)
               by Dahlen, Sarah Paige, MA
               THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2001

Paleoindian technological provisioning in the western Great Basin (Nevada)
               by Graf, Kelly Elizabeth, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, 2001

An assessment of the manufacture, use, origin, and nomenclature of utilitarian ceramics produced by Native American peoples of Orange County, California
                by McLean, Deborah K. Bauxar, MA
                CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, 2001

Ceramics and social dynamics: Technological style and corrugated ceramics during the Pueblo III to Pueblo IV transition, Silver Creek, Arizona
                by Neuzil, Anna Astrid, MA
                THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2001
 

Architecture:

Common language: Vernacular elements define Saskatchewan rural architecture
              by Barnsley, Heather Dawn, MArch
                UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2001

Hetero-architecture/re-presenting ethnicity
              by Laquinte Francis, Marguerite, MArch
              UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2001

Reconciling regional needs and global wants: A museum of agrarian culture in Westlock (Alberta)
               by Seward, Ulrik Peter, MArch
               UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2002

Spanish dream castles: Defining an architectural style for Los Angeles in the Depression era (California)
               by Zaiden, Emily Natasha, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE (WINTERTHUR PROGRAM), 2002
 

Art History:

Politics in art: The example of the American frontier artist George Caleb Bingham
               by Archey, Richard Louis, MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2001

Gerardo Suter’s ‘TransSitus’: Navigating memory’s labyrinth in an artistic exploration of identity across virtual borders (Mexico)
               by De Armendi, Nicole, MA
                VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY, 2001

An exporation and analysis of the sociological content in the art of Frida Kahlo: Mexican ethnic and cultural identity, feminism, the struggle of the disabled and her political ideology
                 by Fernandez, Lorena Beatriz, MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2001

Jackson Pollock: The myth of the cowboy painter
               by Hoppes, Sarah E., MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH, 2001

First Nations, museums and McCord Museum’s journey ‘Across Borders’ (Quebec)
               by Jarosova, Marketa, MA
               CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2001

A stylistic analysis of American Indian portrait photography in Oklahoma, 1869-1904 (William S. Soule, John K. Hillers, William E. Irwin)
               by Nelson, Amy, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, 2001

Spirit of the Southwest: Robert Henri’s Santa Fe portraits, 1916-1922 (New Mexico)
               by Sweney, Michael Allan, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - KANSAS CITY, 2001

The Navajo photography of Milton S. Snow: Photography and federal Indian policy, 1937-1958
               by Wilson, William R., MFA
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2002
 

Canadian History:

‘Voice of the Fugitive’: Henry Bibb and ‘racial uplift’ in Canada West, 1851-1852
               by Stanton, Susan Marion, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA (CANADA), 2001
 

Canadian Literature:

Absent origins, fractured narratives, and the reconfiguration of identities in three contemporary Canadian novels (Tomson Highway, Thomas King, Dionne Brand)
               by Capalbo, Tina Marie, MA
               DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2001

Getting the hang of it: Cross-cultural understanding and border dynamics in works by Thomas King
               by Dobell, Darcy Jean, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA (CANADA), 2001

Metis representations in English and French-Canadian literature (Georges Bugnet, Howard O’Hagan, Beatrice Culleton Mosionier, Ronald Lavalee)
               by Durnin, Katherine Joanne, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2001

‘Separation from the world’: Postcolonial aspects of Mennonite/s writing in Western Canada (Rudy Wiebe, Armin Wiebe, Di Brandt, Patrick Friesen)
               by Kroeker, Amy Dawn, MA
               THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2001

Bridging gaps with humor in the fiction of Thomas King
               by Lundine, Diana, MA
               THE UNIVERSITY OF REGINA (CANADA), 2001

To make good Canadians: Girl Guiding in Indian residential schools
               by McCallum, Mary Jane Logan, MA
               TRENT UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002

The Sheppard journals: British cowboys in the Canadian west (Henry Sheppard, Henry Sheppard Jr., Bert Sheppard)
               by McDonald, Shirley Ann, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2001

Documented displacement: The archival texts of the women of sterner stuff (Saskatchewan)
               by Tuttosi, Lillian Christine, MA
               THE UNIVERSITY OF REGINA (CANADA), 2001
 

Canadian Studies:

Disrupted horizons: Saskatchewan grain elevators and settler identity
               by Caldwell, Lynn Audrey, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (CANADA), 2002

The political dimension of Aboriginal rights
               by Chartrand, Larry N., LLM
               QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (CANADA), 2001

Iglumi Isumatait: A reinterpretation of the position of Inuit women
               by Rojas, Aluki, MA
               TRENT UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2001

The Assembly of First Nations: Pressure group or intergovernmental organization?
               by Wallner, Jennifer M., MA
               DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002
 

Cultural Anthropology:

The culture of internment: An anthropological study of the Poston Press in Arizona
               by Arechiga, Jan Marie, MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, 2001

Indian voices: The politics of cultural representation in three United States museums
               by Creagan, Felicidad Noemi De La Rocha De, MA
                MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001

Latino immigrants and culinary traditions: The impact of food practices on cultural identity
               by Dougherty, Victoria, MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2002

Towards a better understanding of medical systems and practices: The Coast Salish sbeltedaq ceremony and biomedicine
               by Ebert, Mark, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA (CANADA), 2001

In the eyes of the beholder, spring flowers and autumn leaves (Northwest Territories)
               by Edge, Lois Elizabeth, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA (CANADA), 2001

Looking for spirits in all the right places: An examination of Native and non-Native substance abuse recovery strategies in British Columbia
               by Evans, Susan Elizabeth, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA (CANADA), 2001

Use of herbal remedies by Alaska Natives and American Indians in Anchorage (Alaska)
               by Floyd, Mary Theresa, MS
               UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE, 2001

Medicine wheels and the media: Seeking journalistic balance from a Native perspective
               by Forbes, David, MJ
               CARLETON UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002

The lived experience of a traditional female Ojibway Elder
               by Frost, Michelle Constance, MEd
               LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2001

Situating Aboriginal tourism as a site of negotiated representation
               by Gillett, Brandi Lyn, MA
               TRENT UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2001

Dip nets, fish wheels, and motor homes: The Atna’, traditional ecological knowledge, and resource management in the Copper River fishery, Alaska
               by Holen, Davin L., MA
               UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE, 2002

Interpreting Shoshone cosmology: Rock art symbolism, metaphor and meaning
               by King, Helen Jean, MA
               THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, 2001

Friends and strangers: Experience and commonality in a James Bay town (Quebec)
               by Leclerc, Nancy, MA
               CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002

Data ‘gathering dust’: An analysis of traditional use studies conducted within Aboriginal communities in British Columbia
               by Markey, Nola M., MA
               SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2001

Knowledge and use of Mexican folk healing among Mexican and Mexican-American parenting adults
               by Moreno, Martina, MSW
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH, 2002

Learning about the land: Tetlit Gwich’in perspectives on sustainable resource use
               by Murray, Ara Elizabeth, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA (CANADA), 2002

The Acjachemen in the Franciscan mission system: Demographic collapse and social change (California)
               by O’Neil, Stephen Thomas, MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, 2002

Surviving the dark years: Transformations of Kwakwaka’wakw cosmological expression, 1884-1967
               by Robinson, Zachary Bass, MA
               CARLETON UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2001

Reflections on death and the afterlife in a community of Latter-day Saints
               by Schmidtz, Caitlin Cecelia, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA (CANADA), 2001

Traditional knowledge and global politics: The promotion of Inuit culture
               by Sjunner, Roger, MA
                MCGILL UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2001

Sentencing circles for Aboriginal offenders in Canada: Furthering the idea of Aboriginal justice within a Western justice framework
               by Spiteri, Melanie Leigh, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR (CANADA), 2001

Differing worldviews: Creating cultural competency in non-Native social workers. A Native American perspective
               by Stagnaro, Sharon Elizabethlee, MSW
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH, 2001

Towards moral and ethical research in collaboration with First Nation communities
               by Stevenson, Earl Conrad, MNRM
               THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2002

Immigrant farmer’s gold mine: The strawberry (California)
               by Tanaka, Shawn Toshiro, MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS, 2001

Killing the berdache and raising the two-spirit: Continuing and emerging roles of American Indian two-spirits
               by VanDeCar, Kathryn Lynn, MA
               MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002
 

Fine Arts:

The art and myth of the coyote and related folk tales from the South Texas and northern Mexican border
               by Pena, Esau Rubio, MFA
               THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - PAN AMERICAN, 2002
 

Folklore:

A review of the history surrounding the establishment and life of the Stonewall Saloon (historical museum) circa 1873 (Texas)
               by Oliver-Muller, Reta Grace, MA
               TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY, 2001

Elements of folklore in ‘House of Houses’ by Pat Mora
               by Seiler, Nadezhda Mikhailovna, MA
               TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY, 2002
 

Geography:

Landscapes along the road: A view of historical geography along US 395 (California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington)
               by Gillis, Christopher Allan, MS
                UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2002

Women and their view of landscape along the Santa Fe Trail
               by Morgan, Karen, MA
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2001

Native women, the built environment and community well-being: A comparative study of two James Bay Cree communities (Quebec)
               by Panagiotaraku, Eleni, MA
                CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002

Community-based assessments of change: Contributions of Inuvialuit knowledge to understanding climate change in the Canadian Arctic
               by Riedlinger, Dyanna, MNRM
               THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2001
 

Linguistics:

eh-ani-pahkaanikiishweyank: Approaching language change in Anihshininiimowin
               by Grenier Mintenko, Kimberley D., MA
               THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2001

A collection of Saulteaux texts with translation and linguistic analyses (Saskatchewan)
               by Logan, Harold Jeffrey, MA
               THE UNIVERSITY OF REGINA (CANADA), 2001

Spanglish as a marker of identification among Hispanics in the United States: A case study of two Tejano radio stations (Texas)
               by Phillips, Rebecca K., MA
               RICE UNIVERSITY, 2002
 

Modern Literature:

12,000 feet of strata: A place story (Utah)
               by Bigelow, Brooke, MS
               UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Bergsonian concepts of time in Willa Cather’s ‘The Professor’s House’ (Henri Bergson)
               by McMillen, Toni Louise, MS
               TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - COMMERCE, 2001

An invitation to the dance: A study of the influence of the works of Robinson Jeffers and D. H. Lawrence on deep ecology
               by Sangster, Tracy Lynn, MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH, 2001
 

Rhetoric and Composition:

The bowhead whale hunt at Kekerten, Nunavut Territory (July 1998), as related in three styles of writing arising from a condition of inarticulacy
               by Dunne, David Laurence, MA
               TRENT UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002
 

U.S. History:

How the East was lost: Mexican fragmentation, displacement, and the East Los Angeles freeway system, 1947-1972
               by Estrada, Gilbert Valadez, MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH, 2002

Cowboy and western music: Its mark on the Southern California landscape
               by Fisher, Steve John, MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH, 2002

A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground (Navajo)
               by Love, Elizabeth Ann, MA
               CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2002

From publisher to pocket: Interpreting early nineteenth century American history through the pocket maps of Samuel Augustus Mitchell
               by McFarland, Brian James, MA
               THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, 2002

With the past let these be buried’: The 1873 mob massacre of the Hill family in Springtown, Texas
               by McLure, Helen Eileen, MA
               THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, 2002

Raising her voice: Alberta Henry’s efforts to strengthen equality in Utah
               by O’Neal, Jennifer Rose, MA
               UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

George Armstrong Custer: An analysis of Last Stand Hill (Montana)
               by Phelps, Tim, MA
               UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE, 2002

John G. Pratt’s role in the history of the state of Kansas and the Delaware tribe
               by Precht, James Howard, Jr., MA
               CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002
 

Doctoral Theses:

DA=doctor of arts
DLitt=doctor of literature
EdD=doctor of education
PhD=doctor of philosophy
PsyD=doctor of psychology

American Literature:

Liberation theology in Chicano literature: Manifestations of feminist and Chicano identities (Ana Castillo, John Rechy, Gloria Anzaldúa, Richard Rodriguez, Sandra Cisneros)
               by Alvarez, Alma Rosa, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, 2000

 Alienation and abundance: American farm fiction, 1900-1930
               by Anderson, Douglas Bruce, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, 2002

The morning after the Gold Rush: Prentice Mulford and the American Dream (California)
               by Anderson, Enoch, PhD
               THE CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

History, semiotics, performativity: Racial categories and motile identities in three postmodern American novels (Madison Smartt Bell, Ana Castillo, Jewell Parker Rhodes)
               by Argiro, Thomas Robert, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, 2000

Politicians in print: American women writers and the landscapes of nationalism, 1839-1894 (Caroline Kirkland, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Celia Thaxter)
               by Barnes, Elizabeth Courtney, PhD
                VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, 2002

The representation of internal colonialism in contemporary American ethnic fiction
               by Barnett, Rachael Anne, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, 2001

Staging captivity: ‘Metamora’ and American identity (Edwin Forrest, Robert Montgomery Bird, John Augustus Stone)
               by Black, Janet Marie, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF DENVER, 2002

Indigenous memory and imagination: Thinking beyond the nation (Leslie Marmon  Silko, N. Scott Momaday)
               by Bomberry, Victoria Jean, PhD
               STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2001

Homicidal economics in Mark Twain: Legacies of American theft
               by Carlstroem, Catherine Marie, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ, 2001

The rhetoric of persuasion in selected works of Mary Austin
               by Carter, Judith Lynn, PhD
                TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY, 2001

Prophecies and paradigms in the work of Henry Adams, Jack London, Gertrude Stein, and W. E. B. Du Bois
               by Chassler, Philip Isaac, PhD
               BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, 2002

Beyond ‘real’ and ‘fake’: A Lacanian reading of Asian-American literature (Jacques Lacan, Frank Chin, Cathy Song, Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, John Okada)
               by Chen, Fu-jen, PhD
               NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, 2001

Serializing boyhoods: Periodicals, books, and American boys, 1840-1911
               by Cohoon, Lorinda Beth, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI, 2001

Uncomfortable fictions: Cross-cultural creation and reception of contemporary literature (Thomas King, Sherman Alexie, Julia Alvarez, Ana Castillo)
               by Courtney-Leyba, Karen Elizabeth, PhD
               NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, 2001

The dynamic detective: Special interest and seriality in contemporary detective series [Includes a study of Tony Hillerman.]
               by Danielsson, Karin Molander, PhD
               UPPSALA UNIVERSITET (SWEDEN), 2002

Renegade Fair (Original writing, with Original writing, Novel, Louisiana, Mark Twain, James Fenimore Cooper, William Byrd II)
                 by Davis, Albert Joseph, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE, 2002

Reading the text that isn’t there: Paranoia in the nineteenth-century American novel (Charles Brockden Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Mark Twain)
               by Davis, Mike Lee, PhD
                PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, 2002

Chicana/o intellectuals: Politics, polemics, and paradigms (Cherrie Moraga, Richard Rodriguez)
               by DeSoto, Aureliano Maria, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ, 2000

In search of ‘higher groun’’ away from American Cold War intra-imperialism: John Steinbeck’s self-authored journey toward Rose of Sharon’s breast
               by Dew, Jason Michael, PhD
               INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2002

The captivated self: Hybridity, the carnivalesque, and the cultural labor of subject  formation in three American captivities (Mary Rowlandson, Patricia Hearst, Mary Jemison)
               by Dickinson, Philip A., PhD
               BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000

Overcoming adversity: Narrative construction in autobiographies of border crossings (Elaine Mar, Richard Rodriguez, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.)
               by Eubanks, Gail Kepler, PhD
               CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Contemporary Alaskan nature poetry and ‘the changed pastoral’ (John Haines, Tom Sexton, Mary TallMountain)
               by Forster, Suzanne Marie, PhD
               INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2002

An aesthetics of citizenship: Race, representation, and the American sublime (Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, W. E. B. Du Bois)
               by Frankel, Matthew Cordova, PhD
               NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, 2001

Baby’s Blues (Rose, Silko, and Cannon)
               by Gambill, James Bradley, PhD
               OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001

The myth of the artist in Willa Cather’s early fiction
               by Gaslin, Susan Barbara, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF DENVER, 2001

Inviolate manhood: Isolation and sexual unavailability in nineteenth century American literature (James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville)
               by Greven, David, PhD
               BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, 2002

Criticism from a border crosser: A thematic approach to Latino literature
               by Hayden, Beverly Diane, PhD
               INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2002

At home, at war: American domestic literature and the First World War
               by Haytock, Jennifer Anne, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, 2000

Trickster chaos: Old stories and new science in the postindian novel (Gerald Vizenor, Gordon Henry, Jr., Louis Owens)
               by Helstern, Linda Lizut, PhD
               SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT CARBONDALE, 2001

Painted deserts: The literature and art of America’s national parks
               by Herring, Scott Robert, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, 2001

Political ramifications of gender complementarity for women in Native American literature (Zitkala-Sa, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie)
               by Hollrah, Patrice Eunice Marie, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, 2001

Finding a voice: Mourning in women’s religious autobiographies (Dorothy Day, Nechama Tec, Terry Tempest Williams, Kim Barnes)
               by Hostetter, Nancy McCann, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 2001

Narrating American space: Literary cartography and the contemporary Southwest (Abbey, Silko, Anaya, Williams, McCarthy)
               by Hunt, Alexander J., PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2001

(W)rites of passage: Developing new conceptions of ethnicity in the contemporary Latino bildungsroman
               by Hurtado Benavides, Eugenia Viviana, PhD
               YALE UNIVERSITY, 2001

American regional theory: Toward a theory of the region in the United States and its roles in the production of American literature and culture (Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Toni Morrison)
               by Jackson, Robert Andrew, PhD
               NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, 2001

The intersection of gender, class and ethnicity in United States Latina life writings (Gloria Anzaldúa, Mary Helen Ponce, Sandra Cisneros, Elva Trevino Hart, Cherrie Moraga)
               by Johnson Vela, Michelle Renee, PhD
               INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2001

Our fire survives the storm: Removal and defiance in the Cherokee literary tradition
               by Justice, Daniel Heath, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, 2002

Feeding hungry ghosts: Food, family, and desire in stories by contemporary Chinese American women (Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, Lan Samantha Chang)
               by Keaton, Hetty Lanier, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA, 2002

Pilgrim in progress: The works of Annie Dillard as spiritual autobiography
               by Kesegich, Amy, PhD
               CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY, 2001

The representation of the savage in selected works of James Fenimore Cooper and Herman Melville
               by Krauthammer, Anna, PhD
               CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, 2002

Cast in print: The nineteenth-century Hawaiian imaginary (Samuel Clemens, Lil’uokalani)
               by Kualapai, Lydia K., PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, 2001

‘The dark fields of the Republic’: Pastoral, Georgic, and the writing of empire from Cotton Mather to James Fenimore Cooper
               by Kutchen, Larry Fitzgerald, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2001

Plain speaking: American women writers and the periodical sketch form, 1820-1870
                by Kreger, Erika Maria, PhD
                UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, 2000

Writing against the empire: McCarthy, Erdrich, Welch and McMurtry (Cormac McCarthy, Louise Erdrich, James Welch, Larry McMurtry)
               by Lasco, Mary McBride, PhD
               TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, 2002

Multiple choice: Literary racial formations of mixed race Americans of Asian descent
                by Leonard, Shannon T., PhD
               RICE UNIVERSITY, 2001

Politics from the pedestal: Modernity, cultural intervention, and the myth of southern womanhood, 1920-1945 (Gwen Bristow, Willa Cather, Julia Peterkin, Lillian Smith, Caroline Gordon)
               by Lewis, Nghana Tamu, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, 2001

The literature of Chinese American identity
               by Li, Guicang, PhD
               INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2002

Representations of code switching in Asian American women’s literature
               by Li, Huihui, PhD
               TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, 2001

White man’s burden: American literature of the 1960s and the subject of privilege (John Updike, Ken Kesey, Michael Herr, Mario Puzo)
               by Loss, Emma Perry, PhD
               THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Malicious agencies: Figures of individual liberty in American literature, 1682-1851 (Mary Rowlandson, Charles Brockden Brown, Herman Melville)
               by Lougheed, Pamela Ann, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2000

The colonizer abroad: Island representations in American prose from Herman Melville to Jack London (Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard)
               by McBride, Christopher Mark, PhD
               THE CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY, 2001

The social sublime: Crowds in the twentieth-century American novel
               by McGraw, Jeffrey Darrin, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2000

Converging stories: Race and ecology in American literature, 1785-1902 (Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Charles Waddell Chesnutt, Zitkala-Sa)
                by Myers, Jeffrey Scott, PhD
               TUFTS UNIVERSITY, 2002

The education of Frank Waters, 1902-1969: Finding a Southwestern literary voice (Oswald White Bear Fredericks)
               by Meyers, Thomas Duncan, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2001

Dialect and dichotomy: A computational and critical approach to analyzing literary representations of African American speech (Mark Twain, Charles Waddell Chesnutt, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston)
               by Minnick, Lisa Cohen, PhD
                UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, 2002

‘In my subversive country’: Searching for American Indian women’s love poetry and erotics (Joy Harjo, Chrystos)
               by Miranda, Deborah Ann, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, 2001

Voices of disobedience in the fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, Nella Larsen, and Mary Austin
               by Muhammad, Suzana Haji, PhD
               INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2001

Native American literature in tribal context: Anishinaabe aadisokaang noongom (Gerald Vizenor, Louise Erdrich, Basil Johnston, Jim Northrup)
               by Noori, Margaret Ann, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2001

Grounds for the new nation: Constructing sense of place in American writings from 1780-1860 (Susan Fenimore Cooper)
               by Norwood, Lisa Barron West, PhD
               STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2002

‘A Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs. Johnson’: An edition (Susanna Willard Johnson Hastings, New Hampshire)
               by Ott-Kimmel, Amy Kristen, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, 2001

The nuevomexicano literary tradition: From the Spanish conquest to statehood
               by Perez-Linggi, Sandra M., PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2001

Nature boys: Camp and its forerunners in late 19th and 20th century American literature
               by Perkovich, Michael John, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO, 2000

The Tonto Drive-In Theater
               by Petersen, Todd Robert, PhD
               OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001

Artists, celebrities, and reformers: American women literary autobiographers in the 1930s (Edith Wharton, Gertrude Atherton, Mary Austin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
               by Petrie, Windy Counsell, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, 2001

The unity of opposites in the works of Edward Abbey
               by Pozza, David Mark, PhD
               INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2001

An existentialist reading of the novels of Cormac McCarthy
               by Prather, William Nesbitt, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, 2001

‘Remembering we were never meant to survive’: Loss in contemporary Chicana and Native American feminist poetics (Lorna Dee Cervantes, Joy Harjo)
               by Rodriguez y Gibson, Eliza, PhD
               CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 2002

Collating divergent discourses: Positing the critic as culture-broker in reading Native American texts (Samson Occom, Leslie Marmon Silko, Lee Hester, Patricia Hilden)
               by Roppolo, Kimberly Gail, PhD
               BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, 2002

Ecosublime: Green readings in American literature from Poe to Lopez (Edgar Allan Poe, Barry Lopez)
                by Rozelle, Lee, PhD
                THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI, 2001

Tools of self-definition: Colonization and Tlingit intellectual traditions
               by Russell, Chris Caskey, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2001

Reimagining property: Ownership and identity in American fiction, 1880-1940 (Helen Hunt Jackson, Frank Norris, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Katherine Anne Porter, William Faulkner)
               by Sassoubre, Ticien Marie, PhD
               STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2001

Writing the American desert: Abbey, Austin, Stegner and Williams and the preservation of the arid West (Edward Abbey, Mary Austin, Wallace Stegner, Terry Tempest Williams)
               by Sawyer, Timothy Leighton, Jr., PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2001

The ground sense necessary: Mining the domestic in Gary Snyder and Wendell Berry
               by Schlueter, Luke Cyril, PhD
               KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000

Visions of Duluoz: A study of the use of personae as a means of self-comprehension in the four Lowell novels of Jack Kerouac’s Duluoz Legend
               by Spedaliere, Joseph A., PhD
               INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2001

From Ghost Dance to Grass Dance: Performance and post-Indian resistance in American Indian literature (S. Alice Callahan, Charles Eastman, Nicholas Black Elk, Sherman Alexie, Susan Power)
               by Tatonetti, Lisa Marie, PhD
               THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001

Homelands: Politics, identity, and place in the American Indian novel
               by Teuton, Sean Timothy, PhD
                CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 2002

Women and revolution: Race, violence, and the family romance literature of the Southwest
               by Tinnemeyer, Andrea Jill, PhD
                RICE UNIVERSITY, 2001

Opting marginality: Whiteness, otherness and the logic of individualism in American literature and culture after 1865 [Includes a discussion of Huck Finn.]
               by Traber, Daniel Stephen, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, 2000

Strangers at home: Ethnic modernism between the world wars
               by Treat, Rita Keresztesi, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ, 1999

An artist creates herself: Willa Cather and her struggle for legitimacy
               by Turnage, Kimberly Frances, PhD
                STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO, 2001

‘When the old time go’: Historical trauma as family narrative in Faulkner, Rhys, Erdrich, and Morrison (William Faulkner, Jean Rhys, Louise Erdrich, Toni Morrison)
               by Ubois, Lynette Marie, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2000

The image of women in the ‘Mexico de afuera’ chronicle (Spanish text, Texas) [Focuses on immigrant literature.]
               by Ventura, Gabriela Baeza, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, 2001

Broken men: Masculinity and disability in twentieth-century American fiction (Jack London, Willa Cather, Carson McCullers, Flannery O’Connor)
               by VerStrat, Patricia Lynne, PhD
               WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001

Creating a self: Identity in contemporary women’s short story cycles (Lorrie Moore, Denise Chavez, Maxine Hong Kingston)
               by Weekes, Karen E., PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, 2000

Mirrors, memories, and (we) others: Cultural pluralism in Carlos Fuentes’ art of modernity (Mexico)
               by Westrope, Theron Kyle, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE, 2000

John Rollin Ridge and the paradox of identity
               by Williamson, Dean Hardy, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, 2001

Not quite a man: Self-control, ethnicity, and social problems in eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century American literature
                by Wilson, Michael Todd, PhD
                UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, 2001

Formative allegiances: American nationality and the modernism of James, Cather, and Stein (Henry James, Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein)
               by Wilson, Sarah, PhD
               COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, 2002

The singer as artist: Performance and the artistic voice in the work of Willa Cather
               by Young, Sarah Lawrence, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, 2001

Fantasizing the Oriental other: Race, gender, and Western female subjectivity (Julia Kristeva, Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan)
               by Yu, Su-lin, PhD
               NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, 2001

Generic weaving, comic fantasy, and Buddhism in Maxine Hong Kingston’s ‘Tripmaster Monkey’
               by Zuo, Xin S., PhD
               TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, 2001
 

American Studies:

Border fantasies: Sexual anxieties and political passions in the Mexico-United States borderlands (Laura Aguilar, Alma Lopez)
               by Calvo, Luz, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ, 2001

‘None of us are supposed to be here:’ Ethnicity, nationality, and the production of Cherokee histories
               by Coates, Julia M., PhD
                THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2002

‘Night Flying Woman’: Sacred stories of the Ojibway (Ignatia Broker)
               by Danforth, Pauline Brunette, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2002

Between profits and primitivism: Rehabilitating white middle-class manhood in America, 1880-1917 (Theodore Dreiser, William James, Henry James, Jack London, William Dean Howells)
               by Devlin, Athena Beth, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST, 2001

Jazz from Muskogee, Oklahoma: Eastern Oklahoma as a hearth of musical culture
               by Foley, Hugh William, Jr., PhD
               OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000

Liberal democracy and cultural greatness: Cooper, Twain, and Howells on the possibilities of individual development (James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain, William Dean Howells)
               by Johnson, Joel Andrew, PhD
               HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 2002

From Pachuco boogie to Latin jazz: Mexican Americans, popular music, and urban culture in Los Angeles, 1940-1965 (California)
               by Macias, Anthony Foster, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 2001

The trickster is history: Tribal tricksters and American cultural history in contemporary Native writing (Louise Erdrich, Gerald Vizenor, Leslie Marmon Silko, Irvin Morris, A. A. Carr)
               by Meland, Carter Thomas, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2002

The education of Frank Waters, 1902-1969: Finding a Southwestern literary voice (Oswald White Bear Fredericks)
                by Meyers, Thomas Duncan, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2001

Empowering the sense of place: Regional detection fiction elevates non-urban American culture (Joan Hess, Dana Stabenow, Michael McGarrity, Nevada Barr)
               by Montague, Diana M., PhD
               BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000

Community of conflict: Work, nature, and wilderness; ranching on the Diamond Bar, 1897-1997 (New Mexico)
               by Mutchler, Jack Cooper, Jr., PhD
               YALE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Identifying captivity and capturing identity: Narratives of American Indian slavery. Colorado and New Mexico, 1776-1934
               by Rael-Galvez, Estevan, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 2002

Screening identity: Beads, buckskins and redface in autobiography and film 
              by Raheja, Michelle Hermann, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 2002

Nature and community in Western culture: Wendell Berry’s alternative tradition
               by Schindler, Donna Daniel, PhD
               UNIV. OF TEXAS H.S.C. HOUSTON SCH. OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 2001

Visions of a sculptured paradise: The Colorado Plateau as American sacred space (Utah)
               by Schmieding, Samuel Joseph, PhD
               ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002
 
 Due North: The American search for a new frontier in the twentieth century
               by Sendzikas, Aldona Marija, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, 2002

Making home work: Race, gender, and the uses of American domestic space, 1850-1920
               by Simonsen, Jane Ellen, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, 2001

Jammin’ the blues: Beat writers, jazz, style and markets in the transformation of United States culture
               by Whaley, Preston Agee, Jr., PhD
               THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000

Urbanization as culture: Youth and race in postwar Los Angeles (California)
               by Willard, Michael Nevin, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2001
 

Archaeology:

Agricultural strategies and labor organization: An ethnohistoric approach to the study of prehistoric farming systems in the Taos area of northern New Mexico
               by Arbolino, Risa Diemond, PhD
               SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY, 2001

No golden age of peace: A bioarchaeological investigation of interpersonal violence on the West Gulf Coastal Plain (Texas)
               by Baker, Joan Elisabeth, PhD
               TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, 2001

Homesteads on the purgatoire: Frontiers of culture contact in 19th century Colorado
               by Church, Minette Carrier, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2001

The origins of pottery among Late Prehistoric hunter-gatherers in California and the Western Great Basin (Nevada)
               by Eerkens, Jelmer Willem, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, 2001

European materials in Native American contexts: Rethinking technological change
               by Ehrhardt, Kathleen L., PhD
               NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, 2002

The organization of complexity: A study of late prehistoric village organization in the Aleutian region (Alaska)
               by Hoffman, Brian Walter, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2002

Culture contact and subsistence change at Fusihatchee (1EE191) (Alabama)
                by Pavao-Zuckerman, Barnet, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, 2001 

Social organization and changing labor patterns in Anasazi prehistory
               by Perkins, Tracy Alison, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, 2002

Archaic and Early Agricultural period land use in Cienega Valley, southeastern Arizona
               by Stevens, Michelle Nanette, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2001

Coastal archaeology of southern California: Accounts from the Holocene (coastal range Native American tribes)
               by Vellanoweth, Rene L., PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2001

Foodways and their significance to ethnic integration: An ethnoarchaeological and historical archaeological survey of the Chinese in Tucson, Arizona
              by Xia, Jingfeng, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2001
 

Art History:

Images of plants in the art of Maria Izquierdo, Frida Kahlo, and Leonora Carrington: Gender, identity, and spirituality in the context of modern Mexico
               by Deffebach, Nancy, PhD
                THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2000

America in the making: John White and the ethnographic image, 1585-1890
               by Gaudio, Michael, PhD
               STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2001

Critical sights/sites: Art pedagogy and settler colonialism in Hawai’i
               by Kosasa, Karen Keiko, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, 2002

Diego Rivera between modernities: Strategies, negotiations, and shared categories (Mexico, Xavier Icaza)
                by Mabardi, Sabine Fadia, PhD
               SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000

Picturing sovereignty: Land and identity in contemporary Native American art
               by Morris, Katherine L., PhD
               COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, 2001

The influences of feminism and ethnicity on selected women artists of color
               by Whitehead, Jessie L., PhD
               THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000
 

Canadian History:

The Niitsitapi trade: Euroamericans and the Blackfoot-speaking peoples, to the mid-1830s
               by Smyth, David Ellsworth, PhD
               CARLETON UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2002
 

Canadian Literature:

Laughing to survive: Humour in contemporary Canadian Native literature
               by Fagan, Kristina Rose Perry, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (CANADA), 2001
 

Cinema:

Screening Mestizaje: Multicultural aesthetics in Chicano film, 1950-2000
               by Baugh, Scotty Logan, PhD
               OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001

Chicanismo in film and popular culture: Betwixt and between cinematic and institutional borders (Mexico)
               by Espinoza, Sonny Richard Ernest, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2001

Sovereign visions: Native North American documentary
               by Stewart, Michelle Robin, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2001

‘Feels like times have changed’: Sixties western heroes (Sam Peckinpah, Bob Dylan, Elmore Leonard)
               by Wanat, Matthew Stephen, PhD
               THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001
 

Comparative Literature:

The sister narrative in turn-of-the-century British and American novels (E. M. Forster, Arnold Bennett, Willa Cather, Jessie Fauset)
               by Brennan, Patricia M. Dethlefs, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, 2001

Awaiting sunrise: Colonial evening, neocolonial night and postcolonial dawn (India, Nigeria, Native American)
               by Duggirala, Sumitra, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, 2000

The politics of nature in the works of Robinson Jeffers and Gary Snyder
               by Kim, Eunseong, PhD
               INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2002

Latina literature: Differential and politicized hybrid identities
               by Mujcinovic, Fatima, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, 2001

Pacific literature as local opposition: Trauma, magic realism and history (John Dominis Holt, Hawaii, Keri Hulme, Patricia Grace, New Zealand, Albert Wendt, Samoa)
               by Najita, Susan Yukie, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, 2001

Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca and John Grady Cole: Unhorsing the figures of the conquistador and the cowboy in America (Cormac McCarthy, Spain)
               by Ojeda, Maria del Pilar, PhD
               TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, 2002

Dreams of the wild frontier: Imaginary geographies and the American West (Frederick Jackson Turner)
               by Walker, Aaron Boyd, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST, 2001

Cross-border critical race theory: Black and Native fiction, American and Canadian legal policy
               by Wegmann-Sanchez, Jessica Mary, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, 2002
 

Cultural Anthropology:

Exclusive fishing zone as a strategy for managing fishery resources by the Seri Indians, Gulf of California, Mexico
               by Bourillon-Moreno, Luis, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2002

Changer is coming: History, identity and the land among the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of the north Olympic Peninsula (Washington)
               by Boyd, Colleen Elizabeth, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, 2001

Creating islands in the desert: Place, space, and ritual among Santeria practitioners in Albuquerque, New Mexico
               by Burke, Nancy Jean, PhD
              THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2001

First Peoples’ knowings as legitimate discourse in education: Coming home to the village
               by Cole, Peter Joseph, PhD
               SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000

Voices from the mountains: Children’s sense of place in three communities of northern New Mexico
               by Derr, Victoria Leigh, PhD
               YALE UNIVERSITY, 2001

Becoming Two-Spirit: Difference and desire in Indian country
               by Gilley, Brian Joseph, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2002

Between paternalism and racism: External agents and the construction of the ‘indigenous migrant’ in the Mexico-United States border
               by Martinez, Carmen, PhD
               NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, 1999

Protest journeys: Vermont encounters in a campaign of translocal solidarity with the James Bay Crees
               by McRae, Glenn, PhD
               THE UNION INSTITUTE, 2001

Kaska language socialization, acquisition and shift
               by Meek, Barbra Allyn, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2001

A living legend of Apache healing arts and counseling (the Apache heart way)
               by Merino, Claralynn W., PhD
               THE UNION INSTITUTE, 2002 

Spatial and temporal dimensions of myth in native northwestern California: A study in linguistic and cultural relativism
               by O’Neill, Sean Patrick, PhD
                UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, 2001

Movers and shakers: Spirit and power in native northwestern California
               by Patterson, Susan Pamela, PhD
               BROWN UNIVERSITY, 2002

Troubled fields: Men, emotions and the Oklahoma farm crisis, 1992-1994
               by Ramirez-Ferrero, Eric Ernesto, PhD
               STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2001

The social life of names: Personhood and exchange among the Tsimshian (British Columbia)
               by Roth, Christopher Fritz, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 2000

Making a living, making a life: Subsistence and the re-enactment of Iglulingmiut cultural practices (Nunavut)
                by Wachowich, Nancy, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2001
 

Dance:

‘In the beginning ...’: An Eliadean interpretation of Frank G. Speck’s account of the Booger Dance of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (Mircea Eliade)
               by Powers, William Douglas, PhD
                UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - COLUMBIA, 2001

Choreographing Asian America: Club O’ Noodles and other mis-acts
               by Wong, Yutian, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE, 2001
 

Folklore:

Beyond mere stories: A grandfather’s narratives and a study in performance
               by Bearden, Kenneth James, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE, 2000

Awakened belonging: Utilizing traditional stories to enhance self-perception of Dine children
                by Begay, Lula M., EdD
               FIELDING GRADUATE INSTITUTE, 2002

Cannibals, castes and crypto-Jews: Premillennial cosmology in postcolonial New Mexico
               by Neulander, Judith S., PhD
               INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2001

Giving away: The performance of speech and sign in powwow ritual exchange
               by Roberts, Kathleen Glenister, PhD
                INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2001
 

Geography:

Ha’ena, ahupua’a: Towards a Hawaiian geography
               by Andrade, Carlos Lawrence, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, 2001

Enduring places: Landscape meaning, community persistence, and preservation in the historic mining town
               by Robertson, David Stuart, PhD
                THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2001

Mixing water and culture: Making the canal landscape in Phoenix (Arizona)
               by Simon, Alfred, PhD
               ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002
 

Latin American Literature:

(Con)fabulating facts: The politics of fantasy in the work of twentieth century Mexican women artists. Maria Novaro, Elena Garro, Frida Kahlo and Carmen Boullosa (Spanish text)
               by Calatayud, Maria Guadalupe, PhD
               THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000

Performing identities: Chicana and Mexicana performance art in the 90s (Astrid Hadad, Paulina Sahagun)
               by Gutierrez, Laura G., PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2000

Subversive women in Mexico’s new historical novel
               by Lozano-Alonso, Angelica Maria, PhD
               CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 2001

Lost in the labyrinth: Women writers in dialogue with mexicanidad (Octavio Paz, Julieta Campos, Elena Garro, Cherrie Moraga, Sara Sefchovich)
               by Mitchell, Joanna L., PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, 2002

Historical, ideological and literary ‘foundations’ of Mexican identity, 1900-1960
               by Quinn-Sanchez, Kathryn, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, 2000

Historical transgressions: The creation of a transnational female political subject in works by Chicana writers (Gloria Anzaldúa, Ana Castillo, Sandra Cisneros, Erlinda Gonzales-Berry)
               by Watts, Brenda E., PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2000
 

Linguistics:

The American bloom: Did an American language birth American literature?
               by Waters, William Joseph Condon, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2000
 

Mass Communications:

What a book can do: ‘Silent Spring’ and media-borne public debate (Rachel Carson)
               by Murphy, Priscilla Coit, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, 2000
 

Modern Literature:

Sam Shepard: Transcendental artist-naturalistic cowboy and the loss of traditional values
               by Kennedy, James J., DA
               ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY (NEW YORK), 2001

Failure as a way of life: Ambivalence, abjection, and the making of modern lesbian identity (Charles Baudelaire, France, Willa Cather, Radclyffe Hall)
               by Love, Heather Kristin, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, 2001

Crossing the philosophy-literature divide in Hispanic America
               by Moreno, Sergio Hugo, PhD
               CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 2000

Rolando Hinojosa’s narrative. ‘The Klail City Death Trip Series’: Towards a re-writing of the traditional historiography of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas (Spanish text)
               by Rodriguez Presedo, Maria Begona, Dr
               UNIVERSIDAD DE DEUSTO (SPAIN), 2000

Dwelling poetically: Environmental ethics in contemporary fiction (Louise Erdrich, Graham Swift, Cormac McCarthy, Jean Rhys, Dominica)
               by Scoones, Jacqueline E., PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, 2000
 

Music:

Sounding savagery: Native American song and the frontiers of early modern music
              by Bloechl, Olivia Ashley, PhD
              UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2002

Cultural memory and the Mexican diaspora in the United States: The role of the corridos about immigration and the shared aesthetics in their performance by conjuntos norteños
               by Chew Sanchez, Martha Idalia, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2001

La onda nuevo mexicana: Multi-sited ethnography, ritual contexts, and popular traditional musics in New Mexico
               by Garcia, Peter J., PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2001
 

Recreation:

The call of the open road: Automobile travel and vacations in American popular culture, 1935-1960 (Henry Miller, John Steinbeck)
               by Heaney, Thomas Michael, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, 2000
 

Rhetoric and Composition:

Journal entries: Threads of discovery in the writing of published nature/natural history writers
               by Ducommun, Kathleen E. PhD
               SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT CARBONDALE, 2000

Legacy of resistance: Hector P. Garcia, the Felix Longoria incident, and the construction of a Mexican American civil rights rhetoric
               by Kells, Michelle Hall, PhD
                TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, 2002

Digitally exploring Tayo’s world: Using hypertextual tools to teach Leslie Marmon Silko’s ‘Ceremony’
               by Mott, Richard Ketchel, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2001

Landscapes of argument: Experiencing rhetoric in the environmental advocacy of the Colorado Plateau (Arizona, Utah)
               by Razee, Alan Dean, PhD
                UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, 2000

Making ordinary writing: One woman’s diary
               by Sinor, Jennifer Ann, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 2000
 

Sociology:

Key to the midway: Masculinity at work in a Western Canadian carnival
               by Angus, Fiona Leslie, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2001

Scenarios of construction of the subject at the limit: Zapatistas and Chicanas (Mexico, Gloria Anzaldúa, Subcomandante Marcos)
               by Belausteguigoitia Rius, Maria Isabel, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2000

Perceived family relationships associated with coming out of Mormon male homosexuals
               by Benson, Brad, PhD
               UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001

The social historical meaning of anger for elders of an American Indian tribe
               by Burris, Lorena Jean, PhD
               OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001

When worlds collide: Native American students navigating dominant culture classrooms
               by Larimore, Colleen Kay, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2000

Return of the white buffalo: A heuristic study of Native American people transcending cultural genocide
               by Pagans, Lonza R. (Bo), Jr., PhD
               THE UNION INSTITUTE, 2000

The Eastern Band of Cherokee and their boarding school experiences: Stories and reflections from the elders (North Carolina)
                by Patterson, Larry Richard Patlis, EdD
               TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001

The indigenous healing process and cultural rebirth of First Nations
               by Plouffe, Harvey D., PhD
               FIELDING GRADUATE INSTITUTE, 2001

Living on the dragon’s back: Agriculture, environment and rural identity in deep rural Montana
               by Redlin, Meredith M., PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, 2000

The making of zoot suiters in early 1940s Mexican Los Angeles (Pachucos, California)
               by Rojas, David Alfonso-Jose, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2001

The demographics of Mexican American assimilation
                by Rosenfeld, Michael John, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 2000

Decolonizing tribal histories
               by Stevenson, Winona Lu-Ann, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2000

An ethnography of an Idaho farm woman: Embodied knowing and communication
               by Walker, Robyn Carlea, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, 2001

Factors that contribute to success in college for Native American students
               by Winrow, Scott Allen, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, 2001
 

Theater:

Crossing over the Latina body: The Selena phenomenon and the production of latinidad
               by Paredez, Deborah Ann, PhD
               NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, 2002

Multicultural theater in Los Angeles during the early 1990s (California)
               by Peters, Robin Scott, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2000

Mapping the web of Native American dramaturgy
               by Stanlake, Christy Lee, PhD
               THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002
 

U.S. History:

Making an Indian place in urban schools: Native Americans and education in Phoenix, 1941-1984 (Arizona)
               by Amerman, Stephen Kent, PhD
               ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Symbols, myth and TV in Hawai’i: ‘Hawaiian Eye’, ‘Five-O’ and ‘Magnum P.I.’. The first cycle
               by Britos, Peter Joseph Oluloa, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 2001

Romance with the West: A biography of Eva Emery Dye (Oregon)
               by Browne, Sheri Bartlett, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2002

Politics on the boundaries: Indigenous people’s politics in the United States
               by Bruyneel, Kevin Michael, PhD
               NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, 2001

Who are we? The quest for Tejano identity in San Antonio, Texas, 1913-the present
               by Buitron, Richard Arthur, Jr., PhD
               THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Finding what they came for: The Mabel Dodge Luhan circle and the making of a modern place, 1912-1930
               by Burke, Flannery Gaussoin, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2002

Indian alliances in the Southwest, 1300-1706 (Mexico, New Mexico, Southern Athapaskans, Navajos, Apaches, Southwest Puebloans, Mesoamericans, Pueblos, New Spain)
                by Carter, William B., PhD
               ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Mothers of the West: Women in Texas and their roles in manifest destiny, 1820-1860
               by Caughfield, Adrienne Helene, PhD
               TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, 2002

From Indian territory to white man’s country: Race, nation, and the politics of land ownership in eastern Oklahoma, 1889-1940
               by Chang, David Anthony Y. O., PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2002

Guardian rivalries: G. E. E. Lindquist, John Collier, and the moral landscape of federal Indian policy, 1910-1950
               by Daily, David Wilson, PhD
                DUKE UNIVERSITY, 2000

Journeys on the mother road: Interpreting the cultural significance of United States Route 66
               by Dedek, Peter Brigham, DA
               MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Master Andrew Jackson: Indian Removal and the culture of slavery
               by Drew, Bettina Lee, PhD
               YALE UNIVERSITY, 2001

Remembering nature: Environmental images and the search for American renewal, 1890-1970
               by Dunaway, Finis E., PhD
               RUTGERS STATE UNIV. OF NEW JERSEY - NEW BRUNSWICK, 2001

‘Faithful nations’ and ‘ruthless savages’: The rise and fall of Indian diplomacy in the               Arkansas River Valley, 1673-1828
               by DuVal, Kathleen Anne, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, 2001

Healing the soul wound: The retraditionalization of Native Americans in substance abuse treatment
               by Edwards, Yvonne J., PhD
               CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES, 2002

Violence and manhood: Military culture on the northern frontier of colonial New Spain (Mexico, New Mexico, California, Arizona, Texas)
               by Erickson, Bruce Alfred, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2001

Savages, sinners, and saints: The Hawaiian kingdom and the imperial contest, 1778-1839
               by Fish Kashay, Jennifer Lynn, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2002

Dividing Alaska: Native claims, statehood and wilderness preservation
               by Gilbert, Robert Lind, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, 2002

Negotiating the course of empire: The French bourgeois frontier and the emergence of mid-America, 1763-1863
               by Gitlin, Jay Larry, PhD
               YALE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Rural electrification in multiethnic Arizona: A study of power, urbanization and change
               by Glaser, Leah Suzanne, PhD
               ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Making an Indian people: Creek formation in the colonial Southeast, 1590-1735
               by Hall, Joseph McLean, Jr., PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2001

A river sometimes runs through it: A history of Salt River flooding and Phoenix (Arizona)
               by Honker, Andrew M., PhD
               ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Pala: A history of a southern California Indian community
               by Karr, Steven M., PhD
               OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001

Blacks on the borders: African-Americans’ transition from slavery to freedom in Texas and the Indian Territory, 1836-1907
               by Krauthamer, Barbara, PhD
               PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, 2000

Lakota 70’s: The radical years and their aftermath among the Oglala Sioux (South Dakota, Leonard Peltier)
               by Lanzone, Andrea, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX (UNITED KINGDOM), 2002

Fellow travelers: Indians and Europeans together on the early American trail
               by Levy, Philip, PhD
               THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, 2001

Assuming Indian voices: Western women writers, Alice Marriott, Muriel Wright, and Angie Debo
                by Loughlin, Patricia Erin, PhD
                OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000

Entangling bodies and borders: Racial profiling and the United States Border Patrol, 1924-1955
               by Lytle Hernandez, Kathleen Anne, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2002

Converting the Rosebud: A culture history of Catholic mission and the Sicangu Lakotas, 1886-1916 (South Dakota)
               by Markowitz, Harvey Jack, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 2002

Wherever that singing is going: The interaction of Crow and Euro-American women, 1880-1945
               by Matthews, Becky Flournoy, PhD
               AUBURN UNIVERSITY, 2002

Fevered measures: Race, communicable disease and community formation on the Texas-Mexico border, 1880-1923
               by McKiernan, John Raymond, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 2002

Border citizens: Race, labor, and identity in south-central Arizona, 1910-1965
               by Meeks, Eric Vaughn, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2001

Ambiguous tribalism: Unrecognized Indians and the federal acknowledgement process
               by Miller, Mark Edwin, PhD
                THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2001

Mesillaros and Gringo Mexicans: The changing meanings of race, nation, and space in Southern New Mexico, 1848-1912
               by Mora, Anthony P., PhD
                UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, 2002

‘More at home with the Indians’: African-American slaves and freedpeople in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, 1838-1907 (Oklahoma)
               by Naylor-Ojurongbe, Celia E., PhD
               DUKE UNIVERSITY, 2001

Culture and the Cowboy State: The making of westerners (Wyoming)
               by Nicholas, Lisa Jane, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, 2001

The state and the people: California during the First World War
               by North, Diane M. T., PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, 2001

‘Can she not see and hear, and smell and taste?’: Women students at coeducational land-grant universities in the American West, 1868-1917
               by Radke, Andrea Gayle, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, 2002

Mormons, miners, and Southern Paiutes: Making space on the nineteenth-century western frontier (Utah, Arizona)
               by Reeve, W. Paul, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, 2002

A government not of their choosing: Pine Ridge politics from the Indian Reorganization Act to the siege of Wounded Knee (South Dakota)
               by Reinhardt, Akim David, PhD
                THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, 2000

Alaskan prospects: Using the mining prospector image in early twentieth-century Alaska
               by Seger, Christina Rabe, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2001

Building an American Indian community: The Hualapai Nation in the twentieth century
               by Shepherd, Jeffrey Philip, PhD
               ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2002

Fort Peck Agency Assiniboines, Upper Yanktonais, Hunkpapas, Sissetons, and Wahpetons: A cultural history to 1888
               by Smith, Dennis John, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, 2001

Contesting the golden dream: The shaping of San Francisco’s labor landscape, 1847-1907 (California)
               by Whitmer, John Dale, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, 2002

Dillon S. Myer and the War Relocation Authority’s resettlement of Japanese Americans: A racialized planning project
               by Yonemura, Ayanna Sumiko, PhD
               UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2001
 

Women’s Studies:

Living as double minorities: Voices of Nisei women
               by Hayashi, Karen H., PhD
               CAL. SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSY. -BERKELEY/ALAMEDA, 2001

Las mujeres invisibles/invisible women: Identities, globalization, and Latina activists at the United States-Mexico border
               by Navarro, Sharon Ann, PhD
               THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2001

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