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Graduate Theses

Graduates from Central Washington University's History Department Masters Program do not only graduate with a MA in History, rather they graduate with a key to open many doors in their future. If you’d like to read theses from past years, you can check them out from either the library or from the Department. The library holds copies of all theses; the Department holds copies of all projects. A small selection of recent theses appears below.

Kendal Ridgeway, “Destalinization and its Impact on Gulag Returnees in the Khrushchev Era, 1953-1964” (M.A. Thesis, 2021).

Jenny Findsen, “Women and Violence in Revolutionary Russia, 1860-1925” (M.A. Thesis, 2021).

Holly Fleshman, “Gender and Conservation: A Comparative Study of the Bison and Wild Horse Conservation Movements” (M.A. Thesis, 2021).

Henry Jennings, “Sport, Kul’turnost, and Physical Culture in the Khrushchev Era Soviet Union, 1953-1964” (M.A. Thesis, 2021; winner of the School of Graduate Studies Comstock Thesis Award).

Cassandra Carroll, “’They Are Like Children,’ Father Wilbur And Paternalism At Fort Simcoe, 1860-1890” (M.A. Thesis, 2020).

Katie Omans, "The Belfast Boycott: Consumerism, Gender, and the Irish Border, 1920-1922" (M.A. Thesis, 2020).

Sophia Andarovna, “Blood, Water, and Mars: Soviet Science and the Alchemy for a New Man” (M.A. Thesis, 2019; co-winner of Department’s Best Thesis/Project Award).

Luke Pearsons, “Bond Mania: Projecting Confidence in Spy Films, 1960-1974” (M.A. Thesis, 2019; co-winner of Department’s Best Thesis/Project Award).

Amanda Widney, “Enlightened Agricultural Improvements in Eighteenth-Century Scotland” (M.A. Thesis, 2019).

Cody Lolos, “Your Thoughts Projected: Television Comedies, Economic Content, and American Economic Attitudes, 1950-1985” (M.A. Thesis, 2018).

Max Tiffany, “Bound in Bermuda and Virginia: The First Century of Slave Laws and Customs” (M.A. Thesis, 2017).

Jennifer Crooks, “‘No Other Agency’: Public Education (K-12) in Washington State during World War I and the Red Scare, 1917-1920” (M.A. Thesis, 2017).

Michael Hamberg, “Flood of Change: The Vanport Flood and Race Relations in Portland, Oregon” (M.A. Thesis, 2017).

Cat Graham, “Life and Seoul of the Party: South Korea's Brief Occupation under Communist North Korea” (M.A. Thesis, 2017).

Scott Miller, “Soviet Defectors: Sexuality, Gender and the Family in Cold War Propaganda, 1960-1990” (M.A. Thesis, 2016).

Sarah Littman, “Race, Immigration and a Change of Heart: A History of the San Francisco Chinatown” (M.A. Thesis, 2016).

Elliott Reid, “British Intelligence Operations during the Anglo-Irish War” (M.A. Thesis, 2016).

Shannon Rodman, “The Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition and Seattle's Health Modernization” (M.A. Thesis, 2016).

Kelsie Shearer, “King James' Daemonologie and Scottish Witchcraft Trials” (M.A. Thesis, 2016).

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