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Current Graduate Students and What They Are Researching

Quinn Anderson
MA Academic (Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair:   TBA
Research Interests: Environmental History and 19th Century America
quinnanderson567@u.boisestate.edu


Rebecca Beesley

Rebecca Beesley
MAHR (Public History)
Supervisory Committee Chair: Leslie Madsen
Research Interests: Women’s history, Western Expansion, Textiles
rebeccabeesley@u.boisestate.edu


Michael Bronson

Michael Bronson
MAHR (Public History)
Supervisory Committee Chair:  Leslie Madsen
Research Interest: The History of Mental Health, Oral History, and Crisis Hotlines
michaelbronson@u.boisestate.edu


Nick Brooks
MA Academic (Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair: TBA
Research Interests: Human Experimentation during WWII
nickbrooks@u.boisestate.edu


Erik Cordes

Erik Cordes
MA  Academic (Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair: Ray Krohn
Research Interests: United States Expansion and Civil War
erikcordes@u.boisestate.edu


Roy V. Cuellar

Roy V. Cuellar
MA Educator (Non-Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair: Lisa Brady
Research Interests: Environmental and Post-Reconstruction U.S. History
roycuellar@boisestate.edu


Frank Eld

Frank Eld
MAHR  (Public History)
Supervisory Committee Chair: Bob Reinhardt
Research Interests: The Forest Finns of the New Sweden Colony
Thesis: “Finns And Their Log Construction”
frankeld@u.boisestate.edu


Amaya Herrera
MA Academic (Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair: TBA
Research Interests: Basque Studies, the Basque Diaspora, the Public History
amayaherrera@u.boisestate.edu


Jeremiah Hilbish on a boat

Jeremiah Hilbish
MA Academic (Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair:  Ray Krohn
Research Interests: Minority communities in Early modern south Central Europe
jeremiahhilbish@u.boisestate.edu


Calista Houdek
MA Public History
Supervisory Committee Chair: TBA
Research Interests: Early Twentieth Century Textiles and Artifact Preservation
Thesis: Western Women: Idaho Garments and Dress
calistahoudek@u.boisestate.edu


Shiann Johns posing with a spear

Shiann Johns
MA Academic (Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair: Lisa McClain
Research Interests: Medieval Environmental History
shiannjohns@u.boisestate.edu


Rachel Klade
MA Public History
Supervisory Committee Chair:  TBA
Research Interests: Mid-Twentieth Century Social Movements (Civil Rights, Human Rights, and Nonviolent Protest Movements) & Northern Irish Troubles
rachelklade@u.boisestate.edu


Autumn Liedkie

Autumn Liedkie
MA Academic (Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair:  David Walker
Research Interests: Strategic Bombardment and the Pacific Theater of the Second World War
autumnliedkie@u.boisestate.edu


Mark Martello

Mark Martello
MA Educator (Non-thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair:  David Walker
Research Interests: Military History, Italian Army
markmartello@u.boisestate.edu


Ian Morris

Ian Morris 
MA Academic (Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair:  David Walker
Research Interests: U.S. Military History, High Imperialism Era Exploration, US Labor History
Thesis: Race and Class as Precipitators of Violence between the U.S. and her Allies during WWII
ianmorris@u.boisestate.edu


Nate Muir

Nate Muir
MA Academic (Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair: Ray Krohn
Research Interests: US History and Civil Rights, Cold War Eastern Europe
davidmuir@u.boisestate.edu


Megan Nelson

Megan Nelson
MAHR (Public History)
Supervisory Committee Chair: Shaun Nichols
Research Interest: US Labor History, the American West, Public History, and Early Modern British history
megannelson250@u.boisestate.edu


Kaci Parker

Kaci Parker
MA Academic (Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair: Erik Hadley
Research Interest: The French Revolution; the French education system from the death of Louis XIV through the Revolution; the Revolutionary “Cult of Antiquity”
kaciparker@u.boisestate.edu


Abra Renk

Abra Renk
MA Academic (Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair: Erik Hadley
Research Interests: The Development & Secularization of the University
abrarenk@u.boisestate.com


Chuck Rumpf
MAHR (Public History)
Supervisory Committee Chair: Bob Reinhardt
Research Interests: US Immigration History, Japanese Incarceration WWII, Minidoka
chuckrumpf@u.boisestate.edu


Elliott Sauerwald

Elliott Sauerwald
MA Academic (Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair: David Walker
Research Interests: Gender, Masculinity, Military History, 20th century United States, 20th century Warfare
elliottsauerwald@u.boisestate.edu


Lauren Schams

Lauren Schams
MA Educator (Non-Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair: Lynn Lubarmersky
Research Interests: US Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
laurenschams@u.boisestate.edu


Rachel Taylor
MA Academic (Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair: TBA
Research Interests: Idaho’s Queer History
racheltaylor890@u.boisestate.edu


Matthew Voelkel

Matthew Voelkel
MA  Academic (Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair:  David Walker
Research Interests: American West, Indian Wars, Civil War
matthewvoelkel@u.boisestate.edu


Erin Winterhalter posing with hands on her hips

Erin Winterhalter
MA Academic (Thesis)
Supervisory Committee Chair: David Walker
Research Interests: Masculinity, US West, American Identity
erinwinterhalter@u.boisestate.edu