American Dissertations Abstracts

Through the exploration of Hampton and Haskell's archives, "Making Citizens" reveals the centrality of self-governing subjects to the evolution of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century racial capitalism.

This project on settler responsibility argues that demilitarization will happen when settlers—any person occupying Indigenous lands they cannot ancestrally claim as their own—take responsibility for continued acts of Indigenous dispossession and participate in processes of decolonization.

Disrupting singular studies of islands while decolonizing settler cartographies, I write a history of island relationality by threading together archival research, interviews, and participant observations in multiple archipelagic sites.

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By examining the years that precede 1980, I consider how contemporary understandings of transgender came to be – and how it could have been (and still could be) otherwise."Tomboy Desires" traces stories of erotic intimacy, gender transgression, and transnational travel to investigate the construction and embodiment of Chineseness and masculinity.

Through the figure of the tomboy—masculine identified females in romantic relationships with feminine women—this dissertation asks what it means to belong and desire—as the borders between nations, sexuality, and gender give way to their repeated trespasses.

“Gut Cultures” traces appetites—as viscera, practice, compulsion, want— across 20th century dairy histories at the height of U. gastrocolonialism, biopedagogies of bodily surveillance in diet-debt culture, eugenicist paradigms that permeate national fitness regimes/regimens during the Cold War, and revolutionary aesthetics during the Culture Wars.

This project lingers in the intersections of Postcolonial Studies, Transnational/Third World feminisms, Fat Studies, Disability Studies, Queer Theory, and Feminist Science Studies.

In the aftermath of emancipation and as the “close of the frontier” loomed, the US grappled with fundamental challenges to the sociopolitical and territorial boundaries of the nation.

"Making Citizens: Racialization, Settler Colonialism, and the Logics of Social Welfare, 1865-1924" takes up the question of national belonging through a comparative analysis of Hampton Institute (Virginia) and Haskell Institute (Kansas), two late-nineteenth century industrial boarding schools for Black and Native youth.


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