Four History Doctoral Students Published in Major Journals

Posted January 14, 2013


Four History doctoral students have recently published in major journals. Joesph Miller and Robert Gee are current students, while Katherine O’Flaherty and Stefano Tijerina are recent graduates.

Joseph Miller’s paper “General William Hull’s Trials: Was This Early PTSD? One Possible Explanation for the Unprecedented Surrender of Detroit, 1812” was recently published in the Canadian Military Journal. Miller is a new doctoral student in history who defended his Master of Arts thesis in December. His paper explores Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as one compelling explanation for the stark differences between General Hull’s utter failure at the Battle of Detroit and his earlier exceptional service in the Revolutionary War. Miller, a former U.S. Army infantry officer, served in various capacities and completed three deployments to Iraq. He received several awards for his service including the Bronze Start medal, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Iraqi Campaign medal (three service stars), the Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab. To read Miller’s article in the Canadian Military Journal, please go here.

Dr. Katherine O’Flaherty and Dr. Rob Gee co-authored the article “Inviting Coworkers’: Linking Scholars of Atlantic Canada on the Twitter Backchannel” in the Summer and Fall issue of Acadiensis. They presented their work at the 2012 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference and according to the journal editor John Reid, “while a specific benefit was to enable conference attendees to be, in virtual terms, present at more than one of any given set of parallel sessions, there were also more general implications. The 'Web 2.0 concept of user-generated exchanges, O'Flaherty and Gee make clear, continues to hold the promise of newly imagined communities and highly interactive networks among scholars." Dr. O’Flaherty received her Ph.D from the University of Maine in 2010, recently graduated with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Higher Education and is adjunct faculty at the University of Maine. Rob Gee was also featured last year as a Student in the Spotlight for becoming a permanent contributer to the blog Gradhacker (to read this story, go here).

Dr. Stefano Tijerina published “The Role of Canadian Financial Institutions in the Development of Colombia’s Financial Markets, 1898-1939” in the Colombian journal Ensayos sobre Política Económica in the 2012 Special Edition on the history of the Central Bank. According to the abstract, his paper, “looks at the experience of Canadian financial companies in Colombia from the late 1800s to the beginning of World War II. It highlights the competitive nature of international financial business and the role of business leaders, policy, and governments in efforts to secure market shares in emerging nations such as Colombia.” Dr. Tijerina received his doctoral degree in history from the University of Maine in 2011 and is now an adjunct professor at both UMaine and Husson University. To read Dr. Tijerina’s article in Ensayos sobre Política Económica please go here.