Beyond Racism and Poverty. The Truck System on Louisiana Plantations and Dutch Peateries, 1865-1920 PhD Defense of November 25, 2016, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Revelatory Lines, Revolutionary Love: Beats, Black Arts and the Poetics of Public Engagement PhD Defense of 3 November 2016, University of Florida
Transatlantic Mediators: Grove Press, Evergreen Review and Postwar European Literature. PhD Defense of 25 January 2016, Radboud University Nijmegen.
“This Is Roosevelt’s World” – FDR as a Cultural Icon in American Memory PhD defense of 8 December 2015, Leiden University
The Politics of Terror: Enforcing Reconstruction in Louisiana’s Red River Valley. PhD Defense of 23 April 2015, Leiden University.