History Graduate Student Association officers
Rachel Boyle is a PhD student in U.S. and Public History. As a scholar she researches representations of gender and violence in nineteenth century urban culture. As a public historian she is invested in creating digital and physical spaces for community dialogue on intersections between the past and the present. In her spare time she consumes and pontificates on popular culture.
Pamela Johnson is a second year MA student in Modern and Early Modern European History. She is particularly interested in the Third Republic of France and the French Revolution. She has studied urban relations, nationalism, gender discourse, regionalism, and race relations. Outside of the history department, she received an ACE Fellowship and Merit Award and also serves as a mentor to undergraduate seniors who are interested in attending graduate school.
Katie Macica is a doctoral student in the American and Public History. Her research interests focus on environmental history, urban history, and the American West. Katie’s public history experience includes positions at the Library of Congress, the National Archives at Seattle, and the Winnetka Historical Society.
Kim Connelly is a 2nd year MA student in Public history. Her areas of interest are late 19th century and 20th century American History, focusing on local and cultural history. Kim's projects have spanned state violence and popular culture to culinary material culture. In the fall, she will began work on an oral history project with the Loyola University Archives.
Aaron Brunmeier is a second year PhD student studying early American and Atlantic world history. Aaron's research focuses on the public sphere in revolutionary New York, paying particular attention to the multivalent ways in which Americans fought over access to space, both discursive and physical. He also has broader interests in print culture, gender history, and digital history. Aaron is currently finishing up his role as the new media assistant for Common-place Journal and will now be working on an AHRC funded project on Atlantic world library history.
Public History Committee Chair:
Chelsea Denault is a second year accelerated PhD student in Public History & American History. She has also completed internships at the Nantucket Historical Association, The Henry Ford, and Chicago's Newberry Library. Chelsea further aids the History Department as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Her research interests include 20th century urban history, historic landscapes and place memory, food and traditional foodways, and 20th century race history.