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15025460_10154605039464534_7443021120751512396_oMy name is Allison and I am doctoral candidate in History at the University of Chicago. I received my M.A. in History from the University of Chicago in 2014 and my M.A. from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture in 2018. I also received a B.A. in History with Distinction from Yale University in 2011.

In my research, teaching, and public history work, I examine United States History in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through material culture. Through a combination of documentary evidence and objects, I raise questions about the intersections of labor, race, gender, the home, and the material world. My dissertation focuses on doll production among women in the Great Depression and World War II.

Please explore this website to learn more about my work!