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Markwyn, Abigail, PhD
History
Associate Professor
 
Office: MacAllister 207
Office Phone: 262-524-7275
Email: amarkwyn@carrollu.edu
 
Education:
Ph.D. 2006 University of Wisconsin-Madison (History)

M.A 2000 University of Wisconsin-Madison (History)

B.A 1995 Carleton College, Northfield, MN cum laude with distinction in history

 
Scholarly and Professional Achievements:
BOOKS

Gendering the Fair: Histories of Women and Gender at World’s Fairs, co-edited with Tracey Jean Boisseau.  University of Illinois Press. 2010.

ARTICLES and CHAPTERS

“Encountering ‘Woman’ on the Fairgrounds of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition,” in Boisseau and Markwyn, Gendering the Fair.  2010.

“World’s Fairs in Feminist Historical Perspective,” with Tracey Jean Boisseau, in Boisseau and Markwyn, Gendering the Fair.  2010.

“Economic Partner and Exotic Other: China and Japan at San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition." Western Historical Quarterly.  Winter 2008.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Empress San Francisco: Envisioning California and the Pacific at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Under contract with University of Nebraska Press, for 2014 publication.
     
BOOK REVIEWS and SHORT ARTICLES

Review of Women Building History: Public Art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, Journal of American History (due 12/12)

Review of Plague, Fear, and the Politics in San Francisco's Chinatown, Western Historical Quarterly (due 11/12)

Review of Women and the Everyday City: Public Space in San Francisco, 1890-1915, Planning Perspectives, 27:2, 337-338.
Review of The Children of Chinatown: Growing up Chinese American in San Francisco 1850-1920. Western Historical Quarterly. Winter 2010.

Review of Seaway to the Future: American Social Visions and the Construction of the Panama Canal. American Studies. 49. Fall/Winter 2009.

“The Chicago Fire.” The Old West History and Heritage, Vol. 2. Edward Countryman, ed. Marshall Cavendish. 2009.

“The Great Plains.” The Old West History and Heritage, Vol. 3.

“The Grange.”  The Old West History and Heritage,  Vol. 3

“Immigrants.” The Old West History and Heritage, Vol. 4

“Suffrage.” The Old West History and Heritage, Vol. 9
     
"Crime and Punishment in Native America." Encyclopedia of Daily Life through History. Greenwood Publishing Group.

“Death, Burial, and the Afterlife in Native America.” Encyclopedia of Daily Life through History.

“Native American Potlatch.” Encyclopedia of Daily Life through History.

“1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.” Encyclopedia of Daily Life through History.

PRESENTATIONS

“From Co-Eds to Feminists: Second Wave Feminism on Milwaukee Area College Campuses,” Power, Politics & Performance in Women's Studies and LGBTQ Studies, 36th Annual Wisconsin Women’s Studies Conference, October 2012.

“Beyond Suffrage: Women’s Activism at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition,” Mid-America Conference on History, Springfield, MO September 2012.

Chair and commentator, “Imagining the Other: Constructions of Race and Gender in Celebrations of the Far West.” Western Association of Women’s Historians Annual Conference, Berkeley, CA, May 2012.

“Boosterism, Ethnic Identity and Citizenship at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, April 2012.

"Experiencing Brazil first-hand: Perspectives from a Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar." UW Waukesha Visions and Expressions Lecture Series February, 2012.

“Women Take the Political Stage: Organized Women at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.” UW-Milwaukee Women’s Studies Brown Bag Series, December 2011.

“Beyond the ‘End of the Trail’: Native Americans at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.” American Society for Ethnohistory Annual Conference, Pasadena, CA, October 2011.

“Do World’s Fairs Have a Gender?” at “Dissenting Scripts and Other Voices on the World’s Fair Stage,” sponsored by the Center for International Studies, University of Virginia, September 2011.

"Beyond 'Dainty Celestial' and 'Dusky Damsel,': Asian and Asian American Women at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition." Committee on Canadian Women's History Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, August 2010.

"Encountering 'Woman' at San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition," Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 2010

“Sexuality, Race and Asian American Women at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition,” 33rd Wisconsin Women’s Studies and 4th LGBTQ Conferences, Madison, Wisconsin, April 2009

“Chinese and Japanese Participation in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.”
Invited symposium participant at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science – Pacific Branch.  Waimea, Hawai’i, June 2008

“What’s Pacific about the Panama-Pacific International Exposition?”
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, March 2008.

"Creating (and experiencing) Pacific Worlds at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition."
Pacific Worlds and American West Conference, Sponsored by the Center for the American West, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, February 2008.

“Reforming the Fair: Local Politics, Moral Reformers and Visions of Progressive-Era America at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Meeting. Boston, April 2007

“Inviting the Alien: Images and Reality of China and Japan at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.”  World’s Fair Symposium, an Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting pre-conference, San Francisco, March 2005.

“Claiming their Place: Performance, Public Space and Citizenship at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.” Panel sponsored by the Society of Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, January 2005.

“Caught Between Employment and Education: The Challenges Facing the University of Wisconsin’s Teaching Assistants’ Association.” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, January 2001.

“‘I like to be there in Berkeley’: Native American Women, Community and the Berkeley Outing Center.” Fifth Women’s West Conference: Gender, Race, Class and Region in the North American West. Pullman, Washington, July 2000.
 
Biography:
ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

2006-present Assistant Professor of History, Carroll University, Waukesha WI
 Courses: History 105: America to 1877
               History 106: America Since 1877
               History 112: Introduction to Latin
                  American History  
               History 213: Women in American
                  History
               History 291: American Encounters:
                  American Encounters: Indigenous  
                  Peoples, Europeans and Africans
                  in the Colonial Americas,  
                  1300-1700
               History 301: The Forging of a
                  Nation: the Colonial and
                  Revolutionary Era
               History 391: Topics in History: the
                  American West
                History 495: Kennan Seminar
                  in History
               History 499: Capstone: Senior
                  Seminar for Historians
               NCEP 318: Mexico: Culture, Health
                  and Human Services

2005 Lecturer in History, University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater
 Courses: History 314: Women in American History
                  II: 1875 to the present
               History 317: United States Social
                  History: 1865 to the present  

2003-4 Instructor in History, Edgewood College,
Madison, WI
 Courses: History 271: Topics in Native
                  American History
               History 132: American History II

Dissertation:      
“Constructing an Epitome of Civilization: Local Politics and Visions of Progressive-Era America at San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition"
Committee: Nan Enstad, William Cronon, Susan Lee Johnson

MA thesis:      
“'It was a place for the girls to meet': Community, Native Americans, and the Berkeley Outing Center, 1927-1933"
Committee: Jeanne Boydston, William Cronon, Ned Blackhawk

ADVISING RESPONSIBILITIES
Fall 2012: 18 advisees
2007-2012: between 15-20 advisees each year

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Project/Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, 2004.
     
Researcher/Writer, Isthmus Architecture, Madison, Wisconsin, 2001-2002
     
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

American Historical Association

Western Association of Women Historians

Organization of American Historians

Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
 
Service to Carroll University or the Profession:
Member, Student Faculty Ethics Committee, 2012-13

Member, CCE Code of Conduct Task Force, 2012
     
Co-Chair, Technology in Teaching and Learning

Committee, Carroll University, 2010-11

Member, Carroll Student Scholars' Committee, Carroll University, 2007-08, 2010-12

Member, Search Committee, History Program, 2011, 2012

Chair, Carroll Student Scholars' Committee, Carroll University 2008-10

Member, Technology in Teaching and Learning Committee, Carroll University, 2008-10

Member, Search Committee, History Program, 2007, 2009, 2010

Member, State of Wisconsin Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. 2008-09

Member, Liberal Studies Major Task Force, Carroll College, 2007-08

Hispanic Health and Human Service Program, U.S. Dept. of Education Grant Project Member, Carroll College, 2006-2007

Carroll College Admissions Office Faculty Blogger, 2006-2007

Women’s History Month Committee, History Department, UW-Whitewater, Spring 2006

Treasurer, Women’s History Community, UW-Madison, 1999-2002

Faculty/Staff Fellow, Chadbourne Residential College, UW-Madison, 2001-2002

Member, Graduate Student Faculty Search Committee, History Department, 2001

Co-Chair, Education Committee, Teaching Assistants Association, 2000

Member of Executive Board, Teaching Assistants Association, 2000

Department Steward, Teaching Assistants Association, 1999
 
Honors and Awards:
Faculty Development Mid Year Grant, 2011-12.

Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar Abroad: "Land of the future or of the present? A historical perspective on Brazil," participant, 2011

Educational Innovation Faculty Development Grant, Carroll University, 2011-12.

Faculty Development Mid-Year Grant, Carroll University, 2010-2011

Finalist for the Fishel-Calhoun Prize of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era for article "Economic Partner and Exotic Other: China and Japan at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition" (2008)

Nominee for Urban History Prize of Urban History Association for article "Economic Partner and Exotic Other: China and Japan at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition" (2008)

Junior Faculty Fellow and Workshop Participant on Women and Popular Culture, Center for Ethnic Studies and the Arts, University of Iowa, 2008.

Faculty Development Grant, Carroll University,
2008-09

Faculty Development Mini-Grant, Carroll College 2008

Dean’s Research Grant, Carroll College, 2007-08
Dean’s Research Grant, Carroll College, 2006-07      
History Department Nominee for College of Letters and Sciences Teaching Fellow Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

Vilas Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004

William Appleman Williams History Department Dissertator Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
     
History Department Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004

Vilas Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001

History Department Non-Dissertator Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000

Distinction in History, Carleton College, 1995.

Honors in Independent Study, Carleton College, 1995.
 
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