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    123 Main Street
    New Haven, Connecticut 6520
    (510) 555-1234


    Univeristy of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
    Ph.D. in American Studies, June 2006
      Dissertation: “Politics in Working Class Los Angeles,” passed with distinction
      Dissertations Advisor: John Smith, Ph.D.
      Fields for qualifying exams: Urban America, History of American Journalism
    M.A. in American History, May 2002
      Master’s Thesis: “The Use of Video in Presidential Campaigns”

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    B.A. summa cum laude in History, May 1999
      Honors Thesis: “The Nixon Administration”


    Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columbia University, 2008–2010
    Matriculation and Facilities Fellowship, Columbia University, 2006–2008
    Interdisciplinary Fellowship, Columbia University, 2005–2006
    President’s Fellowship, Columbia University, 2004–2006
    Gross Travel Grant, Jayne State University, 2004


    Media and Memory; Journalistic History of America; Class and Politics in 20th-Century America; The American Working Class; Political History of Los Angeles


    Columbia University, New York, NY
    Lecturer, 2006–2008
    Taught the course “Early American History.” Designed course structure and requirements; lectured and administered all grades.

    Adjunct Instructor, 2006–2007
    Taught the course “U.S. History to 1900.” Created syllabus; lectured and administered grades.

    Teaching Assistant, 2003–2005
    Assisted Professor Chris Columbus in his course “The United States in 1945.” Helped create curriculum; composed exams and term paper assignments; led weekly discussion sessions; graded all written work and determined final grades.


    Columbia University, New York, NY
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008–2010
    Conduct research on the history of the working class in the United States from 1900–1940. Article accepted by Journal of American History, publication forthcoming.

    New York Historical Society, New York, NY
    Researcher, 2004–2005
    Researched issues in New York City history; selected writers for publications and exhibits.

    Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA
    Writer, 2001–2002
    Researched and wrote reference articles on diverse topics in American history.

    ABC News, Los Angeles, CA
    Researcher, 1999–2001
    Verified the historical accuracy of special programming on American history.


    “Class Conflict in a Working Suburb of San Francisco in the 1920s.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Geographers. San Francisco, CA, March 2007.

    “Working Class in Los Angeles in the 1920s.” Paper presented at the Los Angeles History Research Group. San Marion, CA, November 2006.

    “Alcoholism in America” (with Alison Lee). Report prepared for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Los Alamitos, CA, May 2005.

    “An Analysis of the Recent Presidential Campaigns.” Paper presented at the Conference on the Presidency, sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Presidency. Erie, PA, April 2003.


    American Historical Association
    Organization of American Historians
    Western Association of Women Historians
    President, Graduate History Association, Columbia University, 2004–2005


    Reading and basic speaking competence in French, Spanish, and Modern Greek. Translation competence in Italian.

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