Curriculum Vitae

Sarah Ruth Wilson
Curriculum vitae

 EDUCATION

Penn State University, Harrisburg
PhD candidate, American Studies, 2013 – present
Advisor: Charles Kupfer, Ph.D.

Penn State University, Harrisburg
M.A., American Studies, 2012
Thesis: “Margaret Criswell Disert, A Story: The Undercurrents of American Feminism before 1960,” Advisors: Charles D. Kupfer, Anne A. Verplanck

Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
B.A., Art History, 2010
Thesis: “The Beautiful and the Sublime: American Landscape Painting in the Nineteenth Century”

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

“The Exotic and the Familiar: Archival Evidence of Acceptance and Difference and Wilson College in the 1920s,” Western Association of Women Historians, Sacramento, CA, May 2015.

“‘Trees and the Wild’: Matt Pond, the American Pastoral, and the Sublime,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, New Orleans, LA, April 2015.

“Beyond the Binary: Exploring Contemporary American Concepts of Femininity and Masculinity,” Eastern American Studies Association, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, March 2014.

“Margaret Criswell Disert, A Story: The Undercurrents of American Feminism before 1960,” Institute of Retired Persons, Chambersburg, PA, October 2013.

“Margaret Criswell Disert, A Story: The Undercurrents of American Feminism before 1960,” Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA, March 2013.

PUBLICATIONS

“Girl Bands,” Encyclopedia of Youth Culture, edited by Simon J. Bronner and Cindy Dell Clark, Santa Barbara: Greenwood, 2016.

“Once a Legend, Always a Legend: Disney’s Sleepy Hollow and Post-WWII America,” Magazine Americana, February 2015.

 “Grant Wood,” Encyclopedia of American Studies Online, forthcoming.
“American Gothic,” Encyclopedia of American Studies Online, forthcoming.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Wilson College Fine Arts Prize, 2010
Margaret Strode Haines Award, 2010

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant, Penn State University, 2013 – present
Women and the American Experience, American Studies (Spring/Fall 2014)
“American Beauty”, Intro to American Studies  (Fall 2014)

 EXTRACURRICULAR UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

Vice President, American Studies Student Association, Penn State Harrisburg, 2014-2015
Humanities Cultural Enrichment Committee, Penn State University, 2013

NON-ACADEMIC WORK

Interim Archivist, The C. Elizabeth Boyd ’33 Archive, Wilson College, 2013
Archival Assistant, The Hershey Community Archive, 2012-2013
Interim Director, Council for the Arts, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 2010
Program Coordinator, Council for the Arts, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 2008-2010

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Board Member, Wilson College Alumnae/i Association, 2013 – present
Member, Community Advisory Board, WITF, 2014

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Studies Association
Eastern American Studies Association
American Society of Environmental History

 

 

 

 

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