Matthew Lee Amyx

Matthew Lee Amyx


Office: Crown 557

Faculty Adviser: Michelle Nickerson


PhD 3rd Year, History, Loyola University Chicago (began August 2015)

M.A. in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago (August 2013)

B.A. in History, English Minor, University of Texas at Tyler (May 2012)

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Research Interests

My focus is Modern American history, with particular emphasis on urban race relations in the Progressive Era and Interwar Period. My M.A. thesis addressed black Chicago's response to the revived Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, and I am currently looking into the potentially discriminatory practices of the Home Owners Loan Corporations and uses of their residential security maps in American cities in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

Awards and Fellowships

Assistantship Award from Loyola University Chicago (2015-2020)

MAPSS Tuition Scholarship from University of Chicago (October 2012)

Edwin Morgan Smyrl and Frank H. Smyrl Endowed History Scholarship (September 2011)

Citizen 1 Bank/Perkins Scholarship, $1,300 (August 2010)

Regents Scholarship from University of Texas at Tyler (2009-2012)

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Conference Papers

April 2018     "Golden Roses of Chicago Theater: The Mundelein College Drama Department, 1930-1991": Presented at the Engendering Change Conference at the University of Chicago Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

July 2017     ““The Local Option”: Bringing a Neighborhood Museum into Chicago’s North Side”: Poster Presented at the Association of Midwest Museums Annual Meeting and Conference with Ellen Bushong and Julia Lacher.

November 2016     “Chicago’s Anti-Interventionist Mothers in Caracas and Moscow: A Transnational Urban Perspective, 1928-1945”. Presented at HGSA Conference at Loyola University Chicago.

May 2016     “Changing Attitudes on Cemeteries and Segregation of African Americans in Chicago Graveyards”. Presented at the University of Michigan Graduate Student Conference in U.S. History.

November 2015     ““No Longer Afraid of the Bogey Man”: Black Chicago’s Fight against the 1920s Ku Klux Klan”. Presented at HGSA Conference at Loyola University Chicago             



Employment History

Creative Manager and Webmaster, North Chicago Tours (April 2018 - present)

Theodore Roosevelt Digital Cataloging Intern, Dickinson State University (May - August 2018)

Teaching Assistant/Grader at Loyola University Chicago (August 2015 – present)

Conference Co-Chair, 2017 Loyola History Graduate Student Conference (May - November 2017)

Program Consultant and Archival Volunteer at the Francis Willard House Museum, Evanston, IL (January – September 2017)

Facilitator I at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL (October 2013 – September 2014, Summer 2017)

Volunteer and Public Media Team Leader with Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society (September 2015 - August 2017)

Volunteer at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL (June 2015 – December 2016)

Clerical and Research Assistant at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago (January – October 2013, Summer 2016)

Tutor with Academic Approach, Chicago, IL (August 2012 – August 2015)

Intern and Volunteer at Parrot Park and Agricultural Museum, Lindale, TX (January – October 2011)

Intern in Special Collections at the University of Texas at Tyler (August 2011 – May 2012)

Volunteer Language Instructor, Gilmer, Texas (October 2008 – May 2011)

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