Janette Clay

Janette Clay

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Janette Clay

Email: jclay3@luc.edu

Office: Crown Center 557

Advisor: Dr. Michelle Nickerson


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PhD Candidate

Loyola University Chicago, IL, History, 2016-present

Major Field: U.S. History

Minor Field: Women and Gender History

Certification: Online Teaching Course Loyola University, November 2018

Research: “Peace Bodies: Women, Encampments, and the Struggle against Nuclear Weapons during the Cold War”


Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Il. Master of Arts, History, May 2016

Major Field: Global History

Minor Field: Public History

Certification: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Research: Civic Representations in ‘The World’s Greatest Peace Play’”


Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Il., Bachelor of Arts, History December 2013.

Summa Cum Laude

Licensure: Professional Educator License.

Endorsements: Social Science History, Senior High School Grade 9–12; Secondary Education, Grade 6-12; Social Science, Middle School Grades 6-8.

Research Interests

I am primarily interested in women and gender history of the twentieth century. Specific areas of interest include peace history, and the history of activism, civic identity, and performance.

Awards and Fellowships

2016-2021 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago  Robert McCluggage Award in recognition for research paper, “Peace Bodies: Women at the Seneca Encampment for Peace and Justice," April 2018

Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Association Conference “Best Loyola Paper Prize,” November 2017.

Northern Illinois University Presidential Commission on the Status of Women Outstanding Woman Student Award, May 2014

Northern Illinois University Department of History Annual Senior Research Paper Prize, May, 2013

Northern Illinois University Patrick White Prize for Teaching Excellence, November, 2013


Conference Papers

Presented “Peace and Goodwill in the Trojan Women” at the Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Association Conference. November 2017

Presented “Theatrical Depictions of Women and Marriage: 1750-1820” at the Northern Illinois University History Graduate Student Association Conference. November, 2014

Presented on the Northern Illinois University Regional History Center Common Core Initiative for Students and Teachers at the Conference on Social Sciences and the Common Core.  March 2014 

Public History Projects

Developed a digital platform for and publicly presented oral histories as a volunteer for the Women and Leadership Archives for the Mundelein College Peace Studies Oral History Digitization Project August 2017- April 2018

Developed a digital platform for and publicly presented multimedia materials, including oral histories, as a Summer staff member for Loyola University Chicago Women and Leadership Archives for the “Voices from Mundelein Media Portal” May 2018- August 2018

Created and digitally presented multiple web-accessible, Common Core aligned secondary level lesson plans which utilized archival sources from the Northern Illinois Regional History Center archives in the context of the Northern Illinois Regional History Center's "Common Core Intiative." January through May, 2014

Presented RHC digital lesson plans at the Common Core Initiative Conference at Northern Illinois University. March 2014

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant, for Western Civilizations and US History classes at Loyola University, Chicago, IL, August 2016 – Present

Student Teacher, Social Sciences, Amboy High School, Amboy, Illinois, August 2013- December 2013


Illinois Regional Archives Depository History Graduate Student Staff Member and Intern, DeKalb, IL August 2014- June 2016

Northern Illinois Regional History Center, Student Intern, DeKalb, IL May 2012-July 2012


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