Laura Johns

Laura Johns


Program:  MA in Public History


Office:  Crown Center 557

Faculty Advisor:  Theodore Karamanski


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MA, Loyola University Chicago, 2013

BA, Albion College, 2007

Research Interests


My research interests lie in American history, the American Civil War, and public history. My undergraduate research dealt with the factors that led Irish immigrants to enlist with the Irish Brigade of the Union Army of the Potomac.  My MA research has emphasized the shaping of public memory and the Civil War’s impact on public spaces.  

Awards and Fellowships

Cuneo Fellowship,  Loyola University Chicago, 2012-2013

Teaching Assistantship, Loyola University Chicago, 2011-2012

Julian S. Rammelkamp Award in American History, 2002

Julian S. Rammelkamp Junior Scholarship in History, 2001


The Civil War and Chicago: Memorialization, Commemoration, and Remembrance at Rosehill Cemetery. Digital Exhibition, 2012.

Riam Nar Druid O Sbairn Lann: Factors in Recruitment for the Irish Brigade of the American Civil War. Albion College, 2003.


Public History Projects

National Register of Historic Places Nomination, Spring 2013.

"Interview with Linda Massari" (with Rachel Lewis, Briana Martin, and Grace Lehner), Strich School of Medicine Oral History Project, Fall 2012.

"Reimagining Collections" (with Konstandina Argyropoulos, Siera Heavner, and Elizabeth Quinn), Oak Park & River Forest Historical Society, Fall 2011.

"Preserving the Schlater Collection for Family and Community" (with Elisabeth Nyden and Grace Pekar), Fall 2011.

"Civil War Chicago: Monuments & Memory," Fall 2011.


Internships and Employment

Loyola University Chicago, Cuneo Public History Fellow, August 2012-Present.

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Historical Interpreter Intern, May-August 2012.

Pritzker Military Library, Oral History Intern, March-May 2012.

Loyola University Chicago, Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2011-May 2012.

Grant Consulting Group, Director of Legislative and Client Service, August 2007-July 2011.

Citizens Research Council of Michigan, Research Intern, June-August 2007.

Think Tank for Action on Social Change, Research and Administrative Intern, March-April 2006
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