Katherine Macica

Katherine Macica

Macica Banff

Program: Joint doctoral program in American and Public History

Email: kmacica@luc.edu

Office: Crown Center 557

Faculty Advisor: Patricia Mooney-Melvin

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Education

PhD Candidate, US and Public History, Loyola University Chicago, expected 2019

MA, Public History, Loyola University Chicago, 2007

BA, magna cum laude, History major, International Studies minor, Loyola University Chicago, 2002

Research Interests

My research interests include late 19th and 20th century US history, environmental history, western US history, military history, urban history, and public history.

Dissertation: "Environments of War: The Pacific Northwest and the Waging of World War II"

Publications

"Fortress City: The Militarized Landscape of Seattle," in Simo Laakkonen, John McNeill, Richard P. Tucker, and Timo Vuorisalo, eds., The Resilient City in World War II: Urban Environmental Histories (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

Book review of Simo Laakkonen, Richard P. Tucker, and Timo Vuorisalo, eds., The Long Shadows: A Global Environmental History of the Second World War (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2017), for Western Historical Quarterly 49, no. 1 (Spring 2018), 109-110.

Conference Presentations

"Militarized Landscapes in the United States, Germany, and Britain between the World Wars," roundtable participant, American Society for Environmental History Conference, Columbus, OH, April 2019.

"From Rivers to Runways: Militarizing the Pacific Northwest during World War II," presentation in the "Re-engaging with Military History: The Path Forward" lightning round session, Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 2019.

"Outside Support: Creating and Maintaining Community Outreach and Engagement," roundtable participant, Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 2019.

"Trees, Preservations, and Public Historians: Challenges and Opportunities," roundtable participant, National Council on Public History Conference, Hartford, CT, March 2019.

"Planning for Prosperity, Planning for War: The New Deal and War Mobilization in the Pacific Northwest," American Society for Environmental History Conference, Riverside, CA, March 2018.

"'Here are your ships, Uncle Sam': Shipbuilding in the Pacific Northwest during World War II," McMullen Naval History Symposium, Annapolis, MD, September 2017.

"Forests or Flying Fortresses? Defining the Public Good in Washington State during World War II," American Society for Environmental History Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2017.

"Environmental Impacts of World War II in the Pacific Northwest," roundtable participant, American Society for Environmental History Conference, Seattle, WA, March 2016.

"Fortress City: Seattle and the Waging of World War II," Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2015. Awarded Best Loyola Graduate Student Presentation.

"Wings of Production, Wings of Destruction: Boeing Aircraft in the Pacific Northwest and Europe in World War II," Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2014.

"From Sagebrush to Chardonnay: The Development of the Wine Industry in Washington State," Agricultural History Society Conference, Banff, AB, June 2013.

"Animals and the Urban Environment in Chicago, 1837-1930," Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2012 .

"Local Heroes, World War: Interpreting World War II in a Local History Museum," poster presentation, National Council on Public History/Organization of American Historians Conference, Milwaukee, WI, April 2012.

"Sauganash: A Local History within National Context,” Conference on Illinois History, Springfield, IL, September 2010.

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record, US History Since 1865, Spring 2016, Loyola University Chicago

Instructor of Record, US History to 1865, Spring 2015, Loyola University Chicago

Teaching Assistant, US History Since 1865, Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Loyola University Chicago

Discussion Leader (two sections), US History Since 1865, Fall 2012, Loyola University Chicago

Teaching Assistant, Western Civilization Since 1700, 2011-2012, Loyola University Chicago

Adjunct Instructor, US History Since 1865, Spring 2011, Wilbur Wright College

Professional Experience

Loyola University Chicago Libraries, Chicago, IL, Graduate Circulation Supervisor, 2018-Present

Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Junior Fellow, Prints and Photographs Division, Summer 2012

Winnetka Historical Society, Winnetka, IL, Curator, 2007-2012

Kenilworth Historical Society, Kenilworth, IL, Assistant Curator, 2007-2011

National Archives and Records Administration, Seattle, WA, Archives Intern, Summer 2006

Public History Projects

Exhibits:

"The Ellacuría Tapes: A Martyr at Loyola," lead designer and curator, online exhibit, Loyola University Chicago, launched 2014. (view exhibit)

"Skokie Lagoons: Constructed Nature," curator and sole author, online exhibit for the Winnetka Historical Society, launched 2012. (view exhibit)

Junior Fellows Annual Display, curator of Prints and Photographs Division section, exhibit and presentation, Library of Congress, July 2012.

"Loosen Your Corset, Roll Up Your Sleeves: The Progressive Era in Winnetka, 1890-1920," curator, Winnetka Historical Society, April 2012-April 2014.

"Serving on All Fronts: Winnetka and World War II," curator, Winnetka Historical Society, November 2010-March 2012.
(view online version)

"Kenilworth: The Next Fifty Years," co-curator, Kenilworth Historical Society, December 2010-May 2012.

"Palette of Our Past: Artists in Winnetka," curator, Winnetka Historical Society, October 2009-November 2010.

"Creating Community: A History of Winnetka," curator, Winnetka Historical Society, May 2009-present.

"Artists in Living: A History of Creativity in Kenilworth," co-curator, Kenilworth Historical Society, May 2009-December 2010.

"I Do, I Do: Weddings in Winnetka," co-curator, Winnetka Historical Society, June 2008-October 2009.

"The Green Dream: People of Kenilworth Celebrate Natural Beauty," co-curator, Kenilworth Historical Society, December 2007-May 2009.

Cultural Resource Interpretation and Preservation:

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Tour Project in partnership with History 480: Public History Method and Theory, Loyola University Chicago, project facilitator, Fall 2015-2018.

"Fort Sheridan: 125 Years of Adaptive Reuse," walking tour author and facilitator, with Hope J. Shannon, September 2014-2018.

Winnetka Buildings Survey Project, in partnership with the Winnetka Historical Society and the Management of Historical Resources graduate public history course at Loyola University Chicago. Project manager, Spring 2011.

National Register of Historic Places district nomination author, with Stella Ress, Sauganash Historic District, Chicago, IL, listed June 2010. (view nomination)

Digital Media:

Program Assistant, Loyola University Chicago, Fall 2016-Fall 2017

  • Developed website for the Graduate School's NEH-spponsored project, Charting Career Pathways.
  • Coordinated programming and events, including marketing and outreach, for the Charting Career Pathways project

Public Media Assistant, Loyola University Chicago, 2013-2014, Fall 2015

  • Created content for and managed the History department's website and social media.

Contributor, The Lakefront Historian

"Winnetka Story: The History of Winnetka and the North Shore," associate producer, documentary film, 2009.

Select Public Presentations:

"Shipways, Runways, and Skid Roads: Militarizing the Pacific Northwest during World War II," Oregon State University Library, August 2018.

"American Women during World War II," Chicago History Museum Educator Workshop, October 2016.

Historian and on-screen commentator for ABC7 Chicago's "7 on the Streets" segments regarding the history of Chicago street names, broadcast May 1 and May 5, 2015.

"Agriculture in Chicagoland," presentation for the Hinsdale Historial Society, April 2013.

Panelist commentator for "The Legacy and Challenge of Rachel Carson," presentation by Dr. Lisa Sideris, Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, Loyola University Chicago, March 2012.

"Women and World War II: WACs, WAVES, WASPs, and Rosies," presentation for the Daughters of the American Revolution, Skokie Valley Chapter, November 2010.

"Harold Ickes: Building Modern America," presentation for the Winnetka Historical Society, November 2009 and November 2008.

"Aviation on the North Shore," presentation for the Winnetka Historical Society, May 2009.

Discussion facilitator, veterans panel, Village of Winnetka Veteran’s Day Observance, November 2008.

"The Skokie Lagoons: Constructing Nature," presentation for the Winnetka Historical Society, May 2008.

Oral History:

American Society for Environmental History 40th Anniversary Oral History Project, interviewer, 2017.

Cook County Judges Oral History Project, co-interviewer and transcriber, Loyola University Chicago, Fall 2005.

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

Fellowships:

Program Assistantship, Loyola Univeristy Chicago, 2016-2017

Teaching Assistantship, Loyola University Chicago, 2011-2016

Grants:

Resident Scholar, Oregon State University Libraries, 2018

National Science Foundation Travel Grant, 2016, 2018

American Alliance of Museums, Museum Assessment Program Grant for the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, 2015

Honors and Awards:

Alpha Sigma Nu, Honor Society of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, inducted 2015

Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society, inducted 2002

Sigma Iota Rho, Honor Society for International Studies, inducted 2002

Award of Superior Achievement, Illinois State Historical Society, for the exhibit, "Loosen Your Corset, Roll Up Your Sleeves: The Progressive Era in Winnetka, 1890-1920," 2013

Award of Superior Achievement, Illinois Association of Museums, for the documentary, "Winnetka Story: The History of Winnetka and the North Shore," 2011

Award of Excellence, Illinois Association of Museums, for the exhibit, "Serving on All Fronts: Winnetka and World War II," 2011

Award of Merit, Illinois Association of Museums, for the exhibit, "I Do, I Do," 2008

Service

National Council on Public History, Sustainability Committee member, 2019-2021.

American Historical Association, Local Arrangements Committee member, 2019

Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Association
  • Chair, Dissertation Writing Group, 2015-2019
  • Chair, Public History Lab, 2014-2016
  • President, 2014-2015
  • Treasurer, 2013-2014
  • Co-Chair, Conference Committee, 2013
  • Conference Committee member, 2014-2017, 2006

Ft. Sheridan Historical Society, House Tour docent, 2017, 2018

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society

  • Member, Board of Directors, 2014-2016
  • Chair, Education Committee, 2014-2016

Chicago Metro History Fair, paper judge, 2016

Author: Katherine Macica
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