Ruby Oram

Ruby Oram

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Program: PhD, United States History and Public History

Dissertation: Useful for Life: Chicago Girls and the Making of Vocational Education, 1880-1930

Email: roram@luc.edu

On the web: LinkedIn

Office: Crown Center 557, Lakeshore Campus

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Research Interests: 19th and 20th century United States history, including the history of education, women and gender, labor, urban space, and architecture.

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Education

PhD, United States History and Public History, 2013 - 2019 (anticipated)
     Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL


BA, American Studies, 2008 - 2012
     DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Teaching Experience

Lecturer, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • HIST 212: United States History, 1865 to the Present

Discussion Section Instructor, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • HIST 212: United States History, 1865 to the Present 
  • HIST 102: Western Civilization, 1500 to the Present

Teaching Assistant, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • HIST 300: The Supernatural in the Middle Ages
  • HIST 208: East Asia, 1500 to the Present
  • HIST 204: Global History
  • HIST 102: Western Civilization, 1500 to the Present

Professional Experience

Chicago Architecture Tour Guide, Wendella Boats, Chicago, IL (2016 - present)

Archives Intern, The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL (2015)

Museum Educator, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2014)

Collections Intern, Photography Department, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2012)

Website Manager, Open House Chicago 2012, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, IL (2012)

Site Coordinator, Open House Chicago 2011, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, IL (2011)

Public History Projects

Creator of the website and interactive map, "Mapping Girls' Vocational Education in Chicago, 1879-1930," (in progress)

Nominator of Carter Harrison Technical High School, Chicago, IL, to the National Register of Historic Places (ongoing)

Nominator of Lucy Flower Technical School for Girls, Chicago, IL, to the National Register of Historic Places (2017)

Interviewer and Transcriber, Chrysler Village Project Oral History Project, Chicago, IL (2016)

Co-Creator, Docent and Visitor Evaluation Program for Glessner House and Clarke House Museums, Chicago, IL (2015)

Content Contributor, Chicago Cultural Alliance (CCA), Chicago, IL (2014)

Research Assistant, Loyola University Jesuit Libraries Project, Chicago, IL (2013)

Publications

Book Review, Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order by Jon Shelton. Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biolgraphy (forthcoming, January 2019).

Presentations

“Girls' Vocational Education in Chicago,” Loyola University Chicago, History Graduate Student Association Conference, November 19, 2016.

“Chicago's Lucy Flower Technical School for Girls, 1927-1978,” Graduate Student Poster Session, Urban History Association Conference, October 14, 2016.

“I Went in a Child, I Came Out a Lady:” Gendered Education and the History of Flower Tech, 1927-1960,” International Standing Conference on the History of Education (ISCHE), August 18, 2016.

“They Taught Us To Be Ladies:” The Lucy Flower Technical School for Girls, 1927-1960,” University of Illinois, Women's and Gender History Symposium, March 11, 2016.

Awards

King V. Hostick Research Scholarship, Illinois State Historical Society (Summer 2018)

Ramonat Fellowship in American Catholic History, Loyola University Chicago (2018-2019)

McCluggage Award for best graduate essay, History Department, Loyola University Chicago (2016)

Loyola University Teaching Assistantship, Loyola University Chicago (2013-2018)

The Richard DeCordova Award for best essay, American Studies Department, DePaul University (2012)

Service

Vice President, History Graduate Student Association (HGSA), Loyola University Chicago (2016-2017)

Chair, HGSA Public History Committee, Loyola University Chicago (2015)

Student Research Paper Judge, Chicago Metro History Fair (2015-present)

Committee Member, HGSA Conference, Loyola University Chicago (2014-present)

District Coordinator, Open House Chicago, Chicago Architecture Foundation (2013-2016)

 

Author: Ruby Oram
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