Ruby Oram

Ruby Oram



program: MA/PhD in US and Public History


office: Crown Center 557


File Attachments:
  1. CV.taskstream.pdf CV.taskstream.pdf


DePaul University, Chicago, IL  (September 2008 – June 2012)

  • BA, American Studies, Summa Cum Laude

Research Interests

My research interests within 20th century American cultural history are consumerism, popular culture, and material culture. Specifically, I am currently interested in the history of storage and clutter in the 20th century home and the ways in which the self-help and home organization industries have attempted to tame/rationalize American consumer habits.


Loyola University Teaching Assistantship  (August 2013)

Loyola University Chicago


The Richard DeCordova Writing Award  (March 2012)

DePaul University


Public History Experience

Art Institute of Chicago (June 2014  August 2014)

Museum Education Intern


Chicago Architecture Foundation  (July 2011 – January 2013)

Site Coordinator/Website Manager, Open House Chicago


Art Institute of Chicago  (January 2012 – January 2013)

Collections Intern, Photography Department



Author: Ruby Oram
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