Ruby Oram

Ruby Oram

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Program: PhD, United States History and Public History

Dissertation: "They Taught Us To Be Ladies": Vocational Education for Girls in Chicago, 1880-1930

Email: roram@luc.edu

On the web: LinkedIn

Office: Crown Center 557

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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

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)

Teaching Experience

Discussion Section Leader, 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

Public History Projects

Nominator of the 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)

Conference 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

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

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

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-present)

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-present)

 

Author: Ruby Oram
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