Laura Pearce

Laura Pearce


Faculty Advisor: Ted Karamanski

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Loyola University Chicago, 2012-2014

  • MA - Public History

DePauw University, 2006-2010

  • BA - History, Cum Laude

Research Interests

My research interests include Holocaust history and commemoratino, women's and gender history, and pre-20th century U.S. history, public history, and issues of historic memory.

Awards and Fellowships

Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellow; Summer 2013

Loyola University Chicago - Graduate Assistant (Women and Leadership Archives); 2012-2014

Albert J. Beveridge Fellowship; 2012

William Wallace Carson Scholarship; 2009

Public History Projects

National Register of Historic Places, Cairnduff's Edition Historic District, Chicago, Cook County, IL; Work in Progress

"Hawthron-Mellody Farms," Temporary Exhibit, Cuneo Mansion & Gardens; Work in Progress

The Lakefront Historian, Contributor; 2012-2014


Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (Skokie, IL), Collections Intern; August 2013-Present

Museum of the Mississippi Delta (Greenwood, MS), Promotional Intern; June - December 2011

C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Holocaust Museum and Education Center (Terre Haute, IN), Visitor Experience Intern; February 2009 - May 2010

Lake County Historical Society (Painesville, OH), Youth Education Programming Assistant; Summers 2006 - 2009

Conference Presentations

"Addressing Absence: Exhibiting African-American Suffragists," Poster Accepted for National Council  of Public History Conference, Monterey, CA; March 2014

"From Royalty to Reds: Public Perception of Jane Addams and Hull House During the Red Scare," Loyola University Graduate Student Association Conference, Chicago, IL; November 2013

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