Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey



Office: Crown Center 334E

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Timothy Gilfoyle

Web Page: Blog and Twitter



Hello, I'm Chris Ramsey!  I'm a doctoral candidate in the History Department at Loyola University Chicago.  I will be updating this section soon with my research interests and information about my dissertation, "Forgetting How to Hate: The Evolution of White Responses to Integration on the Southwest Side of Chicago, 1945-1987."

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Employment History

Loyola University Chicago: Graduate Assistant, Fall 2008-Spring 2013.

Loyola University of Chicago: Instructor of Record, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.

Honors and Awards

James Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003-2007.

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.

Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship at Loyola University Chicago, Fall 2013-Spring 2014



Reviewed John Schultz, No One Was Killed: The Democratic National Convention, August 1968, in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society (Spring 2010): 117-119.

"Marquette Park: Ghosts of the Past, Scary Times of the Present," Illinois Heritage (May-June 2015), in press.


B.A., magna cum laude, History with Highest Distinction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.


Conferences and Presentations

“Chicago's Fem Land: The YWCA and Women's Liberation in Chicago, 1967-1976,” the Women and Leadership Archives Lecture Series,” Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL (February 15, 2011).


“From Rolling Pins to Podiums: The Changing Role of Women in Neighborhood Resistance: Chicago, 1953-1983,” The University of Alabama Fourth Annual Graduate History Conference on Power and Struggle, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (March 3, 2012).


“Marquette Park and the Problem of Image in a Post-Civil Rights World, 1966-1983,” The City and the Senses Conference, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (June 6, 2012).


"From Rolling Pins to Podiums: The Changing Role of Women in Neighborhood Resistance: Chicago, 1953-1983," The Urban History Association Sixth Biennial Conference, New York City, NY (October 27, 2012).


"Untitled First Chapter," Newberry Library Urban History Dissertation Group, Chicago, IL (December 7, 2013).


“Southwest Women Working Together: Liberation, Integration, and Leadership on the Southwest Side of Chicago, 1968-1978,” A Revolutionary Moment: Women's Liberation in the Late 1960s and Early 1970s, Boston, MA (March 29, 2014).


Chaired “New Views on Chicago's Urban Crisis,” Resistance and Remembrance: Collective Identities and the Uses of History, Annual Midwest Labor and Working-Class History Colloquium, Chicago, IL (April 4, 2014).   


"A Good Place to Work and Play; A Good Place to Live and Stay: The Trials of the South Lynne Community Council of Chicago, 1957-1966," Sixteenth Annual Conference on Illinois History, Springfield, IL (September 26, 2014).


"It Takes an Ethnic Village: Redevelopment as Resistance on the Southwest Side of Chicago," The Urban History Association Seventh Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, PA (October 11, 2014)


"A Bungalow Divided Cannot Stand," Newberry Library Urban History Dissertation Group, Chicago, IL (April 11, 2015)

Courses Taught


History 102: The Evolution of Western Ideas Since 1600, Loyola University Chicago.

History 211: United States History to 1865, Loyola University Chicago.



Treasurer, Loyola History Graduate Student Association, 2011-2012.

Member of the Loyola History Graduate Student Association Conference Planning Committee, May-November 2011 and May 2012-November 2012.

Reviewed Robert Self, All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s in the The Blog of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History at (December 14, 2012).  

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