Ella Wagner

Ella Wagner


Email: ewagner8@luc.edu

Twitter: @ellafwagner

For the most up-to-date information, please visit my website: ellafwagner.com.



Ph.D. Candidate, United States History and Public History

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

Dissertation: "The Saloon is Their Palace": Race and Politics in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1894-1920

Advisor: Michelle Nickerson

B.A., American Studies and History

Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Thesis: "The Problem of Perpetrators: Politics, Commemoration, and Knowledge at the 9/11 Memorial Museum"


Professional Experience

National Collaborative for Women's History Sites, Amy Dykeman Fellow and Administrative Assistant, 2018-2019.

Newberry Library, Chicago, IL. Interim Public Engagement Assistant, Summer 2017.

Gale Researcher, Chicago, IL. Subject Matter Expert, U.S. History and World History, 2016-2017.

Evanston History Center, Evanston, IL. Vickie Burke Intern for Women's History, 2016.

Wendella Boats, Chicago, IL. Tour Guide, 2016.

Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL. Research Intern, 2016.

Social Science Research Council, Brooklyn, NY. Program Assistant, Digital Culture Program; and Editorial Assistant, The Immanent Frame, 2013-2015.

Château de Belcastel, Aveyron, France. Intern, Summer 2013.

New Amsterdam History Center, New York, NY. Intern, 2012-2013.

Institute for the Study of Human Rights, New York, NY. Office Assistant, 2012-2013.

Columbia University Center for Oral History, New York, NY. Editorial Assistant, 2010-2011.


Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

Crown Fellowship in the Humanities, Loyola University Chicago, 2015-present.

Humanities Without Walls Fellow, 2019.

Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, inducted 2017.

Cum Laude honors, Columbia University, 2013.


Public History Projects

Curator, "Truth-Telling: Frances Willard and Ida B. Wells," Frances Willard House Museum, 2019.

Contributor, “Evanston Women and the 19th,” Evanston History Center, Evanston IL, 2016. Available at https://evanstonandthe19th.omeka.net.

Co-author, “Joliet Prison: National Register of Historic Places Nomination,” 2017.

Co-author, “A History of Chicago in 17 Graves: Rosehill Cemetery Walking Tour,” prepared for Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, 2015.


History Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago IL.

  •     President, 2017-2018
  •     Public History Committee Chair, 2016-2017
  •     Conference Volunteer, 2015-2017
  •     Contributor, The Lakefront Historian, 2015, 2016

Member and Volunteer, Public History Lab, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago IL, 2015-2017.

Judge, Chicago Metro History Fair, Chicago IL, 2016, 2017.

Author: Ella Wagner
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