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Anne E. Parsons

Dr. Anne E. Parsons

Contact Information

Email: aeparson@uncg.edu
Office: 2137 MHRA
Office Phone: 336-334-5645

Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2013
M.A., New York University, 2005
B.A., Smith College, 2000

Academic Positions

Director of Public History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2018-
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2013-
Visiting Instructor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012-2013

Research Interests

  • Public History
  • Carceral Studies
  • History of Social Medicine
  • History of Social Welfare
  • History of Gender and Sexuality
  • Modern U.S. History

Current Project

From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945 (UNC Press: forthcoming in fall 2018).

Courses Taught

  • HIS 212: U.S. History Since 1865
  • HIS 626: The Practice of Public History
  • HIS 627: Museum and Historic Site Interpretation: Principles and Practice
  • HIS 631: Digital History
  • HIS 633: Community History Practicum
  • HIS 720/721: Capstone Projects

Selected Publications

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  • From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945 (University of North Carolina Press, 2018).
  • "Rejecting Mental-Health Institutions and Embracing Prisons in the 1980s," in From Attics to Activists: Rethinking Family in Disability History, edited by Sarah Rose and Stephanie Cole (College Station: Texas A&M: Forthcoming).
  • "From Asylum to Prison: The Story of Lincoln, Illinois," Journal of Illinois History 15 (Winter 2011 [2012]).
  • "When the Erotic Becomes Illicit: Struggles over Displaying Queer History at a Mainstream Museum," co-authored with Jill Austin, Jennifer Brier, and Jessica Herczeg-Konecny, Radical History Review 113 (Spring 2012).
  • "Gender Crossroads: Representations of Gender Transgressions in Chicago's Press, 1850-1920," co-authored with Jennifer Brier, Out in Chicago: LGBT History at the Crossroads, edited by Jill Austin and Jennifer Brier (Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 2011).
  • Other publications listed on Vitae.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Soros Justice Media Fellowship, Open Society Foundation, 2015
  • Mini-Grant, North Carolina Humanities Council, 2014
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Institute for the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011-2012
  • Wood Institute Travel Grant, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, PA, 2011
  • Chancellor's Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011
  • Other awards listed on Vitae.

Public History

  • Partner, States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories, Humanities Action Lab, New York, NY, 2015-2016.
  • Host Committee Member, Bills of Sale: Slave Deeds of Guilford County, International Civil Rights Center and Museum, Greensboro, NC, 2015.
  • Project Director, Pieces of the Past: The Art of Gwendolyn Magee, an exhibition on quilts depicting African American history and culture, High Point Museum, High Point, NC, 2014.
  • Researcher, "Out in Chicago," an exhibition on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History, Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL, May 2011-2012.
  • Co-Curator, "Haunted Histories, Hallowed Ground," Lecture and Display, Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, October 2011.
  • Other projects listed on Vitae.

External Links

Curriculum Vitae

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