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Amy J. Kinsel
Shoreline Community College
I am interested in integrating part-time history instructors more closely into the profession as a whole. Toward that end I would like to see more contact and coordination between history instructors at two-year, four-year, and graduate-level instuitutions and more inclusion of part-time instructors in professional organizations such as the AHA and OAH.
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Avenue North
Shoreline, Washington 98133
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Adjunct
Reviewer for H-CivWar
Reviewer for H-South
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Ph.D., 1992, M.A. 1985, American History, Cornell University
B.A., 1982, University of Puget Sound
"'From These Honored Dead': Gettysburg in American Culture, 1863-1938"
History Instructor, 2004-Present, Shoreline Community College, Intra-American Studies and Social Sciences Division. Courses taught include both sections of the U.S. History Survey, Pacific Northwest History, and interdisciplinary studies.
History Instructor, 2001-2004, North Seattle Community College, History Department, Math, Science, and Social Sciences Division. Courses taught include both sections of the U.S. History Survey.
Chairwoman, American Historical Association/Organization of American Historians Joint Committe on Part-time and Adjunct Employment, 2004-present.
Member, Local Arrangements Committee, 119th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Seattle, Washington, January, 2005.
Allan Nevins Prize for best-written 1992 doctoral dissertation in American History, awarded May 1993 by the Society of American Historians, for "'From These Honored Dead': Gettysburg in American Culture, 1863-1938."
Gettysburg in American Culture, 1863-1938 (under contract to University of North Carolina Press).
“American Identity, National Reconciliation, and the Memory of the Civil War,” Proteus, A Journal of Ideas, vol. 17, no. 2 (Fall 2000): 5-14.
"From Turning Point to Peace Memorial: A Cultural Legacy," in Gabor S. Boritt, ed., The Gettysburg Nobody Knows (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997).
Papers and Presentations:
“The Battlefield as Artifact: A ‘New’ Gettysburg for the Twenty-first Century?”, comment presented January 9, 2005, at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington.
"'A Monument to American Manhood': How the War Department Shaped the Gettysburg National Military Park," paper presented April 24, 1999, at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Toronto, Canada.
"History Cast in Stone: Union Regimental Monuments at Gettysburg," paper presented January 11, 1998, at the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Seattle, Washington.
"American Identity, National Reconciliation, and the Memory of the Civil War," paper presented March 29, 1996, at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Chicago, Illinois.
"From Turning Point to Peace Memorial: Gettysburg's Cultural Legacy," paper presented June 30, 1995, at the Civil War Institute of Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
"The Gettysburg National Military Park: Composing a Memory," paper presented March 25, 1988, at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Reno, Nevada.
Review of David Blight, Race and Reunion, The Civil War in American Memory, Civil War Book Review, Summer 2001.
H-South review of J. Michael Martinez, et al, Confederate Symbols in the Contemporary South, H-Net, December 10, 2000.
H-CivWar review of Carol Reardon, Pickett’s Charge in History and Memory, H-Net, April 14, 1998.