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Elizabeth J. Pillsbury <email@example.com>
|List Affiliations:||Former Review Editor for H-Energy
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Environmental History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Political History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York, NY, 2002-Present
PhD Candidate in History with a focus on U.S. history and a concentration in environmental and public health history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Master’s Thesis entitled “Filthy Waters, Fattened Oysters, and Tyhphoidal Fevers: The New York Sewage Battles, 1880-1925”
• Master of Arts in U.S. History awarded 2004
• Master of Philosophy in U.S. History awarded 2005.
• Awarded Richard Hofstadter Fellowship, 2002-2007.
Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, Bachelor of Arts Received 1998
History Major with focus in American Studies, Consumer Culture and Art History.
Newberry Library, AMC/GLCA Program, Chicago, IL, Fall 1996
Student Fellow in the Landscape and Culture Seminar. Research project entitled: "A Convergence of Chicago Communities: Bughouse Square and the Dill Pickle Club, 1916-1933."
Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York, NY, 2003-Present
Teaching Fellow – Led weekly or bi-weekly discussion sections about course readings and lecturs, worked with students on paper writing and critical thinking skills, and graded exams and papers for the following professors and courses:
• Professor Kenneth Jackson, History of the City of New York, Fall 2005 (served as head TA for this course, managing 11 other TAs, field trip coordination, and carried a double teaching load)
• Professor Sarah Philips, History of the United States 1960-Present, Spring 2005
• Professor Herb Sloan, History of the United States until 1865, Fall 2004
• Professor Ellen Baker, History of American West, Spring 2004
• Professor Alice Kessler-Harris, Topics in Women/Gender in US History, Fall 2003.
History Teaching Committee co-Chair and GSAS Teaching Fellow, Academic Year 2005-2006. Served as co-chair of the History Department’s Teaching Committee. Led workshops for new TAs in the department on effectively leading section, commenting on papers and grading exams. Duties for Spring 2006 include coordinating a Spring Symposium in the History Department that will focus on cultivating teaching skills for new and old TAs.