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Department of History


Stephanie Riley

Title: Graduate Student
PhD in U.S. History, 1877 to the present
Department: History
College of Arts and Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Pat Sullivan

Education: BA in History (Northern Illinois University)
MA in Public History, with a concentration in Archival Management and Digital History (University of Illinois, Springfield) 

Bio: Stephanie studies the intersection of radical movements, print culture, and the Socialist Party during the Progressive Era. She is particularly interested in understudied members of the Socialist Party, especially Ben Hanford, as well as Carl Sandburg’s contributions to radical movements. Her fields of study are in U.S. History, 1877 to the present, Intellectual and Cultural History, and Atlantic History.

Before attending the University of South Carolina, Stephanie worked for several organizations, including the Eastland Disaster Historical Society and the Indiana State Library. She has presented her research at the annual meetings of the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the Conference on Illinois History.


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