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Alexander OlsonAlexander Olson

Assistant Professor, Mahurin Honors College

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2013

Fields: U.S. History, American Studies, U.S. West, Native American, Environmental

Office:  HCIC 1037

Phone:  (270) 745-4201

Email:  alexander.olson@wku.edu

Mahurin Honors College

 

 

 

Research Interests

American Studies: A User's Guide (University of California Press, 2017). Co-authored with Philip J. Deloria.

 

“Ad Hoc American Studies: Michigan and the Hidden History of a Movement,” American Studies 55, no. 1 (2016): 107-131. Co-authored with Frank Kelderman.

 

“Muybridge in the Parlor,” Journal of American Studies 50, no. 1 (February 2016): 61-80.

 

“Citizen Stories: A New Path to Culture Change,” Public: A Journal of Imagining America 3, no. 1 (Spring 2015). Co-authored with Elizabeth Gish and Terry Shoemaker.

 

“‘You have rescued me from academicism’: Selections from the Correspondence of Henry Nash Smith and Mary Hunter Austin,” Southwest Review 96, no. 1 (Winter 2011): 50-65.

 

“Heritage Schemes: The Curtis Brothers and the Indian Moment of Northwest Boosterism,” Western Historical Quarterly 40, no. 2 (Summer 2009): 159-178. Winner of the Bert Fireman Award from the Western History Association.

 

“Our Leschi: The Making of a Martyr,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 95, no. 1 (Winter 2003/04): 26-36.

 

 

 

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