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Alexander Olson

Alexander Olson
- Assistant Professor

  • Email: alexander.olson@wku.edu
  • Office: HCIC 1037
  • Phone Number: (270) 745-4201
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2013
  • Core Faculty in the Mahurin Honors College
  • Fields U.S. History, American Studies, North American West, Indigenous Studies, Biopolitics

Publications

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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