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Amy Katherine DeFalco Lippert
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Lecturer, American Studies
Areas of Focus
- Nineteenth-century American history
- American western/ U.S. West history
- 19th- and early 20th-century American cultural history
- 19th- and early 20th-century American urban history
- The cultural and social history of the United States in the 19th century, with a special interest in the mass production, consumption and popular interaction with visual imagery and problems of perception
- Lippert's book, "Consuming Identities: Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco," focuses on visual representations of people as essential components in the cultural history of modern life. Learn more on the book website.
- Earned her BA, MA, and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley
- Named an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor in graduate school, and served as the graduate student speaker at her 2009 doctoral commencement.
- Has taught in the departments of history at the University of Chicago and Colby College.
- Held grants and fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Huntington Library; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; the Quinn Foundation; the Book Club of California; and the Bancroft Library at U.C. Berkeley.