About


I am Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Public History at American University. From 2013-16, I was Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Graduate Program in Historical Administration at Eastern Illinois University. I hold a PhD in American Studies from Brown University and MA degrees in Public Humanities from Brown University and in Communication, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University. My research and teaching interests include 19th and 20th century U.S. social and cultural history, public history, museum studies, digital humanities, media and cultural studies, media history, and critical theory. My book, entitled History Comes Alive: Between Past and Present in the Making of Postwar Historical Consciousness, will be out in Fall of 2017, with the University of North Carolina Press.

you can reach me at malgorzata.rymsza-pawlowska at american dot edu