American Studies
American Studies

Caroline Johnson


Doctoral Student
Caroline Johnson

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Interests


U.S. cultural and social history; popular culture; women’s and gender history; new labor history, history of aviation, images and visual culture, history of photography; comics and political cartoons, adolescent and youth culture

Biography


Caroline Johnson is a PhD Candidate in the Department of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She received BAs in History and Anthropology and her MA in History from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  Caroline writes on the social and cultural history of women in the United States, with specific consideration of labor and technology.  Currently, she serves as a Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Guggenheim fellow for her dissertation research on women pilots in commercial aviation.

Previously, Caroline worked as a teaching assistant and as a graduate research associate at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center in Austin, Texas. Keeping with her commitment to promote transparency in knowledge creation and dissemination, Caroline enjoys writing and speaking on archival collections and material culture in public and scholarly forums. She is an advocate for stronger relationships and increased communication between humanities and STEM fields.

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