History Department
History Department

Gwendolyn Lockman


B.A., American Studies, Georgetown University

Interests


20th Century U.S., Cultural History, Labor, Leisure, Sports, Race, Class, Urban Development, Regional Identity, American West

Biography


Gwendolyn Lockman is a PhD student in U.S. History. She is a historian of United States labor and leisure, with interests in dynamics of work, play, class, community, identity, race, and culture during the 20th century. Her current research concerns Columbia Gardens Amusement Park in Butte, Montana, as a space of cultural activity and employer-controlled leisure in a wide open town from the 1890s to 1970s. At UT, she writes for Not Even Past and for the History Department as a graduate student news assistant. She is also a History Graduate Student Council co-leader and a member of the Planning Committee for the Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality.

Gwen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University in 2016 with a degree in American Studies and minors in History and Government. Her undergraduate thesis, Overthrown: Curt Flood, Jim Bouton, and Baseball's Free Agency Revolution, examined labor disputes and racism in Major League Baseball leading up to free agency. Before returning to graduate school, Gwen worked in the legal department for the Washington Nationals Baseball Club. 

Gwen is originally from Poplar, Montana, and calls Missoula, Montana home.