Historian, Writer, and Educator.

Gwen is a PhD candidate in U.S. History at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a historian of U.S. labor and leisure, with interests in work, play, class, community, identity, race, gender, and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly in the American West. Her current research uses park spaces in Butte, Montana, including the Columbia Gardens amusement park (1876-1973) and plans for new parks to come from Superfund cleanup, to investigate the socio-environmental history of mining, land use, and culture from the 1870s to the present.

my latest work online:

“While there isn’t necessarily a direct tie between resurgent labor activism in 2021 and the unique disagreements that produced an impasse between baseball players and owners, at its core the division between the two sides reflects the current gulf between businesses and employees, one which we see reverberating throughout American workplaces.”

READ MORE FROM MY RECENT WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE

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