PhD'21 (US history) University of Chicago


Research Interests 

Nineteenth and twentieth century U.S. history, American material culture, women’s history, history of childhood, cultural history, historical constructions of race and gender, labor history, the Arts and Crafts Movement, digital history, and public history


A New Deal Craft Revival: Race, Gender, and Cultural Nationalism in the Work Projects Administration


Allison Robinson is a PhD candidate in American history at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation examines race making and the legacy of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the Works Progress Administration. Allison holds a BA in history from Yale University, an MA in history from the University of Chicago, and an MA from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware.


—Writes Perspectives Daily Summer column for the American Historical Association, 2020
—Presents at Digital Public Library of America webinar, 2020
—Named predoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, 2020-21
—Interns at James Madison's Montpelier