Dr. Ella Howard

Associate Professor of History
Hawes 103B
Dr. Howard's CV

Courses Taught

  • HIST 3800 Introduction to Public History
  • HIST 3920 Modern American Popular Culture
  • HIST 5575 Topics in Urban History
  • HIST 5770 American Material Culture

Academic Profile

  • 1995, B.A., Scripps College
  • 1998, M.A., Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
  • 2007, Ph.D., Boston University

Research Interests

  • "Urban development of Savannah, Charleston, and New Orleans"


  • Homeless: Poverty and Place in Urban America, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.
  • "Pink Truck Ads: Second-Wave Feminism and Gendered Marketing," Journal of Women's History, vol 22, no. 4 (Winter 2010)
  • "The New Deal and New York City's Homeless," in New York at 400, eds.  Mike Wallace and John Thorn, sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York, Running Press, 2009
  • "From Fasting to Self-Acceptance: Body Image, Weight Loss and American Culture," The Oprah Phenomenon, edited by Jennifer Harris and Elwood Watson, University Press of Kentucky, 2007

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