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Amy Woodson-Boulton

Associate Professor of History

Los Angeles, CA, US

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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Biography

Amy Woodson-Boulton is associate professor and currently chair of the history department at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She earned her doctorate from UCLA in 2003. Her work concentrates on cultural reactions to industrialization, particularly the history of art museums, the social role of art, and the changing status and meaning of art and nature in modern society. She has received funding from a number of institutions, including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, and has published a monograph, Transformative Beauty: Art Museums in Industrial Britain (Stanford, 2012), as well as coediting a volume of essays, Visions of the Industrial Age, 1830–1914: Modernity and the Anxiety of Representation (Ashgate, 2008). Her essays have appeared in History Compass, The Journal of British Studies, Museums and Society, Victorian Review, and the BRANCH online collective (Britain, Representative, and Nineteenth-Century History). She is currently working on a study of the relationships between anthropology and art in the age of empire.

Education

University of California at Los Angeles

Ph.D., History

2003

University of California at Los Angeles

M.A., History

1999

University of California at Berkeley

B.A, History

1994

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Areas of Expertise

HistoryEuropean HistoryArt HistoryMuseum StudiesImperialismImperialismAnthropologyBritish History

Accomplishments

Elected Companion of the Guild of St. George | professional

Driven by his deep faith in social justice, John Ruskin established the Guild of St George in the 1870s to right some of the social wrongs of the day and make England a happier and more beautiful place in which to live and work. More active than ever before, we continue to promote the value of art, craftsmanship and a sustainable rural economy, putting Ruskin's ideas into practice in the 21st century. http://www.guildofstgeorge.org.uk/

2016-04-08

Affiliations

  • North American Victorian Studies Association
  • Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies
  • North American Conference on British Studies
  • Advisory Board Victorian Review

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • German (reading)

Research Grants

Continuing Faculty Summer Research Grant

Loyola Marymount University

2015

Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honors Society Member

Loyola Marymount University

2013

Faith and Justice Summer Research Grant

Loyola Marymount University

2013

Continuing Faculty Summer Research Grant

Loyola Marymount University

2012

Conference Organizing Grant, “New Directions in British Studies”

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

2011

Transformation of an Upper-Division Course in the Major Grant

Loyola Marymount University

2010

Robert R. Wark Fellowship

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

2009

Summer Stipend

National Endowment for the Humanities

2009

Bellarmine College Research Grant

Loyola Marymount University $ 10,000

2008

Continuing Faculty Summer Research Grant

Loyola Marymount University

2006

New Faculty Summer Research Grant

Loyola Marymount University

2005

Faculty Summer Research Grant

Juniata College

2004

Dissertation Year Fellowship

History Department, UCLA

2002-2003

Edward A. Dickson Fellowship in the History of Art

Art History Department, UCLA

2001-2002

Walter L. Arnstein Prize in Dissertation Research

Midwest Victorian Studies Association

2001

Pauley Fellowship

College of Letters & Science, UCLA

1997-2001

University Fellowship

History Department, UCLA

University Fellowship History Department, UCLA

Laura Kinsey Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching

History Department, UCLA

2000

Dissertation Research Grant

UC Center for European and Russian Studies

Dissertation Research Grant UC Center for European and Russian Studies

Predissertation Research Grant

UC Center for German and European Studies

1999

History Graduate Student Association Vice President/Secretary

History Department, UCLA

1998-2000

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship

College of Letters & Science, UC Berkeley

1994

Honorary Regents Scholarship

UC Berkeley Office of the President

1990-1994

Courses

The Artist and the Machine

Seminar

The Age of Empire, 1850-1950

Upper-division lecture course

Crime Stories: Morality, Deviance, and Popular Culture in Modern Britain

University Core: Interdisciplinary Connections

Early Modern Europe 1300-1815

Early Modern Europe 1300-1815

European Colonies: Ireland and Poland

Team-taught

Modern World History

University Core: Historical Analysis and Perspectives

History and Historians/What is History?

Historiography and historical methodology.

Modern Europe 1815-2000

Upper-division lecture course

Modern Britain, 1688/1800 to the Present

Upper-division lecture course

Modern Ireland, 1800 to the Present

Upper-division lecture course

Utopia, Or a History of the Future, 1500 to the Present

Honors Core: Historical Analysis and Perspectives

Art and Power

University Core: First Year Seminar

Topics in Public History: Britain and the British Empire

University Core Flags: Information Literacy and Engaged Learning

Articles

You Are What You Reform? Class, Consumption, and Identity in Victorian Britain | Kinship, Community, and Self: Essays in Honor of David Warren Sabean

“You Are What You Reform? Class, Consumption, and Identity in Victorian Britain,” in Kinship, Community, and Self: Essays in Honor of David Warren Sabean, ed. Jason Coy, Benjamin Marschke, Jared Poley, and Claudia Verhoeven (Berghahn Books, 2014), 230-244

John Ruskin and the Art Museum Movement | BRANCH (Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History)

“John Ruskin and the Art Museum Movement,” BRANCH (Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History), www.branchcollective.org (Fall 2012)

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Victorian Museums and Victorian Society | History Compass

“Victorian Museums and Victorian Society,” History Compass 6/1 (January 2008): 109–146

‘Industry without Art Is Brutality’: Aesthetic Ideology and Social Practice in Victorian Art Museums | Journal of British Studies

“‘Industry without Art Is Brutality’: Aesthetic Ideology and Social Practice in Victorian Art Museums,” Journal of British Studies 46/1 (January 2007): 47-71

The Art of Compromise: The National Gallery of British Art, 1890-1892 | museum & society

“The Art of Compromise: The National Gallery of British Art, 1890-1892,” museum & society 1/3 (November 2003): 147-169