AboutLauren M. Churilla practices public history at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania as Curator/Director of the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery, a position she has held since 2010. She teaches several courses in Public History and has lectured within the College’s Department of History since 2013. Her research interests focus on American women’s history, the Progressive Era, and gender and sexuality. Ms. Churilla’s publications focus on issues of social movements, women in politics, local history, and material culture. Her current research explores street harassment and self defense in Progressive Era Pittsburgh.
EducationLauren M. Churilla holds an M.A. in Public History: Archival, Museum, and Edition Studies and a certificate in Women and Gender Studies from Duquense University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (2010) and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in American Women’s History at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Ms. Churilla studies under Lisa Tetrault, Associate Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University.
PublicationsAuthor: Review of The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects, by Deborah Lutz, TheHistorian, December 2017, DOI: 10.1111/hism.12726.
Contributor: Kentucky by Design: The Decorative Arts and American Culture University of Kentucky Press, July, 2015
Author: “Women of the Civic Club of Allegheny County,” Western Pennsylvania HistoryMagazine, Spring 2014
Author: The Winter Blues: Weavers and Christmas Traditions from Ireland, England, and Scotland, Saint Vincent Archabbey Publications, December 2011
Editor and Contributor: Woven into History,
Author: “A Machine in Petticoats: The Political Aspirations and Accomplishments of Mary Flinn Lawrence,” Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, Spring 2011
Author: “Trouble Brewing at Saint Vincent,” Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, Fall 2010
Contributor: “Benedicta Riepp” and “Mary Edwards Walker” in Women in American History: An Encyclopedia, edited by Hasia R. Diner, Facts on File, 2012
Author: Views from the Sidelines: A Visual Journey,
Saint Vincent Archabbey Publications, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, pending publication