Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Christine Kelly
Advisor: Kirsten Swinth

M.A., History, George Washington University, 2013
B.A., History, Messiah College, 2011

Research Interests
Christine's research interests include U.S. social movements in the early to mid-twentieth century (labor, civil rights, women's liberation, peace), American radicalism, race relations, cultural responses (especially music) to power and resistance, and critical theory pertaining to subjects on rare, gender, sexuality, and culture.  Her Master's Thesis, "'Wasn't that a Time:' Pete Seeger and Folk Song Activism in the Cold War Era, 1948-1972," explored the role that folk musician Pete Seeger and the wider "new folk revival" played in mid-century social movements.

Awards and Fellowships:
Elmer Louis Kayser Prize for the Best History Thesis Submitted by a Candidate for the Degree of Master of Arts, George Washington University, 2013
Clio Award for the Most Outstanding Graduating Senior, Messiah College, 2011
Boyer Scholar Award, Messiah College, 2011
Recipient of the Friends of Murray Library's Research Travel Grant, Messiah College, 2011

"'A Link in a Chain:' An Audiotopic Analysis of Pete Seeger, 1955 - 1962," Northeast Popular Culture Association, 2012 Conference Proceedings, Fisher Digital Publications, 2013

"Tweeting History," History News Network, 2009

Conference Presentations:
"Girls say 'Yes' to Boys Who Say 'No:' Joan Baez and the Anti-War Movement, 1964-1968," St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT, 2013 (forthcoming)

"A Link in a Chain:' An Audiotopic Analysis of Pete Seeger," St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, 2012

Site  | Directories
Submit Search Request