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Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello

Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Salem State College. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Boston University. Her research and teaching interests include the construction and experience of “community” in the US, ethnic and immigrant studies/literature, gender studies, Midwestern culture, and cultural geography. Current projects include work on the relationship between public culture and public discourse of community in modernizing America, radical activism of the women’s movement, and the relationship between place and memory. In addition to having taught at the college level, she has worked as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and as a museum educator. She has designed, directed, and taught in a number of Teaching American History grant programs and served as a scholar-in-residence and consultant for both Boston-area museums and K-12/university/museum collaborations. She currently serves on Mass Humanities’ Board of Trustees.

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