Graduate Student Directory

Jaclyn Nicole Schultz
  • Title
    • PhD Candidate
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Phone
    (414) 573-9130
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Room 240
  • Office Hours (Via Zoom) Thursdays 10-11am or by appointment
  • Mail Stop History Department
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz California 95064

Research Interests

Nineteenth-century United States, childhood, race, and capitalism. Cultural history and material and print cultures.

Dissertation: "Learning the Values of A Dollar: Childhood and Cultures of Economy in the United States, 1820-1900"

Biography, Education and Training

  • MA, History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2013)
  • BA, History and Comparative Ethnic Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2009)
  • Instructor of Record
  • HIS 10A-U.S. History to 1877 (Summers 2018 & 2017)
  • TA Experience (most recent first)
  • -Introduction to Latinx American History
  • -Historical Skills and Methods
  • -California History
  • -Africa and Britain in an Imperial World 
  • -Celluloid Natives: American Indian History on Film
  • -Slavery in the Atlantic World: Historical and Archaeological Research Methods
  • -Revolutionary America, 1740-1815
  • -Jazz & U.S. Cultural History
  • -Civil War Era
  • -What is A Nation?: The U.S. from 1877 to 1914
  • -American History, 1877 to the Present (UWM)
  • -Western Great Lakes American Indian Community Life of the Past (UWM)

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Writing Awards
  • WAWH Carol Gold Graduate Student Paper Prize 2018
  • Outside Institution Fellowships/Grants
  • Library Company of Philadelphia/Historical Society of Pennsylvania Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship 2018-2019
  • Schlesinger Library Dissertation Grant 2018-2019
  • Duke University Hartman Center Alvin Achenbaum Travel Grant 2018-2019
  • The Huntington Marty and Bruce Coffey Fellowship 2018-2019 
  • UC Black Studies Consortium Travel Grant 2018
  • Massachusetts Historical Society Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship 2017-2018
  • American Antiquarian Society Justin G. Schiller Fellowship 2017-2018
  • Oberlin Frederick B. Artz Summer Scholar Research Grant 2017
  • Virginia Historical Society Mellon Research Fellowship 2017
  • Winterthur Short-Term Research Fellowship 2016-2017
  • UC Fellowships/Grants
  • Humanities Division Quarter Fellowship 2019
  • The Humanities Institute Summer Dissertation Fellowship 2019
  • UCHRI Dissertation Support Grant 2019-2020
  • History Department Dissertatation Writing Fellowship 2018 
  • UCSC Regents Fellowship 2017-2018, 2014-2015
  • UCSC Women's Club STARS Re-Entry Scholarship 2017-2018
  • History Department Dissertation Research Fellowship 2017
  • History Department Pre-Dissertation Fellowship 2016, 2015

Selected Publications

  • "'He knows a good thing when he sees it!': Advertising to Children in the U.S., 1850-1900," in Jane Eva Baxter and Meredith Ellis (eds.), Nineteenth Century Childhoods in Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives (Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2018), 91-106.
  • "In Search of Northern Freedom: Black History in Milwaukee and Southern Ontario, 1834-1864," Wisconsin Magazine of History (Autumn 2017): 42-53. 
  • "Discriminating Tastes: How Advertisements Taught Consumerism and Race to Gilded Age Youths," Master's Thesis (2013).

Selected Presentations

  • “Saving More Than Mere Pennies: The Freedman's Bank and School Savings Movement of the Postbellum U.S.,” Society for the History of Children and Youth, North Sydney, Australia (2019)
  • “The Political Economy of Charity in Antebellum U.S. Childhood,” Transmission of Financial Knowledge in Historical Perspective Conference, Washington, DC (2019)
  • “William George’s Junior Republic, Progressive Childhood, and Capitalist Training as Cure," Western Association of Women Historians Conference, Davis, CA (2018)
  • "'Labor Has a Sure Reward': Discipline, Wealth, and the Nineteenth-Century Economy of Education," Interdisciplinary Workshop on North America and the Early U.S., Berkeley, CA (2018)
  • "Advertising American Womanhood: Female Children, Books Printed as Advertisements, and the Woman of the Future, 1850-1870," Western Association of Women Historians Conference, San Diego, CA (2017)
  • "The Consuming Collective: Gilded Age Advertisements and the Emergence of the Child as Consumer," Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference, Vancouver, BC (2015)
  • "Unconventional Pedagogies of the Gilded Age: Childhood Lessons in Consumerism and Race," Midwest Labor and Working Class History Colloquium, Milwaukee, WI (2013)

Teaching Interests

U.S. citizenship, race, and political economy. Social and cultural history. Transnational and world history. Historical and interdisciplinary methods.