Amy Hart

TitlePhD Candidate
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department
Email
OfficeHumanities & Social Sciences Bldg, rm 150 (Grad Lab)
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Amy Hart

Research Interests

utopian socities, intentional communities, 19th century U.S., women's history

Biography, Education and Training

California Polytechnic State University


Master of Arts, History Awarded June 2015


Thesis Title: Gods and Gurus in the City of Angels: Aimee Semple McPherson, Swami Paramananda, and Los Angeles in the 1920s


 


California Polytechnic State University


Bachelor of Arts, Political Science 


Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Honors, Awards and Grants

Don Durnbaugh Starting Scholar Award, Communal Studies Association


2017


Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz


2016-17


Regent’s Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz


2015-16


Outstanding Graduate Student Award, California Polytechnic State University


2014-15


Dan Krieger California History Award, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo


2014-15


Baker and Koob Research Endowment, California Polytechnic State University


2014-15


Helen Sandercock Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence, California Polytechnic State University


2014-15


Spencer Wood Memorial Award for Academic Excellence, California Polytechnic State University


2014-15


Graduate Assistant Award, California Polytechnic State University


2014-15


Resident Tuition Waver Award, California Polytechnic State University


2014-15


Graduate Equity Fellowship, California Polytechnic State University


2013-14, 2014-15


College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Senior Award, California Polytechnic State


University


2010-11


Political Science Department's John H. Lynn Paper Award, California Polytechnic


State University


2010-11


James M. Duenow Scholarship, California Polytechnic State University


2009-10

Selected Publications

“Peace in the Land of Upright People: Religion and Violence in Burkina Faso”


Journal for the Study of Religion Vol. 27, No. 2 (2014): 172-194.


“Religious Communities of 1960s America”


The Forum, Cal Poly History Journal, Vol. 7 (Spring 2015): 59-79.

Selected Presentations

“Religious Diversity within Community” July 2016


International Communal Studies Association Conference


“Gods and Gurus in the City of Angels: Aimee Semple McPherson, Swami


Paramananda, and Los Angeles in 1923” March 2015


Western Regional American Academy of Religion Conference


Presider, “Consuming the Globe” February 2015


Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference


“Borderlands in the American West” April 2014


Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society Conference

Teaching Interests

nineteenth century United States


Women's History


Religious History