Jaclyn Nicole Schultz

TitlePhD Candidate
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department,
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
AffiliationsCritical Race and Ethnic Studies
Phone(414) 573-9130
Email
OfficeIn-Absentia Fall 2017
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Campus Mail StopHistory Department
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, California
95064
Jaclyn Nicole Schultz

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 U.S., 1830-1900"

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 (Summer 2017)



  • TA Experience

  • Africa and Britain in an Imperial World 

  • Celluloid Natives: American Indian History on Film

  • Slavery in the Atlantic World: Historical and Archaeological Research Methods

  • U.S. History to 1877

  • Revolutionary America, 1740-1815

  • Jazz & U.S. Cultural History, 1900-1945

  • Civil War Era

  • What is A Nation?: The U.S. from 1877 to 1914

  • Jazz & U.S. Cultural History, 1945-Present

  • American History: 1877 to the Present (UWM)

  • Western Great Lakes American Indian Community Life of the Past (UWM)

Honors, Awards and Grants


  • Massachusetts Historical Society Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship 2017-2018

  • American Antiquarian Society Justin G. Schiller Fellowship 2017-2018

  • UCSC Women's Club STARS Re-Entry Scholarship 2017-2018

  • UCSC Regents Fellowship 2017-2018, 2014-2015

  • History Department Dissertation Research Fellowship 2017

  • Oberlin Frederick B. Artz Summer Scholar Research Grant 2017

  • Virginia Historical Society Mellon Research Fellowship 2017

  • Winterthur Short-Term Research Fellowship 2016-2017

  • History Department Pre-Dissertation Fellowship 2016, 2015

Selected Publications


  • Forthcoming, "'He knows a good thing when he sees it!': Advertising to Children in the U.S., 1850-1900," to appear in Jane Eva Baxter and Meredith Ellis (eds.), 19th Century Childhoods in Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives (Oxford: Oxbow Books).

  • "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


  • “He knows a good thing when he sees it!”: Advertising to Children in the U.S., 1850-1900," Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference, Camden, NJ (2017)

  • "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)

  • "Consuming Bodies: Healthy Children, Fit Mothers, and Late-Nineteenth Century American Advertising," Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past Conference, Chicago, IL (2015)

  • "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)

  • "Branding Race Consciousness: Racial Indoctrinations of Gilded Age Children as Seen Through Their Advertisement Collections," International Graduate Historical Studies Conference, Mt. Pleasant, MI (2013)

  • "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 the economy. Social and cultural history. Transnational and world history. Historical and interdisciplinary methods.