College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > History > Faculty > Amy Tyson
Dr. Tyson received her PhD in American Studies from
the University of Minnesota, where she first became interested in labor and
performance at living history museums, the subject of her
book The Wages of History (University of Massachusetts Press, 2013). Dr.
Tyson's research interests center on nineteenth and twentieth century U.S.
social and cultural history, with a particular interest in how that history is
interpreted and distilled for the larger public, through museums, plays,
art, music, and pageantry.