History Memory Culture




Martha Norkunas holds a Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University’s Folklore Institute. She is the author of The Politics of Public Memory: Tourism, History and Ethnicity in Monterey, California (SUNY Press, 1993), which won the 1994 Historic Preservation Book, and Monuments and Memory: History and Representation in Lowell, Massachusetts (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002/ Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2006) which was awarded Honorable Mention from the Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society in 2003. She is the recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, grants from the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, the L.J. and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation, the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson Innovation Award from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Summerlee Foundation and the Houston Endowment.



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