Amy Scott

Amy Scott

Associate Professor and Director of the Women's Studies Program

    Bradley Hall 336C
    (309) 677-2814
   alscott@bradley.edu

 

Ph.D., History, University of New Mexico
M.A., History, University of Tulsa
B.S.B.A., University of Tulsa

Biography

Amy L. Scott is an associate professor of history and the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies. She currently holds the Oglesby Professorship in American History. She is the co-editor, with Kathleen Brosnan, of City Dreams, Country Schemes: Community and Identity in the American West (2011). She has authored several essays on post-1945 U.S. urban history and social movements, and edits the Urban West Series at the University of Nevada Press. Dr. Scott is currently working on her monograph, City Republic of Boulder: Lifestyle Liberalism and the Politics of the Good Life and is researching a second short book on the history of urban agriculture.

Teaching

  • WGS 200 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
  • WGS 300 Internship in Women’s and Gender Studies
  • WGS 400 Research in Women’s and Gender Studies
  • HIS 201 Violence, Crime, and Punishment in U.S. History
  • HIS 204 United States History Since 1877
  • HIS 303 American Urban History
  • HIS 315 Social Movements in Recent U.S. History
  • HIS 308 American West
  • HIS 309 The History of U.S. Law Enforcement
  • HIS 350 Historical Methods
  • HIS 405 Independent Reading in History
  • HIS 406 Individual Study in History
  • HIS 450 U.S. History Senior Research Seminar: American Journeys

Scholarship

  • "Suburbs, Cities, the Sunbelt, and Rural America,” In A Companion to Dwight D. Eisenhower, ed. Chester Pach. Blackwell Companion to American History Series. New York: Blackwell-Wiley, April, 2017.
  • Philip VanderMeer, Desert Visions and the Making of Phoenix, 1860-2009. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2010. In The New Mexico Historical Review, Volume 89, Number 2, (Spring, 2014).
  • “Holding Out for a Hero: Patty Hearst and American Culture in the Seventies” in Reviews in American History (forthcoming January 2012).
  • Co-edited with Kathy Brosnan: City Dreams, Country Schemes: Community and Identity in the American West (University of Nevada Press, 2011).
  • “Open Space Politics in Boulder, Colorado,” City Dreams, Country Schemes: Community and Identity in the American West , eds. Kathleen A. Brosnan and Amy L. Scott. The Urban West Series. Reno and Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 2011, pp. 63-87.
  • "Patriots for Peace:  People-to-People Diplomacy and the Antiwar Movement" in Andrew Weist, Mary Kathryn Barbier, and Glenn Robins, eds., America and the Vietnam War: Re-examining the Culture & History of a Generation (Routledge, 2010), 121-140.
  • “Remaking Urban in the American West: Urban Environmentalism, Lifestyle Liberalism, and Hip Capitalism in Boulder, Colorado, 1950-2000” in Jeff Roche, ed., The Political Legacies of the American West (University of Kansas Press, 2008).
  • “National Liberal, Hometown Radical, New Populist Politician: The Life of Fred Harris,” Chronicles of Oklahoma, vol. LXXXIII, no. 1 (Spring 2005): 4-33.
  • “Health Food Movement” in Immanuel Ness, ed., The Encyclopedia of American Social Movements, Vol. 3 (M.E. Sharpe Publisher, 2004), 1014-1019.
  • “American Buddhism” in Immanuel Ness, ed., The Encyclopedia of American Social Movements, Vol. 3 (M.E. Sharpe Publisher, 2004), 1029-1033.
  • “Cities and Suburbs” in David Farber and Beth Bailey, eds., The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s (Columbia University Press, 2001), 263-272.

Service

  • Women’s and Gender Studies Committee
  • AAUW Start Smart/Work Smart Salary Negotiation Training Facilitator
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council
  • Criminal Justice Studies Committee
  • Academic Review Board, May 2015-2017
  • Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, 2015-2017
  • Intellectual and Cultural Activities Committee, 2007-2017
  • LAS Notable Publication Committee, 2014-2015
  • Co-Director, The Body Project, Bradley University, 2011-2012