Carrie A. Streeter

PhD Candidate, U.S. History

University of California, San Diego

 cstreete@ucsd.edu  

 www.carriestreeter.com

 

Education                                                                                                                                                                                      

2012-2019: University of California, San Diego  • San Diego, California

PhD in U.S. History (anticipated defense Fall 2019)

Dissertation:  Self-Expression and Health: Mind-Body Medicine in the Era of the New Woman

2010-2012: Appalachian State University  • Boone, North Carolina

MA Public History

Thesis: “Let Me See Some Insane People”: Progressive Era Development of the State Hospital at Morganton, 1882-1907

1996-2001: Weber State University  •  Ogden, Utah

BA with University Honors, English (Major) and Sociology (Minor)

                        

Research Areas

U.S. History, 1800-1960s; Public History; Cultural History of Health; Gender & Women’s Studies; Cultural History of Art Institutions; History of Dance and Physical Education; History of the U.S. South

 

Academic Publications                                                                                                                                                                

2011: “Theatrical Entertainments and Kind Words: Nursing the Insane in Western North Carolina 1882-1907,” Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing (2011): 904-913.

 

Manuscripts in Development                                                                                                                                                        

Out of WAC: Diagnosing and Treating War Fatigue in the Women’s Army Corps, 1942-1946

“Outlets for Pent-Up Individualities”: Black Pageants and Public Health, 1890s-1920s

The Quantified Personality, co-authored with Theodora Dryer, C. Phil

Public History Scholarship

2019     Catalog director and co-curator for Modern Visions, Modern Art: The Cone Sisters in North Carolina, an exhibition at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

2018        Author of an Interpretive Resource Manual for the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, a report commissioned by the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway.

2017        “Dining with the Cones,” co-presented with Dr. Neva Specht at an interpretive symposium for the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway.

2012     Flat Top Manor Historic Furnishings Reports, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, co-authored with Dr. Neva Specht and Jo Otto

Academic Awards                                                                                               

2018        Chancellor’s Research Excellence Scholarship, University of California, San Diego

2017        Graduate Student Travel Grant, American Association for History of Medicine

2017        Graduate Student Travel Grant, Social Science History Association

2016        New England Regional Consortium Fellowship

2016         UC San Diego Dean’s Travel Award

2016         Distinguished Teaching Assistant, UC San Diego History Department

2016        Conference Poster Prize, Western Association of Women Historians

2015        UC San Diego History Department Research Travel Award

2013        New York Public Library Short-Term Research Fellowship

2013        UC San Diego History Department Research Travel Award

2012         Outstanding Thesis in the College of Arts & Humanities, Appalachian State University

2012        Thomas K. Keefe History Scholarship, Appalachian State University

2010        North Carolina Tuition Scholarship, Appalachian State University

     

Presentations and Lectures                                                                                                                                                

2019        Out of WAC: Diagnosing and Treating War Fatigue in the Women’s Army Corps, 1942-1946, Southern Association for History of Medicine.

2018        Relaxation to the Rescue: Mind-Body Medicine in World War II, Chancellor’s Research Excellence Consortium, UC San Diego

2018         Genevieve Stebbins: Stories of Blowing Rock’s Mysterious “Yogi,” Invited lecture, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.

2017        ‘Outlets for Pent-Up Individualities’: African-American Women and the Health Culture of Black Community Pageants,” Invited Speaker, UC Riverside Dance History Colloquium

2017         “Tranquility vs. Tranquilizers & Talk Therapy: WWII-era battles for Mind-Body Medicine,” Invited Speaker, UCLA School of Medicine’s Center for the Social History of Medicine and the Humanities

2017        “Bodies of Possibility: Swedish Movement Cures and American Reform Movements,” Social Science History Association Annual Meeting

2017        “Mind-Body Practices for Racial Uplift: Black Women and Expressive Training, 1890s-1920s,” Emerging Scholars Workshop at The Pennsylvania State University, Historicizing Blackness: Sports, Performance, and Politics

2017        “Tension Control on the Homefront and Warfront: Neuromuscular Relaxation and the G.I. Generation,” American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting              

2017        “Relaxation to the Rescue: Battling Fatigue and Femininity in the Women’s Army Corps, 1942-1945,” Western Association of Women Historians Annual Meeting

2016         “Swedish Movement-Cures and American Reform Movements,” Western Association of Women Historians Annual Meeting

2016         “What They Do at the Springs: Water-Cures and Mind-Body Medicine in Vermont, 1840s-1900s,” invited presentation at the Vermont Historical Society

2016        “Water-Cure in the Time of Cholera: An Alternative History, ” Guest Lecturer, History of Public Health, University of California, San Diego

2015        “Before Yoga: History’s Position in the Modern Use of Mind-Body Medicine,” Social Science History Association Annual Meeting

2014        “‘Happiness of Distinct Psychological Value’: Making Relaxation Exercises Medical and Manly,” Social Science History Association Annual Meeting

2014        “Performing Your Self: A Study of America’s First ‘Yoga’ Culture,” Poster, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians        

        

2013        “Psycho-Physical Culture and the New Woman’s Vision of Health,” Social Science History Association Annual Meeting

2012        “‘Let Me See Some Insane People’: Normalizing Psychiatric Care in Western North Carolina,” Southern Association for History and Medicine Annual Meeting

Academic Teaching and Research Experience                                                                                                                 

2012-2016: Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of California, San Diego

HILD 2A, Survey of Early American History, Dr. Mark Hanna

HILD 2B, The Nineteenth Century, U.S. History,  Dr. Rachel Klein

HILD 2C: The Long Twentieth Century, U.S. History, Dr. Michael Parrish

HIUS 130: U.S. Cultural History, 1765-1860, Dr. Rachel Klein

HILD 30: History of Public Health, Dr. Claire Edington                                

HISC 115: History of Modern Medicine, Dr. Cathy Gere

HIUS 133: The Golden Age of Piracy, Dr. Mark Hanna

HIUS 131: United States Cultural History, 1877-1918, Dr. Rachel Klein

 

2011-2012: Instructor at Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton, NC

HUM 120: Cultural Study of Mental Health Care in the American South

 

2011-2012: Documentary Research Assistant at Appalachian State University

                Completed photo, video, and archive research for the Dr. Beth Davison’s film: The Denim Dynasty.

2010-2012: Graduate Research Assistant at Appalachian State University, Dr. Neva Specht

Primary researcher and co-author of a Historic Furnishings Report for the National Park Service             

K-12 Professional Experience                                                                                                                                                        

2008-2010: 5th Grade Teacher, Legacy Preparatory Academy, North Salt Lake City, Utah

                                            

2002-2008:  Editorial Director of the State History Textbook Dept., Gibbs Smith, Publisher, Kaysville, Utah

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2015-current: Conference Program Coordinator for the Western Association of Women Historians

 

2006-2009: History Fair Judge and Coordinator for Utah’s Fair for National History Day