Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Website URL
media, media history, American farm women, culture wars, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, fan culture, 20th century
Additional Contact Information
I am on sabbatical for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Personal Info

About Me

Amy Mattson Lauters, PhD, serves as Chair and Professor of Mass Media at Minnesota State University, Mankato. A former journalist and freelance web designer, Lauters focuses on convergence with her research, drawing on media history to partially explain and discuss contemporary media practice. She teaches writing and visual principles for MSU. Lauters has published three books and numerous publications in and out of her field.

Recent Publications

Navigating Visual Culture: Principles of Visual Mass Media.  (2017) Cognella Publishing.

“Raise a Loud Yell”: Rose Wilder Lane, Working Writer,” in Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder. Nancy Tystad Koupal, ed. (2017) South Dakota Historical Society Press.

More than a Farmer’s Wife: Voices of American Farm Women, 1910-1960. (2009) University of Missouri Press.

The Rediscovered Writings of Rose Wilder Lane, Literary Journalist. (2007) University of Missouri Press.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Rural & Agrarian History, Technology, Women