Participant Info

First Name
Stella A.
Last Name
University of Southern Indiana
Website URL
public history, historic interpretation, cultural heritage, women and gender, family, girls, girlhood, popular culture, urban history, american history, twentieth century
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Personal Info

About Me

I’m an associate professor at the University of Southern Indiana where I teach courses on US history and public history. My research interests are varied, but include historic interpretation, the ethics of public history, cultural heritage, women and gender history, the history of girls and girlhood, and US popular culture. I’ve published in the areas of girls and popular culture, urban history, and in historic interpretation.

Recent Publications

Ress, Stella A. and Francesco Cafaro, “I Want to Experience the Past”: Lessons from a Visitor Survey on How Immersive Technologies Can Support Historic Interpretation,” Information 12, no. 1 (2021).

Ress, Stella A. “Chicago’s Marillac House: A Case Study of Diversifying Our Understanding of the Settlement House Movement in the United States, 1914-1964.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. 113, no. 1 (Spring 2020): 40-66.

Ress, Stella A. “‘We Are a Happy Family’: Nineteenth Century Familial Power Dynamics.” Midwest Social Sciences Journal 22, no. 1 (Fall 2019): 139-153.

Ress, Stella A. “The Circle of Life: Reinvigorating the Humanities with Undergraduate Public History Curriculum.” International Public History 2(1): August 2019. doi: 10.1515/iph-2019-0007

Ress, Stella A., Francesco Cafaro, et al. “Mapping History: Orienting Museum Visitors Across Time and Space.” ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, vol. 11, no. 3 (September 2018): 1-25.

Cafaro, Francesco, Stella A. Ress et. al. “Time Travelers: Mapping Museum Visitors Across Time and Space.” In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct, pp. 1492-1497. ACM, 2016.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Family, Gender, Museums, Public History, Women