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Boston College
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nationalism, immigration, nativism, Americanization, consumerism
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About Me

Kelly Lyons is a PhD candidate studying U.S. history at Boston College, focusing on the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her current research concerns the development of nationalism and American identity from the Gilded Age through World War II, as ordinary Americans helped to form their national identity through everyday rituals and symbols, in the period when the United States emerged as a global economic and military power. She is particularly interested in how everyday nationalism intersects with immigration, nativism, citizenship, and consumerism. She has also worked as a research assistant for Global Boston, a digital public history project on immigration in the greater Boston area.

Recent Publications
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United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Government, Migration & Immigration, Politics