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North Carolina State University
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Public History, Transnational Heritage, Cultural Heritage, Heritage Tourism, Atlantic World, Early America, Early Modern Britain, Early Modern Europe, Women's Studies, Historic House Museums, Heritage Sites, Digital History, Videography, Digital Communications
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About Me

Amanda Elledge Finn is an experienced museum administrator, historical researcher, and advocate for historic sites. She joined the NC State Public History doctoral program in 2018. Amanda grew up in western North Carolina and graduated from NC State with a BA in History and British Literature in 2009. From Raleigh, she pursued an MA in Humanities and Social Sciences from New York University (’11) and received an MA in English from Appalachian State University (’14).

In 2014, Amanda was hired to teach at Appalachian State University as an instructor in the Rhetoric and Composition program and as a consultant in the Writing Across the Curriculum program, which works with faculty across all disciplines in regard to writing instruction.

Amanda worked with the Historic Carson House from 2016 to 2018 as their executive director and served as the co-chair of the 175th Anniversary of McDowell County Committee from 2017-2018. She has advised historic sites and local government committees on the preservation and interpretation of historic sites and other cultural resources.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, British Isles, England, France, Ireland, North America, United Kingdom, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Book History, Environment, Family, Food History, Gender, Government, Libraries & Archives, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Medicine, Migration & Immigration, Museums, Pedagogy, Politics, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, Science, Sexuality, Technology, Women