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PhD Student at UTexas Austin
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Gwendolyn R. Lockman is a PhD student in U.S. History at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a historian of United States labor and leisure, with interests in dynamics of work, play, class, community, identity, race, and culture during the 20th century. At UT, she writes for Not Even Past, is a Women’s and Gender Studies portfolio student, and a Co-coordinator for the Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality. She previously contributed to the department as Social Media Manager, History Graduate Council Representative, and Web News Assistant. Gwen worked for the City of Missoula in Summer 2019 as a curation and interpretation intern at the Moon-Randolph Homestead.

Gwen’s dissertation project is about Butte, Montana’s Columbia Gardens Amusement Park from the 1890s to the 1970s. The project focuses on Columbia Gardens as a cultural place and space, but also uses the Gardens as a lens into Butte’s political, economic, labor, ethnic, leisure, and environmental history. Butte’s history is emblematic of major themes in the history of the American West, deeply tied to politics, extractive resources, natural environment, immigration, and identity. Her work is supported by the Friends of the Butte Archives Carrie Johnson Fellowship.
Gwen graduated magna cum laude with a BA in American Studies from Georgetown University. She is originally from Poplar, Montana and calls Missoula, Montana home.
Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Environment, Gender, Labor, Local & Regional, Public History, Sports, Urban History, Women