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Emily Helen Boyer

PhD in World History

Emily graduated from the American University in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2020, where she received a BA in History with a minor in Art History. She then attended and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2022, receiving a MA in Museum Studies. Emily has worked at both the Scottish Rite House of the Temple (October 2020-February 2021) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (September 2022-April 2023) as a museum intern, and most recently was contracted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum (June 2023-August 2023) to assist in digitizing a conservation project. Emily’s research interests include public history, the study of monuments and their purpose in American society, and studies surrounding the legacy of the American Civil War. Born and raised in Delaware, Emily is excited to begin her studies at Northeastern University in 2023 and is looking forward to exploring New England!

Cohort: 2023

Research Interests: Museum studies, public history, 19th century U.S. history, and history & memory 

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