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Janika Dillon

PhD in World History

Janika graduated with honors from Brigham Young University (BYU) with a BA in Communications and a minor in German. Her honors thesis, Female Arguments: An Examination of the Utah Woman’s Suffrage Debates of 1880 and 1895, was accepted to the annual conference of the American Journalism Historians Association. She completed a joint master’s degree in organizational behavior and international development at the BYU Marriott School of Business, where she wrote an ethnographic thesis, Korean Women Workers from Their Own Perspective: The Causes and Strategies for Managing Early Retirement. She speaks German and Korean and has studied and worked in Austria, Germany, and South Korea. Janika was an adjunct instructor at BYU (organizational behavior), Harvard College (sociology), and Northeastern (organizational communications). She works at Harvard Business School in MBA Student Services and freelances at various outlets as a journalist, podcaster, and writing coach. Janika loves living in the Boston area and especially enjoys exploring New England with her husband and four children.

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Cohort: 2021

Research Interest: Progressive movements in the long 19th century, especially U.S. and international woman’s suffrage movements; the representation of Native Americans in public spaces; Boston history; education history; material studies; disability studies; pedagogical approaches to history; and digital humanities.

Fieldwork: The Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, Harvard Business School Baker Library Special Collections, and the Longfellow Park LDS Chapel 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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