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Marilyn Drath


Department of History

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Teaching areas include modern US history, public history, and environmental history.

Research interests include historic preservation, cultural landscape studies, memory, urban history, exposition studies, cultural mega-events, food studies, urban planning and its history, and critical heritage studies.


  • National Humanities Center, Graduate Student Summer Residency Program
  • Research assistant at the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at NC State working on digital humanities & digitization projects.
  • Managing Editor forĀ Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies.
  • Teaching & Communication Certificate Program

Extension and Community Engagement

  • North Carolina Museum of History, Docent
  • Preservation North Carolina, Volunteer Coordinator
  • University Standing Committee on Libaries
  • National History Day, Judge & Team Captain
  • ARCUS Fellowship Program in Preservation Leadership


Graduate Certificate Historic Preservation Eastern Michigan University 2012

MUP Urban Planning; Community, Economic, & Real Estate Development University of Michigan 2012

AB History University of Michigan 2009