U Asia Campus

Kera Lovell

Associate Professor (Lecturer) | History
Ext. 6231
Location: 704


U.S. history, social justice movements, food culture, critical theory, critical pedagogy

UAC Courses : HIST 1700(American Civilization), HIST 4610(History of Women in America Since 1870), UGS 2237(Global Citizenship ), HUM 1010(Exploring Humanities)
Office Location: U704

Dr. Kera Lovell (any pronouns) is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Utah's, Asia Campus where she teaches history, gender studies, and other humanities courses. Lovell earned their PhD in American Studies at Purdue University in 2017 and has since taught courses at Purdue University, Ball State University, and the University of Hawai'i. In 2024, Lovell served as a Mellon Fellow at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Institute through Harvard University where they completed research on their manuscript on radical environmental protest tactics in the late Vietnam War era. Their research traces an undocumented method of postwar urban protest in which activists challenged police brutality and urban renewal by insurgently converting vacant lots into parks. This project has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Graham Foundation's research fellowship, the Hoover Institution's Silas Palmer Fellowship, Purdue University's Global Synergy Grant, Purdue University's Research Grant Foundation, and more.

As part of their broader interdisciplinary research on the relationship between identity, space, and power within the twentieth century, Lovell has published in a variety of outlets, including Women’s Studies Quarterly, American Studies Journal, Black PerspectivesGender Issues, and more, and is currently serving as a 2023-2024 Writer in Residence Fellow for Nursing Clio.

You can learn more about her research and teaching at her website www.KeraLovell.com and by following her on Twitter and Instagram at @keralovell.