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 is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Utah, Asia Campus where she teaches courses on US history, women’s history, and global citizenship. Lovell earned her PhD in American Studies at Purdue University in 2017. She has taught courses at Purdue University, Ball State University, and the University of Hawai‘i. She is currently working on her book project that 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, and Purdue University’s Research Grant Foundation.
As part of her 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 Perspectives, Gender Issues, and Landscape Research Record.
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.