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Adam Stauffer '10

Adam StaufferWhen I entered Elizabethtown College in 2006, I had little interest in continuing the study of history beyond the undergraduate level.  However, my experience with E-town’s History Department led me to pursue history as a career path.  After graduating from Elizabethtown in 2010, I enrolled in the University of Rochester where I am currently a PhD candidate in history.  At Rochester, I have had the opportunity to teach first-year writing seminars and history courses focusing on popular American heroes, regional culture, the California gold rush, and the history of science fiction.  My dissertation, tentatively titled “Becoming ‘Californian’: Authorship, Gender, and Regional Identity in Early San Francisco Print Culture, 1848-1871,” examines the intersections of authorship and gender in the negotiation of California identity and cultural authority in early San Francisco print culture.  My time as a history major and political science minor at Elizabethtown College served as a useful preparation for graduate-level study. 

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