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Faculty and Staff

History Department
E332 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Phone: (716) 673-3277
Fax: (716) 673-3332

Ellen Peru



Ellen Litwicki

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1992


E307 Thompson Hall
Office Phone: 716/673-3879





Research Interests: My research focuses on the history and significance of American cultural rituals of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Previous project was a history of American holidays. Current project is a cultural history of gift giving in the United States.

Teaching Interests: I teach courses on American cultural history and the Gilded Age/Progressive Era history. In the past, I have taught the following courses:

  • Hist 106 U.S. History since 1877
  • Hist 201 Doing History
  • Hist/Amst 215 Holidays and American Cultures
  • Hist 330 Industrial America, 1880-1920
  • Hist 338 19th Century American Culture
  • Hist 339 20th Century American Culture
  • Hist 353 U.S. Consumer Culture
  • Hist 490 Public History Internship

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