Carnegie Mellon University

Amanda Katz

Amanda Katz

Ph.D, 2021


  • M.A. in History, Carnegie Mellon University, 2015
  • M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought, New York University, 2014
  • M.S. in Secondary Education/English and Language Arts, Eastern Connecticut State University, 2008
  • B.A. in English, Worcester State University, 2004

Interest Area

19th and 20th century cultural history; urban and rural history; history of science and technology

Dissertation Title

"Miracle Miles: Road Building to American Highway Engineering, 1893-1933"


  • Big Business, Small Towns: The 'Good Roads' Trains, Urban Manufacturers, and Rural Road Programs, 1901-1916," Urban History Association Ninth Biennial Conference, October 2018

Research Fellowships

  • A.W. Mellon Fellowship for Digital Humanities; Carnegie Mellon University; 2019
  • Research Grant for Authors; State Historical Society of Iowa; 2018-2019
  • Richard C. Overton Research Fellowship; The Lexington Group for Transportation History; 2018
  • Bordin-Gillette Researcher Travel Fellowship; Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan; 2018

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