Carnegie Mellon University

Lauren Churilla

Lauren Churilla

Graduate Student

  • Porter Hall 225C


  • M.A. in Public History: Archival, Museum, and Editing Studies Duquesne University, Certificate in Women and Gender Studies, 2010
  • B.A. in History Saint Vincent College, 2008

Interest Area(s)

  • American Women's History and Sexuality


  • Review of The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects, by Deborah Lutz, The Historian, December 2017
  • Kentucky by Design: The Decorative Arts and American Culture. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2015

Awards and Fellowships

  • A.W. Mellon Fellow in Digital Humanities; Carnegie Mellon University; 2018

Conference Presentations

  • "Mashers and Street Harassment in Progressive Era Pittsburgh, 1880s-1930s," Pittsburgh Cultural Studies and Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies Student Symposium, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2020
  • "Mashers and Street Harassment in Progressive Era Pittsburgh," The Assocation for Computers and the Humanities Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, July 2019

Public Digital History Projects


  • Technological Textiles; Computing History and Decorative Textiles, June 2020 – ongoing
  • Domestic Space, June 2019 - January 2020
  • Common Threads: Weavers of Western and Central Pennsylvania, January 2019 – June 2019
  • Blood Cotton: Legacies of Slavery and Exploitation in the Decorative Textiles Industry, July 2018 – January 2019
  • Washed and Hung: Laundry and Textiles in America, January 2018 – June 2018
  • Selections from the Newly Acquired American Textile History Museum Collection, June 2017 – January 2018
  • How We Slept: The History of the Bedroom and Other Home Spaces, January 2017 – June 2017
  • Amish, Quaker, and Mennonite Weavers and the Clash Between Pacifism and Nationalism, June 2016 – January 2017


  • Saint Vincent College Center for Northern Appalachian Studies, September 2020 - ongoing

  • Humanities Digital Innovation and Virtual Education, May 2020 – ongoing

  • Pandemic 2020: An SVC Covid-19 Public History Project, May 2020 – ongoing


Lisa Tetrault