Originally from Fremont, Ohio, Dr. Chudzinski has spent the past several years in various locales—Bloomington, Oxford, Chicago—throughout the Midwest. She received her B.A. and M.A. in History from Miami University (OH) and her Ph.D. from Indiana University. Her research focuses on national memories and public remembrance of the Civil Rights Movement and the larger black freedom struggle in the United States. Dr. Chudzinski has worked in several history museums and served as an Editorial Assistant at the American Historical Review. She has taught collegiate courses on U.S. history, American mythologies, and the history of violence in the United States.
Outside of the classroom, Dr. Chudzinski enjoys traveling, running, cooking, and reading mysteries.
Racial Violence in Birmingham, Alabama and the Mythology of the Civil Rights Movement. Ph.D. Dissertation, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2017.
“Labeling Terrorism: Public Responses to Racial Violence,” The Activist History Review, October 2017.
“Book Smart: The Role of Editorial Assistants at the American Historical Review,” Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association, October 2016.