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Jenna Simpson

Ph.D.

Email: [[e|jasimp]]
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/jasimp/}}

Areas of Specialization
US History & Culture, Film history
Background
Jenna Simpson is a fifth-year PhD student interested in modern American history and popular culture. Her current research deals with the evolution of living history/reenactments and US national identity in the 20th century.  She also has a strong interest in film history, and wrote her MA thesis on the creation, reception, and use of the 1957 film Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot. She received her BA in History and English Literature from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2005 and her MA in American Studies at the College of William and Mary in 2007.