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Marla McMackin, Ph.D.

Graduate Student


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Building & Room:

UH 1006


601 S Morgan St.

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Office Hours - Fall Semester
Tuesday 11:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday 11:00am – 12:00pm


Marla McMackin began her Ph.D. program in 2014 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). As of Fall 2019, Marla is an Adjunct Instructor for the Department of History at UIC, she has taught several courses including:


HIST/GWS 252: Sexuality in America

HIST 199: Chicago and the World

Teaching Assistant...

HIST 255: History of Chicago

HIST 106: World since 1400

HIST 104: Modern America

HIST 103: Early America

HIST 101: Western Civilization Since 1648

Selected Grants

LBJ Presidential Library, Moody Research Grant, Research

Notable Honors

2019, Alice J. Dan Dissertation Research Award,, UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender

2018 - 2019, The Leo Schelbert Prize, UIC Department of History

2018, UIC Special Collections and University Archives Student Research Award, UIC Richard J. Daley Library

2018 & 2019, Kegan Travel Award, UIC Department of Gender and Woman's Studies

2014 - 2018, 2019 - 2020, History Doctoral Award, UIC Department of History

2017, Special Collections Graduate Student Fellowship, UIC Richard J. Daley Library

2017, National Society of the Colonial Dames of Illinois Research, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America

2013, Student Travel Award, Northeastern Illinois University

2006 - 2007, Graduate Opportunity Award, Columbia College Chicago


Ph.D. - Expected Completion Date - May 2021

MA in History - Northeastern Illinois University, 2014

MA in Teaching - Columbia College Chicago, 2007

BA in Journalism - Wayne State University, 2002

Selected Presentations

Guest Lecturer, “Age as a Category of Analysis,” GWS 292, Histories and Theories of Feminism, University of Illinois at Chicago, Fall 2018.

Commentator, “Mashers, Prostitutes, and Shopping Ladies: Consumer Capitalism and the Purification of Downtown Chicago,” The Newberry Seminar in the History of Capitalism, February 2017.

Guest Lecturer, “The Revolutions of 1848: Success or Failure?” HIST 101, Western Civilization Since 1648, University of Illinois at Chicago, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.

Presenter, “Hull House and the Girls of Hillbilly Heaven, ” New Frontiers Graduate History Conference, York University, February 2014 and History Graduate Student Association Conference, Northern Illinois University, November 2013.

Research Currently in Progress

Potential Delinquents: Chicago Youth, Hull House, and the War on Poverty