John Patrick Riley
BS in Adolescent Education and History, 2006 Elmira College
MS in Literacy Education, 2008 Elmira College
MA in History, 2010 SUNY Buffalo
Nineteenth-Century United States, Fatherhood and Divorce, Gender and Family firstname.lastname@example.org
CoursesHIST 380S American Civil War in History and Memory
My dissertation explores the actions of fathers during the Nineteenth Century in the United States. I draw upon family papers, soldiers' letters and diaries, and divorce records to examine American families through a number of dynamics such as absenteeism, war, urbanization, and Separate Spheres.
Adjoining Spheres: Fatherhood and the Family in Victorian America
Fellowships & Grants
Virginia Historical Society
-Frances Lewis Fellowship in Gender and Women's Studies, 2013
North Caroliniana Society
-Archie K. Davis Fellowship, 2013
-Short-term Research Fellowship, 2013
-Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2013-2014
-Teaching Assistantship, Fall 2010 - Present
-Teaching Assistantship, Spring 2010
Conferences & Invited Talks
-2013 PCA-ACA National Conference, Washington, D.C.; "'From Your Ever Loving Husband': Civil War Fathers and the Domestic Sphere"
-2013 Milton Plesur Conference in History, SUNY Buffalo; "Franklin Jones: A New Jersey Father in Wartime"
-April, 2013, Guest Lecturer for HIST354: Civil War & Reconstruction, Binghamton University; "A Soldier's Life."
-March, 2011, Guest Lecturer for HIST354: Civil War & Reconstruction, Binghamton University; "A Soldier's Life."
-October, 2010, Commentator, Upstate Early America Workshop, Binghamton University; Kyle Volk, SUNY Delhi; "Traveling Jim Crow & The Politics of the Racially Integrated Public."
-2010 Milton Plesur Conference in History, SUNY Buffalo; "What's Separate about Separate Spheres?: Childrearing as a Shared Responsibility in Early America"
-2009 Milton Plesur Conference in History, SUNY Buffalo; "Separate Spheres, Same Home: Antebellum Fathers and the Perception of Parenting in Printed Media"