Makenzie Coker

Material and popular culture, how people interact with historical narratives in non-academic contexts

  • Title Material and popular culture, how people interact with historical narratives in non-academic contexts
  • Education BA in History and Medieval Studies from The University of Chicago.
    MA in History from College of William & Mary

Makenzie is interested in the use of material and popular culture for the creation of identities and categories. Her research explores how people interact with historical narratives in non-academic contexts, and how this shapes their historical imaginaries. Currently she is working on a project focused on women sports fans. Her MA  thesis explored how romance novels convey historical knowledge and the continued life of textiles in archival collections.

Makenzie earned a BA in History and Medieval Studies from The University of Chicago and an MA in History from the College of William & Mary. She has interned at the Field Museum and the Dewitt-Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and most recently worked in the local history department of the Norfolk Public Library.

View all profiles