Gabriella Train

Graduate Student

BA in Literatures in English and History, UC San Diego

Research Areas

Cultural History, Built Environments, Visual Culture

Contact Information
Department of History

My research focuses on late nineteenth and early twentieth century United States history, with a particular focus on turn of the century societal upheavals (e.g. reform movements, mass entertainment, and popular culture). In terms of public history, my focus is on the production of memory through the built environment and how visual culture reinforces or subverts dominant narratives relating to place, history, and identity. More specifically, I am interested in how history is often staged as a consumable spectacle in contemporary public-facing historical monuments, museums, and heritage sites.