Amanda Walter

Amanda Walter

Doctoral Candidate

 FAB 3080

Curriculum Vitae

Amanda Walter

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  •  Modern United States, Gender, Labor


Walter's dissertation examines the impact of the U.S. working women’s movement on the labor movement through a study of clerical unionism in higher education.

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • M.A., History, Wayne State University, 2013.
  • World History Bridge Certificate, Wayne State University, 2014.
  • B.A., History and Art History, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2010.

Awards and Grants

  •  2017: Summer Dissertation Fellowship-Graduate School, Wayne State University

  • 2017: Labor and Working Class History Association Graduate Student Travel Award

  • 2017: Graduate Student Travel Award-Department of History, Wayne State University


  • 2016: USAID-IIE Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Grant- United States Agency for International Development and the Institute of International Education, working group: Nicole Gerring, Kristin Eckert (PI), Kyu-Nahm Jun (PI), Matt Lacouture, Sharon Lean (PI), and Juan Liu

  • 2015: Alfred H. Kelly Research Award- Department of History, Wayne State University


  • 2015-2016: Graduate Professional Scholarship- Graduate School, Wayne State University


  • 2014: Charles F. Otis and Dr. Jeffrey L. Reider Scholarship in the History of Gender and   Sexuality- Department of History, Wayne State University


  • 2010: Thomas C. Rumble Fellow-Department of History, Wayne State University


Selected Publications

Walter, Amanda, and Elizabeth Faue. “Karen Nussbaum.” In The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty, edited by Robert Rycroft. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2017.

Gerring, Nicole, Kristin Eckert, Kyu-Nahm Jun, Matt Lacouture, Sharon Lean, Juan Liu, and Amanda Walter. “Strengthening Women’s Civic and Political Participation: A Synthesis of the Scholarly Literature.” United States Agency for International Development, 2017.


Courses taught

HIS 1050

HIS 1400 

HIS 5290