Alison studies the cultural and environmental history of the modern United States. Her dissertation examines the ways that extinct animals have been exhibited to American publics from the early twentieth century until the present in order to understand how various communities have claimed ownership and authorship of deep time. Alison received her B.A. in Classics from Brown University and her M.A. in History from the University of New Orleans.
animals on display; cultures of collecting; natural history; museums; material culture; American history; cultural history