Lauren M. Churilla practices public history at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania as Curator/Director of the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery, a position she has held since 2010. She teaches several courses in Public History and has lectured within the College’s Department of History since 2013. Her research interests focus on American women’s history, the Progressive Era,  and gender and sexuality. Ms. Churilla’s publications focus on issues of social movements, women in politics, local history, and material culture. Her current research explores street harassment  and self defense in Progressive Era Pittsburgh.

Lauren M. Churilla holds an M.A. in Public History: Archival, Museum, and Edition Studies and a certificate in Women and Gender Studies from Duquense University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (2010) and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in American Women’s History at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Ms. Churilla studies under Lisa Tetrault, Associate Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University. Ms. Churilla is an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Digital Humanities .

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Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery
Saint Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650
Curator Lauren Churilla
724-805-2188
lauren.churilla@stvincent.edu or
info@mccarlgallery.org