Devin Hunter

Devin Hunter

Assistant Professor of History  Devin Hunter
Ph.D. Public History
Loyola University

Email: dhunte2@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-7432
Office: UHB 3056

Teaching Concentration: Public History, Urban History, Twentieth Century United States History

Research Interests:

Dr. Hunter’s current research addresses the ways that liberals and progressives fashioned perceptions of cultural diversity in Chicago in the 1950s and 1960s. He has worked as a public historian at the National Archives in Washington, DC, and Chicago, as well as the Pritzker Military Library and Museum and with several community groups. He is also presently co-directing a working group for the National Council on Public History, entitled “Interpreting the History of Race Riots in the Age of “Black Lives Matter.”

Recent Publications:

“Uptown: The Roots of Diversity in the Twentieth-Century ‘City within a City,” in Illinois Heritage, May/June 2015.

Review of 1950s“Rocketman” TV Series and Their FansCadets, Rangers, and Junior Space Men, edited by Cynthia Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper. Journal of Popular Culture, Volume 47, Issue 1 (February 2014), 198-201.

“North American Indians in the First World War.” In Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S. Military: An Encyclopedia, edited by Alex Bielakowski, 495-501. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2013.