Dr. Amy Fluker

Associate Professor
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Dr. Amy Laurel Fluker

Associate Professor

Humanities & Social Sciences

DeBartolo Hall 537

phone: (330) 941-1602

alfluker@ysu.edu

Research Interests

Nineteenth Century U.S. History, the American Civil War, Civil War Memory

Teaching Interests

U.S. History to 1877, American Civil War, Women's History, History of Ohio and the Midwest, History of Warfare and Society

  • Education
    • 2015

      Ph D, US History

      University of Mississippi

    • 2010

      MA, US History

      University of Mississippi

    • 2008

      BA, US History

      Westminster College

  • Awards and Honors
    • July 2023

      National Endowment for the Humanities

      Visiting Research Scholar

    • May 2022

      Youngstown State University

      Distinguished Professor: Scholarship

    • 2021

      Youngstown State University

      Faculty Improvement Leave

    • 2020

      Youngstown State University

      Research Professorship

    • 2019

      Youngstown State University

      Research Professorship

    • 2017

      University of Mississippi

      FedEx Student-Athlete Success Center “Guest Coach”

    • 2014

      State Historical Society of Missouri

      Lynn and Kristen Morrow Missouri History Student Prize

    • 2013

      Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration

      William Winter Scholar

    • 2013

      University of Mississippi

      Graduate Achievement Award in History

    • 2010

      University of Mississippi

      Tennin-Alexander Prize

    • 2008

      Westminster College

      Remmel Prize

    • 2008

      Phi Alpha Theta

      Best Undergraduate Paper

    • 2008

      Alpha Chi

      Alpha Chi Alfred H. Nolle Scholarship

    • 2008

      Phi Alpha Theta

      A. F. Zimmerman Scholarship

    • 2007

      Phi Alpha Theta

      Best Undergraduate Paper

  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2023

      "“A Ghost Among Regions: Considering a Spectral History of the Midwest"

      Middle West Review

    • 2022

      "Spectacle of Grief: Public Funerals and Memory in the Civil War Era, by Sarah J. Purcell"

      The Annals of Iowa

    • 2022

      "History, Memory and Why it Matters"

      The Business Journal Daily

    • 2021

      "Women’s War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War, by Stephanie McCurry"

      The English Historical Review

    • 2021

      "Finding a New Midwestern History, by Jon K. Lauck, Gleaves Whitney, and Joseph Hogan, eds."

      Ohio History

    • 2020

      "“We Have Drank from the Same Canteen: Veteran Company A, the Civil War, and Reconciliation in Kansas City"

      University of Missouri Press

    • 2020

      "Commonwealth of Compromise: Civil War Commemoration in Missouri"

      University of Missouri Press, p. 282

    • 2020

      "“The Recuperative Powers of Missouri: Reconciliation in a Border State"

      Missouri Historical Review, volume 114, issue 3

    • 2020

      "Union, Loyalty, and Patriotic Sacrifice in the Civil War North"

      The New England Quarterly, volume 91, issue 3

    • 2020

      "False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory, by Adam H. Domby"

      The Civil War Monitor

    • 2020

      "Confederate Exceptionalism: Civil War Myth and Memory in the Twenty-First Century, by Nicole Maurantonio"

      The Journal of Southern History

    • 2020

      "Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America, by Thomas J. Brown"

      Missouri Historical Review

    • 2020

      "A Dream of the Future: Race, Empire, and Modernity at the Atlanta and Nashville World’s Fairs, by Nathan Cardon"

      Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

    • 2019

      "This War Ain’t Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America, by Nina Silber"

      The Civil War Monitor

    • 2019

      "Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth Century Americans Imagined the Future, by Jason Phillips"

      History: Reviews of New Books

    • 2019

      "From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, by Jon K. Lauck"

      Western Historical Quarterly

    • 2019

      "A Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South, by Michael D. Robinson"

      The Journal of American History

    • 2017

      "Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War; for Better and for Worse, by Candice Shy Hooper"

      Civil War History

    • 2015

      "“Civilian Death” and “Photography”"

      ABC-CLIO, LLC

    • 2013

      "“The Grandest Charity in the Country: The Missouri Home for Confederate Veterans"

      The Civil War Monitor

  • Professional Service
    • Unknown

      Other

    • Unknown

      Other

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Ohio History

    • Unknown

      Session Chair
      Ohio Academy of History
      Akron, OH

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Book
      University of Oklahoma Press

    • 2022 - 2023

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Ohio History

    • Unknown

      Committee Chair
      Nominating Committee, Ohio Academy of History

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Book
      Kent State University Press

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Indiana Magazine of History

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Burkhardt Review, Ball State University

    • 2021 - 2022

      Session Chair
      YSU-Purdue Symposium
      Youngstown, OH

    • 2021 - 2022

      Committee Chair
      Program Committee, Ohio Academy of History

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Ohio History

    • 2019 - 2019

      Attendee, Meeting
      Southern Historical Association
      Louisville, KY

    • Unknown

      Attendee, Meeting
      Civil War Study Group
      Indianapolis, IN

    • Unknown

      Session Chair
      The Society for Military History
      Columbus, OH

    • Unknown

      Session Chair
      Ohio Academy of History
      Middletown, OH

    • 2019 - 2020

      Committee Chair
      Program Committee, Civil War Study Group

    • 2019 - 2022

      Committee Member
      Program Committee, Ohio Academy of History

    • Unknown

      Attendee, Meeting
      Civil War Study Group
      Ypsilanti, MI

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Textbook
      W. W. Norton & Company

    • 2018 - 2021

      Committee Member
      Nominating Committee, Ohio Academy of History

    • 2018 - 2022

      Committee Chair
      Writing Group

  • Public Service
    • 2023 - 2023

      Guest Speaker
      Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
      St. Louis, MO

    • Unknown

      Guest Speaker
      Missouri State Museum
      Jefferson City, MO

    • Unknown

      Guest Speaker
      Sutliff Museum
      Warren, OH

    • Unknown

      Guest Speaker
      Sutliff Museum
      Warren, OH

    • Unknown

      Guest Speaker
      Missouri State Museum
      Jefferson Citu, MO

    • Unknown

      Guest Speaker
      McKinley Memorial Museum
      Niles, OH

    • 2021 - present

      Organizer
      Oakwood Cemetery Digitization Project
      Warren, OH

    • Unknown

      Guest Speaker
      Warrensburg Public Library
      Warrensburg, MO

    • Unknown

      Guest Speaker
      Park Vista Retirement Community
      Youngstown, OH

    • Unknown

      Guest Speaker
      Cuyahoga Valley Civil War Roundtable
      Peninsula, OH

    • 2019 - 2020

      Committee Member
      Northeast Ohio Suffrage Centennial Planning Committee