Assistant Professor, History
Dr. Allyson Brantley teaches, researches, and writes about the history of the United States, particularly in the 20th century. Her interests include the history of consumer culture, social movements and activism, and the US-Mexico borderlands. She teaches courses in U.S. history, Latina/o history, and Borderlands history, and she serves as the faculty advisor for the department’s Phi Alpha Theta chapter. Dr. Brantley received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2016 and her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. She is currently working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled Givin’ Up This Beer: The Coors Boycott and the Remaking of Consumer and Corporate Activism in Postwar America (under contract with the University of North Carolina Press). Dr. Brantley’s recent publications include “Borderlands of Work,” a review for the New Labor Forum, and “’Mexico, At Our Very Door’: Prohibition-Era Brewing in the US-Mexico Borderlands,” in the Journal of the West (Summer 2016).