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Ammie Harrison

  • BA, MA, MLIS
  • Art and Humanities Librarian
  • Texas Christian University

    Research interests

    and imperialism; 20th century literature and masculine identities.politicsHistory of libraries; History of books and printing and its influences on culture and society; History of cartography and its influence on identity


    I work as a reference librarian and subject liaison for seven departments: Art and Art History; Design, Merchendising, and Textile; English Literature; Modern Language Studies; Film, Television, and Digital Media; Spanish and Hispanic Studies; and Theatre. I love my work! I instruct classes on how to approach scholarly research, I work with students one-on-one to assist them with their research problems, and I select databases, serials, and monogragphs to benefit the students and faculty research quest. Currently, I am researching and writing an article on the development of public libraries from 1876 to the Progressive Era and the trends of this development within the black community in both the South and the Northeast. Next, I am hoping to work on either the anti-communist rhetoric and libraries during the beginning of the Cold War or the role of printing, propaganda, and class during major political upheavel in early modern Europe.

    Professional experience

    Art and Humanities Librarian

    Texas Christian University

    April 2008 - Present

    Graduate Assistant

    University of Texas at Austin

    June 2006 - July 2007(a year)

    Education history


    University of Texas at Austin

    August 2005 - May 2007(2 years)


    Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    August 2000 - December 2001(a year)


    Southwestern University

    August 1996 - May 2000(4 years)