Selected Alumni - Joy Giguere
Ph.D., University of Maine, 2009
Assistant Professor of History
Ivy Tech Community College
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Joy Giguere is a cultural historian who focuses on cultural landscapes (particularly cemeteries and sites of mourning and commemoration). Her recently completed dissertation examined the use Egyptian Revival architecture in the northeastern U.S. during the 19th and early 20th centuries, focusing on its uses in cemetery design, private monuments and memorials, and public commemorative monuments. As a graduate student at the University of Maine, Joy presented her work at conferences many times. She gave presentations at the annual Association for Gravestone Studies conference, in 2005, 2006, and 2007, at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association’s annual conference in Boston in 2007 and the Annual Conference for Historic and Underwater Archaeology in York, England, in 2005. She also published a portion of her master’s thesis as: “Virtuous Women, Useful Men & Loving Children: Epitaph Language and the Construction of Gender and Class in Cumberland County, Maine, 1720-1820,” in Markers XXIV: The Annual Journal of the Association for Gravestone Studies (2007).
Joy is now an assistant professor of History at Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne, Indiana.