Allison Marsh

Allison Marsh is an assistant professor of history at the University of South Carolina where she supervises the museums and material culture track of the public history program. Trained as a historian of technology, her research focuses on how the general public comes to understand complex engineering ideas through informal educational. She is currently working on The Ultimate Vacation: A History of Factory Tours in America in both book and exhibit form. Before coming to USC, she was a curator at the Smithsonian Institution National Postal Museum. She received her PhD in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from Johns Hopkins University.