Dr. Shannon M. Risk

Director, M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies

Timon Hall, Room 127

Phone: 716.286.8084

Dr. Shannon Risk PhD

Focus of Teaching

  • Progressive- and Industrial-era United States
  • Canadian History
  • U.S. Women’s History
  • African American Women’s History
  • Introduction to Public History
  • 1920s U.S.
  • The Great Depression and the New Deal
  • U.S. Utopian Communities

Current Research

  • Organizational structures of U.S. Progressive-era Women’s Rights Organizations

Published by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) on March 15, 2023.

Current Involvement

  • Director, Public History Minor and Internships
  • Director, of the M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • 2020-2022: Member, Planning Committee, American Association for State and Local History Annual Conference, Buffalo, New York, September 2022.
  • 2020-2022: Organizer, Voices Across the Border speaker series
  • 2018–present: Fellow, New York Academy of History, inducted April 5
  • 2017-present: Organizer, Crossing Borders Conference
  • 2018: Faculty Award for Excellence in Service, College of Arts & Sciences, Niagara University

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Maine (U.S. History)
  • Graduate Certificate: Women’s Studies
  • M.A., University of Maine (History)
  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa (History)