Outreach Coordinator, The Middle Ground Journal. Coordinator, The Middle Ground Journal Madison, Wisconsin Branch.
Amy Williams is a magna cum laude graduate from Carroll University in Waukesha, WI with a bachelor of arts in history. She is currently employed as the Course Support Specialist for University of Wisconsin Colleges Online where she is charged with the live support and maintenance of over 100 online courses in addition to textbook management. Amy will begin attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in fall 2013 where she will be working towards a masters degree in history with emphases in public history and museum studies.
Amy’s research interests include the transnational spread of the Black Death and its various impacts; the political, economic, and social histories of late medieval and early modern England; and the Yukon gold rush of 1898-1899. She is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi, the North West Territory Alliance (a volunteer organizations whose members reenact the American Revolution), and the Midwest World History Association. She presented at the 2011 MWWHA Conference at Alverno College with the paper “Death Come Quickly!: A Study of the Various Socioeconomic Impacts of the Black Death in Europe and the Middle East”.
In her spare time, Amy keeps a blog about historical musings in addition to reading, reenacting, obsessing over the upcoming Hobbit movies, and cuddling with her favorite tortoiseshell feline named Lily.