Amy Dunagin is an assistant professor of history, specializing in the cultural and
political history of Britain and its empire. Her research focuses on how Britons
made sense of their shifting cultural identities during the transformative decades
of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. She is currently revising a book
manuscript entitled “The Land Without Music: English Identity and the Virtue of Unmusicality,”
in which she explores why the English developed a reputation as an unmusical people
in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, even as they aggressively
asserted national superiority over Continental Europeans in a host of other spheres.
Her work appears in venues such as the Journal of British Studies, Eighteenth-Century Life, Early American Studies, and Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture.
Dunagin received her doctorate in history and musicology from Yale University. Prior to her appointment at KSU, she taught world history, European history, and music history at Oklahoma City, Quinnipiac, and Yale Universities. She also served as Managing Editor of the interdisciplinary journal Eighteenth-Century Studies from 2015 to 2017. She teaches courses on world history and British history at KSU.
Ph.D., Yale University
B.A., Yale University