Ellen Gambino

Ellen Gambino is a PhD candidate in History at Columbia University, focusing on 20th century American cultural history and transatlantic cultural exchange, with a particular emphasis on the performing arts. Ellen graduated from King's College London with first class honors in 2011 and earned her M.A in Public History (museums concentration) from the University of South Carolina in 2015. Prior to coming to Columbia, Ellen worked at the National Museum of American History, the Army Historical Foundation and Historic Columbia and has co-curated several museum exhibit spaces. Ellen is currently researching political theater on the New York and London stages in the 1980s, and maintains a strong interest in museum curation and public history.