As a public historian at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, McCulla communicates about American history with a range of audiences, from elementary school students to food and drink industry members, museum professionals, scholars, and the media.

She has taught in the classroom at George Washington University and Harvard College, where she earned a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching.

McCulla’s academic teaching expertise includes U.S. history in the 19th and 20th centuries; histories of race, ethnicity, and gender; food and drink history; public history; museum history and theory; oral history methodology; urban history; material culture studies; American Studies; and histories of advertising and consumer culture.

Image: Detroit Publishing Company, Canal Street, New Orleans, around 1901, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress