McCulla’s teaching expertise encompasses social, cultural, and political topics, including 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 consumer culture.

She has taught in the classroom at George Washington University and Harvard College, where she earned a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching. As a public historian at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, McCulla communicates about American history–and its relevance–with a range of audiences in a variety of settings, from scholarly lectures to media interviews to popular writing.

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