Margaret Weber

Teaching Assistant



Dissertation Topic: The development of agribusiness and its impact on conceptions of agriculture in the postwar period (1945-1970)
Major professor: Pamela Riney-Kehrberg
Expected Date of Graduation: Spring 2018
Area of Research Specialization: Twentieth Century, Agriculture, Gender, History of Capitalism, Popular Culture

Conference Presentations:

Roundtable Discussion of Rural Depictions in Popular Culture, The Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, New York, NY (2017)

“The American Way of Farming: Pioneer Hi-bred and Power in Postwar America Organization of American Historians Conference,” New Orleans, LA (2017)

“Goodbye City Life!: Green Acres and Agrarian Masculinity,” Agricultural History Conference, New York, NY (2016)

“The Ballad of Jed Clampett: Rural Masculinity on the Small Screen,” Agricultural History Conference, Lexington, KY (2015)

“‘High heels and county roads’: Patriarchy and Mutuality in early Iowa 4-H
Rural Women’s Studies Association Conference,” San Marcos, TX (2015)

“Superman’s Smallville: Agrarian Romanticism and Comic Books”
Agricultural History Conference, Provo, UT (2014)

“Making the Best Better: 4-H’s ‘Educational Era’ in Iowa,” Agricultural History Conference, Banff, Canada (2013)


MA, Iowa State University, 2013
BS, Marquette University, 2011

Selected Publications

"The American Way of Farming: Pioneer Hi-Bred and Power in Post-War America," Agricultural History (forthcoming)

Book Review of Profane Parables by Matthew Rindge, in Journal of Popular Culture

Book Review of Just Queer Folks by Colin R. Johnson, in Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis (2015)