Emily Remus

Emily Remus

Associate Professor

(574) 631-9045
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Ph.D., University of Chicago
Time Period(s)
Economic & History of Capitalism, Gender & Sexuality, Urban
United States

Emily Remus is a historian of the twentieth-century United States, specializing in the histories of women and gender, capitalism, and urban life. She is particularly interested in the moral, cultural, and spatial dimensions of consumer society. 

Her first book, A Shoppers’ Paradise: How the Ladies of Chicago Claimed Power and Pleasure in the New Downtown (Harvard University Press, 2019), explored the incorporation of women consumers into public space and public culture at the turn of the twentieth century. Her current book project, Charge It: Women, Credit, and the Making of Modern America, considers how women and gender shaped the development of U.S. credit practices and culture, reaching from the 1890s to the 1980s.

Prior to joining the faculty at Notre Dame, Remus was a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She received her PhD with distinction from the University of Chicago.