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Paige Collins

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Graduate Alumni

I am an alumna of the University of Georgia's History and Classics Departments interested primarily in classical reception, material culture, and the history of tourism. My research centers around the California Missions and their transformation from instruments of imperialism into sites of public history during the waning decades of the nineteenth century. 

Research Interests:

Classical Reception

California Mission Tourism


Material Culture

Tourism and Settler Colonialism


Dissertation/Thesis Title:
Idyllic Imperialism: The California Mission Replica at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904
Degree Completion Date:

B.A., University of Georgia, History and Classics (Emphasis in Classical Cultures) 2020

M.A. University of Georgia, History 2021

Of note:

-Junior Fellow-Library of Congress Center for Learning, Literacy, and Engagement, 2020

-First Honor Graduate-University of Georgia, 2020

-Presidential Award of Excellence-University of Georgia, 2020

-Outstanding Student in the Humanities-University of Georgia Honors Program, 2020

-Joe Brown Connally Award-University of Georgia Department of History, 2019

Events featuring Paige Collins
via Zoom

Paige Collins will defend her M.A. thesis, "Idyllic Imperialism: The California Mission Replica at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904" via Zoom in conference with her graduate advisory committee. The Major Professor is Dr. Akela Reason. The university community is invited. If you wish to attend please contact the graduate…

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