Anne Dobberteen

Anne Dobberteen

Anne Dobberteen

Graduate Research Assistant

U.S. History: U.S. history, visual culture, public history, urban history

Anne is a Ph.D. candidate whose research focuses on the visual culture of nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. cities. Her dissertation explores the aerial visual culture of Washington, D.C., and the surrounding region, from the Gilded Age to the Great Society.

She has served Digital Humanities Graduate Research Assistant at Fenwick Library, where she worked on a variety of digital history projects at the library's Center for Mason Legacies, including the Mason Family Account Book digital transcription project, and Black Lives Next Door, an interdisciplinary project and collaboration between faculty and students to explore race relations and the environs surrounding the early years of George Mason College and its transition to George Mason University.

As a public historian, Anne has curated exhibitions, conducted oral histories, managed collections, and done other public history and museum work at various organizations in Washington, D.C. She served as assistant curator of the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection at the George Washington University Museum from 2013-2018. Click here for specific work experience.

Selected Publications

Dobberteen, Anne. “Eye of the Bird: Urban Views of Washington, D.C.” Washington History, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Fall 2019)

Grants and Fellowships

Cosmos Scholar, and Gerson Nordlinger Meritorious Award in the Arts recipient, Cosmos Club Foundation, 2023.

Doctoral Research Scholars Award, Office of the Provost, 2022-2023.

Summer Research Fellowship, Office of the Provost, 2022.

Kurt Andrew Dodd Scholarship, 2021.


The George Washington University, BA, History 2010

The George Washington University, MA, American Studies 2012

Recent Presentations

Conference on Community Writing, "Mason Family Manuscript Account Book: A Digital Documentary Editing Project." Virtual panel. October 2021.

Chesapeake Digital Humanities Conference, "Challenges and Ethical Concerns of Contemporary Collecting for a Digital Public Archive." Virtual panel. February 2021.

In the Media

Oral History Coffee Chat: Heurich House Museum - Home/Brewed Oral History Project. October 18, 2021.