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Holly Scott

DEPARTMENT: History Dept

POSITION: Assistant Professor

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | n/a

PHONE: (540) 432-4352


Holly Scott holds a PhD in history from American University and an MA in American Studies from Penn State Harrisburg. She earned a B.A. from Eastern Mennonite University in English and Justice, Peace & Conflict studies. Her research focuses on the social change movements of the 1960s; she is the author of Younger Than That Now: the Politics of Age in the 1960s (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016). She teaches courses in the History Department and tutors graduate and adult degree completion students at the Graduate & Professional Studies Writing Center.


Ph.D., History, American University, 2013
MA, American Studies, Penn State Harrisburg, 2006
BA, English & Justice, Peace & Conflict Studies, Eastern Mennonite University, 2002


Younger Than That Now: the Politics of Age in the 1960s Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016.

“Student Protest and Activism,” in Bronner, Simon and Clark, Cindy Dell, eds. Encyclopedia of Youth Cultures in America. ABC-CLIO, 2016

Review of A New Insurgency: The Port Huron Statement and Its Times, edited by Howard Brick and Gregory Parker and The Port Huron Statement: Sources and Legacies of the New Left’s Founding Manifesto, edited by Richard Flacks and Nelson Lichtenstein. The Sixties: a Journal of History, Politics and Culture, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2016.

Review of Cold War University: Madison and the New Left in the 1960s, by Matthew Levin. The Sixties: a Journal of History, Politics and Culture, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2016.

“Youth Will Make the Revolution: Creating and Contesting the Youth Frame in the New Left,” The Sixties: a Journal of History, Politics and Culture Volume 7, Issue 1, 2014

Review of Radicals in Power: the New Left Experience in Office, by Eric Leif Davin. Essays in History, 2013.

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

Vermont Historical Society, September 2016
“Going Local, Going Long Term: Social Movements in the 1970s,”—invited presentation given as part of the “Freaks, Radicals, and Hippies” panel of Symposium, “Vermont in the 1970s”

Eastern American Studies Association, March 2014. “The Menopause Blues:” Radical Youth Discuss Age in the 1960s.”

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Meeting, April 2011. “Talking About My Generation: Youth in the Music and Movements of the 1960s”

American Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 2009. “The Case of the Forgotten Themes: Nancy Drew’s Lessons on Culture.”

Mid-Atlantic American Studies Association Annual Meeting, April 2008. “Doves of a Different Feather: Mennonites and the Anti-war Movement during Vietnam.”