Abbie Reese

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General Information

Name: Abbie Reese

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction



Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Reese lives in Northwest Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Reese is an independent scholar and interdisciplinary artist who utilizes oral history and ethnographic methodologies to explore individual and cultural identity. She received an MFA in visual arts from the University of Chicago and was a fellow at the Columbia University Oral History Research Office Summer Institute. Her multimedia exhibit, Erased from the Landscape: The Hidden Lives of Cloistered Nuns, has been shown in galleries and museums and she has presented her work at academic conferences internationally. She has traveled in approximately forty countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa; her retreat is a house, built in 1888, that she renovated in Northwest Illinois.

Published Works

Dedicated to God: An Oral History of Cloistered Nuns , Oxford University Press, 2014

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Abbie Reese on WorldCat

Abbie Reese on Amazon


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