Cory is a PhD candidate in American History at Marquette University with an MA in History from Marquette and a BA in History and Political Science from Northwestern University. His dissertation research examines the reactions of liberals and the Democratic Party to the Reagan Revolution, specifically in the Upper Midwest.
Recently Cory has presented on conference topics such as the role of the Midwest in the elections of 2016, reformations of working-class identity in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin during the mid-1980s, and the comparative experiences of the Farm Crisis in Minnesota and Wisconsin from 1985-86. His research has earned him several grants and fellowships over the last year, including the Minnesota Historical Society’s Legacy Research Fellowship, a grant from the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, and a Young Scholars and Activists Fellowship from the Working Class History Association.
His digital projects to date include the Milwaukee Near West Side History Project as part of an internship he served with the Marquette Digital Scholarship Lab. During the 2017-18 school year he is serving as a Teaching Fellow through the Department of History, spending fall on various nationwide search trips and teaching two sections of HIST 1101 (Intro to American History) in the spring.