Luke Borland

HPG Graduate Research Assistant

Luke Borland is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of History at the University of Iowa, studying youths’ experiences during the Great Depression. His work focuses on the impact of youth-focused federal relief programs and explores their position within the welfare state, public schooling, and civic education. Luke is an active volunteer with the Civilian Conservation Corps/ Prisoner of War Recreation Hall Museum and uses digital humanities methodologies to expand public access to Great Depression-era history. Prior to attending school at Iowa, Luke served at a nature-focused afterschool program through AmeriCorps.