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Anastasia Pratt

Anastasia Pratt is an associate professor and  mentor at SUNY Empire State University in the area of the Humanities. Her research and writing focuses on Public History, with a special interest in the idea of home and its visual and architectural renderings. Anastasia earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from SUNY Plattsburgh and both an Master of Arts and Doctorate in American Culture from the University of Michigan. In addition to her work at Empire, Anastasia is the Clinton County Historian and bassist/vocalist with the folk group Towne Meeting.


  • B.A. in History from Plattsburgh - State University of New York
  • Ph.D in American Culture from University of Michigan


  • “The Champlain Quadricentennial: Celebrating 400 years of…?” The Yearbook of Transnational History, volume 6, Shelley-Anne Peleg and Barry L. Stiefel. (2023)

  • Lake Champlain Monuments and Markers. Arcadia Publishing. (July 2023)

  • “Collections of Collections: Electra Havemeyer Webb and Alice T. Miner” for Collections (Forthcoming special focus issue)

  • “Experiencing Connection: Applied Learning.” Leaps of Faith: Stories from Working-Class Scholars in Adult and Higher Education, Anne C. Benoit, Joann S. Olson, and Carrie Johnson. (2018)

  • “Constructing and Preserving History Through Community Art Projects.”  Community-Built: Art, Construction, Preservation, and Place, Barry Stiefel, Katherine Melcher, and Kristin Faurest. (2017)

  • Plattsburgh Through Time.  Fonthill Media.  (April 2015)

  • Remarkable Women of Clinton County.  The History Press. (February 2015)

  • Clinton County.  Postcard Series.  Arcadia Publishing.  (February 2014)

  • “Public History, Adult Students, and the Community.”  Preservation Education: Sharing Best Practices and Finding Common Ground, eds. Barry L. Stiefel and Jeremy C. Wells, University of Press of New England (August 2014)

  • Clinton County.  Images of America Series.  Arcadia Publishing.  (October 2010)

  • “Champlain: Four Hundred Years Later.”  North Country Notes #404 (Fall 2009).

  • “Using Houses to Teach Place.”  Elsewhere: A Journal for the Literature of Place 2.1(2008): 74-90.