Annie Fleming is from Elkins, West Virginia, and before joining the WVU history community, she received a Bachelor’s Degree in History at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Her relationship with WVU began in the fall of 2016, when she presented on the topic of female farmers in rural China and Appalachian Kentucky at the Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference, One year later, Annie studied abroad in Strasbourg, France, through an opportunity also provided by the university. There, she studied on the creation and lasting relevance of the European Union, NATO, as well as the Council of Europe.
Annie’s main field is modern European History with an emphasis on German studies. She plans on traveling there in the summer of 2019 to continue studying the country’s language and culture. Her minor topic is modern United States history, specifically the United States’ relationship with the European subcontinent. She is also interested in the history of immigration in Germany in comparison to US immigration history, a topic that she wishes to explore further in her master’s thesis.
Currently, Annie is a Graduate Assistant for the Downtown Campus Library’s Research Services Department. There, she assists in finding sources for assignments, provides input on proper citation formatting, among other responsibilities. She is also a Teaching Assistant for Beth Toren’s Honors course, Storytelling with Archives. In her second year at WVU, Annie hopes to begin teaching her own courses in history, thus preparing her for the title of professor that she plans to hold someday.”