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Women’s Studies, Gender studes, American History
- B.A. Indiana University, Gender Studies,2001
- M.A. Indiana University, American History,2007
- Ph.D. Indiana University, History,2014
- This course analyzes the status and roles of women in cross-cultural perspective. Particular emphasis is given to the socio-cultural forces underlying the women's rights movements in the 19th century and the present resurgence of feminism.
- In this course, the history of the United States from the Colonial period to the Civil War is studied and the major political, economic, and social problems of the new nation are analyzed.
- This continued study of American history emphasizes the emergence of an industrial economy, an urban society, world responsibility and the expanded federal government.
- This course in social and intellectual history examines ideas about women and women?s status in society in selected periods of history. Emphasis is placed on t'e reading and interpretation of primary source material. Topics included are: the historiography of women's history; examples of matriarchy; women in the Ancient Near East; Greece and Rome in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; the role of women in the American slave and plantation society; women in the modern capitalist and socialist worlds.
Prerequisite: Any history course or GWS 100
Research and Projects
- “To Claim One’s Own: Death and the Body in Antebellum Slavery” in Craig Thompson Friend and Lorri S. Glover, eds., Death in the American South , Cambridge University Press
Honors, Awards and Affiliations
- Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship
Virginia Historical Society, 2009
- John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture Travel Grant
Duke Univeristy, 2009
- Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Research Fellowship
New York City, 2008