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First Name
Rachel Louise
Last Name
University of North Texas
Website URL
body weight, fitness, Civilian Conservation Corps, President's Council on Physical Fitness, WIC, food stamps and SNAP, hunger, nutrition science, health, medicine, psy-sciences
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Personal Info

About Me

I  completed my dual PhD in History and Women’s Studies at the Pennsylvania State University in 2013 and am an Assistant Professor in History at the University of North Texas. I research and write on modern U.S. politics, health and medicine, and gender and women’s history. My first book, Governing Bodies: American Politics and the Shaping of the Modern Physique, is out with the University of Pennsylvania Press. Now I am working on the politics of maternal mental health in modern America.

Recent Publications

Governing Bodies: American Politics and the Shaping of the Modern Physique 

“Consuming Relief: Food Stamps and the New Welfare of the New Deal,” Journal of American History

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Medicine, Politics, Women