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Last Name
University of Toledo
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Modern United States Conservatism, Equal Rights Amendment, Modern US Women's History, Political History, Intellectual Gender History
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About Me

I am a lecturer at the University of Toledo, teaching in both the history and women and gender studies departments.  My current manuscript focuses on conservative women and the Equal Rights Amendment, arguing that the divergent ways conservative women conceptualized their womanhood determined their stance on the Equal Rights Amendment.  I’ve also done work on the suffrage movement, and the connection between popular culture and conservative politics in the 1980s and 1990s.

Recent Publications

Essay “’In the Beginning Was the Word:’  Evangelical Christian Women, the Equal Rights Amendment, and Competing Definitions of Womanhood”.  Frontiers:  A Journal of Women’s Studies 38 (2):  148-172.


Essay “Slowly Breaking Away:  The Toledo Woman’s Suffrage Association and Shifting Ideologies of Womanhood in the Early Twentieth-Century,” in Women Who Belong:  Claiming a Female’s Right-Filled Place, Marsha Robinson, editor (Newcastle:  Cambridge Scholars Publishing), 2013:  99-109.

Media Coverage
I was featured on C-SPAN 3's American History TV in April of 2016.
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Early Modern, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
American Presidents, Gender, Government, Law, Politics, Women