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Independent Historian
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Equal Rights Amendment, gender history, women's history, citizenship studies, rights, legal history, political history, ERA, equal rights, citizenship, gender, women's rights.
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Rebecca DeWolf is a historian with a Ph.D. in history from American University. Her research has achieved recognition through several fellowships and grants, including the Dirksen Center Congressional Research Grant and a Clendenen Dissertation Fellowship at American University.  Her forthcoming book, Gendered Citizenship, explores the original conflict over the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to uncover the changing nature of American citizenship after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.


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Recent Publications

Gendered Citizenship: The Original Conflict Over the Equal Rights Amendment, 1920-1963 (University of Nebraska Press, Fall 2021 ).

“2021 could finally be the moment for the Equal Rights Amendment,” Washington Post, 17 March 2021,

“The Equal Rights Amendment and the Rise of Emancipationism, 1932-1946,” Frontiers 38, no.2 (2017): 47-80.

“America Has Never Not Had a Child Care Problem,” New America Weekly 152 (February 2017),




Media Coverage
Podcasts; op-eds; articles
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Politics, Women, World War II