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Last Name
Normandale Community College
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Women, Political, Presidential, First Lady, 19th Century, 20th Century, American, Suffrage, African American, Food, Minnesota
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About Me

Dr. Lisa Marie Rude, Ph.D. is a Professor of History at Normandale Community College and advisor of the Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Rude received her doctoral degree in History and Women’s Studies at the University of Maine. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from Carroll College in Helena, MT and her Master of Arts in Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. Her doctoral research concentration was on twentieth century women’s political history focused on the impact of the women’s movements on the First Ladies of the United States.

Recent Publications

“‘What the Women of Maine Have Done:’ Women’s Wartime Work and Postwar Activism, 1860-1875,” Maine History Journal, vol. 48, January 2014.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, North America, United Kingdom, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, Early Modern, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, American Revolution, American Founding Era, American Presidents, Colonialism, Emancipation, Food History, Gender, Government, Higher Ed, Pedagogy, Politics, Public History, Race, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Slavery, Women