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First Name
Tracey Jean
Last Name
Purdue University
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History of feminism, women's autobiography and travel writing, women at world's fairs and international expositions, transnational feminism, Anne Moody, Susie King Taylor, May French-Sheldon, Amelia Earhart, women and leadership
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About Me

TJ Boisseau received her PhD in U.S. Women’s History from Binghamton University (SUNY); an M.A. in U.S. history from Georgetown University; and BA in History and Women’s Studies from Suffolk University in Boston.  In 2012, she joined the faculty at Purdue University to direct the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, where she teaches feminist history and theory. She has served as a senior Fulbright Scholar, teaching Gender Equality Studies at the University of Iceland in Iceland (2017) and American Studies and women’s history at the University of Bayreuth in Germany (2003-04).

Recent Publications

Boisseau’s published books include White Queen; Feminist Legal History; Gendering the Fair; and a critical edition of Sultan to Sultan by May French-Sheldon, orig. pub. 1892. Boisseau’s interdisciplinary and historical work has seen publication in numerous anthologies and collections of essays as well as top women’s studies journals such as Meridians; Psychology of Women and Equalities Section Review; Signs; Gender & History; Anthropology and Education Quarterly; thirdspace; Women’s History Review; Feminist Teacher; and Feminist Studies. She has also co-edited a special issue on women’s experiences of Hurricane Katrina for the National Women’s Studies Association Journal. She is currently working on a book, “Women with the World’s at their Feet:  Women’s Representation at American Expositions.”

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic