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Last Name
Berg Paup
College of St. Benedict and St. John's University
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women, feminism, politics, history, rhetoric, law, discourse, argumentation
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About Me

Dr. Emily Berg Paup is an historian of women and American political discourse. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University in Minnesota. She is also faculty for the Gender Studies department.

She writes and teaches about women in partisan politics, with an expertise on political women during the long 19th century. Her research has focused on partisan woman leaders for the Populist Party, Prohibition Party, Equal Rights Party, Socialist Party, Republican Party, and Democratic Party. Her writing not only serves to rebuild the historical archive of women’s voices but also to conceptualize citizenship as it relates to gender, voice, and power.

In addition to her work on women’s political history, Emily is an expert on the history of the 1st Amendment and freedom of expression.

Recent Publications

Emily Berg Paup, ” ‘The Glory of Each Generation is to Set Its Own Precedent’: Belva Lockwood and the Rhetorical Construction of Female Presidential Plausibility,” Argumentation & Advocacy 55.1 (2019): 42-61.

Emily Berg Paup, “”Mrs. Lockwood’s Speech: Belva Lockwood Biographical Sketch and Context.” Teaching unit included alongside the text of one of her 1884 presidential    campaign speeches. Recovering Democracy Archives. The University of Maryland. 2018.

Emily Berg Paup, “A new woman in old fashioned times”: party women and the rhetorical foundations of political womanhood,” Dissertation, University of Minnesota, 2012.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Law, Politics, Women