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McNeese State University
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U.S. South, Modern U.S., American women, Louisiana, New South, twentieth century America, social history, women's and gender history, Methodism
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About Me

Allured is Professor of History and director of Women’s Studies at McNeese State University, where she teaches courses in the history of the New South, Louisiana, American women, and the modern United States.  She received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Arkansas in 1989 and is co-editor of Louisiana Women:  Their Lives and Times, Volume 1, with Judith Gentry, and Louisiana Legacies:  Readings in the History of the Pelican State, with Michael Martin.

Her current research is on the role of southern Methodist women and progressive reform from 1939 (when the northern and southern branches of the Methodist Church merged) to 2000.

Recent Publications

Allured’s article about Janet Mary Riley, who helped to overturn the old “Head and Master” provision of the community property system in her home state of Louisiana, is in Louisiana Women, vol. 2.

Remapping Second-Wave Feminism:  The Long Women’s Rights Movement in Louisiana, 1950-1997, has received rave reviews:

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Religion, Women