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University of Rhode Island
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second-wave feminism, Vietnam war, antiwar activism, global/transnational feminism
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About Me

I am an historian of twentieth-century U.S. women’s history with research interests in transnational social movements, diplomacy, and race. My book, Women’s Antiwar Diplomacy during the Viet Nam War Era, provides a window on the nature of the relationships forged between U.S. women in civil rights, peace, and women’s liberation organizations and their Vietnamese counterparts in the 1960s and 1970s. It reveals an instance when American women crossed geopolitical boundaries to criticize American Cold War culture, not promote it. The American women I studied not only solicited Vietnamese women’s opinions and advice on how to end the war but also viewed them as paragons of a new womanhood by which American women could rework their ideas of gender, revolution, and social justice during an era of reinvigorated feminist agitation.

Recent Publications


Women’s Antiwar Diplomacy during the Viet Nam War Era (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

News Articles and Commentaries:

“Perspective | Fights among Feminists Aren’t a Sign of the Movement’s Weakness. They’re a Sign of Its Strength.” Washington Post (January 15, 2018) sec. Made by History, <>.

“Networks, News, and Activism,” UNC Press Blog (March 22, 2017) <>.

Reference Works:

“Women and the U.S. War in Vietnam,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History, ed. Jon Butler, (forthcoming).

“Transnational Diplomacy,” United States Foreign Policy History and Resource Guide, ed. Roger Peace, (2017).

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