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Lisa Levenstein

Dr. Lisa Levenstein

Contact Information

Email: levenstein@uncg.edu
Office: 2145 MHRA


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002
M.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997
A.B., Brown University, 1994

Academic Positions

Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program, 2019-
Director, UNCG Humanities Network and Consortium, 2016-2019
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010- 
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002-2010

Research Interests

  • 20th Century U.S. Women and Gender
  • Transnational Feminism
  • Contemporary U.S. Feminism
  • African American Women
  • Postwar Social Movements

Current Project

When Feminism Went Viral: The US Women’s Movement in the 1990s and Beyond (under contract with Basic Books).

Courses Taught

  • HIS 209: Women in World History
  • HIS 212: U.S. History since 1865
  • HIS 329: U.S. Women's History Since 1865
  • HIS 342: Gender, Health, and the Body
  • HIS 524: Feminist Politics in Recent U.S. History
  • HIS 524: The Politics of the 1970s
  • HIS 524: Voting Rights in Recent U.S. History
  • HIS 530: History of Sexuality: Selected Topics
  • HIS 551: Gender and History: Transnational Feminist Politics
  • HIS 702: Colloquium in American History Since 1865
  • HIS 709: Seminar in American History since 1865 - "U.S. History From the 'Bottom Up'"
  • HIS 724: Selected Topics in 20th Century American History: "Twentieth Century U.S. Women's and Gender History"
  • WGS 602: Internship Seminar

Selected Publications

  • "A Social Movement for a Global Age: US Feminists and the Beijing Women's Conference of 1995," Journal of American History 105:2 (September 2018): 336-65.
  • "'Don’t Agonize, Organize!' The Displaced Homemakers Campaign and the Contested Goals of 1970s Feminism," Journal of American History 100:4 (March 2014): 144-68.
  • Co-authored with Cornelia Hughes Dayton, "The Big Tent of U.S. Women’s and Gender History: A State of the Field," Journal of American History, 99:3 (December 2012): 793-817.
  • A Movement Without Marches: African American Women and the Politics of Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia (UNC Press, 2009). Co-winner, Kenneth Jackson Book Award, Urban History Association; Honorable Mention, Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Organization of American Historians.
  • "Hard Choices at 1801 Vine: Poor Women's Legal Actions Against Men in Post-World War II Philadelphia," Feminist Studies 28:3 (Spring 2003): 141-163. Received Feminist Studies Award.

Selected Research Awards and Fellowships

  • 2017-2018: American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
  • 2016-17 and 2010-11: Linda Carlisle Research Award, UNCG Department of Women's and Gender Studies
  • 2014-2015: National Humanities Center Fellowship
  • 2014: Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society
  • 2012: Anne Firor Scott Mid-Career Fellowship, Southern Association for Women's Historians

Ph.D. Dissertations Directed

  • Robbins Marritt, Angela (BS, UNC Greensboro; MA, UNC Greensboro) "Bridging the Old South and the New: Women in the Economic Transformation of the North Carolina Piedmont, 1865-1920"
  • Thomas, Susan (BA, Greensboro College; MA, UNC Greensboro) "Chain Gangs, Roads, and Reform in North Carolina, 1900-1935." Received UNCG Outstanding Dissertation Award.
  • Dudley-Shotwell, Hannah G. (BA, College of William and Mary; MA, UNC Greensboro) "Feminist Self-Help in the Women's Health Movement, 1970s-1990s." Received UNCG Outstanding Dissertation Award.
  • Strohmer, Therese (BS, Southern Oregon University; MA, UNC Greensboro) "Soldiers, Not WACS: How Women's Integration Transformed the Army, 1964-1994"

External Links

Levenstein on WUNC Radio: "Looking Beyond Marches: The Feminist Movement in 2017"

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