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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, UNCG Humanities Network and Consortium, 2016-
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010- 
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002-2010

Research Interests

  • U.S. women's history
  • African American history
  • Global Feminism
  • Welfare and Poverty
  • Women's health
  • U.S. History Post-World War II
  • The U.S. Women's Movement

Courses Taught

  • HIS 209: Women in World History
  • HIS 212: U.S. History since 1865
  • HIS 328: U.S. Women's History to 1865
  • HIS 329: U.S. Women's History Since 1865
  • HIS 342: U.S. Women and their Bodies
  • HIS 511A: Seminar in Historical Research and Writing - "Women's Activism in the United States Since 1945"
  • 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

Recent Publications

  • "'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.
  • "From Innocent Children to Unwanted Migrants and Unwed Moms: Two Chapters in the Public Discourse on Welfare in the United States, 1960-1961," Journal of Women's History 11 (Winter 2000): 10-33. Received Mary Washburn Willett Award.

Recent 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
  • 2012: Anne Firor Scott Mid-Career Fellowship, Southern Association for Women's Historians
  • 2012-2013: Caroline D. Bain Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College
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