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Gender History

Maria II of Portugal
Maria II of Portugal

Gender as a category of historical analysis begins with the acknowledgment that gender is socially constructed and varies by time and place. Historians of gender examine how notions of gender affect the culture, politics, and social practices of people and places in the past. In doing so, they provide insight into the gendered behavior and practices of the present. The History Department also hosts the Rural Women's Studies Association website. More detailed information about listed faculty can be found on their faculty biography pages.

Patrick Barr-Melej

  • Latin America; Modern Period
  • Chile
  • Cultural Politics; Intellectual History

Mariana Dantas

  • Atlantic World; Early Modern Period
  • Colonial British and Latin America
  • African Diaspora; Family History

Katherine Jellison

  • United States; Modern Period
  • Women and Gender; Consumer Relations

Miriam Shadis

  • Europe; Medieval Period
  • Spain and Portugal
  • Women and Gender; Political Life