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Professor to speak about male reproduction during the Cold War

Carolyn Herbst Lewis, assistant professor of history at Louisiana State University, will present "Showing Men the Love: Male Reproductive Health and Sexual Citizenship in Cold War America," at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, May 10 in Baker University Center 231. The talk is sponsored by the Contemporary History Institute.

Her current research focuses on obstetrics in the Chicago Maternity Center and Eisenhower-era youth culture and family life.

Lewis' book, "Prescription for Heterosexuality: Sexual Citizenship in the Cold War Era," (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press) came out in October 2010.

She received her bachelor's and master's degrees (with a certificate in contemporary history) from Ohio University and her Ph.D. in American history with a women's studies emphasis from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

She has written articles for the Journal of Women's History, American Historical Review, and the Western Association of Women Historians, as well as reviews and chapters.