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Ph.D. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Awarded August of 2000, Advisor: Prof. Lois Banner

Dissertation: “What Is Modish Is Doomed: Fashion and American Feminism in the 1910s and 1920s”


M.A. University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Awarded August of 1992, Advisor: Prof. Louise Wade

Thesis: “The Better to Conquer Hearts:

Vogue and the New Woman in the 1920s”

B.A. University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Awarded August of 1989

Major field: History

Minor field: Women’s Studies


Review of  Marcia M. Gallo, Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights MovementChoice, October 2007.

 Review of Mary P. Ryan, Mysteries of Sex: Tracing Women and Men through American HistoryChoice, October 2007. 

Review of “Second Wave and Beyond: Primary Sources of the Women’s Movement, 1960 to Present” (Internet Resource), Choice, August 2007. 

Review of Sharon Block, Rape and Sexual Power in Early AmericaChoice, June 2007.

 Review of Elizabeth Alice Clement, Love for Sale: Courting, Treating, and Prostitution in New York City, 1900-1945Choice, May 2007. 

Review of Estelle B. Freedman, Feminism, Sexuality, and PoliticsChoice, February 2007. 

Review of Catherine E. Rymph, Republican Women: Feminism and Conservatism from Suffrage through the Rise of the New RightChoice, December 2006. 

Review of Katherine J. Parkin, Food Is Love: Food Advertising and Gender Roles in Modern AmericaChoice, December 2006.

 Review of Penelope Rowlands, A Dash of Daring: Carmel Snow and Her Life in Fashion, Art, and LettersChoice, July 2006.      

Review of “Feminist Theory Website” (Internet Resource).  Choice, July 2006.

Review of Kimberly Springer, Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist

Organizations, 1968-1980Choice, May 2006. Review of “Thirdspace: The Site for Emerging Feminist Scholars” (Internet Resource).  Choice, May 2006.  

Review of Linda Welters and Patricia A. Cunningham, eds., Twentieth-Century American FashionChoice, April 2006. Review of Neil Steinberg, Hatless Jack: The President, the Fedora, and the History of an American StyleChoice, September 2005.

Review of Christopher Breward, Edwina Ehrman, and Caroline Evans, The London Look: Fashion from Street to Catwalk.   Choice, April 2005

Review of Kelly Schrum, Some Wore Bobby Sox: The Emergence of Teenage Girls’ Culture, 1920-1945Choice, March 2005.

Review of Elwood Watson and Darcy Martin, eds., “There She Is, Miss America”: The Politics of Sex, Beauty, and Race in America’s Most Famous PageantChoice, February 2005.

Review of Steeve O. Buckridge, The Language of Dress: Resistance and Accommodation in Jamaica, 1760-1890Choice, January 2005.

Review of Leigh Ann Wheeler, Against Obscenity: Reform and the Politics of Womanhood in America, 1873-1935Choice, January 2005.

Review of “American Women’s History: A Research Guide” (Internet Resource).  Choice, September 2004.

Review of Rose Weitz, Rapunzel’s Daughters: What Women’s Hair Tells Us About Women’s LivesChoice, May 2004.

Study Guide for James L. Roark et al.’s The American Promise: A History of the United States, Second Edition (Bedford St. Martin’s, 2001).

Study Guide and Instructor’s Manual (with Dolores Davison Peterson) for John Mack Faragher et al.’s Out of Many: A History of the American People, Combined Brief Third Edition (Prentice Hall, 2000).

Online Study Guide (with Dolores Davison Peterson) for Margaret L. King’s Western Civilization: A Social and Cultural History, volumes 1 and 2 (Prentice Hall, 2000).



Nominee, Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Award,

University of Maryland University College, 2006 

Visiting Scholar Affiliation,

Institute for Research on Women and Gender,

Stanford University, 1996-1997Haynes Foundation Intermediate Fellowship,

University of Southern California, 1994-1995

Louise Kerckhoff Prize, Graduate Level, for the paper "Flat Heels or Feminist Charm: Images of 1920s Feminists and Their Movement from the 1920s to the 1950s," 1993



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