Women, Gender, Sexuality, LGBTQ History
The History Department has a longstanding commitment to and an international reputation in the histories of women, gender, and sexuality. Our faculty includes prominent scholars of gender and sexuality and our alumnae consistently go on to do important work in these areas. The leading journal in the field, Gender and History, is currently edited at the University of Minnesota. Discussions of gender and sexuality history permeate much of the Department’s intellectual life and are the focus of the thriving Workshop on the Comparative History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality started in 1992. Areas of particular thematic strengths include gender and legal history, imperialism and colonialism as gendered processes, religion and gender, gendered histories of capitalism, histories of girlhood, and the history of sexuality. Comparative and transnational work is a particular strength of the department.