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Rowley, Sarah, PhD - Faculty Bio

Rowley, Sarah, PhD



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History, Harrison Hall, Room 233


Assistant Professor of History

My research and teaching interrogate relationships of power and the intersections of culture and politics in the modern United States. Specializing in recent American women's, gender, and sexuality history, I earned my PhD from Indiana University in 2015; I also have an MA in gender studies. I have recently published an article entitled "Married Congresswomen and the New Breed of Political Husbands in 1970s Political Culture," which appears in Suffrage at 100: Women in American Politics since 1920 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020) https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/suffrage-100. A forthcoming article about former California congresswoman Yvonne Burke will appear in It's Our Movement Now! Black Women's Politics and the 1977 National Women's Conference (University of Florida Press, 2022). My larger book project, funded by DePauw grants and the National Endowment for the Humanities, is about how gender operated in 1970s political culture and centers on women in Congress.

Come stop by my office to talk history any time (virtual office hours are available), and follow us on Instagram @DePauwHistoryDepartment


Courses Taught at DePauw:

HIST 100 Historical Encounters: Sex & Society in Modern America

HIST 100 Historical Encounters: The "Good Life" in Post-WWII America

HIST 197 (first-year seminar) America & Vietnam: History, Culture, Memory

HIST 197 (first-year seminar) American Stories: Exploring History through Magazines

WGSS 140 Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

HIST 264 19th-Century United States

HIST 265 20th-Century United States

HIST 278 U.S. Women's History 1890-Present

HIST 300 Race & Identity in America

HIST 300 Gender & Politics in U.S. History

HIST 368 U.S. in the Seventies

HIST 490 Senior Seminar



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