Rowley, Sarah B., Ph.D.
Harrison Hall, Room 233
Assistant Professor of History
*Please note that I am on sabbatical in 2023-2024 and will not be teaching any courses*
My research and teaching explore 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. My current 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. I am also working on a project about Pat Schroeder, who represented Denver in Congress for 24 years starting in 1973.
Come stop by my office to talk history any time (virtual office hours are available), and follow us on Instagram @DePauwHistoryDepartment
"Sexpo '76: Gender, Media, and the 1976 Hays-Ray Congressional Sex Scandal." Journal of the History of Sexuality 32, no. 2 (May 2023): 144-73.
"'I Was Me': Yvonne Burke and the Politics of Representation." In "It's Our Movement Now": Black Women's Politics and the 1977 National Women's Conference, ed. by Laura L. Lovett, Rachel Jessica Daniel, and Kelly N. Giles, 195-210. Gainsville: University Press of Florida, 2022.
"Married Congresswomen and the New Breed of Congressional Husbands in 1970s Political Culture." In Suffrage at 100: Women in American Politics since 1920, ed. by Stacie Taranto and Leandra Zarnow, 275-94. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.
"Babies by the Bundle: Gender, Backlash, and the Quiverfull Movement." Feminist Formations 23 (spring 2011): 47-69. Coauthored with Laura B. Harrison.
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