Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Children and Youth
Global Histories of Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
Global History of Childhood and Youth
Education & Training
- PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1998
Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the
United States, 1890-1930. Gender and American Culture Series (Chapel
Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2007).
Lori Rotskoff and Laura L. Lovett, Editors. When We Were Free to Be:
Looking Back at a Children’s Classic and the Difference It Made (Chapel
Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2012).
Sex in Global History: Modern Sources and Perspectives. Laura L. Lovett,
Editor (San Diego, CA: Cognella Publishing, 2018).
Laura L. Lovett and Rachel Jessica Daniel, Editors,“It’s Our Movement
Now”: Black Women’s Politics and the 1977 National Women’s Conference
(Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, In review).
“Fitter Families for Future Firesides: Florence Sherbon and Popular
Eugenics,” The Public Historian 29:3 (2007) 69-85.
“The Popeye Principle: Selling Child Health in the First Nutrition
Crisis,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law 30 (2005) 803-838.
Professor Lovett is currently writing a biography of the African American activist, Dorothy Pittman Hughes. "With Her Fist Raised" contextualizes Hughes’ life within cross-cutting histories of children, race, women, social movements, and urban politics. The result is a biographical narrative that offers a history of the women’s movement with children, race, and welfare rights at its core, and a history of women’s politics grounded in community organizing.