Department of History

Laura L. Lovett

  • Associate Professor

Fields

Modern America
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Children and Youth
Public History

Teaching

Global Histories of Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
Women’s History
Global History of Childhood and Youth

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1998

Representative Publications

 

With Her Fist Raised: Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Transformative Power of Community Activism (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2021).

“Eugenic Housing:  Redlining, Reproductive Regulation, and Suburban Development in the United States,” Women’s Studies Quarterly 48 (2020), 76-83.

Sex in Global History: Modern Sources and Perspectives. Laura L. Lovett, Editor (San Diego, CA: Cognella Publishing, 2018).

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).

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).

“The Popeye Principle: Selling Child Health in the First Nutrition Crisis,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law 30 (2005) 803-838.

Research Interests

Professor Lovett is currently co-editing a collection of essays on African American women leaders at the 1977 National Women’s Conference.  “It’s Our Movement Now”: Black Women’s Politics and the 1977 National Women’s Conference places Black women’s experience and leadership at the center of the history of the women’s movement.