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Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Iowa, 2011

Karissa Haugeberg is the Newcomb College Institute postdoctoral fellow at Tulane University. She specializes in the history of women in the United States. Her research interests include politics, religion, gender, sexuality, and the history of medicine.

Research Interests
Haugeberg is completing a manuscript on the history of women anti-abortion activists in the United States. Women to the Rescue: Leaders, Martyrs, and Foot Soldiers in the Campaign to End Abortion (forthcoming, University of Illinois Press), traces the forty-year history of the contemporary U.S. anti-abortion movement, from the 1960s into the first decade of the twenty-first century.

Haugeberg has begun a second project on the history of nursing in the United States. This book will examine how the nursing profession engaged the resurgent feminist movement of the 1970s and 1980s.

Teaching Interests
U.S. women and gender to 1830 and1830-present; history of medicine in the U.S.; history of conservative women in the U.S.; history of sexuality in the U.S.; history of reproductive rights in the U.S. In each of these courses, I teach students how to use archival sources so that they may draw upon the rich manuscript collections housed in New Orleans archives. In Spring 2014, Haugeberg will offer a service-learning course that will enable students to document the history of abortion in New Orleans before 1973. Haugeberg edits a journal featuring undergraduate essays on women and gender; it will soon be available on the Newcomb College Institute website.

Research Fellowships    
  • Barbara Greenbaum Faculty Research Fellowship, Tulane University, 2012

  • Newcomb College Institute Faculty Research Grant, Tulane University, 2012

  • Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, Tulane University, 2011-13

  • Ballard Seashore Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate College, University of Iowa, 2010-11

  • Marcus Bach Dissertation Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2009-10

  • Gerald R. Ford Foundation Research Fellowship, 2007-08

  • Mary Lily Research Fellowship, Sallie Bingham Library, Duke University, 2007-08

  • Laurence LaFore Research Fellowship, Department of History, University of Iowa, 2006


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