Kimberly Jensen, historian and author

Kimberly JensenWelcome to my site. I am a professor of History and Gender Studies at Western Oregon University and the author of Oregon's Doctor to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy and a Life in Activism (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012), Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008) and, with Erika Kuhlman, co-editor of Women and Transnational Activism in Historical Perspective (Leiden: Republic of Letters, 2010).

My book Oregon's Doctor to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy and a Life in Activism has just been published by the University of Washington Press. Lovejoy (1869-1967) was a suffragist, public health activist, and leader in twentieth century transnational medical relief. This site will connect you with my research and writing, my blog on the Lovejoy project and other research into Oregon women's history, and presentations and events relating to my work.

Thanks to Ben Waterhouse and Oregon Humanities for featuring Oregon's Doctor to the World in the Summer 2013 issue of the Oregon Humanities Magazine:

OHUm Summer 2013


Visit the University of Washington Press Oregon's Doctor to the World page for more information and linksV: www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/JENORE.html

View the video trailer herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blyfLWnCTV0

Oregon's Doctor to the World

Thanks, Oregon Public Broadcasting, April Baer and Kami Horton, for your support for Oregon's Doctor to the World: http://www.opb.org/artsandlife/article/oregon-professor-publishes-book-physician-esther-pohl-lovejoy/ and Esther Lovejoy's Portland city health work: http://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-suffrage-movement-coalesced-around-milk-safety-issue/

Thanks to Steve Law and the Portland Tribune: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/121333-lovejoys-city-work-shines-in-new-light

In 2012 we commemorate the centennial of the achievement of votes for women in Oregon in the November 1912 election. Esther Pohl Lovejoy had a vital role in this victory. Visit my author blog at http://kimberlyjensenblog.blogspot.com/ where I'll be tracing her suffrage story throughout the year.

Suffrage Lunch Wagon, June 1912

Esther Pohl Lovejoy holds the Votes for Women umbrella on the Suffrage Lunch Wagon
during the June 1912 Rose Festival.
Image courtesy of Amy Khedouri.

Contact Kimberly Jensen at jenseki@wou.edu