I’m at work on a book-length project analyzing Oregon women, citizenship, civil liberties and the surveillance state from 1913 to 1925. Here I’ll share some of my work, link to my blog, and preview upcoming events and presentations.
My article “A ‘Disloyal’ and ‘Immoral’ Woman ‘In Such a Responsible Place’: M. Louise Hunt’s Refusal to Purchase a Liberty Bond, Civil Liberties, and Female Citizenship in the First World War” appears in Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research (April 2019). I examine women’s citizenship and dissent during the First World War through an examination of Portland librarian M. Louise Hunt’s refusal to purchase a Liberty Bond and and the powerful community reaction against her.
I’m honored to be serving on the advisory board for the upcoming exhibit “Nevertheless They Persisted: The Nineteenth Amendment and Voting Rights,” at the Oregon Historical Society March 17 to November 8, 2020.
My students at Western Oregon University are working to commemorate Oregon’s role in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment and we invite you to visit our ongoing work, in partnership with the Oregon Women’s History Consortium for Oregon 2020.