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Sarah J. Deutsch, Professor of History and Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies

Sarah J. Deutsch
Office Location:  326 Carr Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-2602
Email Address:  send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • History 389s.01, Family rights/human rights Synopsis
    Tba, W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    (also cross-listed as PUBPOL 346S.01, RIGHTS 389S.01)
  • History 389s.02, Family rights/human rights Synopsis
    Smith wrhs 177, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    (also cross-listed as PUBPOL 346S.02, RIGHTS 389S.02)
  • History 390s.01, Topics in history seminar Synopsis
    West duke 108a, Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    (also cross-listed as CULANTH 290S.01, PUBPOL 290S.01, ROMST 390S.01)
Office Hours:

Wednesdays 2-4, Carr Building Rm. 326
Education:

  • Ph.D. Yale University 1985
  • M.Lit. Oxford University (U.K.) 1980
  • B.A. Yale University 1977

Specialties:

Race and Ethnicity
Gender
Labor and Working Class History
United States and Canada
Research Interests: History of the U.S. West, 1898-1942

My work engages issues of difference, particularly racial, gender, class, and spatial formations. My current book project is “Making a Modern U.S. West, 1898-1942.” I have written three other books, Women and the City: Gender, Space and Power in Boston, 1870-1940 (2000); From Ballots to Breadlines: American Women, 1920-1940 (1994); and No Separate Refuge: Culture, Class, and Gender on an Anglo-Hispanic Frontier in the American Southwest, 1880-1940 (1987).

Representative Publications   (More Publications)
  1. Deutsch, S. Women and the City: Gender, Space, and Power in Boston, 1870-1940.  Oxford University Press, 2000.  [abs]
  2. Deutsch, S. "From Ballots to Breadlines." No Small Courage: A History of Women in the United States  (2000).  [abs]
  3. Deutsch, S. "excerpt from No Separate Refuge." Major Problems in the History of American Families and Children  (2004).
  4. Deutsch, S. "Labor, Land, and Protest since Statehood." Telling New Mexico: A New History  (2009): 269-284.  [abs]
  5. Deutsch, S. ""Being American in Boley, Oklahoma"."  introduction by Nancy A. Hewitt Beyond Black and White: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the United States South and Southwest 35 (2004): 97-122.  [abs]
  6. Deutsch, S. "The Politics of Race and Sex in Boston’s NAACP, 1920-1940." Boston’s Histories: Essays in Honor of Thomas H. O’Connor  (2004): 191-213.  [abs]
  7. Deutsch, S. "Connections." Chicana Leadership: The Frontiers Reader  (2002).  [abs]
  8. Deutsch, S. "excerpts."  This excerpt from No Separate Refuge (1987) was reprinted in the Japanese translation of Women's America in 2002. Women’s America 4th (2002).

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