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

Sarah J. Deutsch
Office Location:  326 Classroom Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-3014
Email Address:  send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2022):

  • History 374d.001, Women/gender/sexuality in u s Synopsis
    Class bldg 103, Tu 12:00 PM-01:15 PM
    (also cross-listed as GSF 239D.001, RIGHTS 239D.001)
  • History 374d.01d, Women/gender/sexuality in u s Synopsis
    East duke 204b, Th 12:00 PM-01:15 PM
    (also cross-listed as GSF 239D.01D, RIGHTS 239D.01D)
  • History 374d.02d, Women/gender/sexuality in u s Synopsis
    Class bldg 103, Th 12:00 PM-01:15 PM
    (also cross-listed as GSF 239D.02D, RIGHTS 239D.02D)
  • History 389s.01, Family rights/human rights Synopsis
    Class bldg 135, Tu 03:30 PM-06:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as PUBPOL 346S.01, RIGHTS 389S.01)
Office Hours:

Wednesdays 2-4, Carr Building Rm. 326

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


Race and Ethnicity
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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