Sara Dubow

Sara Dubow

Associate Professor of History

413-597-3348
Hollander Hall Rm 336

Fall 2017 Class Hours:

Wed – 1:10 pm to 3:50 pm

Office Hours:

Tue – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wed – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Education

B.A. Williams College (1991)
M.A. University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1996)
Ph.D. Rutgers University, History (2003)

Courses

Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

HIST 152 / WGSS 152(F)

The Fourteenth Amendment and the Meanings of Equality

HIST 178 T / WGSS 178

Marriage and the American Nation

HIST 376 / JLST 376 / WGSS 376

Sex, Gender, and the Law in U.S. History

HIST 378 / WGST 378

The History of Sexuality in America

WGSS 405 / HIST 458

Sr.Sem:Sexual Rights,Gender Equality, and Religious Liberty: Conflicts in Law, Culture, and Politics

HIST 457 / WGST 457

Gender, Law, and Politics in U.S. History

HIST 479

Recent U.S. History: The 1970s and 1980s

Current Committees

  • Justice and Law Studies
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Biography

Sara Dubow graduated from Williams in 1991, and received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 2003. Before joining the Williams History department faculty in 2007, she taught at the Brearley School, Hunter College High School, and Hunter College. Her research and teaching interests examine the intersections of gender, law, and politics in 20th century U.S. history. Her book Ourselves Unborn: A History of the Fetus in Modern America was published in 2011 by Oxford University Press.

Selected Publications

Ourselves Unborn: Fetal Meanings in Modern America, Oxford University Press, 2011

Research Interests

Modern United States History; Legal and Political History of Race, Gender and Sexuality

Theses Advised

Paige Whidbee, ’15‘Inimical to the Cause of American Liberty’: The American Government’s Treatment of Neutrals in Revolutionary Philadelphia

Alison Pincus, ’12 The Mark of Reliability?  A Documentary Study of the Closing of the Sprague Electric Company Facilities in North Adams, MA

Anne Kerth, ’11Missouri Compromised: The Missouri Democrat and the Buildup to the Civil War, 1856-1861

Colleen Farrell, ’10 (Women’s & Gender Studies) – Epidemic Politics:  Representation and Resistance in the First Decade of AIDS

Program Connections at Williams

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies