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Leslie Dunlap

Continuing Professor of History

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

Eaton 427
900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301
503-375-5398 (Fax)


  • B.A. Carleton College (American Studies) 1990
  • PhD, Northwestern University (History) 2001


History 239 Social History of Health:  Race and Reproductive Justice
History 262 U.S. Women's and Gender History
History 306 History Through Biography

Current Project

Married to the Job: A History of Faculty Wives.  Or, Gender, Labor and the University.


"The Good, the Bad, and the Indifferent’: Early White Feminists and Their Critics,” Feminists Talk Whiteness, eds. Leigh-Anne Francis and Janet Gray (forthcoming, Taylor and Francis, 2023).  

“Gender and Social Movements in the United States, 1877-1932,” in A Companion to AmericanWomen’s History, ed. Nancy A. Hewitt (Oxford: Blackwell, 2021). 

“Vara A. Majette (1875-1974): ‘The Small Voice of a Dissenter’ in the Jim Crow South,” in Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times, Volume 2, eds. Kathleen Clark and Ann Short Chirhart (Athens,Ga. University of Georgia Press, 2014). 

 “Baby Lit: Feminist Response to The Cult of True Motherhood,” with Melissa Buis Michaux, inYou’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: Women, Politics, and Popular Culture, ed. Lilly Goren (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2009), 137-158. 

“The Reform of Rape Law and the Problem of White Men: Age-of-Consent Campaigns in the South, 1885-1910," in Sex, Love, Race: Crossing Boundaries in North American History, ed. Martha Hodes (New York: New York University Press, 1999), 352-372.

-- reprinted in Women, Families, and Communities: Readings In American HistoryVolume 2, eds. Nancy A. Hewitt and Kirstin Delegard, 2nd ed. (Glenview, IL: Scott Foresman, 2007).  


Willamette University

History Department

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6061 voice
503-370-6944 fax