Student Work

Featured in Scholarly Horizons (UMN Morris undergraduate journal)

Contributions to Wikipedia

Introduction to Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS 1101)

Fall 2019 Project Page

Fall 2021 Project Page

Press release on this class project: “UMN Morris Intro Class Gets Wikified” (by Sue Dieter)

Fall 2022 Project Page

Projects are listed below by author’s last name and with student permission.

Gender, Women, and Sexuality in Modern Europe (HIST 2708W)

Do you have bushy eyebrows? Dry eyes? Do you ever roll your eyes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are definitely a witch. 

Eloise Baudeliare, a servant at Versailles in 1789, witnesses the birth of the French Revolution in Paris. Inspired by the revolutionaries, Eloise joins a group of women writing for the revolutionary movement. Confronted with the realities of war, Eloise learns what the price of freedom truly means.

  • Teresa Boyd, essay on A Woman in Berlin (Spring 2019)

“Frau Golz, her voice breaking: “What flowers, what lovely flowers.”

The tears were running down her face. I felt terrible as well. Beauty hurts now.” 

  • Joe Broding, review of Sarah Maza’s Violette Noziere: A Story of Murder in 1930s Paris (Spring 2019)

The young parent-killer gained national attention during her trial, yet disappeared from public memory in light of the rise of the Nazis and World War II. Even so, Sarah Maza has managed to reopen her story, and shed light on the time period. Maza lays out the details of Violette’s upbring, the nature of French society, and the details of her trial, as she tries to shed light on the lives of middle and working-class families of the 1920s and 30s.

  • Jessica Burks, podcast on Sharon Marcus’s Between Women (Spring 2017)

What does this mean about the way we view relationships between women—friendships and otherwise? To answer these questions, I turned to history.

  • Lydia Hurst, Lili Elbe in oil pastels (Spring 2022)
detail from artist statement
portion of mixed-media piece

Trench warfare was a new phenomenon that, when combined with improvements in medicine, led to new categories of disability which could not easily be incorporated into masculinity. Victorian masculinity was anchored on the bedrock of self-control and predicated on a wholeness of the body.

History of Fairy Tales and Folklore in Europe (HIST 2132)

Modern Europe (HIST 2151)

French Revolution (HIST 3212)

History of Childhood (HIST 3214)