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Jodi Vandenberg-Daves

Specialty area(s)

women's history, social and cultural history, history of motherhood, women's leadership

Current courses at UWL

WGS/HIS 305 History of Motherhood in the United States
WGS/HIS 301 Women in the Modern United States
WGS/HIS 315 History of Feminist Thought
WGS 225 Women and Leadership
WGS 230 Women's Diversity
Course in Progress: WGS 330 The Gendered Body in History and Contemporary Society

Education

Ph.D. History, University of Minnesota
B.A. Macalester College

Research and publishing

Books:
Modern Motherhood: An American History (Rutgers University Press, 2014)

Editor and Co-Author, Making History: A Guide to Historical Research Through the National History Day Program (ABC-Clio Press, 2006)

Peer-Reviewed Journals:
"Finding Maternal Histories,” Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (Spring/Summer 2014), introductory article for special issue: “Mothers and History.”

“Medicine, Modernity, and the Maternal Body” Nursing Clio (May, 8, 2014)

“Mama Bear as Micromanager: The Evolution of Cultural Ideals of Motherhood in the Berenstain Bears Book Series, 1960-2000,” Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering 5:1 (Spring 2003): 135-147.

“’A Look at the Total Knowledge of the World’: The University of Minnesota, the Land-Grant Tradition, and the Politics of Public Higher Education, 1950-1990,” History of Education 32: 1 (Spring 2003): 57-79.

“’There’s Got to be More Out There’: White Working-Class Women, College, and the Better Life, 1950-1985,” International Labor and Working-Class History 62 (Fall 2002): 99-120.

“Teaching Motherhood in History: The Challenge of Private Experience in a Tradition of Public Narrative,” Women’s Studies Quarterly 39:3/4 (Fall/Winter 2002): 234-255.

“The Manly Pursuit of a Partnership Between the Sexes: The Debate Over Women and Girls in the YMCA, 1914-1933.” The Journal of American History 78 (March 1992): 1324-1346.

Book Chapter:
“Mama Bear as Micromanager: The Evolution of Cultural Ideals of Motherhood in the Berenstain Bears Book Series, 1960-2000,” reprinted in a “best of journal” book, Mother Matters: Motherhood as Discourse and Practice, Andrea O’Reilley, ed., Toronto: Association for Research on Mothering, 2004.

History Curriculum for Secondary Education
“Native Americans and the Federal Government: A Guide to Sources,” with Louise Edwards-Simpson, in National History Day 2003: Rights and Responsibilities in History, Bea Hardy and Cathy Gorn, eds., College Park, MD: National History Day, Inc., 2002.

“A Research Roadmap for Your History Day Topic,” in National History Day 2002: Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History, Bea Hardy and Cathy Gorn, eds. College Park, MD: National History Day, Inc., 2001.

National History Day 1999: Science, Technology, Invention in History. Jodi Vandenberg-Daves and Cathy Gorn, eds., College Park, MD: National History Day, Inc., 1998.

National History Day 1998: Migration in History. Edited by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves and Cathy Gorn. College Park, MD: National History Day, Inc., 1997.

Outreach Publications:
“Here’s What Women Really Want,” Jodi Vandenberg-Daves and Betsy Morgan, River Valley Business Review, December 5, 2008.

“Million Moms March in Noble Company,” Tompaine.com: An Online Journal of Opinion, May, 2000 and St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 10, 2000.

“Rosemund’s Column Based on Bad History,” La Crosse Tribune, May 3, 2000.