University of Vermont

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MELANIE GUSTAFSON

Associate Professor & Chair
History, Women's Studies
Arts & Sciences
Phone:(802)656-4422
Email Address:Melanie.Gustafson@uvm.edu
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107 leeann.cox@uvm.edu
Specialty:U.S. history, women's history, feminist theory, American politics
Biography:Gustafson is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and an affiliated faculty member in the Women's Studies Program. Her scholarly work has focused on women and political parties in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She is the author of "Women and the Republican Party, 1854-1924," co-editor of the anthology,"We Have Come to Stay: American Women and Political Parties,1880-1960," and numerous articles and book chapters. She is also the author of the American Historical Association's "Becoming a Historian: A Survival Manual for Women and Men" and has presented talks on her work to both academic audiences and community groups. Gustafson teaches courses ands seminars in women's history, social history, United States history and feminist theory. She serves as associate for Clio, Inc., a new media company, and on the Vermont Advisory Committee of the United States Civil Rights Commission.