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Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Associate Professor & Social Science Teaching Program Coordinator

I am a historian of the 19th century United States, and I specialize in in American women's history and the broad Civil War era. My book, The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism, was published in 2013. I am also the coordinator for Social Science Teaching, and I work with students interested in teacher licensure in the History Department as well as in the Social Science Studies program (for those who wish to concentrate in Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology-Anthropology while seeking teacher licensure).

Spring 2016 Office Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10am-12pm
and by appointment

Areas of Expertise

  • Education
  • History
  • Women's Issues


PhD, Indiana University, 2009
MA, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2000
BA, Knox College, 1998

Research Interests

My book on the women of abolitionist John Brown's family was published by Cornell University Press in 2013, and I continue to be interested in the field of Civil War memory.  Presently I am also beginning a new project on 19th century antislavery and women's rights reformers and their ideas about and experiences of motherhood, personhood, and women's rights.

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Phone: 217-581-6362

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