(at table from left to right): Sace Elder, Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, Anita Shelton, Jinhee Lee, Martin Hardeman, Charlie Foy, (standing from left to right): Michael Shirley, Bailey Young, David Smith, Brian Mann, Roger Beck, Lynne Curry, Newton Key, Malgorzata Rymsza-Pawlowska, Edmund Wehrle, Nora Pat Small, Mark Hubbard, Debra Reid, Lee Patterson, Terry Barnhart, Joy Kammerling, (not pictured): Jose Deustua
Dr. Lynne E Curry
Office: 2532 - Coleman Hall
MF 10:00 - 12:00
W 2:00 - 4:00
Or by appointment
Frequently Taught Courses
HIS 3600, The U.S. Constitution and the Nation
HIS 3690, The U.S. Constitution and the Nation, Honors
HIS 4950, Industrializing America, 1880-1920
HIS 5000, Historiography
EducationPh. D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Advisor: Dr. Sonya Michel
For more information, please visit the Speakers Bureau Webpage.
U. S. legal and constitutional history; historical intersections of law and medicine; children's rights
- U.S. Legal & Constitutional
- 20th Century U.S.
- Medicine & Public Health
Selected Publications"'Special Relationships': The State, Social Workers, and Abused Children in the United States, 1950-1990." In Dirk Schumann. ed., Raising Citizens in the Century of the Child (Berghahn Books, 2010)
The DeShaney Case: Child Abuse, Family Rights, and the Dilemma of State Intervention (University Press of Kansas, 2007)
The Human Body on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents (ABC-CLIO, 2002)
The Constitution and the Nation, Volumes1-4 (Peter Lang, 2001), Edited with Christopher R. Waldrep
Modern Mothers in the Heartland: Gender, Health, and Progress in Illinois, 1900-1930 (The Ohio State University Press, 1999)
Selected Conference Presentations
2011 Panel chair and commentator, "Health Rights: The Potential and Problems of a Rights-Based Discourse in Increasing Health Equity". Conference on Constitutional Rights History, San Francisco State University, September.
2010 Panel chair and commentator for two panels, "From Charity to Civil Rights" and "Connecting Rights to People: Articulating Liberties and Justice." Conference on Constitutional Rights History, San Francisco State University, September.
2009 Panel chair and commentator, “New Perspectives on the Right to Bodily Autonomy Part I” and “New Perspectives on the Right to Bodily Autonomy Part II.” Conference on Constitutional Rights History, San Francisco State University, September.
2008 “Healing Children: Christian Science, Pediatrics, and the Law in the 20th Century U. S.” Society for the Social History of Medicine international conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom. September.
2007 “Who Protects the Child? The State, Social Workers, and Abused Children in the United States, 1950-2000.” Society for the History of Children and Youth biannual international conference, Norrkoping, Sweden. June.
2006 Panel chair and commentator, “Locating American Social Work: Comparative Perspectives on Professionalization and Priorities.” Social Science History Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota. November.
2006 Panel commentator, "Women’s Rights as Human Rights." History of Human Rights Workshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. April.
2005 “DeShaney v. Winnebago County: Child Abuse, State Action, and Children’s Rights in a Family Tragedy.” Raising Americans/ Raising Europeans in the Twentieth Century: German Historical Institute, Washington, DC. April.