Women’s History Month Lecture set for March 23, 4-5 pm, Wyly Auditorium

Mar 17, 2023 | General News

Dr. Karissa Haugeberg, author and associate professor of history at Tulane University, will be the guest of Louisiana Tech’s School of History and Social Science at the Women’s History Month Lecture Thursday, March 23, from 4-5 p.m. in Wyly Auditorium.

“The Legal History of Abortion in the U.S. and Louisiana” is her topic. All are welcome; there will be time for a Q&A.

Her first book, Women against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century, was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2017. Haugeberg co-edited the textbook Women’s America: Refocusing the Past, which is published by Oxford University Press. She is completing a second book on the history of nursing in the United States since 1964.

Haugeberg’s research has been supported by grants from the Gerald Ford Presidential Library, Duke University Libraries, and the State of Louisiana. Her scholarship in the Journal of the History of Medicine and the Journal of Women’s History received best article awards from both the Western Association of Women Historians and the Journal of the History of Medicine. She has served as an expert witness in federal and state litigation challenging the hyperregulation of abortion.

At Tulane, she teaches courses on U.S. women’s and gender history, U.S. legal history, and the history of medicine. She also advises the undergraduate reproductive rights group and serves on the advisory committee for a Covid-19 oral history project at the Historic New Orleans Collection.