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  • Jacqueline Antonovich is the creator, co-founder, and editor-in-chief of Nursing Clio. She is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on gender, medicine, and politics in the Progressive-Era American West.
  • Cheryl Lemus is the co-founder and the managing editor of Nursing Clio. She is Assistant Professor of History at Ashford University.  Her dissertation (and hopefully her book), “‘The Maternity Racket': Medicine, Consumerism, and the American Modern Pregnancy, 1876-1960,” examines the rise of the modern pregnancy in 20th-century America.
  • Carrie Adkins is a co-founder of Nursing Clio. She recently earned her doctorate in history from the University of Oregon. Her dissertation explores the ways that women influenced the developing medical specialties of gynecology and obstetrics in the late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century United States.
  • Carolyn Herbst Lewis is a co-founder of Nursing Clio. She is the author of Prescription for Heterosexuality: Sexual Citizenship in the Cold War Era (UNC Press, 2010). Her current project is a history of the Chicago Maternity Center.
  • Meggan Woodbury Bilotte I am a co-founder of Nursing Clio. Originally from Wyoming, I am now one of the many transplants to call Madison, Wisconsin home. I am a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a mother, a partner, a teacher, and a student of the world. In my academic life I study midwifery, motherhood, and modernity in the American West. In my home life I study crayon drawings and the physics of flying kisses.
  • Adam Turner is a co-founder and the technical editor and web developer of Nursing Clio. He is a history PhD candidate and teaching fellow at the University of Oregon. He studies the histories of science, medicine, gender, and reproduction in the 20th-century United States. His work explores the history of genetic counseling as it relates to reproduction, disability, and medicine.
  • Elizabeth Reis is Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex and Damned Women: Sinners and Witches in Puritan New England. She is also the editor of American Sexual Histories: A Social and Cultural History Reader.
  • Heather Munro Prescott I’m a professor of history at Central Connecticut State University.
  • Austin C. McCoy is a Phd Candidate in History at the University of Michigan. His research interests include post-World War II US political and urban history. He is working on a dissertation analyzing how left urban populists addressed economic crisis in rustbelt cities during the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Rachel Epp Buller is a Ph.D.’d feminist-art historian-printmaker-mama of three whose recent art and scholarship speak to this perpetual balancing act. She has lectured, exhibited, and published widely on issues of mothering and the maternal body; her latest book is Reconciling Art and Mothering (Ashgate 2012). Some of her multitasking career hats include serving as regional coordinator of The Feminist Art Project and Assistant Professor of Art at Bethel College in Kansas.
  • Sean Cosgrove is currently a PhD student at the University of Sydney fascinated by the medical, scientific, and gendered histories of nineteenth-century bodies.
  • Helen McBride I just graduated with my MA in History and Gender & Women Studies in May 2012 from the University of Wyoming. I am now working for a local College back home in Northern Ireland. My academic interests include gender and conflict resolution. I also enjoy spotting sexism in local newspapers – an exhausting, never-ending hobby.
  • Lara Freidenfelds, Ph.D. is a historian of sex, reproduction and women’s health in America, and the author of The Modern Period: Menstruation in Twentieth-Century America. In addition to writing for Nursing Clio, she blogs about the historian’s perspective on sex, reproduction and women’s health at, and offers a monthly e-newsletter with updates on her book-in-progress, Counting Chickens Before They Hatch?: Miscarriage in American Culture.
  • Ginny Engholm recently completed her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in the department of English. Her interdisciplinary dissertation, titled “The Power of Multiplying: Reproductive Control in American Culture, 1850-1930,” traces the rise of modern birth control in the 19th and 20th centuries. Her current work-in–progress examines miscarriage, pregnancy loss, and stillbirth in American culture. She teaches at a small college in the Liberal Arts department in Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Sarah Handley-Cousins is a PhD candidate at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she is currently hard at work on a dissertation about the lives of disabled and troubled Union Civil War veterans.
5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Patryce A. Smith PhD #

    Nice to read that many women today are concerned with the health issues and current takeover of women…One of my 80 yr. old friends can’t believe these “idiots” want to take women back 60 years” Is what she tells me. Having completed my PhD in Natural Health, May 2011 at the age of 62 I am amazed that the systems which are referred to as health care (really sick care) and profit gods for pharmamafia and other corporations.
    Happy I found your blog dissertation is titled “Supporting the Healing Process; The Essential Triad of the Mind, Body and Spirit”…Taking your power back from those that have tried to make the normal life cycle of women one disease or another. Empowerment of the Self through natural holistic health care techniques help women, men, and children as it does for our Mother Earth too.

    October 4, 2012
  2. JF #

    So many beautiful and smart women in one place! History of our bodies and sex in politics! Looking forward to every readable post! Best to all of you! ;)

    June 15, 2014

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