13 Gifs of All Your Job Market Problems

Compulsively checking the job sites for new ads “Various positions” clickbait Editing your cover letter so many times you can recite it, in all its customized iterations Send us: a cover letter, your CV, a writing sample, a teaching statement, a research statement, a diversity statement, a statement about our mission statement, 3 letters of… Read more →

Nursing Clio Presents its Fourth Annual Best Of List

Favorite Book Laura Ansley: It’s been yet another hard year to be a woman (or really a person) in America, and I found myself turning to books that some might think frivolous. The contemporary romance genre has blossomed in the last few years, with more diverse writers bringing new stories to huge audiences. I’d highly… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Beyond Miss America 1968. Santa Claus and the Civil War. The Jonestown we don’t know. A complete history of the autopsy. Vikings, baking powder, and poets. The girls who signed purity pledges. Roasted to death on Christmas day. WWI and a memorial to forgetfulness…. Read more →

“Welcome to the Archive”

Before Nursing Clio takes its annual December break, our editors decided to leave NC readers with a small holiday gift. Please enjoy this delightful archive parody of “Welcome to the Jungle” by AcaSheMia.  AcaSheMia is a feminist musical collective made up of faculty from the English Department at North Dakota State University. Originally conceived and… Read more →

Photos with Santa Paws: Ruminations on Pets, Precarity, Consumption, and Family

Children have posed for photos with Santa, willingly or otherwise, for more than a century, but recent pics star new subjects: pets. Pet stores, along with department stores, malls, and community groups, now host special pet-friendly photo sessions. Lists abound online of such photo ops, as well as tips for how to get that perfect… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news A place where you felt safe. The women of Regeneración. Distilling the past at Mt. Vernon. Is the prairie dress anti-feminist? W.B. Yeats’ live-in “spirit-medium.” How to succeed at nursing (in 1892). Making American labor visible again. Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! . . …. Read more →

How the “Advisory State” Shapes American Bodies and Politics: A Conversation with Rachel Louise Moran

In her new book Governing Bodies: American Politics and the Shaping of the Modern Physique, historian Rachel Louise Moran examines the U.S. government’s efforts to influence citizen bodies, not through legislation or overt force, but through what Moran calls “the advisory state.” This political control stemmed from a “subtle but powerful … repertoire of governing… Read more →

Not the Doghouse: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Archives with Snoopy!

When the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company announced in 2016 that it was laying off Snoopy, a feature of its advertising, in favor of a “clean, modern aesthetic,” I felt like I was being sent to the doghouse myself. I’m not a Met Life policyholder, I don’t own a beagle, and I know Snoopy will still… Read more →

Gays in Space: How an Archive of Star Wars Fanzines Helped this Queer Woman Live Her Best Life

In 2016, I drove nine hours from Tennessee to Iowa during my spring break to research homoerotic Star Wars fanzines from the 1970s–1990s. “But why?” asked many of my peers. Well, I went through a bit of a crisis in the last months of my master’s program. Not knowing whether I would ever be in… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Lady Death. “We all expected to die.” Scope Magazine (1941-1957). Tear gas and the U.S. border. The story of the pile of limbs. The boy left behind in Nazi Vienna. Daisy, Daisy, the Cycling Countess. The forgotten abortion-rights activist. Presumed heterosexuality in the archives. Why… Read more →