Linzy A. Brekke-Aloise


Professor Brekke-Aloise specializes in United States history between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Her research focuses on fashion, consumer and material culture, and the history of capitalism in the Early Republic. She is also interested in transnational and transatlantic history, gender, and women’s education. She serves on the standing committees of American Studies and Gender Studies and is the program director for Gender and Sexuality Studies.


  • Ph.D. U.S. History (2007) Harvard University
  • M.A. U.S. History (2001) Harvard University
  • B.A. History (1998) Mount Holyoke College


  • American Nation I (HIS 281)
  • American Nation II (HIS 282)
  • The Declaration of Independence in World History (HIS 101/FYS 115)
  • Heretics, Reformers and Radicals: Women & Power in American History (HIS 100/YS 112)
  • Revolutionary America (HIS 328)
  • Topics in U.S. Women’s History (HIS 385)
  • Women in Early America, 1600-1865 (HIS 285)
  • Women in Modern America, 1865-1975 (HIS 287)
  • United States History Seminar (HIS 330)