Assistant Professor of History; Director, American Studies Program
Brown University, Ph.D., American Civilization, 2006
Brown University, Masters In Museum Studies, 1999
Kenyon College, B.A., American Studies, 1997
Phone: (508) 565-1265
Office: Duffy, 265
Professor Belanger’s research and teaching interests focus on the cultural productions of 19th and 20th century America. Broad areas of teaching and research interest include material culture and the urban built environment, progressive era reform, gender and women’s history, urban history, public history and cultural geography.
She offers courses in U.S. Urban History and seminars in the history of sexuality in America. Her own scholarship reflects her commitment to interdisciplinary methods of analysis. Her current book examines middle-class women’s activism and the urban environment, situating women’s efforts to claim urban space as central to processes that shaped the development of Chicago and St. Louis.
Select Courses Taught:
- American Nation I and II
- Critical Encounters: History (New York, New York)
- History of Sexuality in America