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Dr. Margaret Lowe

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Professor of History
Tillinghast Hall, Room 230

BA, University of Vermont
MDiv, Harvard University
PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Maggie Lowe specializes in the history of American women, gender, race, and first-person studies. Her publications include “‘As to the Nature of Uncommon Expressions:’ Jarena Lee’s Supernatural Worldview," in A Step Closer to Heaven: Nineteenth Century American Women’s Writers and Theologies of the Afterlife (2021), “’How Very Wrong They Are, How Little They Know:’ Diary-keeping, Private Anguish, Public Bodies and Modern Female Subjectivity,” Journal of Historical Biography (2014), Looking Good: College Women and Body Image, 1875-1930 (Johns Hopkins Press, 2002) and with Susan Ross & Sandra Sarkela, From Megaphones to Microphones: Women’s Public Discourse, 1920-1960 (Praeger, 2002). She is presently at work on a social history/memoir, Women to Whom God has Spoken.
Area of Expertise

United States, Progressive Era, Gender and Women's history, African American history, First Person History (memoir, autobiography and biography)