Laura Puaca
Assistant Professor
History
757-594-8879 | laura.puaca@cnu.edu

Areas of Expertise
Women's History, Gender History, U. S. History, History of Education

Education
Ph.D. History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Graduate Certificate, Duke University
M.A. History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.A. History/Political Science, Rutgers University
B.A. Women's Studies, Rutgers University

Awards, Scholarships, Grants
Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education, 2005-2006
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies, Spring 2005
Schlesinger Library Dissertation Grant, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, 2003-2004
University of North Carolina Graduate School Off-Campus Research Fellowship, Fall 2003
University of North Carolina Department of History Mowry Research Award, Spring 2003
University of North Carolina Waddell Memorial History Graduate Fellowship, Fall 2000
University of North Carolina Auman Graduate Fellowship in Southern History, Fall 1999
Douglass College Lee Fellowship for Graduate Study in History, 1999
Douglass College McDade Fellowship for Graduate Study in Women’s Studies, 1999
Rutgers University Miller Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis in History, 1999
Phi Beta Kappa, 1999

Memberships/Associations
American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Southern Historical Association
National Women’s Studies Association