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Elizabeth Busch

Elizabeth Busch

Associate Professor - Co-Director of the Center for American Studies

McMurran Hall 301C
(757) 594-7764


  • Ph D in American Politics; Political Theory, Michigan State University
  • BA in Political Science and Sociology, Emory University


American Studies
American Political Thought
History of Politial and Social Thought


History of Feminism
Evolution of Feminism in America
America's founding philosophy


After garnering seed money from the Miller Center, Elizabeth and Nathan Busch applied for and received a $500,000 “We the People” Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Busch has recently published an edited volume exploring contemporary American life entitled Democracy Reconsidered as well as an article on the recent history of Feminism and popular culture: Ally McBeal to Desperate Housewives: a brief history of the postfeminist heroine.(Report)

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