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Laura Puaca


Laura Puaca

Associate Professor
Director, Program in Women's and Gender Studies

McMurran Hall 309
(757) 594-8879
laura.puaca@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in 20th Cent. U.S. and Women's Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA in History/Women's Studies, Rutgers University

Teaching

U.S. history; women's history; gender history; and history of social movements.

Research

Modern U.S. history; women's history; history of education; disability history; history of science and technology; women's and gender studies.

Biography

Laura M. Puaca is an associate professor in the History Department at Christopher Newport University. She is also the director of the program in Women's and Gender Studies, as well as the Hampton Roads Oral History Project.

  • Alumni Society Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, Christopher Newport University. (2018)
  • Zagoren Lecture (Distinguished Alumna lecture), Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. (2018)
  • Margaret W. Rossiter Prize for outstanding book, History of Science Society. (2017)
  • Disability History Association Publication Award for Best Article/Chapter, Disability History Association. (2017)
  • Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching, Christopher Newport University. (2017)
  • Monograph
    MONOGRAPH: Helping Handicapped Homemakers: Disability and Domesticity in Postwar America. University of North Carolina Press.
  • Encyclopedia Article
    ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE: BEATRICE HICKS. American National Biography, American Council of Learned Societies/Oxford Univer.
  • Book Review
    (2018 ). Women's Work. Science. Volume, Vol. 359. Issue, Issue 6381. Pages, 1221.
  • Other
    (2017 ). History of Science Society Margaret W. Rossiter Prize for Most Outstanding Book on the History of Women in Science Awarded for Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980.
  • Other
    (2017 ). Disability History Association Publication Award for Best Book Chapter or Article. Awarded for The Largest Occupational Group of All the Disabled: Homemakers with Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation in Postwar America in Michael Rembis (ed.), Disabling Domesticity, Palgrave MacMillan..
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2017 ). BOOK CHAPTER: The Largest Occupational Group of All the Disabled: Homemakers with Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation in Postwar America. Disabling Domesticity, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2016 ). ARTICLE: How Did the Society of Women Engineers Work to Expand Women's Education and Employment Opportunities (1950-1977)?. Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2016 ). EDITED COLLECTION: How Did the Society of Women Engineers Work to Expand Women's Education and Employment Opportunities (1950-1977)?. Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000.
  • Monograph
    (2014 ). Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980. University of North Carolina Press.

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