Graduate Student Bios

Anna is a doctoral candidate focusing on twentieth century American women’s history. She received her BA from Ohio State University in History and Women Studies. Her research interests include the histories of radical feminist activism and female sexuality. Her dissertation topic focuses on how female students redefined rape on college campuses during the women's liberation movement. She analyzes how women created space for themselves within the patriarchal university system in order to attain bodily autonomy. These activists created rape crisis clinics where female consciousness raising groups reframed how women understood sexual violence, fought for greater mobility for women and organized campus space around women's safety.