Nancy M. Theriot
Ph.D., American Studies, University of New Mexico, 1983
Dr. Nancy M. Theriot is Professor and Chairperson, Women's and Gender Studies.
- "Negotiating Illness: Doctors, Patients, and Families in the Nineteenth Century," Journal of The History of the Behavioral Sciences, 37(Fall, 2001), 349-368.
- Mothers and Daughters in Nineteenth-Century America: The Biosocial Construction of Femininity, revised edition, (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1996).
- "Women's Voices in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse: A Step Toward Deconstructing Science," Signs 19 (1993), 1-31. Reprinted in Gender and Scientific Authority, ed. Barbara Laslett, Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, Helen Longino, and Evelyn Hammonds (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996), pp. 124-154; and reprinted in History and Theory: Feminist Research, Debates, Contestations, ed., Barbara Laslett, et.al. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997), pp. 156-186.
- Diagnosing Unnatural Motherhood: Nineteenth-Century Physicians and Puerperal Insanity, American Studies, 26 (1990), 69-88. Reprinted in Technical Knowledge in American Culture: Science, Technology and Medicine Since the Early 1880s, ed. Hamilton Cravens, Alan I. Marcus, and David M. Katzman (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1996), pp. 73-90; and in Childbirth: Changing Ideas and Practices in Britain and America, 1600 to the Present, ed. Philip K. Wilson (Hamden, CT: Garland Press, 1996), pp. 133-152; and in Women and Health in America, second edition, ed. Judith Walzer Leavitt (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1999), pp. 405-422.
Current and recent courses:
- Women in Nineteenth-Century, U.S. (cross-listed with History)
- History of American Childhood (cross-listed with History)
- Race, Class, and Gender (team-taught with Angela Y. Davis)
- Lectures in Women's & Gender Studies: Gender and Sexualities
- History of Sexualities (cross-listed with History)
- History of Women and Medicine (cross-listed with History)
- Senior Seminar in WGS: Interdisciplinary Research
- Reading Second-Wave Feminism
- Women in American Culture (on-line)
- Feminist Research in the Humanities (cross-listed with Humanities)
- For English: Intermediate Composition
- For History:History of Medicine
My most recent research focuses on medicine as a gendered practice and on the relationship between medical practitioners and patients in the nineteenth century. I am particularly interested in the impact of medical ideology and practices on women's experience of embodiment.