Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Carlie Visser

Ph.D. Candidate

 

Education

B.A (Hons) in History at Acadia University, M.A in Political Economy at Carleton University


About

I am starting the first year of my PhD. Broadly speaking, I am interested in intellectual and cultural history, feminist consciousness, and women’s activism. My research focuses predominantly on American women and social reform, sexual modernism, labor feminism, progressivism, and liberalism. Similarly, I am interested in the historical contributions of women as active participants in shaping cultural and political landscapes and whose public lives troubled popular conceptions of gender, femininity, and womanhood. My doctoral research will be supervised by Dr. Rosanne Currarino and will most likely look at the question of a historically constructed “hegemonic feminism” produced and reinforced through popular media and consumer culture.