Nancy Isenberg
Professor


225A Himes Hall
578-4492
nisenberg@lsu.edu

COURSES TAUGHT:
U.S. Women's History; Graduate Readings Seminar on Myths, Lies and Scandals in American History; Graduate Readings Seminar on 19th-Century America
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:
A History of White Trash (under contract with Viking)
INTERESTED IN DIRECTING THESES AND DISSERTATIONS ON:
Gender and politics, cultural and legal history in the U.S.


BRIEF VITA

Education:
B.A., History, Rutgers University, 1980; M.A., Ph.D., American History, University of Wisconsin, 1990

Awards and Honors:

2008 Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography.

2008 Award for best non-fiction book, Oklahoma Center for the Book, for Fallen Founder.      

2007-2008, 2003-2004, Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society.

2003, First Union International Fellowship, International Center for Jefferson Studies.       

1999 Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) book prize for Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America.

 

Notable Articles:

To Stand Out in Heresy’: Lucretia Mott, Liberty, and the Hysterical Woman,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (January 2003). 

 “Laissez-Unfaire: Gender and the Political Manipulation of the Common Law in Antebellum America,” Tulsa Law Review (Summer 2002). 

“Not ‘Anyone's Daughter’: Patty Hearst and the Postmodern Legal Subject,” American Quarterly (December 2000). 

“ ‘Pillars in the Same Temple and Priests of the Same Worship’: The Feminist Politics of Church and State in Antebellum America," Journal of American History (June 1998).

   

Books:  

Madison and Jefferson (Random House, 2010). Coauthored with Andrew Burstein.

Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr (Viking, 2007)

Mortal Remains: Death in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003).  Co-edited with Andrew Burstein.

Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America (University of North Carolina Press, 1998).