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Dr. Gallagher
Contact Information
Title: Associate Professor of History

124 Vairo Library

Phone: 610-892-1464
E-mail: jag63@psu.edu

Ph.D. in History University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2003).

Since joining the faculty at Penn State Brandywine in 2007, Julie Gallagher has taught courses on the history of the United States, specializing in twentieth-century political history, women’s and gender history, U.S. history in the global context, and African American history.  She was recently named the Rosenberg endowed professor for career development in leadership and innovation.

Dr. Gallagher has presented her research at a number of conferences nationally and internationally including in Uganda, Korea, Spain, and Brazil. She was recognized for her teaching in 2006 in the Excellence in Ohio Education issue of Ohio Magazine while she was on the faculty at Antioch College. Outside of campus, she is also a human rights activist and serves as a legislative coordinator for Amnesty International in Pennsylvania and has monitored elections for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Armenia and Belarus.

Research Interests:

Dr. Gallagher’s current research project examines the ways local and national grassroots activists from various countries seized or created opportunities for transnational human rights activism from the early 1970s through the present.


Cover Black Women and Politics in New York CityBlack Women and Politics in New York City (University of Illinois Press, 2012)


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“The National Council of Negro Women, Human Rights, and the Cold War,” in Breaking the Wave: Feminism in the Mainstream, 1945-1985, eds. Jacqueline Castledine and Kathleen Laughlin (NY: Routledge Press, Fall 2010.)

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“Revisiting Constructs and their Tyrannical Inclinations,” Feminist Formations, (formerly National Women’s Studies Association Journal) (Vol. 22, 1, Spring 2010), 81-86.

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“African American Women and Power Politics in New York City, 1944-1972,” Journal of Women, Politics & Policy (Fall 2007), 101-130.

Journal of African American History

“Waging ‘The Good Fight’: The Political Life of Shirley Chisholm, 1953-1982,” Journal of African American History (Summer 2007), 393-416.

Service to the Profession:

Manuscript and book reviews: Journal of Women’s History, Journal of African American History, Journal of Urban History, History of Women in the Americas

Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH), Membership Coordinator (2004-2010)

Eastern American Studies Association, Board Member (2012-2015)

Media inquiries about women in politics welcomed