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Caroline Hasenyager

Hasenyager, Dr. Caroline, PhD


Phone: (804) 524-5137


  • Ph.D., History, College of William and Mary, 2013
  • M.A., History, College of William and Mary, 2004
  • B.A., History, Smith College, 2002

Research Areas

  • U.S. Women’s History
  • Cultural History
  • Activism and Social Movements
  • Gender Studies
  • History of Education

Courses Taught

  • HIST 115, World History since 1500
  • HIST 122, U.S. History to 1865
  • HIST 344, Historical Methods
  • HIST 425, Contemporary American History
  • HIST 428, America in Two World Wars
  • HIST 545, American Women’s History
  • HIST 546, Modern American Social History
  • HIST 554, Historical Research Methods

Selected Presentations

  • “‘Demand Something to Fulfill that Need’: Liberal Arts Education, Student Consumers, and the Dilemma of Modern Womanhood at the Elite Women’s Colleges, 1915-1935,” Virginia Social Sciences Association Conference, April 2014.
  • “Putting Away Childish Things: Educated Womanhood and the Decline of ‘Crush Culture’ at the Elite Women’s Colleges, 1890-1920,” Organization of American Historians Conference, April 2014.
  • “‘A Threat, Against the Liberal Education of Women:’ Domestic Science, Vocational Training, and the Elite Women’s Colleges, 1890-1920,” History of Education Society Conference, November 2012.
  • “‘Not Enough…for Really Intelligent Women:’ Domestic Science and the Elite Women’s Colleges, 1890-1920,” American Educational Research Association Conference, April 2012.
  • “‘The Convent at Saint Lyons:’ Women’s Higher Education in the Era of Manifest Destiny,” Massachusetts Historical Society, July 2011.
  • “‘Those wild, perverted female Bolsheviks:’ Popular Fiction and the ‘Radicalization’ of Women’s Colleges in the Interwar Era,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, April 2011.
  • “Something More than a Man’s Education: The Seven Sister Colleges and the Liberal Arts, 1915-1930,” Virginia Humanities Conference, March 2010.

Selected Fellowships/Grants

  • New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, 2011-12
  • Graduate Fellow, The Lemon Project, College of William and Mary, 2011-12
  • Preceptor, History Writing Research Center, College of William and Mary, 2007-08; Spring 2009
  • Research Fellow, New York Public Library, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 2007
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