Charlie Jeffries

My research interests lie across the social, cultural and political histories of gender and sexuality in the United States, from 1945 to present. My doctoral dissertation, ‘The Politics of Teenage Female Sexuality in the United States, 1981 to 2008’, sought to uncover the significance of adolescent women’s sexual behaviour in the American culture wars. I am currently writing a chapter on the influence of college Women's Studies courses on students who took part in the making and distributing of non- commercial 'zines' in the US in the 1990s, which will be published in an edited collection on the history of the field of Women's Studies.

Selected publications

Journal articles

  • 'Adolescent Women and Anti-Abortion Politics in the Reagan Administration,' Journal of American Studies, Forthcoming, early 2018 (available on First View)
  • Review, 'Making Noise, Making News, Suffrage Print Culture and U.S. Modernism' by Mary Chapman (Oxford University Press 2014) History: Journal of the Historical Association, Vol 100 Issue 346

Book chapters

  • 'Women's Studies, Zines, and Contemporary Feminisms,' in Reframing the Feminine: Women’s Studies, Feminism, Gender Identity, and the Academy, Beth Hinderliter and Noelle Chaddock, eds., Forthcoming


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