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Leisa Meyer

Professor, History, American Studies, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Office: College Apartments 203
Email: [[ldmeye]]
Regional Areas of Research: United States
Thematic Areas of Research: Cultural/Intellectual, Popular Culture and Media, Women, Gender, and Sexuality


Leisa Meyer works in U.S. and American women's history, gender history, twentieth-century cultural history, and the history of sexuality. She received her Ph.D. in American History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993. She is the author of Creating G.I. Jane: Sexuality and Power in the Women's Army Corps during World War II (1996). Her current project is a book on the history of sexuality in the United States since World War II tentatively titled, Knowing Sex. She was an associate editor for the Encyclopedia of American Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History & Culture (Scribner's, 2003), serves on the editorial advisory board for the journal Minerva, and is an editor for the journal Feminist Studies. She also serves on the advisory board for the Michael D. Palm Center for at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Research Interests

History of Sexuality/Sexuality Studies, Gender/gender studies, U.S. Women's History, and American Popular Culture.