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Lauren Golder

Lauren Golder

PhD Candidate



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  1. Doctoral Student in Dual-title Women's Studies & History Program
  2. BA, University of Denver, 2010


I am a dual-title PhD candidate in the departments of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as well as a member of the George and Anne Richards Civil War Era Center. My work considers the ways in which anarchists and anarchist-feminists reimagined intimate life through a radical lens, including new approaches to marriage and relationships, family structure, household, and education. 

Awards and Service:

Graduate Dissertation Support Grant, Department of History, Penn State University (2017)
Constance Shehan Award, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Penn State University (2017)
Carl M. Isham Graduate Award, George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center (2015)
Graduate Conference Travel Grant, Department of History, Penn State University (2013)
Karen andLewis H. Gold Graduate Fellowship, George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center (2013)
E-tu Zen Sun Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Assistant, Penn State University (2013)
Stitzer and Pencak Seed Grant, Department of History, Penn State University (2013)
McCourtney Family Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in American History, Penn State University (2012)

    Recent Courses:

    WMNST 106 - Representing Women and Gender in Literature, Art, and Popular Cultures (Online)
    HIST 020 - American Civilization to 1877 (TA)
    HIST 021 - American Civilization since 1877 (TA)
    HIST 002 - The Western Heritage II (TA)


    “Anarchy at Home: Creating the Anarchist Household in Late-Nineteenth Century America”

    Dissertation Chair(s):

    Dr. Lori D. Ginzberg

    Research Interests:

    Late 19th and early 20th c. U.S. history; history of anarchism and anarchist-feminism; sex-radicalism and free love; constructions of household and domesticity; migration; feminism, body studies, and queer theory; history of the American West; geography

    Areas of Specialization:

    Nineteenth Century U.S.: