Elisabeth Unruh

Office: Reavis Hall, Room 103
Office Hours: W 9:45-10:45 a.m., F 9:00-10:00 a.m., and by appointment
Phone: (815) 753-1038
Email: eunruh1@niu.edu

Elisabeth is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in History.  After completing her B.A. in History, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Theology at Concordia University Chicago, she began her graduate studies at NIU and recently earned her M.A. in History, as well as graduate certificates in both Women’s Studies and LGBT Studies.  Her primary research interests include twentieth century U.S. women's, gender, sexuality, and religious history. She is particularly interested in examining the intersections of gender, religion, and politics in contemporary history. Her current research focuses on Protestant responses to the Equal Rights Amendment during the 1970s. Elisabeth previously served for three years as a teaching assistant for the History department, supporting HIST 260 and HIST 261. She is excited to have the opportunity to TA for Women's Studies and is looking forward to serving the larger NIU community as a member of the Women's Studies Program. Elisabeth is an NIU LGBT Ally. She also volunteers for the DeKalb County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a court appointed organization that advocates on behalf of abused and neglected children.