Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Women and Leadership Archives Lecture Series (wlalectureseries)


Every year the Women and Leadership Archives gathers a distinguished set of scholars to present their research in areas of women’s and gender history.


Lectures for the 2012-2013 Academic Year included:“Paradoxical Patriarchs: Reconstructing Masculinity in Revolutionary Virginia” by Aaron Brunmeier, “Women of Faith in Revolt: Understanding Catholic Women Activists in Late 20th Century Chicago” by Anne Burkhardt, and “Patricia Crowley and the Negotiated Place of Families among Post-War Catholics” by Courtney Irby. Here, Dr. Patricia Mooney-Melvin engages the attendees in conversation post-lecture.


Lectures for the Spring 2013 semester include: “She Shot Him Dead: Female Homicides in Chicago 1870 - 1900” by Rachel Boyle, March 22nd, “The War on Women’s Bodies in the Media” by S. Frank, and “Bathrooms, Beds, and Balls: Forced Sex Segregation in Higher Education” by Curtis Main. All presentations are 12:00 - 1:00 pm in Piper Hall Room 201. Here, Rachel Boyle presents her scholarship “She Shot Him Dead: Female Homicides in Chicago 1870 - 1900.”