Lauren N. Haumesser

Field & Specialties

Nineteenth-Century American Politics and Political Culture
American Civil War
Transnational Women's and Gender History


M.A., University of Virginia, 2015

M.Phil, University of Sydney, 2014

M.A., University of Sydney, 2012

B.A., Boston College, 2010

Specializing in nineteenth-century gender history, I am an enthusiastic researcher, writer, educator, and feminist.

My dissertation examines how the Democratic Party deployed conservative ideas about gender to frame issues and influence elections in the years leading up to the American Civil War. Beyond my dissertation, I have researched and presented on gender in the election of 2016, using quantitative and qualitative analysis of Twitter data to understand how Americans responded to gendered language in that election.

I also serve as the Associate Editor of the Sarah Coles Stevenson papers, a born-digital edition to be published by University of Virginia's Rotunda Press.

I passed my comprehensive examinations in United States History to 1877, Nineteenth-Century American Political Culture, and Transnational Women’s and Gender History. I defended my dissertation in April 2018.

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Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
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