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Andrea L. Smalley

Director of Secondary Teacher Lecensure in History/Social Sciences and Assistant Professor

Fields of Study: United States - Colonial/Revolutionary, United States - 19th Century, Environmental, Gender, Cultural/Intellectual

E-mail: asmalley@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-0190
Office: Zulauf 616

Education: Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 2005

Current Research: Wild by Nature: North American Animals Confront Colonization, 1500-1875.  Book manuscript in progress.  My current research examines the ways in which indigenous animals acted as obstacles to colonization in English America by complicating Anglo-American assertions of possessions. This study is a revision of my doctoral dissertation, "The Liberty of Killing a Deer: Histories of Wildlife Use and Political Ecology in Early America."

Major/Recent Publications: "'Our Lady Sportsmen': Gender, Class, and Conservation in Sport Hunting Magazines, 1873-1920," Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 4 (October 2005): 355-380

"'I Just Like to Kill Things': Women, Men, and the Gender of Sport Hunting in the United States, 1940-1973," Gender & History 17 (April 2005): 185-209

Teaching Interests:

Courses Taught:

  • HIST 171 The World Since 1500
  • HIST 260 American History to 1865
  • HIST 261 American History since 1865
  • HIST 359  History of Illinois
  • HIST 369 Women in US History
  • HIST 370  Introduction to American Indian History