Teacher Certification

Andrea L. Smalley


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

E-mail: asmalley@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-6810
Office: Zulauf 605 TTH 1:00-2:00

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

Current Research: Currently, I am researching human-animal interactions in America from the colonial era to early nineteenth century.  Specifically, I examine conflicts over access to wildlife that arose between Euro-Americans and Native Americans.  My work incorporates an animal history approach in order to show how wildlife acted as protagonists in this story.  This research is an extension 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