Amanda Littauer

Amanda Littauer

Amanda Littauer
Assistant Professor, Department of History/Women's Studies Program
Co-Chair, Committee on LGBT History for the American Historical Association (
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 a.m., and by appointment
Office Number: Zulauf 614
Office Phone: 753-1038

Education: Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 2006

Fields of Study: 20th century United States, and Gender, Sexuality and Women

Recent/Significant Publications:

  • Sex Anarchy: Women, Girls, and American Sexual Culture in the Mid-20th Century. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming, 2015. 
  • Littauer, Amanda. "'Someone to Love': Teen Girls' Same-Sex Desire in the 1950s United States," in Queer 1950s: Locating Sexual Culture in the West, Heike Bauer and Matt Cook, eds. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
  • Littauer, Amanda. Entries on "Lesbians" and "Kinsey Female Report," in Encyclopedia of American Women's History, Hasia Diner, ed. Facts on File, June 2012.
  • Littauer, Amanda. Review of Marilyn Hegarty, Victory Girls, Khaki-Wackies, and Patrioututes, in Journal of the History of Sexuality, 21.2 (May 2012).
  • Littauer, Amanda. Review of Carolyn E. Cocca, Jailbait: The Politics of Statutory Rape Law in the United States, H-Childhood, H-Net Reviews, November 2007.
  • Littauer, Amanda. "The B-Girl Evil: Bureaucracy, Sexuality, and the Menace of Bar-room Vice in Postwar California," Journal of the History of Sexuality, 12.2 (April 2003): 171-204.

Courses taught:

  • WOMS 230- Women, Sex and Gender Today
  • WOMS 430- Special Topics in Women's Studies: Queer Theory
  • WOMS 610- Special Topics in Women's Studies: The New Girls Studies
  • WOMS 610- Special Topics in Women's Studies: Queer Theory 
  • WOMS 630- Research in Women's Studies and LGBT Studies
  • HIST 261- American History Since 1865
  • HIST 369: U.S. Women's History
  • HIST 379: U.S. LGBT History
  • HIST 399H- American Girlhoods
  • HIST 495: Senior Thesis