OHA 2019 Proposals

SOHA will be at OHA 2019! Join us by submitting conference proposals by February 3rd, 2019. Consider an individual paper presentation or collaborate with your colleagues on a session. You could participate in a roundtable, panel, performance, mini-workshop, listening station, or facilitated discussion! Visit oralhistory.org for more details.

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The Oxford Handbook of American Women’s and Gender History

Cover for The Oxford Handbook of American Womens and Gender History

 Marcia M. Gallo, UNLV Associate Professor and SOHA Co-President wrote “Sexual Minorities and Sexual Rights” in The Oxford Handbook of American Women’s and Gender HistoryIt was edited by Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor and Lisa G. Materson, UC Davis History Professors.

Oxford Handbooks

  • Engages with transnational and multiracial perspectives across six centuries of American history
  • Includes political, cultural, and social history perspectives
  • Treats women’s and gender history as an integrated field
  • Brings together multiple generations of leading scholars

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Introduction: Women, Gender, and American History
Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor and Lisa G. Materson


1. Gender Frontiers and Early Encounters
Kathleen M. Brown

2. Manhood and the US Republican Empire
Toby L. Ditz

3. Women and Conquest in the American West
Deena J. González

4. Women, Gender, Migration, and Modern US Imperialism
Lorena Oropeza


5. Women, Unfree Labor, and Slavery in the Atlantic World
Marisa J. Fuentes

6. Women, Power, and Families in Early Modern North America
Sarah M. S. Pearsall

7. Women and Slavery in the Nineteenth Century
Daina Ramey Berry and Nakia D. Parker

8. Women’s Labors in Industrial and Post-Industrial America
Eileen Boris and Lara Vapnek


9. Public and Print Cultures of Sex in the Long Nineteenth Century
Patricia Cline Cohen

10. Interracial Sex, Marriage, and the Nation
Mary Ting Yi Lui

11. Reproduction, Birth Control, and Motherhood in the United States
Rickie Solinger

12. Sexual Coercion in America
Sharon Block

13. Gender, the Body, and Disability
Rebecca Kluchin

14. Transgender Representations, Identities, and Communities
Jen Manion


15. Women, Trade, and the Roots of Consumer Societies
Serena R. Zabin

16. Gender and Consumption in the Modern United States
Tracey Deutsch

17. Women at Play in Popular Culture
M. Alison Kibler

18. Women, Gender, and Religion in the United States
Ann Braude


19. Religion, Reform, and Anti-Slavery
Margaret Washington

20. Women’s Rights, Suffrage, and Citizenship, 1789-1920
Ellen Carol DuBois

21. Women, Gender, Race, and the Welfare State
Rhonda Y. Williams

22. US Feminisms and Their Global Connections
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

23. Sexual Minorities and Sexual Rights
Marcia M. Gallo

24. Women, Gender, and Conservatism in Twentieth-Century America
Michelle Nickerson


25. Women, War, and Revolution
Kate Haulman

26. Women, the Civil War, and Reconstruction
Hannah Rosen

27. Women and World War in Comparative Perspective
Meghan K. Winchell

28. Gender, Civil Rights, and the US Global Cold War
Dayo F. Gore



Headshot of Marcia GalloMarcia M. Gallo received her Ph.D. with distinction from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 2004. She published her first book, the prizewinning Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movements, in 2006 (Carroll & Graf); it was reissued in 2007 (Seal Press).

In 2015, Gallo published “No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy(Cornell University Press), which examines the story of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, whose rape and murder in Queens, New York in 1964 became an international symbol of urban decay. Described as “incisive,” it explores the construction and promotion of an infamous true crime story within the context of the social movements of the times. “No One Helped” won both the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Nonfiction and the 2015 Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction; it also was a finalist for the 2015 USA Best Book Awards (USA Book News) for Gay & Lesbian Nonfiction.

Gallo also has contributed essays and book chapters exploring post-World War II feminism, progressive queer politics, and oral history methodology to journals as well as edited collections.

As Associate Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Gallo teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on race, gender and sexuality as well as, oral history and public history. She serves as President of the Southwest Oral History Association for 2015-17.

UCLA Symposium


History from Different Angles: South Asian American Stories in California
February 23, 2019, 10am to 4 pm
Charles E. Young Research Library

South Asian Americans have been a presence in the United States for more than 130 years, yet their stories are little known. Early immigrants from South Asia worked on farms and factories, helped build railroads, fought for India’s freedom from British rule, and struggled for equal rights at home. On Saturday, February 23rd, the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), in partnership with UCLA, presents History from Different Angles: South Asian American Stories in California, a one-day symposium about the earliest South Asian immigrants in California, featuring conversations with researchers, archivists, artists, and family members.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
For a full program and to register, visit:

This event was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from UCLA Department of Information StudiesUCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS), and UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

OHA 2019

2019 @ohassociation Annual Meeting
October 16-19, 2019
Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
Salt Lake City, Utah
Make plans to attend the 2019 Oral History Association Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel in Utah. The annual meeting attracts a broad range of people and features the best work in the #field. The meeting enables #students and both emerging and established #scholars to network and learn valuable skills. The theme for 2019 is “Pathways in the Field: Considerations for those Working In, On, and Around Oral History.”

The submission portal is now open. (Please note that you will have to create a new account, even if you have submitted proposals in the past.) To read more, see 2019 Call for Papers. #Submission Guidelines can be found at http://www.oralhistory.org/annual-meeting/. The proposal deadline is February 3, 2019.

UNLV University Forum with Juan Coronado

Juan Coronado, SOHA Co-President, will be speaking at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) for the University Forum. It is scheduled for Wednesday March 13. It is sponsored by the History Department, College of Education,  Oral History Research Center, SOHA, Phi Alpha Theta, and QUNLV.

“Giving Voice to Chicano Vietnam War POWs through Oral History” brings attention to the sacrifices Latinx veterans have contributed to the U.S. and sheds light on the Latinx experience in the U.S that too often is ignored in history and popular culture.

The Latinx community in the U.S. today is living during difficult social and political times. Despite Latinos playing an integral part in all aspects of U.S. society, including in the military, national rhetoric attempts to shift public sentiments, denies most of the contributions of Latinos and instead demonizes and dehumanizes them. The family separation crisis on the border this year speaks to this type of treatment. Further, Latinx veterans themselves face deportation and have been subject to deportation for quite some time.
Juan D. Coronado has produced the first academic work on Latino Vietnam War POWs. To do so he conducted in-depth oral histories with all surviving Chicano POWs. For several of these individuals, this was the 5rst time they spoke openly of their experiences while in captivity with anyone, including family. Published in 2018, his book I’m Not Gonna Die in this Damn Place: Manliness, Identity, and Survival of the Mexican American Vietnam Prisoners of War (Michigan State University Press) provides more than an account of the military experience. From a Chicano perspective, this study also brings to life the conflicted era that saw the clashes of several movements, including the civil rights movements, the antiwar movement, and the women’s liberation movement. Coronado’s book has received praise by both academic reviewers and by military periodical reviewers and is intended for wider audiences.

JUAN DAVID CORONADO is a postdoctoral scholar at the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University. A native of the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, he previously taught history at the University of Texas–Pan American. He is the coauthor of Mexican American Baseball in South Texas and serves on the board of the Southwest Oral History Association.

2019 SOHA Scholarship Applications

2018 Awardees in Fullerton, CA

The 2019 SOHA Scholarship Applications are online

SOHA Deadline for Applications:  February 2, 2019

Award Notifications: March 8, 2019

2019 Eva Tulene Watt Application

2019 General Scholarship Application

2019 Mini-grant Application

Please apply for our awards and attend the 2019 OHA Annual Meeting October 16-19, 2019 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. The theme is “Pathways in the Field: Considerations for those Working In, On, and Around Oral History.”

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The submission portal is now open. See the 2019 Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines. The proposal deadline is February 3, 2019.


Eva Tulene Watt Scholarship for Native American Scholars:
Named in honor of Apache author and oral historian Eva Tulene Watt, who shared the story of her family and her people’s past through recounted events, biographical sketches, and cultural descriptions (Don’t Let the Sun Step Over You: A White Mountain Apache Family Life, 1860-1975, with Keith Basso, University of Arizona, 2004), this SOHA scholarship enables indigenous oral history practitioners to attend and participate in the Annual SOHA Conference. As part of the award, the SOHA conference registration fee is waived and travel and hotel expenses are reimbursed up to an amount of $500. Recipients are not eligible for the Eva Tulene Watt scholarship two years in a row. A one-year SOHA membership will be included in the scholarship award. 2019 Eva Tulene Watt Application

General Scholarship:
SOHA awards two General Scholarships to oral historians and practitioners to attend and participate in the Annual SOHA Conference. Students, teachers, independent oral historians and individuals associated with nonprofit organizations in the general SOHA region are encouraged to apply. Funding includes one cash award of $300 per recipient and should be applied toward travel and hotel expenses. The SOHA conference registration fee is waived. Recipients are not eligible for the General Scholarship two years in a row. A one-year SOHA membership will be included in the scholarship award. 2019 General Scholarship Application

SOHA awards up to three mini-grants each year totaling up to $1500. Funds may be used for interviewing, equipment, transcription, editing, publishing, and other oral history related expenses. Students, teachers, and independent researchers, historical societies, archives, museums, and non-profits in the general SOHA region are encouraged to apply to conduct research on the Southwest. Recipients may be invited to present their work at a SOHA conference within two years of receiving the Award. We also ask that recipients prepare a written report on their work for inclusion in SOHA’s newsletter within six months of receiving the award. 2019 Mini-grant Application