Email: rld@byu.edu
Office: 2127 JFSB
Phone: 801-422-1594
Rebecca DeSchweinitz, Associate Professor

Department: History

Vita

Bio


Dr. de Schweinitz graduated with a BA in history from BYU in 1992. After coordinating the work of student interns at the Utah state capital, teaching English in Japan for a year, and working in special collections at the Claude Moore Health Science Library at the University of Virignia, School of Medicine, Dr. de Schweinitz completed an MA in history at the University of Virginia in 1997 and received her PhD in history from UVA in 2004. Professor de Schweinitz hails from Fairbanks, Alaska and lives with her husband, Peter, who works in community health and family medicine, and three children in Provo, Utah. She enjoys researching and writing about youth activism, teaching, running and other outdoor activities, as well as all things chocolate.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2004
  • M.A., University of Virginia, 1997
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 1992

Research Interests

Youth and 20th Century Politics African American History History of Childhood and Youth US Women's History

Awards

  • Young Scholar Award, BYU FHSS College, 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for the History of Children and Youth

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