Rebecca DeSchweinitz, Associate Professor
Office: 2127 JFSB
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.
Youth and 20th Century Politics
History of Childhood and Youth
African American History
US Women's History
- Young Scholar Award from BYU FHSS College, 2014
- Society for the History of Children and Youth
- DeSchweinitz, R. (2016). “Holding on to the ‘Chosen Generation’: The The Mormon Battle for Youth in the Late 1960s and Early 1970s”. Out of Obscurity: Mormonism since 1945, 278-301.
- DeSchweinitz, R. (2015). “‘The Proper Age for Suffrage’: VOTE 18 and the Politics of Age From World War II to the Age of Aquarius”. Age in America: From the Colonial Era to the Present.
- DeSchweinitz, R. (2012). Where Nothing is Long Ago: Children and Youth in Mormon History. Journal of Mormon History, Spring 2012, 125-138.
- DeSchweinitz, R. (2012). Waked Up To Feel: Debating Slavery, Debating Childhood in Antebellum America. Children During the Civil War Era, 13-28.
- DeSchweinitz, R. (2011). Preaching the Gospel of Church and Sex: Mormon Women's Fiction in the LDS Young Woman's Journal, 1889-1910. Dimensions of Faith: A Mormon Studies Reader, 35 pages (my article).
- DeSchweinitz, R. (2009). If We Could Change the World: Young People and America's Long Struggle for Racial Equality: If We Could Change the World: Young People and America's Long Struggle for Racial Equality. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill.