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Rebecca DeSchweinitz

Associate Professor
History, History, Dean's Office
Email: rld@byu.edu

2127 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

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.

Research Interests

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

Teaching Interests

U.S. Women's History
History of Childhood and Youth
African American History Since Emancipation
Transnational Women's Rights
Mormon Women's History
Women's Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., U.S. History , University of Virginia (2004)
  • M.A., U.S. History , University of Virginia (1997)
  • B.A., History , Brigham Young University (1992)

Honors and Awards

  • Majorie Pay Hinkley Associate Professor Award, FHSS (2021 - Present)
  • Wells and Myrle Cloward Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellowship, BYU-University Award (2019 - 2021)
  • Young Scholar Award, BYU FHSS College (2014 - 2017)
  • Post-Doctorate Fellowship, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University (2005 - 2006)
  • C. Van Woodward Prize, Runner-up, Southern Historical Association (2005 - 2005)

Memberships

  • Society for the History of Children and Youth (2001 - Present)

Courses Taught

Publications

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Presentations

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