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Karissa Haugeberg
Assistant Professor
Hebert 122


Ph.D., Iowa, 2011


Research Interests
Haugeberg's first book, Women against AbortionInside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the of the Twentieth Century,  University of Illinois Press, 2017, traces the forty-year history of the contemporary U.S. anti-abortion movement, from the 1960s into the first decade of the twenty-first century.

With the support of the Newcomb College Institute, Haugeberg maintains a blog that showcases primary and secondary resources for studying the history of reproductive health in New Orleans:

Haugeberg has begun a second project on the history of nursing in the United States. This book will examine how the nursing profession engaged social movements for civil rights and gender equality between 1960 and 2000.

Selected Publications

Women against Abortion:  Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century.  University of Illinois Press, 2017

"How Come There's Only Men Up There?:  Catholic Women's Grassroots Anti-Abortion Activism" Journal of Women's History 27, no 4 (Winter 2015): 38-61

Fellowships & Awards

  • Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) Fellowship, 2017
  • Co-recipient, Judit Lee ridge Prize, Western Association of Women Historians, 216
  • Mortar Board Award, Excellence in Teaching, non-tenured, Tulane University, 2014
  • Dora Bonquois Ellis Postdoctoral Fellowship, Newcomb College Institute, 2013-14
  • Barbara Greenbaum Faculty Research Fellowship, Tulane University, 2012
  • Newcomb College Institute Faculty Research Grant, Tulane University, 2012
  • Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, Tulane University, 2011-13
  • Ballard Seashore Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate College, University of Iowa, 2010-11

Teaching Interests

U.S. women and gender; history of medicine; American social history; history of sexuality in the U.S.; history of reproductive health in the U.S.

Haugeberg edits the Newcomb College Institute’s Journal of Research on Women & Gender, an interdisciplinary undergraduate journal featuring research that engages questions of women and gender. The journal is available on-line: