Karissa Haugeberg Assistant Professor Department of History Tulane University

Karissa Haugeberg

Associate Professor of History
Hebert 122


Ph.D., Iowa, 2011


Research Interests

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

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

“Review Essay: Rethinking the Taxonomies of Civil Rights Work,” Journal of Urban History, forthcoming.

Women’s America: Refocusing the Past, 9th ed. with Cornelia H. Dayton, New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.

“Nursing and Hospital Abortions in the United States, 1967-1973,” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 73, no. 3 (July 2018).

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

  • Young Mellon Fellow, School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University 2018-
  • Honorable Mention, Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Book Prize for Women against Abortion, Western Association of Women Historians, 2018.
  • Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) Fellowship, 2017-2018.
  • Committee on Research (COR) Faculty Research Grant, 2017-18.
  • Co-recipient, Judith Lee Ridge Article Prize, Western Association of Women Historians, 2016.
  • Mortar Board Award, Excellence in Teaching for an untenured member of the faculty, Tulane University, 2014.

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.