Catherine Jacquet

Catherine Jacquet

Assistant Professor
History and Women’s and Gender Studies

223B Himes Hall


Courses Taught

US History Since 1865; History of Sexuality; Transgender History, Identity, and Politics; Gender Non-Conformity in Historical Perspective; History of Sexual Violence in the US; History of American Women; Gender and Society; Global Perspectives on Women and Gender


Current Research Interests

20th century US social movements, sexual violence, anti-rape activism, rape law


Interested in Directing Theses On

US social movements; women’s history; gender-based violence; LGBTQ history



PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012

MA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004

BA, cum laude, University of Connecticut, 2000


Public History Projects

Guest Curator, “Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives” Exhibition with the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD. Sept 2015-Aug 2016. Online exhibition:

Project assistant, Website redesign and content management. 2011-2012.



Notable Publications

“Fighting Back, Claiming Power: Feminist Rhetoric and Resistance to Rape in the 1970s,” Radical History Review 126 (October 2016).


“Queer History Goes Digital: Using in the Classroom,” in Leila Rupp and Susan Freeman, eds. Understanding and Teaching U.S. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender History (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014).

“The Giles-Johnson Case and the Changing Politics of Sexual Violence in the 1960s United States,” Journal of Women’s History 25, no. 3 (Fall 2013).



Confronting Histories of Injustice: Anti-Rape Activism in the United States, 1950-1980 

Manuscript under review with the University of North Carolina Press