Karissa Haugeberg, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of History

School or College
School of Liberal Arts
Karissa Haugeberg

Biography

Karissa Haugeberg is a historian of women and medicine in the United States. Her first book, Women against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century (Urbana: 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. Along with Cornelia H. Dayton, she co-edited the 9th edition of Women’s America: Refocusing the Past (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019). She is currently researching the history of American nursing since the 1960s.

Publications

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

“Nurses and Hospital Abortions in the United States, 1967-1973,” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 73(4) (2018): 412-36.

“’How Come There’s Only Men Up There?’ Catholic Women’s Grassroots Anti-Abortion Activism,” The Journal of Women’s History 27(4) (2015): 38-61.