Jan Wilson, PhD

Jan Wilson, PhD
Wellspring Associate Professor of History
College of Arts & Sciences
History
918-631-2410 Chapman Hall Room 227

Education

PhD – State University of New York-Binghamton MA – Indiana State University BS – Indiana State University

Bio

Dr. Wilson's research and teaching interests focus on the history and study of gender, disability, feminism, and sexuality. She is currently at work on her second book titled The Zoey Journal, which draws on historical analysis, theory, and her personal experiences to offer new perspectives on concepts such as mothering, identity, intersectionality, the gaze, and the meaning of disability. Dr. Wilson lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband, Nathan, her children, Zoey and Connor, and dogs Linda and Marlin.

Research Interests

Disability in history and culture, representations of autism, the history of women’s social movements, food and political campaigning

Teaching Interests

Gender Studies, Disability Studies, Feminist Theory, US Women’s History, US Popular Culture

Courses Taught

  • Internship
  • Research and Thesis
  • History of Women in the United States to 1900
  • Independent Study
  • Feminist Futures: What the United States Can Learn From Iceland
  • Research in the History of the United States
  • Special Topics
  • Feminist Theory

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Teacher Award