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Nancy Gabin

Nancy Gabin

Associate Professor // History
Emeriti Faculty

Affiliated Faculty // American Studies // SIS
Emeriti Faculty

Affiliated Faculty // Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies // SIS
Emeriti Faculty

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Hist 495 Research in Historical Topics: Women in Modern America (40212)
Hist 395 1960's America (47975)

Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1984


U. S. Women's and Gender History, U. S. Labor History, 20th Century U. S. History

Nancy Gabin (1954-2024) was born in New York, grew up in Massachusetts, and lived in the Midwest starting in 1977. She received a B.A. from Wellesley College in 1977 and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1984. Joining the Department of History at Purdue University in 1983, she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in American women’s history and labor history as well as the United States history survey and a course on the 1960s. Cornell University Press published Feminism in the Labor Movement: Women and the United Auto Workers, 1935-1970 in 1990. Articles on women, work, and the labor movement have been published in Labor History, Feminist Studies, Labor's Heritage, and the Indiana Magazine of History as well as in several anthologies and encyclopedias including Work Engendered: Toward a New History of American Labor (ed. Ava Baron), Midwestern Women: Work, Community, and Leadership at the Crossroads (eds. Lucy Eldersveld Murphy and Wendy Hamand Venet), The State of Indiana History 2000 (ed. Robert Taylor), and The American Midwest (ed. Richard Sisson, Christian Zacher and Andrew Cayton). 

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