Nancy Gabin

Nancy Gabin

Associate Professor // History

Affiliated Faculty // SIS // American Studies

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

Office and Contact

Room: UNIV 121

Office hours: By appointment


Phone: (765) 494-4141

Fax: (765) 496-1755


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 was born in New York and grew up in Massachusetts but has lived in the Midwest since 1977. She received a B.A. from Wellesley College in 1977 and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1984. A faculty member in the Department of History at Purdue University since 1983, she teaches 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). She is completing a one-volume history of women in Indiana and is developing a study of women, work, and the political economy of gender in the twentieth-century Midwest.

List of Publications

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