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Department ofHistory

Meg Gudgeirsson

Meg Eppel Gudgeirsson


Curriculum Vitae (CV)



2016 University California Santa Cruz
Ph.D., History

2007 University of California Irvine
M.A., History

2003 California State University San Marcos
B.A., History, minor in Communications

Meg Eppel Gudgeirsson is a Lecturer of History at Santa Clara University, focusing on race, religion, and childhood in the 19th-century US history. She is interested in the role of “everyday” people - how they experienced and shaped our nation. She is inspired by those who challenge the obstacles they face and seek to better understand them. Her current research looks at the history of the abolitionist community of Berea and ultimately looking to similar patterns of the overlap of education and white supremacy throughout the United States, especially here in the West.

Dr. Gudgeirsson has previously taught at the University of California Berkeley as a visiting lecturer and at Cabrillo College.


HIST 11A: Slavery & Unfreedom

HIST 12A: Slavery & Unfreedom

HIST 93: Cold War

HIST 27/127: Public & Digital History

HIST 72/172: Civil War

HIST 127: Public & Digital History

HIST 172: Civil War

HIST 174: Protest & Activism: 1960s-1970s US

HIST 186: California 


"'We do not have any prejudice, but...': Racism in the interracial Berea Literary Institute, 1866-1904" Ohio Valley History, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Fall 2020), pp. 26-50.