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Department ofHistory

Meg Gudgeirsson

Meg Eppel Gudgeirsson
Adjunct Lecturer

I have studied and taught courses that cover the entirety of American history, but I am particularly drawn to the 19th and 20th centuries. My research has focused on religion, gender, children, and race. I am interested in the role of “everyday” people - how they experienced and shaped our nation. I am inspired by those who challenge the obstacles they face and seek to better understand them. My most recent publication is "'We do not have any prejudice, but...': Racism in the interracial Berea Literary Institute, 1866-1904" in the Fall 2020 issue of Ohio Valley History.  My current research builds upon my PhD dissertation, “Perfect Child, Perfect Faith: Raising Children in Nineteenth-Century Religious Communities,” focusing on the work of the radical abolitionists who settled in Berea, Kentucky as well as exploring ideas of entrenched white supremacy in reform-minded people and groups.


PhD University of California, Santa Cruz, 2016
MA University of California, Irvine 2007
BA California, State University, 2003


HIST 11A: Imperial West and Slavery & Unfreedom

HIST 12A: Slavery & Unfreedom, Civilization and the City

HIST 93: Cold War

HIST 27/127: Digital History

HIST 72/172: Civil War 

HIST 186: California 

Curriculum vitae
Curriculum vitae