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Tina Brakebill

Instructional Assistant Professor

Office Address: Schroeder 307A
Office Phone: (309) 438-2372
Office Hours: TR 12:30-2  & by appt.
Email: Contact Tina Brakebill (tjbrake)
Website: Visit Tina Brakebill’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Teaching Interests:
Tina Stewart Brakebill regularly teaches American Diversity: Contested Visions of the American Experience (HIS 111).  When the opportunity arises she also enjoys teaching women's history and the history of the United States.
Research Interests:

Her research centers on using individual life stories (biographies) to illustrate the historical forces shaping women’s lives in the United States. Her first book, "Circumstances are Destiny." An Antebellum Woman's Struggle to Define Sphere, (Kent State University Press, 2006) follows the path of a rural Ohioan dairy farmer, wife, and mother as she attempts to expand the narrow boundaries of her life through her support of abolition, women’s rights, and temperance. Barbara Egger Lennon: Teacher, Mother, Activist (Westview Press, 2014) looks at women’s changing roles in the first half of the twentieth century from the perspective of a woman balancing work, family, and labor reform.

Illinois State University, B.S. 1999
Illinois State University, M.S. 2002
Selected Publications:

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