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Sharon M. Leon : Curriculum Vitae

Employment

Associate Professor, Department of History, Michigan State University, August 2017 to Present.

Associate Professor, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University, August 2013 to 2017.

Director of Public Projects, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University, October 2007 to 2017.

Associate Director of Education Projects, and Research Assistant Professor, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University, August 2004 to October 2007.

 

Education

•    University of Minnesota, Ph.D., American Studies Department, August 2004.

•    Georgetown University, A.B., Program in American Studies, May 1997, Magna Cum Laude.  Minor in Theology.

Publications

Bryans, William, Albert Camarillo, Swati Chattopadhyay, Jon Christensen, Sharon Leon, and Cathy Stanton. “Imagining the Digital Future of The Public Historian.” The Public Historian 35, no. 1 (February 1, 2013): 8–27. https://doi.org/10.1525/tph.2013.35.1.8.
Hewitt, Nancy A., and Sharon Leon. “INTERVIEW WITH EXEMPLARY TEACHERS: NANCY A. HEWITT.” History Teacher 38, no. 3 (2005): 371–84. http://search.ebscohost.com.mutex.gmu.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ahl&AN=A000570076.01&site=ehost-live.
Leon, Sharon. “Digital Resources: The Bracero History Archive.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History, February 27, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199366439.013.83.
———. “Slowing Down, Talking Back, and Moving Forward.” Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 7, no. 2 (2008): 220–23.
———. “What They Wished For: American Catholics and American Presidents, 1960-2004.” The American Historical Review 120, no. 3 (2015): 1075.
Leon, Sharon M. “‘A HUMAN BEING, AND NOT A MERE SOCIAL FACTOR’: CATHOLIC STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH STERILIZATION STATUTES IN THE 1920S.” Church History 73, no. 2 (2004): 383–411. http://search.ebscohost.com.mutex.gmu.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ahl&AN=A000559931.01&site=ehost-live.
———. An Image of God: The Catholic Struggle with Eugenics. University Of Chicago Press, 2013.
Leon, Sharon M. Before Casti Connubii: Early Catholic Responses to the Eugenics Movement in the U.S. Working Paper Series ;; Ser. 32, No. 1; Variation:          Working Paper Series (Charles and Margaret Hall Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism) ;; Ser. 32, No. 1. [South Bend, Ind.]: Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame, 2000.
Leon, Sharon M. “Catholics and Contraception: An American History.” Histoire Sociale: Social History 39, no. 78 (2006): 576–77. http://search.ebscohost.com.mutex.gmu.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ahl&AN=A700009308.01&site=ehost-live.
Leon, Sharon M. “Complexity and Collaboration: Doing Public History in Digital Environments.” In The Oxford Handbook of Public History. Oxford Handbooks. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
———. “Complicating a ‘Great Man’ Narrative of Digital History in the United States.” In Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities, edited by Elizabeth Losh and Jacqueline Wernimont, 344–66. Minneapolis, Minn.: University of Minnesota Press, 2018.
Leon, Sharon M. “Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement before Roe v. Wade by Daniel K. Williams (Review).” The Catholic Historical Review 103, no. 2 (July 18, 2017): 376–77. https://doi.org/10.1353/cat.2017.0096.
———. “‘HOPELESSLY ENTANGLED IN NORDIC PRE-SUPPOSITIONS’: CATHOLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE AMERICAN EUGENICS SOCIETY IN THE 1920S.” Journal of the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences 59, no. 1 (2004): 3–49. http://search.ebscohost.com.mutex.gmu.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ahl&AN=A000555861.01&site=ehost-live.
———. “Popular Eugenics: National Efficiency and American Mass Culture in the 1930s.” Journal of American History 94, no. 2 (2007): 611–12. http://search.ebscohost.com.mutex.gmu.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ahl&AN=A700026297.01&site=ehost-live.
———. “Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement.” Church History 74, no. 4 (2005): 884–86. http://search.ebscohost.com.mutex.gmu.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ahl&AN=A000574809.01&site=ehost-live.
Leon, Sharon M. “Silence and Blindness: Newman’s Digitally Enhanced Imaginary.” William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd, 76, no. 1 (January 2019): 19–24. https://doi.org/10.5309/willmaryquar.76.1.0019.
———. “Tensions Not Unlike That Produced by a Mixed Marriage: Daniel Marshall and Catholic Challenges to Anti-Miscegenation Statutes.” U.S. Catholic Historian 26, no. Number 4 (Fall 2008): 27–44. http://muse.jhu.edu.mutex.gmu.edu/template2011/images/pdf.png.
Leon, Sharon M, and O’Toole, James M. “The Faithful.” Church History 78, no. 2 (2009): 468.
Leon, Sharon Mara. “‘Beyond Birth Control: Catholic Responses to the Eugenics Movement in the United States, 1900-1950’.” Dissertation Abstracts International 65, no. 8 (2005). http://search.ebscohost.com.mutex.gmu.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ahl&AN=A000564285.01&site=ehost-live.
McClurken, Jeffrey, and Sharon M. Leon. “O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law and Family.” Journal of American History 104, no. 3 (December 1, 2017): 838–39. https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jax419.