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Amanda Izzo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Education

Ph.D., American Studies, Yale University, 2010

M.Phil., American Studies, Yale University, 2006

M.A., American Studies, Yale University, 2005

B.A., Smith College, 1999

Practice Areas

Feminist Theory; Introduction to Sexuality Studies; Global and Transnational Feminism; Women, Faith, and Social Action; U.S. Women’s History

Research Interests

Izzo's work centers on women, religion, and transnational social movements in U.S. history. Her book Liberal Christianity and Women's Global Activism: The YWCA of the USA and the Maryknoll Sisters, published in 2018, examines how women's organizations nurtured connections between spirituality and mobilizations for social justice across the twentieth century. Other research has addressed same-sex sexuality in Christianity and the cultural history of feminist movements.

Publications and Media Placements

Liberal Christianity and Women's Global Activism: The YWCA of the USA and the Maryknoll Sisters (Rutgers University Press, 2018) https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/liberal-christianity-and-womens-global-activism/9780813588476

"'By Love, Serve One Another': Foreign Mission and the Challenge of World Fellowship in the YWCAs of Japan and Turkey," Journal of American-East Asian Relations 24, no. 4 (2017): 347-372

"Outrageous and Everyday: The Papers of Gloria Steinem," Journal of Women's History 14, no. 2 (2002): 151-153