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