Elizabeth Dillenburg is assistant professor of history at The Ohio State University at Newark. She specializes in the history of Modern Europe with a particular focus on the history of Britain and the British Empire. Her research interests include gender history, the history of childhood, sports history, and historical memory. She is writing a monograph, tentatively entitled “Coming of Age in the Shadows of Empire,” about girls’ culture, labor, and mobility in the British Empire. She is also currently co-editing a volume on The Printed Book in Central Europe and working on a project about women’s suffrage in Minnesota. Her publications include “Girl Empire Builders: Girls’ Domestic and Cultural Labor and the Constructions of Girlhoods,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 12, no. 3 (Fall 2019): 393-412; “Domestic Servant Debates and the Fault Lines of Empire in Early Twentieth-Century South Africa and New Zealand,” in New Perspectives on the History of Gender and Empire, eds. Ulrike Lindner and Dörte Lerp (London: Bloomsbury, 2018), 179-207; “‘The Opportunity for Empire Building’: The Girls’ Friendly Society, Child Emigration, and Domestic Service in the British Empire,” in International Migrations in the Victorian Era, ed. Marie Ruiz (Leiden: Brill, 2018), 456-478; and, “The Cricket Pitch as a Battlefield: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Contexts of the 1960s Protests against Apartheid Cricket,” OFO: Journal of Transatlantic Studies 2, no. 1 (June 2012): 1-24.
Areas of Expertise
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
PhD History University of Minnesota
MA History Marquette University
BA History/Psychology Marquette University