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Elizabeth A. Littell-Lamb


Elizabeth A. Littell-Lamb

Meet Elizabeth A. Littell-Lamb

Associate Professor, History

Education: 1970 University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.A.
1974 University of Southern California (in Taipei, Taiwan), M.S.
1995 State University of New York College at Brockport, M.A.
1996 Carnegie Mellon University, M.A.
2002 Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: Global Issues
World History to 1500
World History since 1500
Modern China
Modern Japan

Career Specialties: Littell-Lamb specializes in the history of non-Western cultures and societies, the history of imperialism and nationalism, the comparative history of social movements and the history of transnational feminism and transnational women’s organizations.

Professional and Community Activities: Her research focuses on the history of women in modern China, especially their involvement in social movements and their adaptation and use of various Western ideologies, including Christianity, internationalism, feminism and socialism. She is also interested in the cross-cultural study of women’s social movements.

She has authored chapters in two forthcoming books: “A Community of Like-Minded Women: Women, Agency and Christian Social Action in the Chinese YWCA, 1920-1936,” in Melissa Huang, ed., Gender, Culture, and Power: Chinese and Western Women Interact in Late Imperial and Early Modern China and “’I as a woman must do it’: Shujing Ding and the YWCA Pathway for Women,” in Carol Lee Harmin and Stacey Bieler, eds., Salt and Light: Lives of Faith that Shaped Modern China.

She has presented papers at the American Historical Society, the Association for Asian Studies, the American Association for China Studies and the History Society for Twentieth Century China.

Littell-Lamb has lived and traveled overseas extensively. She lived in Taiwan for nearly a decade, was living in Iran during the early months of the Islamic revolution there, and has spent two summers in Russia. In addition, she has traveled throughout East and Southeast Asia and Europe.

Honors and Awards: In summer 2004, Dr. Littell-Lamb was a visiting scholar at Academia Sinica in Taiwan, and in 2000 she was a recipient of a Spencer Foundation Dissertation Writing Fellowship.