Julia Hagger

History - Adjunct

Office: Morgan 303
Phone: 330-263-2054
Email: jhaager@wooster.edu
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


  • B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 2007.
  • M.A., Educational Foundations, Cal State Los Angeles, 2011.
  • M.A., History, SUNY Binghamton, 2015.
  • Ph.D., ABD, SUNY Binghamton, 2016-present.

Courses Taught

  • US Experience Since 1877

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • American Association of University Women, American Dissertation Fellowship Award, 2018-2019.
  • Graduate Student Essay Award, Society for the History of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE), 2019.
  • Humanities New York (funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) and Institute for Advanced Studies for the Humanities  Public Humanities Fellowship, 2018-2019.
  • Western Association of Women Historians
  • History of Education Society


  • “Sex Education’s Many Sides: How it Moved into New York City's Public Schools, 1900-1920,”Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, revise and resubmit, revision in process. 
  • “Shirley Chisholm and Black Feminist Politics,” Women Who Changed the World ed. CandiceGoucher Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, forthcoming. 
  • “Marriage and the Modern American Family: Preserving the Heterosexual Family and Pursuing
  • "Marital Bliss,” review of More Perfect Unions by Rebecca L. Davis (2010) and Radical Relations by Daniel Winunwe Rivers (2013), Essays in History vol. 51 (University of Virginia Press, 2018).

Research Interests

My historical research explores why US public-school sex education in the early-twentieth century abandoned moral topics central to home-based programs and focused almost exclusively on reproduction and heredity.