Making History

Prof. Hancock recently won the 2012 Herbert S. Schell Award from the journal South Dakota History for her article “Being ‘all things to all men:’ Louisa Irvine Riggs and the Cultural Implications of Women’s Missionary Work.”  She is also the author of “Healthy Vocations: Field Nursing and the Religious Overtones of Public Health,” recently published in the Journal of Women’s History.

AT UP, Prof. Hancock teaches Women’s History, African American History, and the History of Social Movements and Reform.In addition to teaching, she is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Oregon Historical Quarterly.  She recently co-hosted a presentation with Gertrude “Trudy” Rice, entitled Trudy’s Story: The Remarkable Career of One of Oregon’s First Registered Nurses of Color.  Following this presentation Prof. Hancock conducted an oral history recording session to preserve this story from Oregon’s past.  The audio-video recording will be available to students through the UP library.

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