Wendy L. Rouse

Historian and Professor

Wendy L. Rouse is a historian whose research focuses on the history of gender and sexuality in the Progressive Era. She is presently Associate Professor of History at San Jose State University where she is the program coordinator for the History/Social Science Teacher Preparation Program.


Queer Suffragists

This project uncovers the queer history of the women’s suffrage movement and explores how suffragists boldly defied the gender and sexual norms of the day.

Children of Chinatown

The Children of Chinatown reveals the untold stories of a pioneer generation of young Chinese Americans growing up during an era of exclusion and segregation.

Women’s Self-Defense

Her Own Hero examines the political and physical empowerment of women through the birth of a women’s self-defense movement in the early twentieth century.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Lecture

The Queer History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, DC

August 30, 2022

5 pm EST