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Wendy L. Rouse

Historian and Professor

Wendy Rouse is a historian whose research focuses on the history of gender and sexuality in the Progressive Era. She earned her Ph.D. in history at the University of California, Davis and has since published two books: The Children of Chinatown: Growing up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1850 to 1920 (UNC Press) and Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women’s Self-Defense Movement (NYU Press). Her current research project focuses on the queer history of the women’s suffrage movement. Rouse presently an associate professor of history at San Jose State University.

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