Associate Professor Jodi R.B. Eastberg
Ph.D., Marquette University, 2009
Europe, China, World, Gender, Anglo-Chinese Relations
I teach courses that reflect my varied regional interests in European, Chinese and World History and the topics of cross-cultural interaction, gender and childhood. I also teach a course on teaching world history in Alverno’s Master of Education Global Humanities track. One of my favorite classes to teach is Gender in the Early Modern World (1450-1750). This course explores the role of masculinity and femininity in various locations during the early modern period. Students are encouraged to learn about the material lives of women and men in the early modern world as a way of understanding what their world was like. In order to explore the material world of early modern peoples, we visit museums and use web based digital archives. I am currently working on revising my dissertation into a book focused on Anglo-Chinese relations through the life of Sir George Thomas Staunton, 1781-1859. My articles on teaching and history have been featured in The Middle Ground and the Journal of College and Character. I volunteer my time with multiple arts organizations in Milwaukee and enjoy running, music, and traveling in the American Southwest.
Spring 2012 Courses:
HS213: U.S. Women’s Rights & Lives
HS251: Making of the Modern World
HUM636: Thinking and Teaching World History (Cross-listed with HS413: Readings in World History)