Curriculum Vita

 

Sarah Eppler Janda

Cameron University

Department of History and Government

2800 West Gore Blvd

Lawton, Oklahoma 73505

Office: 580/581/2948

Fax: 580/581/2941

sjanda@cameron.edu

Education

Ph.D. - American History - University of Oklahoma - 2002

M.A. - American History - University of Oklahoma -1999

B.A. - History and Philosophy - University of Oklahoma - 1996

 

Dissertation

The Intersection of Feminism and Indianness in the Activism of LaDonna Harris and

Wilma Mankiller

 

Ph.D. Examination Fields

Twentieth Century Native American History

United States History to 1865

United States History Since 1865

Latin American Women’s History

 

Academic Work Experience

Associate Professor, Cameron University, 2007- present

Assistant Professor, Cameron University, August 2001-2007

Adjunct Instructor, Cameron University, January 2001- May 2001

Instructor, University of Oklahoma, December 2000 -May 2001

Teaching Assistant, University of Oklahoma, August 1997 - December 2000

Adjunct Instructor, Rose State College, January 2000 - May, 2000

 

Books

Pride of the Wichitas: A History of Cameron University (Oklahoma City: American Heritage Association, 2010)

 Beloved Women: The Political Lives of LaDonna Harris and Wilma Mankiller (Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2007).

 

Articles

“‘Cameronites Love America’: Aggie Life in an Era of Depression and War” Great Plains Journal (2011): 3-33.

“Composed Portraits: Defining African American Citizenship,” Great Plains Journal (2008): 46-55.                                                                    

“‘Her Heritage is Helpful’: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Politicization of LaDonna Harris,” Great Plains Quarterly Fall (2005): 211-227.

 

Encyclopedia Articles

Encyclopedia entries on Fred Harris (250 wds), LaDonna Harris (250 wds) and Wilma

Mankiller (250 wds) in Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law, eds. Paul Finkelman and Tim Alan Garrison. Washington, DC: CQ Press (2009).

Encyclopedia entries on James Monroe (1000 wds), Josiah Quincy (500 wds), Israel Putnam (500 wds), Nathan Hale (500 wds), and Jean LaFitte (500 wds) in

Revolution and New Nation, 1754-1820, ed. Paul A. Gilje (General ed. Gary Nash). New York: Facts on File (2002).

 

Book Reviews

Book review for the Western Historical Quarterly (Spring 2011) Blue Clark, Indian Tribes of Oklahoma: A Guide (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2009).

Book review for Reviews in History (September 2010) Review no. 962, Paul Gottfried,

Conservatism in America: Making Sense of the American Right (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009).

Book review for the Journal of Southern History (May 2008) David LaVere, Looting Spiro Mounds: An American King Tut’s Tomb (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007).

Book review for History: Reviews of New Books, v. 35 n. 2 (Winter 2007) Angela Boswell and Judith N. McArthur, eds., Women Shaping the South: Creating and Confronting Change (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2006).

Book review for Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military (Fall 2007) Ellen Hampton, Women of Valor: The Rochambelles on the WWII Front (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2006).

Book review for Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military, H-Minerva (June 2005) Margaret A. Weitekamp, Right Stuff Wrong Sex: America’s First Women in Space Program,  Series edited by Joan E. Cashin and Ronald G. Walters. Gender Relations and the American Experience Series.(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004).

Book review for History: Reviews of New Books, v. 33 n.4 (Summer 2005) Gerald McMaster and Clifford E. Trafzer, eds., Native Universe: Voices of Indian America (Washington, D.C.: National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 2004).

Book review for History: Reviews of New Books, v. 33 n. 1 Marjorie A. Stockford, The Bellwomen: The Story of the Landmark AT&T Sex discrimination Case (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2004).

Book review for History: Reviews of New Books, v. 32 n.1 (Fall 2003) Jessamyn Neuhaus, Manly Meals and Mom’s Home Cooking: Cookbooks and Gender in Modern America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003).

Book review for History: Reviews of New Books, v. 31, n.2 (Winter 2003). Margaret Paton-Walsh, Our War Too: American Women Against the Axis (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2002).

Book review for History: Reviews of New Books, v. 30, n. 2 (Spring 2002). June Melby Benowitz, American Women and Right Wing Politics, 1933-1945 (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2002).

Book review for Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military (Spring/Summer2002). Phillip Thomas Tucker, Cathy Williams: From Slave to Female Buffalo Soldier (Mechanucsburg, PA: Stackpole Press, 2002).

Book review for Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military (Fall/Winter 2001). Michele J. Nacy, Members of the Regiment: Army Officers’ Wives on the Western Frontier, 1865-1890 (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2000).

Book review for Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military, H-Minerva (September 2003). Tammy M. Proctor, Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World War (New York: New York University Press, 2003).

Book review for The Social Science Journal n. 39 (2002). David LaVere, Contrary Neighbors: Southern Plains and Removed Indians in Indian Territory (Norman: University of Oklahoma, 2000).

 

Conference Papers

 “Hippie Gender-Bending in the American West” delivered at the Mid-America

Conference on History,” Stillwater, Oklahoma, September, 2011

“A School at War: Rhetoric, Identity, and the Cameron Way, delivered at the Mid-America Conference on History,” Norman, Oklahoma, October, 2009

“Native American Women in Oklahoma,” Roundtable discussion, Western Historical Association Annual Conference, OKC, Oklahoma, October 2007.

 

“‘The Time of the Women’: Gendered Activism and Indian Politics,” delivered at the Sixth Native American Symposium, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma, November 2005.

“Re-Imagining the Noble Savage: Native American Women and the Media,” delivered at the Western Historical Association Annual Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, October, 2003.

“Integrating Lawton: Grassroots Activism and Military Persuasion,” delivered at the Southwest Social Sciences Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2003.

“Wilma Mankiller and the Globalization of Indianness,” delivered at the Cameron University Festival V Globalization and the Human Experience Conference, Lawton, Oklahoma, March 2003.

“Deconstructing the Intersection of Feminism and Indianness in the Politics of LaDonna

Harris and Wilma Mankiller,” delivered at the Western Social Science

Association Annual Conference, Reno, Nevada, April 2001.

“Wilma Mankiller and the Politics of Identity,” delivered at the Western Social Science

Association Annual Conference, San Diego, California, April 2000.

“From Assimilation to Cultural Restoration: Image and Identity in the Activism of LaDonna Harris,” delivered at the Third Native American Symposium, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma, November 1999.

“Redefining the Practical Application of Prescribed Gender Roles Through the Letters

of Abigail Adams,” delivered at the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 1999.


Conferences Attended as Panel or Session Chair, Discussant, or Judge

Oklahoma Association of Professional Historians and Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, served as judge in the student paper competition, Oral Roberts University,” Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 2010.

Mid-America Conference on History, served as panel chair & comment for “American Education in the Twentieth Century,” Norman, Oklahoma, October, 2009

Oklahoma Association of Professional Historians and Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, served as judge in the student paper competition, University of Central Oklahoma,” Edmond, Oklahoma, February 2009.

Oklahoma Association of Professional Historians and Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, served as judge in the student paper competition, Oklahoma Christian University,” OKC, Oklahoma, March 2008.

Mid-America Conference on History, served as panel chair for “Farming Freedom on the Plains: African American Agricultural Communities and Societies,” Tulsa, Oklahoma, September, 2007

Oklahoma Association of Professional Historians and Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, served as judge in the student paper competition, Northeastern University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, March 2007

 

Oklahoma Association of Professional Historians and Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, served as judge in the student paper competition, East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma February 2006.                                                        

Oklahoma Association of Professional Historians and Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, served as judge in the student paper competition, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma, February 2005.

Oklahoma Association of Professional Historians and Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, served as judge in the student paper competition, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, March 2003.

Southwest Social Sciences Association Annual Conference, served as panel discussant for “Women, Stores, and Guns, Las Vegas Nevada, April 2003.

Southwest Social Sciences Association Annual Conference, served as panel discussant for “Gender, Post World War II Politics, and the U.S. Military,” San Diego, California, April 2000.


Seminars, Guest Lectures, and Workshops Conducted

 “Writing the History of Cameron,” Leslie Powell Gallery, January 2011

 “Cameron and the Community,” Lawton Ambucs, July 2010

“The Gendered Politics of LaDonna Harris and Wilma Mankiller,” Lawton Chapter, American Association of Business and Professional Women, January 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Panel Discussant, “Patriotism, Poverty and American Justice: Bridging the Gaps in the 21st Century,” Cameron University, January 2006.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Panel Discussant, “Civil Rights: Living the Promise in a Divided America,” Cameron University, January 2005.

“The Struggle for Civil Rights from World War Two to the Present,” Cameron Campus Ministry, February, 2004.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Panel Discussant, “Racism: Lessons From the Past for the Future,” Cameron University, January 2004.

“The Political Partnership of Fred and LaDonna Harris,” Optimist Club, November  2003.

Showing and Discussion of “Two Towns of Jasper,” Museum of the Great Plains, October 2003.

 

“The Myth of the Melting Pot in American History,” Cameron Campus Ministries, September 2003.

“The Political Lives of LaDonna Harris and Wilma Mankiller,” Museum of the Great Plains, August 2003.

 

Book Signing/Lectures

Pride of the Wichitas book signing at Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma, March 2010

Beloved Women book signing at the Full Circle Bookstore, OKC, Oklahoma, November 2007

Beloved Women book signing and Lecture at the Museum of the Great Plains, Lawton, Oklahoma, May 2007

Beloved Women book signing and lecture at East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma April 2007

Beloved Women book signing and Lecture at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, Norman, Oklahoma, April 2007

Beloved Women book signing at the Oklahoma Association of Professional Historians

and Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference at Northeastern University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, March 2007

 

Historical Consulting and Museum Work

Museum of the Great Plains Exhibit consultant and text author for “African Americans and Citizenship,” 2007-2008      

Museum of the Great Plains Exhibit Committee for “A Struggle for Equality-A Community View,” 2002-2003

 

Awards and Honors

Hackler Award for Teaching Excellence, 2007-2008

Cameron University’s Student Support Services Program Award for “Excellence in Teaching,” April 2005

Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies at Cameron University, Certificate of Appreciation, January 2006.

Bea Mantooth Estep Travel Fellowship Award, University of Oklahoma, 1999 and 2000.

Conference and Creative Exhibition Grant Award, University of Oklahoma Graduate Student Senate, 2000

Donnell M. Owings Award for Outstanding Student in American History, University of Oklahoma, 1999

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America - State of Oklahoma American History Scholarship Award, 1999

Second Place Award Recipient at the 1999 Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 1999

 

Professional Memberships

American Historical Association

Coalition of Western Women’s Historians

Oklahoma Association of Professional Historians

Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Southern Association for Women’s Historians

Western History Association