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Gayle Gullett

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Emeritus Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Biography

 

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Research Interests and Selected Publications

At the center of Gayle Gullett's research is a deep interest in how women construct and reconstruct identities. In her book, Becoming Citizens: The Emergence and Development of the California Women's Movement, 1880-1911, she documented how women's engagement in social movement politics shaped their understanding of citizenship and their status as citizens.  Gullett's current project, "The New Woman Negotiates Modernity: Black and White Organized Women and Newspaper Women, Los Angeles, 1912-1924," asks how members of the black and white women's movements constructed the new sexualities, understandings of citizenship and national identities that shaped modernity. To answer this question Gullett compares organized women's reluctant and censored discourse on these issues, especially sexuality, to that of local newspaper women, white and black, who spoke loudly, even sensationally, on all these topics.  By studying the conversations and relationships among black and white organized women and newspaper women, Gullett will illuminate the political dynamics of print communities and their relationship to identity construction. 

Teaching Interests and Courses

Gayle Gullett mostly teaches classes that examine the history of American women in the twentieth century.  In her undergraduate classes she presents both the national history of American women since the turn of the last century and the history of women in the American West during the same time period. She teaches methods of historical research by asking students to work with documents from the women's suffrage movement.  For the senior seminar, however, Gullett focuses on a specific time period, the American home front during World War I, and encourages students to pursue whatever topic intrigues them.  For graduate students Gullett has developed a research class that focuses on gender during the progressive era, as well as a variety of reading classes that analyze gender and/or politics in modern American history.

Education

BA, Loma Linda University

1970

MA, Loma Linda University

1973

PHD, University of California-Riverside

1983

Publications
  • Susan E. Gray and Gayle Gullett. Contingent Maps: Rethinking Western Women's History and the North American West. (2014).
  • Gayle Gullett and Susan E. Gray. Foreword. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (2012).
  • Gayle Gullett and Susan E. Gray. Introduction. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (2012).
  • Susan E. Gray and Gayle Gullett. Introduction. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (2012).
  • Gayle Gullett and Susan E. Gray. Introduction. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (2011).
  • Gayle Gullett and Susan E. Gray. Introduction. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (2011).
  • Susan E. Gray and Gayle Gullett. Introduction. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (2011).
  • Gayle Gullett and Susan E. Gray. Introduction. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (2010).
  • Gayle Gullett and Susan E. Gray. Introduction. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (2010).
  • Susan E. Gray and Gayle Gullett. Introduction. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (2010).
  • Gayle Gullett and Susan E. Gray. Introduction. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (2009).
  • Gayle Gullett and Susan E. Gray. Introduction. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (2009).
  • Gayle Gullett and Susan E. Gray. Introduction. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (2009).
  • Susan E. Gray and Gayle Gullett. Editors' Introduction. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (2008).
  • . . Review of: The Big Vote: Gender, Consumer Culture, and the Politics of Exclusion, 1890-1920s (2006).
  • Gayle Gullett, Susan Gray. Introduction. FRONTIERS: A JOURNAL OF WOMEN STUDIES (2005).
  • Susan Gray, Gayle Gullett. Introduction. FRONTIERS: A JOURNAL OF WOMEN STUDIES (2004).
  • . . Review of: African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000 (2004).
  • Gullett, Gayle. The 1912 Presidential Election and Women's Place in Politics: California as a Case Study. Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library (2004).
  • . . Review of: WOMEN AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, 1854-1924 (2003).
  • . . Review of: REPRESENTING WOMEN: SEX, GENDER, AND LEGISLATIVE BEHAVIOR IN ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA (2001).
  • . . Review of: WOMEN AND THE CREATION OF URBAN LIFE: DALLAS, TEXAS, 1843-1920 (2001).
  • Gayle Gullett. Constructing the Woman Citizen and Struggling for the Vote in California, 1896-1911. Pacific Historical Review (2000).
  • Gullett, Gayle. Becoming Citizens: The Emergence and Development of the California Women's Movement, 1880-1911. (2000).
  • . . Review of: Creating the New Woman: The Rise of Southern Women's Progressive Culture in Texas, 1893-1919 (2000).
  • . . The American West, The Gendered West (2000).
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 591Seminar
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 598Special Topics
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 591Seminar
HST 598Special Topics
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 328Women in US History, 1880-1980
HST 329Women in 20th-Century US West
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 495Methods of Historical Inquiry
HST 591Seminar
HST 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 328Women in US History, 1880-1980
HST 495Methods of Historical Inquiry
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 328Women in US History, 1880-1980
HST 593Applied Project
HST 598Special Topics
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 328Women in US History, 1880-1980
HST 495Methods of Historical Inquiry
HST 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Gayle Gullett. Chair and commentator for the panel "Places and Public Spaces in California: Examining the Early Twentieth Century". American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch Conference, San Diego, California (Aug 2012).
  • Gayle Gullett. Commentator for "Women and Electoral Politics in the Long 1920s: Race, Gender, and Political Culture". American Historical Association Conference (Dec 2010).
  • Susan Gray and Gayle Gullett. "Contingent Maps: Re-thinking the North American West and Western Women's History". IHR Working Groups: Perspectives on Place, ASU (Dec 2010).
  • Gayle Gullett. Chair for "Creating the Modern American West: Origin Stories, Image Making, and Feminist Aesthetics in California". Western History Association Conference (Oct 2010).
  • Gayle Gullett. "Feminism and the City: Newspaper Women, the Press, and 1910s Los Angeles". Western Association of Women Historians Luncheon at the American Historical Association-Pacific Coas (Aug 2010).
  • Gayle Gullett. Chair for "California and the Americas in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Century". American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch Conference (Aug 2010).
  • Gayle Gullett. The Politics of Nonpartisanship: California Progressives, Clubwomen, and Women’s Place in Politics, 1914". Conference of the Social Science History Association (Nov 2009).
  • Gayle Gullett. "Teaching about Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the American West". Conference of the Western History Association (Oct 2009).
  • Gayle Gullett. "Making Modernity in Early Twentieth Century Los Angeles: Estelle Lawton Lindsey and the Los Angeles Record". Conference of the Western Association of Women Historians (May 2009).
  • Gayle Gullett. "Publishing and the Profession". Conference of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (Aug 2008).
  • Gayle Gullett. "How to Navigate the Conference Process". Conference of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (Aug 2008).
  • Gayle Gullett. "Dressing The Body For Public Office: Los Angeles Clubwomen’s Struggles for Citizenship". Berkshire Conference on the History of Women (Jun 2008).
  • Gullett, Gayle. Sexual Politics and Citizenship: A Case Study of Progressive Era California. Berkshire Conference on the History of Women (Jun 2005).
  • Gullett, Gayle. The 1912 Presidential Election and Women's Place in Politics: California as a Case Study. Woodrow Wilson National Symposium (Sep 2004).
  • Gullett, Gayle. Rethinking Class Discussions in the Large Survey Class. Conference of the American Historical Association (Jan 2003).
  • Gullett, Gayle. Transforming the Body Politic: White Women Progressives, Sexuality, and Citizenship. Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving the West through Women's History (Jun 2002).
  • Gullett, Gayle. Gender, Sex, and the Reputation of Los Angeles: Organized Women and the City's 1913 Mayoral Campaign. Conference of the Organization of American Historians (Apr 2001).
  • Gullett, Gayle. Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association Conference
  • Gullett, Gayle. Western Association of Women Historians Conference
  • Gullett, Gayle. Western Association of Women Historians Conference
  • Gullett, Gayle. Narratives of Modernity and Black Women’s Sexuality: African American Newspaper Women, Los Angeles, 1914. Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association Conference
  • Gullett, Gayle. Western Association of Women Historians Conference
Service

Professional Service Activities

Gayle Gullett is currently a co-editor of Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies.  She has served as a member of the Board of Councilors of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association and as co-chair for their 2003 program committee. She also chaired the 2005 program committee for the Western Association of Women Historians.

  • Emma Goldman History Travel Grant Award, Chair (2011 - Present)
  • History Graduate Student Recruitment Fair, Participant (2011 - Present)
  • Pacific Historical Review, reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Emma Goldman History Travel Grant Award, Chair (2010 - Present)
  • History Graduate Student Recruitment Fair, Panelist, "Themes in Historical Study" (2010 - Present)
  • History Department Alumni Program, Panelist, "Cities through the Lens of History" (2008 - Present)
  • Pacific Historical Review, reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Committee on the Quality of Instruction, Member (2014 - 2017)
  • Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Member of the SHGAPE Council (2014 - 2017)
  • Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program, Lecturer (2011 - 2016)
  • Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program, Lecturer (2011 - 2014)
  • History Search Committee for Position in Borderlands History, co-chair (2013 - 2013)
  • Routledge Press, Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Arizona Council for History Education, Presenter (2013 - 2013)
  • Out-of-State-University, reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Out-of-state University, Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • History Faculty Council, member (2011 - 2013)
  • North American Field, Chair (2011 - 2013)
  • Emma Goldman History Travel Grant Award, Chair (2013 - 2013)
  • Western Association of Women Historians, President (2011 - 2013)
  • History Search Committee for Director of Public History, Chair (2012 - 2013)
  • Committee to Revise the Secondary Fields of History Graduate Students, member (2012 - 2012)
  • Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program, Lecturer (2011 - 2012)
  • Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program, Lecturer (2011 - 2012)
  • Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Co-editor (2003 - 2012)
  • Council of Interdisciplinary Feminist Journal Editors (CIFJE), Helped Organize CIFJE (2010 - 2011)
  • Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Co-editor (2003 - 2011)
  • Western Association of Women Historians, President Elect (2009 - 2011)
  • Quality of Instruction Committee, member (2008 - 2011)
  • Round table of Feminist Editors National Association of Women Studies, Participant for Round table (2010 - 2010)
  • Western Association of Women Historians, President Elect (2009 - 2010)
  • Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Editor (2008 - 2009)
  • Feldt-Barbanell Women's History Award Committee, Chair (2009 - 2009)
  • North American Field Committee, Chair (2008 - 2009)
  • Qualifying Examination Committee for the North American Field, member (2007 - 2009)
  • Search Committee for Chicana/o History Position, member (2008 - 2008)
  • Feldt-Barbanell Women's History Award Committee, Chair (2008 - 2008)
  • Pacific Historical Review, reviewer (2007)
  • Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, Councilor, Board of Councilors (2004 - 2007)
  • Promotion and Tenure Presentation Committee for Linda Wood, member (2007)
  • History Department Alumni Program, Panelist, "Presidential Elections in Historical Perspective" (2006 - 2006)
  • Keller-Sierra Prize Committee, Western Association of Women Historians, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Rutgers University Press, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research, Reviewer (2005 - 2006)
  • H-SHGAPE electronic discussion list, Assistant book review editor (1998 - 2005)
  • Program Committee, Western Association of Women Historians, Chair (2004 - 2005)
  • Search Committee for Modern US Women's History Position, Chair (2004 - 2005)
  • History Department Alumni Program, Panelist, "Women's History, Gender and Human Rights" (2005 - 2005)
  • Quality of Instruction Committee, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Feldt-Barbanell Women's History Award Committee, Chair (2004 - 2004)
  • History Department Alumni Program, Panelist, "What's New and Interesting in the Discipline?" (2004 - 2004)
  • Bedford/St. Martin's Press, Reviewer (2003 - 2003)
  • Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Reviewer (2003 - 2003)
  • William Hull Memorial Award to a Graduate Student for Excellence in Teaching Committee, Chair (2003 - 2003)
  • Program Committee for 2003 Conference, American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch, Co-chair (2002 - 2003)
  • Search Committee, US Post-1945 and Technology Position, Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Seven-Year Review Committee, Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Pacific Historical Review, Reviewer (2002 - 2002)
  • Review Committee, Women Studies Program, Member (2002 - 2002)
  • Feldt-Barbanell Women's History Award Committee, Member (2001 - 2001)
  • Journal of Women's History, Reviewer (2001 - 2001)
  • William Hull Memorial Award to a Graduate Student for Excellence in Teaching Committee, Member (2001 - 2001)
  • Women's History Panel, Phi Alpha Theta, Member (2001 - 2001)
  • Search Committee, US Early Republic Position, Chair (2000 - 2001)
  • Tempe Historical Museum, Consultant (2000 - 2001)
  • Journal of American History, Reviewer (2000 - 2000)
  • New York University Press, Reviewer (2000 - 2000)
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