Dr. Felicity M. Turner
Associate Professor of History (2013) & Honors Program Coordinator
BA (Hons), Monash University (1996); MA, La Trobe University (2002); PhD, Duke University (2010).
Teaching and Research Interests: Legal history; history of medicine; women, gender, and sexuality; law and society; nineteenth-century US history.
Department of History
Georgia Southern University, Armstrong
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419-1997
Office: Hawes 105B
Proving Pregnancy: Gender, Law, and Medical Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century America (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2022)
“A Woman of ‘Weak Mind’: Gender, Race, and Mental Competency in the Reconstruction era” in Adam Domby & Simon Lewis (eds.) Freedoms Gained and Lost: Reconstruction and its Meanings 150 Years Later (New York: Fordham University Press, 2022): 121–42.
“The Contradictions of Reform: Prosecuting Infant Murder in the Nineteenth-Century U.S.” Law and History Review 39:2 (May 2021): 277-297
“Rights and the Ambiguities of the Law: Infanticide in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. South,” Journal of the Civil War Era 4:3 (September 2014): 350-372.
Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:
- 2019-2023 Principal Investigator, “The Liberal Arts in the Professions: Narrative Competency in Nursing,” Teagle Foundation, New York
- 2022 College of Arts and Humanities Award of Excellence in recognition of accomplishments in teaching, scholarship & service over the past decade, Georgia Southern University
- 2015 Coordinating Council for Women in History Nupur Chaudhuri First Article Award for “Rights and the Ambiguities of the Law.”
- “Legal History of Reconstruction in the South” edited by Andy Slap, Oxford Handbook of
Reconstruction, under contract with Oxford University Press.
Last updated: 9/11/2023