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Dr. Felicity 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.

Upper Division Courses:

  • HIST 3740 Women & Gender in American History

Contact Information:
Department of History
Georgia Southern University, Armstrong
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419-1997

Office: Hawes 105B

Selected Publications:

Proving Pregnancy: Gender, Law, and Medical Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century America (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2022)

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:

  • 2015 Coordinating Council for Women in History Nupur Chaudhuri First Article Award for “Rights and the Ambiguities of the Law.”

Current Research:

  • “Legal History of Reconstruction in the South” edited by Andy Slap, Oxford Handbook of
    Reconstruction, under contract with Oxford University Press.

Last updated: 1/9/2023