College of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Felicity Turner

Assistant Professor of History (2013).
BA (Honors), Monash University (1996); MA, La Trobe University (2002); PhD, Duke University (2010).

Teaching and Research Interests: History of the body; women, gender, and sexuality; law and society; nineteenth-century US history.

Upper Division Courses:

  • HIST 3740 Women & Gender in American History
  • HIST 5240 Topics in Women & Gender in America
  • HIST5248 Topics in Law & History


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

Office: Hawes 105B
Tel.: 912.344.3611
Email: fturner@georgiasouthern.edu
Fax: (912) 478-0377
Selected Publications:

  • Felicity Turner, “Rights and the Ambiguities of the Law: Infanticide in the Nineteeth-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:

  • My current book manuscript, “Bodies of Knowledge: Narrating Infanticide in the Nineteenth-Century Press,” examines how nineteenth-century Americans constructed ideas of and about the racialized and gendered body through inquests, criminal records, and medical journals.

Last updated: 9/10/2018

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