Laura L. Lovett

Laura L. Lovett is an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, where she teaches courses on the ethics of public history, public facing history practice, and global history of sexuality. As an historian, she specializes in twentieth century US gender, sexuality, and women’s history and the history of children and youth. She is the author of With Her Fist Raised: Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Transformative Power of Black Community Activism (Beacon Press, forthcoming January 2021). She is also the author of Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1930 (University of North Carolina Press, 2007) and coeditor of When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children’s Classic and the Difference It Made (University of North Carolina Press, 2012). She was a founding coeditor of the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth and is currently Deputy Editor for North America of Women’s History Review. She also coedits a series entitled Childhoods for the University of Massachusetts Press.

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