Hannah Dudley Shotwell
Lecturer, History & Hnrs Fac

Email shotwellhg@longwood.edu
Phone (434) 395-4891
Department Cormier Honors College
Office Stevens 101

Dr. Hannah Dudley-Shotwell is a first-gen from Evington, Virginia. She attended the College of William and Mary for undergraduate work in History and English (2008). After graduation, she joined Teach for America and taught high school English in rural North Carolina. She earned a Ph.D. in American History and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (2016) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. At UNCG, she was the recipient of the Joseph Bryan, Jr. Fellowship, the Sally and Alan Cone Award to Students for Outstanding Work in Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Allen W. Trelease Graduate Fellowship in History.

Dudley-Shotwell is the author of Revolutionizing Women’s Healthcare: The Feminist Self-Help Movement in America (Rutgers, 2020). Her work has been supported by grants from the University of Iowa and Smith College.

Dr. Dudley-Shotwell teaches courses in History, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and Honors, as well as a variety of offerings for Civitae.

Courses taught to date include:

  • CTZN 110: Bodies and Citizens
  • CTZN 410: Queer Virginia
  • HIST 222: U.S. History 1877 to Modern Times
  • HIST 321: American Women’s History
  • WGST 110: Gender and History
  • WGST 373: Reproductive Justice

Dr. Dudley-Shotwell is part of a group of Longwood faculty working to create a Race and Ethnic Studies minor. Her research interests include the histories of health activism, childbirth and parenting, queer health and reproduction, the intersections of feminism and queer theory, transphobia in the feminist movement, and reproductive justice.