Hannah Dudley Shotwell
Lecturer in History and Honors Faculty

Email shotwellhg@longwood.edu
Phone (434) 395-4891
Department Cormier Honors College
Office Stevens 116E

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.

Dr. Dudley-Shotwell is the author of Revolutionizing Women’s Healthcare: The Feminist Self-Help Movement in America (Rutgers, 2020). The book was the winner of the Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize. Her work has been supported by grants from the University of Iowa and Smith College. Reviews of her book are available in the American Historical Review and the Social History of Medicine.

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

• CTZN 110: Bodies and Citizens
• CTZN 395: Place and Voice (Brock Experience, San Francisco)
• CTZN 410: Queer Virginia
• HIST 222: U.S. History 1877 to Modern Times
• HIST 306: Modern America, 1945 to Present
• HIST 321: American Women’s History
• WGST 110: Gender and History
• WGST 373: Reproductive Justice
• RAES 201: Intro to Race and Ethnic Studies

Dr. Dudley-Shotwell is part of a group of Longwood faculty that created the Race and Ethnic Studies minor. She also helped support the inaugural Lavender Ceremony at Longwood. Dudley-Shotwell is active in local education as well; she serves in a number of leadership positions at the Andy Taylor Center for Early Childhood Development and Prince Edward County Public Schools.

Her research interests include the histories of health activism, queer health and reproduction, the intersections of feminism and queer theory, transphobia in the feminist movement, abortion fund activism, and reproductive justice. Dudley-Shotwell has a forthcoming chapter in an edited volume titled Inclusive Aims: Rhetoric’s Role in Reproductive Justice (Parlor Press). She is currently working on a book project titled Separatism and Sisterhood: A History of Lesbian Feminism, TERFs, and Queer Liberation and is co-authoring an article on the history of abortion funds in the U.S.