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Dr. Julia B. Haager

Julia Haager

Assistant Professor

College of Arts and Sciences


Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3868
Office: 204C McKee Building
Pronouns: she/her


Julia B. Haager’s research explores how members of the eugenics movement shaped sex education in US public schools during the early the twentieth century. A portion of her book project, “Teaching Responsible Reproduction,” has appeared in the <i>Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. </i>Her research received the Claud A. Eggersten Dissertation Prize from the History of Education Society, SUNY Binghamton Distinguished Dissertation Award, and SUNY Chancellor’s Distinguished Dissertation Finalist Award. Among others, her work has been funded by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Humanities New York. Her second book and oral history project, co-authored with Sean G. Massey, explores the HIV/AIDS service organization Gay Men’s Health Crisis during the 1980s and 1990s. It includes an array of newly collected materials and more than eighty oral interviews that will be archived at the New York Public Library.


  • Ph D, SUNY at Binghamton
  • MA, SUNY at Binghamton
  • MA, California State University-Los Angeles
  • BA, Seattle Pacific University

Teaching Interests

Modern US History; Digital Public History; Oral History; Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity; Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

Research Interests

Twentieth Century US History; Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity; Women, Gender, and Sexuality; History of Education and Public Health.

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