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O'Sullivan, Meg D.

Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Assistant Professor

Department: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Office: SOS 004
Phone: (845) 257-2977

Assistant Professor

Department: History
Office: SOS 004
Phone: (845) 257-2977

Office Hours

M02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
W12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
R02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

By appointment; Location of Office Hours: Southside House

Teaching Interests

Teaching for both the History Department and Women's Studies Program, her courses address American women's history, U.S. history in the 20th century, various topics in American Indian history, and the introductory survey in women's studies.

Research/Creative Activity

Her training and expertise focuses on American Indian history, and her current research examines Native women's activism during the last quarter of the twentieth century. Some of this scholarship looks at the role Indian women played in arresting sterilization abuse and defining the struggle for reproductive justice during the 1970s; and a longer project considers the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 through the lens of American Indian women's interpretation of how best to exercise tribal sovereignty.


Dr. O'Sullivan has also published articles on the Cherokees during the 19th century in the Chronicles of Oklahoma and the Tennessee Historical Quarterly.