Rebecca Davis

Miller Family Early Career Professor


Associate Professor

Women and Gender Studies

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Areas of Expertise

  • Studies the history of marriage, religion, sexuality and politics in the United States.
  • Producer of the "Sexing History" podcast.
  • Has conducted extensive research in historic "treatments" for homosexuality and the legalization of same-sex marriage.
  • Author of "Public Confessions: The Religious Conversions that Changed American Politics" (2021) and "More Perfect Unions: The American Search for Marital Bliss," which looks at the history of marriage counseling in the U.S. and the American obsession with marital perfection. Co-editor of the book "Heterosexual Histories."

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