Faculty and Staff Directory
Title: Director, Women's Studies/Gender Studies Program
Specialty Area: Russian and Soviet History
Office #: Cuneo Hall 305
Elizabeth Jones Hemenway (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999; B.A., Middlebury College, 1981) is a senior lecturer in history and has served as the director of the Women’s Studies and Gender Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago since 2007. She teaches courses in feminist history, theory, and methodology and Russia and Soviet History with special emphasis on women’s history and film studies.
Jones Hemenway’s research examines Russian nationalism, gender, and Soviet identity, and women’s studies pedagogy. She is currently completing Imagining the Nation as Family: Narratives of Revolution in Russia, 1905 – 1925, which will be published by Northern Illinois University Press. Her most recent work has focused on the articulation of gendered identities and Roman Catholic faith in Polish and Soviet films of late 1980s. Jones Hemenway’s article “Mothers of Communists: Women Revolutionaries and the Construction of a Soviet Identity” was the recipient of the 2006 Heldt Prize for the best article in Slavic/East European/Eurasian women’s studies by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies.
Jones Hemenway has received numerous fellowships and honors, including a Special Projects Award from Loyola University Chicago’s College of Arts and Sciences for 2009 – 2010 and 2011 - 2012, as well as a Faculty Research Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2005 – 2006. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women at Tulane University from 1996 to 1999 and in 2005 – 2006.
Twentieth-century Russian and Soviet history, gender and women’s history, feminist theory, history of cinema and film, history and feminist pedagogy.
- HIST 102: The Evolution of Western Ideas and Institutions since the Seventeenth Century
- HIST 204: Global History since 1500
- HIST 291: Historical Methods
- HIST 341: Rise & Fall of the Soviet Union
- WSGS 401: History of Feminist Thought
- HIST 441: Women's and Gender History: Europe
Imagining the Nation as Family: Narratives of Revolution in Russia, 1905 – 1925 (Northern Illinois University Press, forthcoming)
"Lytis, tikêjimas ir kinas: Žvilgsnis į vėlyvąsias socialistines visuomenes per katalikybės objektyvą,” Naujasis židinys-aidai, no. 5 (2011), 328-337 (Lithuania).
(co-author) “Losing Ground but Finding the High Road: Teaching Women’s Studies in Post-Katrina New Orleans,” NWSA Journal, vol. 20, no. 3 (Fall 2008), 185-192.
“Mothers of Communists: Women Revolutionaries and the Construction of a Soviet Identity,” in Andrea Lanoux and Helena Goscilo (eds.), Gender and Nationality in Twentieth-Century Russian Culture (Northern Illinois University Press, 2006).
"Nicholas in Hell: Re-writing the Tsarist Narrative in the Revolutionary Skazki of 1917,” Russian Review (April 2001).