National Fellow

Julia Bowes

Jefferson Scholars Foundation National Fellow
Class: 2018
B.A. Sydney University (2008)
M.P.P. Australian National University (2010)
Fields of Interest:
Gender History
Social History
National Fellow
Dream Mentor:
Michael Willrich (Brandeis University)

Julia Bowes is completing her dissertation, “Invading the Home: The Child, the Rise of the Liberal State and the Gendered Origins of Modern Conservatism, 1852-1933,” at Rutgers University. Her scholarship combines legal, political and women’s history to examine how gender, race and the family shape politics and governance in the United States. Linking local politics with national patterns, her archival research has spanned from Boston to Portland to Salt Lake City and Washington DC. Her research has been supported by numerous grants including the Donald J. Sterling Fellowship in Pacific Northwest History, and a dissertation grant from the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University. She was awarded the Joan R. Challinor Award for scholarly distinction in the area of national government by the Schlesinger Library, was a graduate fellow at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis and presently holds a dissertation fellowship in women’s studies from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

Thesis Description

Invading the Home: The Child, the Rise of the Liberal State and the Gendered Origins of Modern Conservatism, 1852-1933

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