Ann Marie Wilson
Ann Marie Wilson is Assistant Professor of History and Gender Studies at Leiden University College. Her research focuses on social movements in transnational perspective, with a particular emphasis on the history of LGBTQ+ organizing in the Netherlands and United States. She received her BA from the University of Michigan’s Residential College, her MA from San Francisco State University, and her PhD from Harvard University.
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Trained as a historian of the nineteenth-century United States, Ann Marie Wilson has written on women’s political activism in the American West, as well as on the history of international humanitarianism. Since moving to the Netherlands in 2011, she has shifted her research focus to modern Dutch history. Her current work focuses on the way North American social movements travel and translate in a Dutch context, particularly in the domains of feminism, anti-racism, and LGBTQ+ politics.
Ann’s evolving research interests connect closely with her teaching at LUC. Since 2015, the bulk of her teaching has centered on the Community Project, a service-learning course that invites students to study the history and politics of multicultural education in the Netherlands, while working as tutors in a local school serving recent immigrant youth.
Fields of Interest
- Modern US and Dutch History
- Women’s and Gender History
- History of Education
- History of Sexuality
- Transnational Social Movements
- Community Project: Multicultural Education in The Hague
- Racism in Historical Perspective
- Historical Methods: Gender, Sexuality, and Activism since the 1960s
- Research Clinic: LGBTQ+ Activism in Transnational Perspective
- Shield A.D.J. & Wilson A.M. (2020), Introduction: Queer Figures and Sources in ‘LGBT History.’, Leidschrift. Historisch Tijdschrift 35(2): 7-20.
- Wilson A.M. (2018), Service--and Scholarship--Bound to Action. In: Julie A. Gallagher, Barbara Winslow (Eds.) Reshaping Women's History: Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
- Wilson A.M. (2016), The Community Project: Grounding Global Citizenship in The Hague, Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy 26(2): 194-21.
- Ann Marie Wilson (2015), Teaching (and Researching) the History of Feminism in an International Classroom, Leidschrift. Historisch Tijdschrift 30(2): 117-132.
- WILSON A.M., HOLLINGER D.A., MILLER S.P., PRESTON & A. (2014), Roundtable Andrew Preston, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy (2012) Review of: Andrew Preston (2012) Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy, Journal of American Studies .
- Cherny, R.W., Irwin M.A. & Ann Marie Wilson (2011), California Women and Politics: From the Gold Rush to the Great Depression.. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press.
- Ann Marie Wilson (2009), In the name of God, civilization, and humanity: The United States and the Armenian massacres of the 1890s., Mouvement Social 2(227): 27-44.
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