Theresa Kaminski

Theresa Kaminski

Title: Professor
Office: CCC 466
Phone: (715) 346-4695
Fax: (715) 346-4489

Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., Illinois State University
B.A., Rosary College

Specialty

American Women's History

Courses

HIST 176 - United States to 1877
HIST 177 - United States since 1877
HIST 284 - Women in American History I
HIST 285 - Women in American History II
HIST 300 - Methods and Skills of History
HIST 384 - Women's Rights and Feminism
HIST 385 - Women and War
HIST 395 - United States in Two World Wars
HIST 395 - Narratives of History

HIST 490 - Selected Historical Problems:
America in the 1960s

Recent Publications

  • Citizen of Empire: Ethel Thomas Herold, An American in the Philippines, University of Tennessee Press (Legacies of War Series), 2011
  • Prisoners in Paradise: American Women in the Wartime South Pacific, University Press of Kansas, 2000.
  • Enduring What Cannot be Endured: Memoir of a Woman Medical Aide in the Philippines in World War II, by Dorothy Dore Dowlen, Edited and with an introduction by Theresa Kaminski, McFarland Press, 2001.
  • "Joyce Johnson" entry in William T. Lawlor, ed., Beat Culture: Lifestyles, Icons, and Impact, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2005.
  • "Ethel Thomas Herold: Doing Women's Work in a Philippines at War," in Kriste Lindenmeyer, ed., Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives. Scholarly Resources, 2000.
  • Sweet Dreams: An American POW Longs for Home

Recent Presentations 

  • “’Time Out, Ladies!’: Dale Evans on Women and Families in 1960s America,” paper presentation at the Western Association of Women Historians Conference, Santa Clara, California, May 2009
  • “Sentimental Imperialist: Ethel Thomas Herold and the Philippines,” presentation in the “Biography as Women’s History” workshop at the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, June 12-15, 2008, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • “Prisoners in Paradise: American Women in the Wartime South Pacific,” Charles W. Johnson Lecture on War and Society, Center for the Study of War and Society, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, March 2008
  • “’The Americans Come’: Ethel Thomas Herold’s Experiences in the Two World Wars,” paper presentation at the Varieties of Experience Conference, November 30, 2007, Caen, France

Works in Progress

  • Angels of the Underground: A World War II Story of Love, Resistance, and Survival.  The story of American women, including Margaret Utinsky and Claire Phillips, who participated in anti-Japanese activities in World War II Manila.  Under contract with Oxford University Press.

Honors and Awards

2005-2006 Bordin/Gillette Researcher Travel Fellowship Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor for Sentimental Imperialist: Ethel Thomas Herold and the Philippines
2003 OAH-JAAS Short-Term Residency in Japan, Chiba University
2001 University Scholar Award, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
2001 Outstanding Achievement Recognition Wisconsin Library Association for Prisoners in Paradise: American Women in the Wartime South Pacific
1996-1997 Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1996 American Summer Faculty Fellowship, American Association of University Women


Professional Affiliations

  • Organization of American Historians (OAH)
  • Women Historians of the Midwest (WGHOM)
  • Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH)

Scholarship




Prisoners in Paradise: American Women in the Wartime South Pacific
University Press of Kansas, 2000.
By Theresa Kaminski, Ph.D.


Buy This Book







Prisoners in Paradise: American Women in the Wartime South Pacific
McFarland Press, 2001.
By Dorothy Dore Dowlen
Introduction and Edited by Theresa Kaminski, Ph.D.










Citizen of Empire: Ethel Thomas Herold, An American in the Philippines
University of Tennessee Press, 2011.
By Theresa Kaminski, Ph.D.








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