Meet the Director
Dr. Greta Rensenbrink is an Assistant Professor in the History Department. She received a B.A. in United States History from University of Massachusetts, a M.A. in History from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago. Dr. Rensenbrink came to Marshall University in 2006. An active Women’s Studies Board member since 2006, she took over as Director of Women’s Studies In May 2011. She also serves as the faculty advisor of both Lambda and the Women’s Studies Student Association, an advisory board member for the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia, and is the Director of the Schmidlapp Distinguished Lectureship in Women’s Studies.
Dr. Rensenbrink’s research focuses on modern U.S. social and cultural history. In particular, she examines feminist politics and body politics of the 1970s, as well as recent lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rural history.
Dr. Rensenbrink currently teaches The U.S. in the Seventies and the sophomore history Methods course. She also regularly teaches LGBT History, the History of Sexuality in the U.S., and The History of Popular Culture.