Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Megan E. Monahan
Advisor: Dr. Kirsten Swinth
Dissertation Title: Hawaii's Twentieth-Century Working Women: Labor Feminists In Their Own Right
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MA, History, Villanova University, 2003
BA, Communication/History, University of Scranton, 2001

Research Interests:

Megan's interests include Hawaiian History, Women's/Gender History, Asian-American History, Labor History and 20th Century U.S. History.  Her dissertation focuses on Hawaiian women's dynamic roles in the labor movement since World War II.

Awards and Fellowships:
Alumni Dissertation Fellowship, Fordham University, 2013-2014
English Teaching Fellowship, Fordham University, 2009-2010
Two-time recipient, Travel/Research Grant, Edward and Marjorie Goldberger Foundation, Fordham University, (2010 & 2011)
Phi Kappa Phi, International Honor Society, Fordham University, (May 2010)
Graduate Research Assistant, Villanova University (2001-2003)
Phi Alpha Theta, National Honor Society in History, University of Scranton (April 2000)

"Hawaii's Twentieth-Century Working Women: Labor Feminists in Their Own Right."  National Social Sciences Association (NSSA) Conference Proceedings Journal, March 2013.  The article can be found here on p. 168 of the conference proceedings.

Conference Presentations:
"Hawaii's Twentieth-Century Working Women: Labor Feminists in Their Own Right,"

Boston University Graduate Student Political History Conference, Boston University
      (Mar 2013)
National Social Sciences Association (NSSA) Conference, Albequerque, New Mexico
      (Oct 2012)

"'Pop' Goes Hawaii -- U.S. Pop Culture, Gender & the Islands of Aloha: From WWII to the 1970s;"
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Graduate History Conference (March 2011)
  • Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico
      (May 2010)

Co-presented "Memory & Circumstance -- The Challenges of Oral History After Twenty-Five Years: A Closer Look at Co-Education;" The National Association for Women in Catholic Higher Education Conference, Boston College, (June 2000)

Courses Taught:
U.S. Women's History
U.S. & the Cold War
History of Boston
U.S. History to 1865
U.S. History Since 1865
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II


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