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Faculty & Staff - Mazie Hough

Associate Director, Assistant Professor of History and Women’s Studies
Ph.D., University of Maine, 1997

Mazie is an early twentieth century American Social Historian with a focus on women’s history. Her dissertation was a comparative study of the community response to unwed mothers in Maine and Tennessee from 1874-1954. Her work has included research on women and reform, legal history, social activism, and Maine women’s history. She is a member of the Somali Narratives Project – a collaborative, interdisciplinary project which is gathering interviews in Lewiston, Maine, in order to document the experiences of Somali immigrants there. She is also a member of the Maine Feminist Oral History Project which is working collectively on a history of Spruce Run Association of Bangor, Maine, one of the oldest domestic violence projects in the country. Her publications include: Rural Unwed Mothers: 1870-1950: An American Experience. (Pickering & Chatto, 2010); Marlie Weiner with Mazie Hough. Sex, Sickness, and Slavery (University of Illinois Press, forthcoming, 2012.) and co-editor of Kim Huisman, Mazie Hough Kristin Langellier, and Carol Toner, ed., Somalis in Maine: Cross-Cultural Currents. (North Atlantic Books, 2011)

Mazie teaches Introduction to Women’s Studies, Women’s Studies Methodology, Womanhood in America, Women and Globalization, and the History of Sexuality and the Law.  At WIC, her many responsibilities include coordinating the Maryann Hartman Awards, the WIC Lunch Series, Women’s History Celebration, and serving on several committees.

As a member of the International Affairs committee, she oversees the International Affairs Women’s Studies concentration.

5728 Fernald Hall, room 101
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5728
(207) 581-1225

Faculty & Staff – Elizabeth Neiman

Elizabeth Neiman, Ph. D. (Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2011), Assistant Professor English Literature, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Feminist theory and Honors.


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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
101 Fernald Hall
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1228 | Fax: (207) 581-1218
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System