Jill Fields

ProfessorJill Fields
Coordinator, Jewish Studies Certificate Program



Office: Social Sciences 123

Email: jfields@csufresno.edu

Office Phone: 278-5414

Education:
Ph.D. - University of Southern California

 



Research/Teaching Interests:

Modern U.S.
U.S. Women's History
U.S. Popular Culture

Selected Publications:

Books:

An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie & Sexuality (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007).

  • Western Association of Women Historians Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra 2008 Book Prize. http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/8974.php

Entering the Picture: Judy Chicago, the Fresno Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women Artists, editor (NY: Routledge, 2012). http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415887694/

Book Chapters:

"Romancing the Race Card with Nurse Betty," in Laura Gray-Rosendale, editor, The {Next} Reader: Reading and Writing about Popular Culture (NY: McGraw-Hill, 2007).

"Architectures of Seduction: Intimate Apparel Trade Shows and Retail Department Design, 1920-1940," in Elspeth Brown, Catherine Gudis and Marina Moskowitz, editors, Cultures of Commerce: Representation and American Business Culture, 1877-1960 (New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2006).

"Erotic Modesty: [Ad]dressing Female Sexuality and Propriety in Open and Closed Drawers, 1800-1930," in Carole Turbin and Barbara Burnham, editors, Material Strategies: Dress & Gender in Historical Perspectives (London: Blackwell, 2003).

"Fighting the Corsetless Evil: Shaping Corsets and Culture, 1900-1930," in Philip Scranton, editor, Beauty and Business (New York: Routledge, 2001).

Articles:

"Frontiers in Feminist Art History," Frontiers: Special Issue on Feminist Art (Fall 2012).

"Beauty and Undergarments in the Twentieth Century," in E. Azoulay, A. Demian, D. Frioux, editors, 100,000 Years of Beauty (Paris: Editions Gallimard, 2009).

"I See London, I See France....", Los Angeles Times Op-Ed page (September 10, 2007; reprinted subsequently in a number of newspapers nationwide and internationally).

"From Black Venus to Blonde Venus: The Meanings of Black Lingerie," Women's History Review 15:4 (September 2006), 611-623.

"Today's Feminism," in Lauren Ross, curator/editor, Gloria: Another Look at Feminist Art of the 1970s (NY: White Columns exhibition catalog, 2002).

"Flora Langerman Spiegelberg," in Paula Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore, editors, Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia (NY: Routledge, 1997), 1301-2. http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/spiegelberg-flora-langerman

Courses Taught:

History 12: Recent U.S. History

History 100: Historical Research and Writing

History/Women's Studies 101: U.S. Women's History (cross-listed)

History/Women's Studies 102T: Fashion and History (cross-listed)

History 179T: The Holocaust in American Culture

History 210T: Topics in American History -- Gender, Ethnicity, and Popular Culture History

230T: Topics in World History -- Diaspora and Global Cultures

Recommended Websites:

Librarian's Index to the Internet: www.lii.org

Library of Congress American Memory Project: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
Making of America (Primary Sources for 19th C. America): http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/ and http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/

National Women's History Project: www.nwhp.org

American Women Through Time: http://www.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-timeline.html

"Women Working, 1870-1930," Harvard University Library Open Collections Program: http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ww

Center for American Women in Politics: http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/

"American Women's History: A Research Guide" http://www.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women.html

Flow: A Critical Forum on Television and Media Culture: http://www.flowtv.org

Work in Progress:

I am completing a supplemental textbook for undergraduate world history courses, Fashion in World History, for the series Themes in World History. I am also developing a book-length study exploring Jewish women, identity, and popular culture.