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Research Interests

Twentieth-century U.S. history; medicine, public health, and science; women, gender, sexuality; disability history; visual culture and documentary film; law and society; Vietnam.

Professional Information

Current Research Projects:
Agent Orange in the United States and Vietnam
Examining the Body: In Medicine and Law.


Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
BA University of California, Davis


HIST 172 US 1877-present (Gen ed: USM)
Hist 203 Reacting to the Past: Gender Equality? Gender, Work, and Sports
HIST 263 US Hist of medicine/public health (Gen ed: USM)
Hist 286 US Gender History since 1877 (Gen ed: USM)
Hist 300 Film and History: Medicine and Health
Hist 400 War and Society: Vietnam
Hist 498 Research Seminar on Disabilities; US Gender/Women's History focused on UIUC
HIST 502, 505, 570 Comparative Gender; Epidemics and Diseases; Disability History; Core US History


Office Address

443B Gregory Hall

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Criminal Abortion Medicine & Life Sciences
abortion Social Sciences
19th Century History Medicine & Life Sciences
20th Century History Medicine & Life Sciences
Refusal to Treat Medicine & Life Sciences
Criminal Law Medicine & Life Sciences
Government Regulation Medicine & Life Sciences
Coercion Medicine & Life Sciences

Research Output 1991 2019

Abortion travels: An international history

Reagan, L. J., Aug 1 2019, In : Journal of Modern European History. 17, 3, p. 337-352 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

International History

Monstrous Births, Birth Defects, Unusual Anatomy, and Disability in Europe and North America

Reagan, L. J., Jun 2018, The Oxford Handbook of Disability History. Rembis, M., Kudlick, C. J. & Nielsen, K. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 385-406 22 p. (Oxford Handbooks).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Timothy Nugent: “Wheelchair Students” and the Creation of the Most Accessible Campus in the World

Reagan, L. J., Jan 1 2017, The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation. Hoxie, F. E. (ed.). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, p. 50-59 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


‘My daughter was genetically drafted with me’: US-Vietnam war veterans, disabilities and gender

Reagan, L. J., Nov 1 2016, In : Gender and History. 28, 3, p. 833-853 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vietnam War
cultural history

After the Sex, What? A Feminist Reading of Reproductive History in Mad Men

Reagan, L. J., Mar 2013, Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style, and the 1960s. Goodlad, L. M. E., Kaganovsky, L. & Rushing, R. A. (eds.). Durham, NC: Duke University Press, p. 92-110

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Honors & Recognition

public health
Legal History
Political Change
Economic Change