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Susan Rensing



Office: Sage Hall 3463

Phone: (920) 424-0397 (e-mail preferred)


Susan Rensing is Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and History at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  

She received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1999, and she earned a Ph.D. in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2006. Her research interests are in the history of science, medicine, gender and sexuality. Check out her profile for more on her research and publications.

She is currently working on a book project that analyzes how the science of eugenics was used to re-conceptualize romantic love, reproduction, and the institution of marriage in the early 20th century and how resistance to these changes motivated a backlash to first-wave feminism in America.  

Since coming to UWO, Rensing has taught Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies, Images of Women, Body Politics, and Women, Race, and Class, as well as courses in U.S. women’s history, African-American history, history of sexuality, and U.S. social and intellectual history.

In her free time, she likes to play guitar, kayak, and see live music.

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