Lisa Heineman has been at the UI since 1999 and teaches courses on Germany, Europe, gender, and human rights. Her research has examined gender, war, and memory; welfare states in comparative perspective; the significance of marital status for women; the erotica industry; gender and human rights; and pregnancy and infant loss; and the politics of maternal health care. She currently serves as the Chair of the Department of History.
Her publications include:
- What Difference Does a Husband Make: Women and Marital Status in Nazi and Postwar Germany (University of California Press, 1999)
- Before Porn was Legal: The Erotica Empire of Beate Uhse (University of Chicago Press, 2011)
- The History of Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones: From the Ancient World to the Era of Human Rights (editor, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011)
- Ghostbelly (Feminist Press, 2014)
Professor Heineman received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993. She is the 2010 recipient of the AICGS/DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies and the 2011 recipient of the New Millennium Writings Award in Non-Fiction.
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