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Taranto-Stacie-8-4-10-13Associate Professor of History

Year Joined RCNJ: 2010

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7735
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  • Office: A-211
  • Office Hours: TF 12:15-1:45 pm; Also By Appt


  • A.B. Duke University
  • A.M. Brown University
  • Ph.D. Brown University
  • CV

Courses Offered:

  • Introduction to U.S. History II
  • America Since 1945
  • U.S. Women’s and Gender History
  • The 1960s: America in Transition
  • Women and American Politics
  • Gender, Race, and American Politics
  • From Roosevelt to Reagan: The Rise and Fall of Modern Liberalism

Teaching Interests:

  • Post-1945 U.S. History
  • U.S. Women’s History

Research Interests:

  • Post-1945 U.S. Political History
  • The New Right
  • Feminism
  • Gender and the Family

Scholarly Activity:

  • Kitchen-Table Politics: Conservative Women and Family Values in New York (University of Pennsylvania Press, Politics and Culture in Modern America Series, March 2017).
  • “Goodbye to the Party of Rockefeller: A Case Study of How the GOP Abandoned Feminist Goals in the 1970s.” in The Silent Majority: A Transatlantic Perspective, ed. Anna von der Goltz and Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017).
  •  “Defending ‘Women Who Stand By the Sink’: Suburban Homemakers and Anti-ERA Activism in New York State,” in Making Suburbia: New Histories of Everyday America eds. John Archer, Paul J. P. Sandul, Katherine Solomonson (University of Minnesota Press, 2015), p.36-50.
  •  “Ellen McCormack for President: Politics and an Improbable Path to Passing Anti-Abortion Policy,” Journal of Policy History 24, No. 2, Spring 2012.
  •  “The Sheppard-Towner Maternity and Infancy Act and Its Reception in Rhode Island,” Rhode Island History 66, No. 1, Winter/Spring 2008.
  • “Defending ‘Family Values’: Women’s Grassroots Politics and the Republican Right, 1970-1980” (Brown University, 2010).
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