M. Jane Slaughter

Professor Emeritus

Email: mjane@unm.edu
Phone: (505) 277-2451
Office: Mesa Vista 1104


B.A. in History and Spanish, Coe College, 1963
M.A. in Latin American History, University of New Mexico, 1965
Ph.D. in Modern European History, University of New Mexico, 1972

Research Interests:

Women's History, Sexuality, Modern Europe

Research Statement:

Comparative Women’s History, Modern Europe (Italy), and Gender and Military History.


Professor Slaughter joined the History Department’s faculty in 1975, and has served as Graduate Advisor, Assistant Chair, and Chair of the Department since 2001. She offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate level courses focusing on comparative Gender and Women’s History, including a seminar on “Gender, War and Memory,” and an upper division course on “Women, War and Revolution.” She is currently working on a book project entitled, Modernity and Gender in Italy, 1950-1963.

Recent/Select Publications:

Sharing the Stage: Biography and Civilization, with Melissa Bokovoy, (2002/2003)

“Memory, Gender and War,” with Melissa Bokovoy. Bibliographic Essay for Choice Current Reviews (February 2001)

“Sexuality and the Military,” The Oxford Companion to Military History (2000)

Women in the Italian Resistance, 1943-45 (1997)


University of New Mexico Presidential Teaching Fellow (lifetime award), 1998

Burlington Northern Outstanding teacher Award, 1990

Commissioner, New Mexico Commission on Indian Affairs, appointed by Governor, 1993-97

Commissioner, New Mexico Commissioner on the Status of Women, appointed by the Governor, 1982-1983


Western Civilization Since 1648
World History: Comp Theme
History of Women
Women of the Modern World
Women , War and Revolution
History of Sexuality
History of the Women's Rights Movement
History of Italy- 1815