Dr. Britta McEwen

Britta McEwen earned her BA in Honors European Studies at Scripps College in Claremont, California.   She did her Master’s and Ph.D. work at UCLA, under the august David Sabean.  Dr. McEwen taught at Loyola Marymount University before joining the Creighton faculty in 2005.

Recent publications by Dr. McEwen compare European approaches to children’s sexual education in the early 20th century.  Her current research project will establish the creation of sexual knowledge in modern Vienna, Austria.

In her scholarship and in the classroom, Dr. McEwen uses cultural history to explore how people construct their worlds with science, stories, beliefs, and emotions.  She has taught the histories of cities, decadence, degeneration, eugenics, and privacy, as well as the occasional general history of the west. 

Dr. McEwen serves on the Advisory Boards of the Women and Gender Studies Program, the Lieben Center for Women, and the Honors Program.  She is also leading the 2006/07 Creighton Diversity Seminar, entitled “Decentering:  Feminism, Postcolonialism, and Queer Theory.”

Click here for Dr. McEwen's Curriculum Vitae.