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Britta I . McEwen, BA, PhD

Associate Professor

Britta McEwen


College of Arts and Sciences
American Studies
DHHC - Dowling Hall/Humanities Center

Britta I . McEwen, BA, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus

Gender and Sexuality
History of Emotions
Modern Austria




Associate Professor


  • Berghahn Books
    “A Home for Mothers in Vienna: Community and Crisis,” in Jason Coy, Ben Marschke, Jared Poley, and Claudia Verhoeven, Kinship and Community: Society and Culture in European History. 2014
  • Berghahn Books
    Sexual Knowledge: Feeling, Fact, and Social Reform in Vienna, 1900-1934. 2012
  • Sharing Sexual Knowledge: A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth Century Europe
    McEwen, B. Purity Redefined: Catholic Attitudes Towards Children's Sexual Education in Austria, 1920-1936, p. 161-175 2008


  • “”Die Eheberatungstelle des Roten Wien und die Kontrolle über den ehelichen Sex,” translated by Gerrit Bayer-Hohenwarter und Martina Nußbaumer, in Andreas Brunner et al, Sex in Wien:  Lust, Kontrolle, Ungehorsam.  Wien:  Wien Museum., p. 119-125 2016
  • Journal of the History of Sexuality
    "Emotional Expression and the Construction of Heterosexuality:  Hugo Bettauer's Viennese Advice Columns"
    Volume 25 Number 1 (January 2016), p. 114-136 2016
  • Austrian History Yearbook
    McEwan, Britta Review of Johnson Julie M. The Memory Factory: The Forgotten Women Artists of Vienna 1900. Central European Studies. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2012.
    45, p. 257-258 2014
  • German Studies Review
    Review of The Viennese Café and Fin-de-siècle Culture, edited by Charlotte Ashby, Tag Gronberg & Simon Shaw-Miller 2014
  • Austrian History Yearbook
    Review of The Memory Factory: The Forgotten Women Artists of Vienna 1900, by Julie M. Johnson, Austrian History Yearbook
    vol. 45, p. 257-258 2014
  • Austrian History Yearbook
    McEwen, Britta Jews and Intermarriage in Nazi Austria [REVIEW]
    43, p. 233-234 2012
  • Women & Language
    Ha, Nina, McEwen, Britta Microaggressions in everyday life: Race, gender, and sexual orientation [book review]
    34, p. 93-94 2011
  • Austrian History Yearbook
    McEwen, B. Welfare and Eugenics: Julius Tandler's Rassenhygienische Vision for Interwar Austria
    41, p. 170-190 2010
  • Austrian History Yearbook
    “Welfare and Eugenics: Julius Tandler’s Rassenhygienische Vision for Interwar Austria,”
    XVI 2010, p. 170-190 2010
  • Journal of the History of Sexuality
    McEwen, B. Symptoms of modernity: Jews and queers in late-twentieth-century Vienna.
    15, p. 132-135 2006


  • Journal of Austrian Studies
    Manuscript Evaluation for “The K.’s,“ 2001


  • German Studies Association, San Diego, 2016 “Unmarried Mothers, Vormundschaft, and Viennese History in the fin-de-siècle” 2016
  • European Studies Conference, Omaha, 2015 “Homes for Mothers in Vienna: Illegitimacy in the Early Twentieth Century” 2015
  • Women’s History Month Kickoff, Creighton University, 2015 “Weaving Women’s Lives Together” 2015
  • Faculty Fridays, Creighton University, 2014 “Sexual Knowledge” 2014
  • German Studies Association Roundtable Participant, Kansas City, 2014: “Ego-Documents.” 2014
  • German Studies Association, Denver, 2013 “Everyday Advice, Extraordinary Emotions: Constructions of Heterosexuality in 1920s Vienna” 2013
  • German Studies Association, Milwaukee, 2012 “Everyday Love: Hugo Bettauer’s Viennese Advice Columns” 2012
  • The Medicalization of Sex, Simon Frasier University, Vancouver BC, 2011 “Professionalizing the Personal: Eugenics and Sex Education in Interwar Vienna” 2011
  • Modern Austrian Language and Culture Association, Pittsburgh, 2011 “Jewish Journalism? Hugo Bettauer as Advice Columnist” 2011
  • Missouri Valley History Conference, Women in the Interwar Period (panel), Omaha, 2011 “’Reader, marry him!’ – Private Advice in the Public Sphere of Interwar Vienna” 2011


  • Dietrich W. Botstiber Grant
    Botsiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies
  • “Iggy” Award for Freshman mentoring
    Creighton University
  • Faculty Teaching Fellowship
    For Critical Issues in Human Inquiry
    Creighton University
  • “Iggy” Award for Freshman mentoring
    Creighton University