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Britta I . McEwen, BA, PhD

Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program

Associate Professor


College of Arts and Sciences
DHHC - Dowling Hall/Humanities Center - 226

Britta I . McEwen, BA, PhD

Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program

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


  • German Studies Association, San Diego, 2016 "Unmarried Mothers, Vormundschaft, and Viennese History in the fin-de-sicle" 2016
  • European Studies Conference, Omaha, 2015 "Homes for Mothers in Vienna: Illegitimacy in the Early Twentieth Century" 2015
  • Womens History Month Kickoff, Creighton University, 2015 "Weaving Womens 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 Bettauers 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


  • Professional Excellence in Tenure-Track Teching
    College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office
  • 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