Professor of History
Anya Jabour is a professor in the History Department and a past co-director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of Montana. She teaches courses in U.S. women’s history, family history, and southern history as well as several upper-division writing courses and was the 2001 recipient of the Helen and Winston Cox Award for Excellence in Teaching.
She has authored three books, Marriage in the Early Republic, Scarlett’s Sisters, and Topsy-Turvy, and has edited a collection on Major Problems in the History of American Families and Children and another on Family Values in the Old South, and has published numerous articles and essays. She is currently working on a biography of educator and reformer Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1866-1948). In 2013, Profesor Jabour was named the University of Montana's Distinguished Scholar.
Field Of Study:
United States Social, Political, and Cultural History; Women, Family, Gender, and Sexuality; The American South; Progressive Era and New Deal
PhD, Rice University, 1995
MA, Rice University, 1994
BA, Oberlin College, 1991
Topsy-Turvy: How the Civil War Turned the World Upside Down for Southern Children. New York: Ivan R. Dee, 2010.
Family Values in the Old South. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010.
Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
Major Problems in the History of American Families and Children. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005.
Marriage in the Early Republic: Elizabeth and William Wirt and the Companionate Ideal. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.