Karen Leroux

Drake University
Department of History

Karen Leroux has been teaching United States and modern world history at Drake University since 2005. Her scholarship has focused on the histories of women, education, and work in the late nineteenth-century United States.  She has published articles in the Journal of Women’s History, the History of Education Quarterly, and several other venues. The experience of teaching modern world history at Drake, as well as an abiding love for travel, deepened her interest in transnational studies, especially at the intersections of gender, education, and foreign and domestic policy.  This transnational turn has led to some of her most recent scholarship on U.S. teachers’ migrations and their lives and work overseas.