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Jennifer Donnally


Jennifer Donnally

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Jennifer DonnallyGeneral Interests

Years at Knox: 2017 to present


Ph.D., History, 2013, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.A., History, 2008, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.A., History and Philosophy, 2006, University of Kansas

Teaching Interests

Selected Professional Accomplishments

UNC Dissertation Impact Award, UNC-CH Graduate School (2013)
Doris. G. Quinn Dissertation Fellow (2012-13)
AAUW American Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2011-12)
Gerald Ford Presidential Library Travel Grant (2011)
Oral History Research Grant, Center for the Study of the American South, UNC (2011)


"The Untold History behind the 1991 Summer of Mercy," Kansas History: Journal of the Central
Plains, Winter 2016.

"The Edelin Manslaughter Trial and the Anti-Abortion Movement," forthcoming in Massachusetts
Historical Review, Summer 2018.

"The First Anti-Abortion Swing Vote: The Bob Dole and Bill Roy Senate Campaign in Kansas, 1974," under review at the Great Plains Quarterly.

"The Right to Life Revolution of 1976: Dr. Mildred Jefferson and the campaign to cut federal
Medicaid funding of Abortion," under review at The Journal of Policy History.

"The Contemporary Pro-Life Movement," The American Yawp: A Free and Online, Collaboratively Built American History Textbook, <>


"Mildred Jefferson and the Right to Life Revolution," Boston Seminar on Women's and Gender History, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, 2015.

"Abortion and Slavery: The Pro-Life Movement's Political Use of Abolitionism," Tell
About the South, Center for the Study of the American South, UNC-CH, 2010.

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