Barbara Cutter

Professor of History

Barbara Cutter

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Barbara Cutter

Professor of History


Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1999

Teaching Interests

Dr. Barbara Cutter's teaching interests include: Women’s and Gender History, U.S. Environmental History, Historiography, and Feminist Theory. She has lead our Field Experience In Public History class, helping students gain work experience through internships. Recently she developed Conflict and Justice in History: Animal-Human Relations, for the UNIFI Domestic Category. 

Research Interests

Professor Cutter’s research specialties are U.S. Gender, Cultural, and Environmental History. She is the author of Domestic Devils, Battlefield Angels: the Radicalism of American Womanhood, 1830-1865 (2003). Her current book project is titled: “Away from the barbarisms of civilization:’ Northwoods Vacations and the Culture of Outdoor Recreation in America, 1850s-1920s.

Professional Accomplishments

Professor Cutter received UNI's Panther First Award for Service Excellence in 2022, and has been recognized several years for her undergraduate and graduate teaching expertise, support, and mentorship.