Sarah R. Pripas-Kapit

 Curriculum vitae


 Ph.D.   Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015

Dissertation: “Educating Women Physicians of the World: International Students of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1880-1915″

Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies, UCLA Department of Gender Studies, 2013

M.A.   Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012

B.A.    Department of History, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (magna cum laude), 2009


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

2015    “Piety, Professionalism, and Power: Chinese Protestant Missionary Physicians and Imperial Affiliations between Women in the Early Twentieth Century,” Gender & History 27.2 (August): 349-373.

2015    “’We Have Lived on Broken Promises’: Charles A. Eastman, Susan La Flesche Picotte, and the Politics of American Indian Assimilation During the Progressive Era,” Great Plains Quarterly 35.1, p. 51-78.

Encyclopedia articles

2012    “The General Federation of Women’s Clubs,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History ed. Lynn Dumenil. Oxford University Press.

Web-based publications

2015    2015    “The International History of Women’s Medical Education: What Does Imperialism Have to Do With It?” Nursing Clio, June 16.


2014-2015       Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA Graduate Division

2010-2014       Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education

2013-2014       Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. Award, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

2014                American Association of the History of Medicine Student Travel Grant

2013                Carey McWilliams Summer Travel Grant, UCLA History Department

2011-2012      Ahmanson Graduate Student Research Grant in the History of Medicine, Louise Darling Biomedical Library (UCLA)


 Panels Organized

 2014    “Race and Healthcare in U.S. History,” American Association of the History of Medicine, Chicago, IL, May 16-18.


2014    “Birthing Modernity in the Philippines: Dr. Honoria Acosta-Sison and the Politics of Obstetrics,” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Toronto, ON, May 22- 25.

2014    “The Mismeasure of Woman: The Debate on Pelvimetry, Obstetrics, and Race in the United States, 1870-1920,” American Association of the History of Medicine, Chicago, IL May 8-11.

2013    “Saviors of Body, Soul, and Nation: Chinese Women Physicians at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Western Association of Women Historians Conference, Portland, OR, May 16-18.

Conferences Organized

 2013    UCLA History Graduate Students Association History+ Conference, “Historical Disobedience: Transgressive Subjects, Methods, and Stories,” Los Angeles, CA, November 1.


Adjunct Professor, UCLA Department of History

History of Women in the U.S. (Fall 2015)

Teaching Assistant, UCLA Department of History

History of Women in the U.S. (Fall 2012)

Themes in the History of Medicine (Fall 2011)

History of Science in the Twentieth Century (Fall 2010)

Teaching Assistant, UCLA Department of Gender Studies

Introduction to Gender Studies (Spring 2014)


University Service

Vice-President, UCLA History Graduate Student Association, 2013-2014

Chair, UCLA History Graduate Student Association Intellectual Life Committee, 2012-2013

Graduate Student Representative, Gary Nash Chair search committee (UCLA), 2011


 Italian, basic reading proficiency


American Association for the History of Medicine, 2014-present

American Historical Association, 2011-present

Coordinating Council for Women in History, 2014-present

Organization of American Historians, 2011-present

Western Association of Women Historians, 2013-present

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