Adrianna L. Ernstberger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Direcor of the Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies

(317) 955-6522
aernstberger@marian.edu
Marian Hall, Room 306B


Adrianna Ernstberger is an Assistant Professor of History in the College of Arts and Sciences. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Global History with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from Purdue University in 2017, and her B.A. in History with Minors in Political Science and Women’s Studies from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 2006.

Her current research explores the social, political and institutional history of academic feminism, specifically focusing on the emergence of Women’s & Gender Studies in universities throughout the Global South. Dr. Ernstberger also conducts research on Transnational Women’s Movements, Women and Slave Resistance, and the intersections of race, class, and gender in the development of tertiary curriculum. She enjoys teaching thematic courses on global history such as the history of slavery, genocide, and global women’s activism.

Research interests

  • Global History
  • Race/Class/Gender/Sexuality
  • Study Abroad Development & Curriculum
  • Transnational Activism
  • African History
  • Social Justice History

Courses taught

  • HIS 102  Introduction to the Modern World
  • HIS 299  Historiography
  • HIS 301  Historical Research
  • HIS 380  Global Slavery
  • HIS 380  Global Women’s Movements
  • HIS 490  Senior Seminar

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