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

(317) 955-6522
Marian Hall, Room 306B

Adrianna Ernstberger is an Assistant Professor of History and the Director of Global Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Marian University. 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 research explores the social, political and institutional history of transnational women’s movements, specifically focusing on the emergence of Women’s & Gender Studies in universities throughout the Global South. Dr. Ernstberger also conducts research on Gender and Social Justice History, Women and Slave Resistance, and the intersections of race, class, and gender in the development of tertiary curriculum. She enjoys teaching thematic global history courses such as the history of slavery, comparative genocide studies, and global women’s movements.

Research interests

  • African History
  • Race/Class/Gender/Sexuality
  • Study Abroad Development & Curriculum
  • Innovative Pedagogy
  • Transnational Activism
  • Gender & Social Movements
  • Postcolonial History
  • Social Justice History

Courses taught

  • HIS 102 Hist. of Modern World
  • HIS 301 Hist. Research Methods
  • HIS 306 Global Women’s Mvts.
  • HIS 307 Women’s/Gender Hist.
  • HIS 313 African History
  • HIS 316 Global Slavery
  • HIS 335 Comparative Genocide
  • HIS 339 History of Sex
  • HIS 371 Modern Revolutions
  • HIS 490 History Senior Seminar
  • GST 200 Introduction to Gender Studies
  • SOC 305 Sex, Gender & Sexuality

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