Associate Professor of History
Loyola Marymount University
Department of History
One LMU Dr., Suite 3500
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2003.
M.A., Cornell University, 1999.
B.A., University of California, Davis, 1995.
Carla Bittel specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. history. Her research
focuses on gender issues in the history of medicine and science; she
has examined the history of
women’s health, women
physicians, and the role of science in medicine. Her new research explores
gender and phrenology in antebellum America.
Contemporary America; Health and Disease in American Culture; Gender,
Technology, and the Body; Civil War and Reconstruction; Modern U.S.
Women’s History; History of
Putnam Jacobi and the Politics of Medicine in Nineteenth-Century America
(Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009).
• “Mary Putnam Jacobi and the Nineteenth-Century Politics
of Women’s Health Research” in Women
Physicians and the Cultures of Medicine Ellen More, Elizabeth Fee,
Manon Parry, eds. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, December
Suffrage, and Experimentation: Mary Putnam Jacobi and the Controversy
Over Vivisection in Late Nineteenth-Century America” Bulletin
of the History of Medicine 79
(Winter 2005): 664-694. Winner of the 2006 Judith Lee Ridge Article
Prize, Western Association of Women Historians.