Carla Bittel

Associate Professor of History
Loyola Marymount University

Department of History
One LMU Dr., Suite 3500
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
Phone: 310-338-2951

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

Selected Publications:

Mary 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, and
Manon Parry, eds. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, December 2008), 23-51.

“Science, 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.