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Laura Prieto, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita, Simmons University

Laura R. Prieto, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita at Simmons University and Scholar-in-Residence at Suffolk University’s Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights. She is also the Program Director for Our Bodies Ourselves Today, a digital incarnation of the path-breaking book that sparked the global women’s health movement. Dr. Prieto’s work encompasses research and writing for multiple audiences, teaching, and public humanities. Her focus is the cultural, social, and political history of women and gender. Her publications include At Home in the Studio: The Professionalization of American Women Artists and the anthology Crossings and Encounters: Race, Gender, and Sexualities in the Atlantic World. She is currently co-editing a book for Routledge on historians’ use of visual sources. Her ongoing research traces women’s suffrage movements across U.S. empire, before and after the 19th Amendment. In addition, she co-directs the Mary Eliza Project, a collaborative public humanities project focused on sharing the records and stories of over 50,000 women who registered to vote in Boston in 1920.