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LESLIE J. MADSEN-BROOKS, PH.D.

leslie -at- lesliemadsenbrooks.com

CURRENT POSITIONS

Coordinator, Faculty and TA Programs
Teaching Resources Center, UC Davis

Faculty Liaison, Accessibility in Teaching and Learning
Information and Educational Technology, UC Davis


EDUCATION

2006
Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Cultural Studies
Designated Emphasis, Feminist Theory

Dissertation: To Study, To Control, and to Love: Women Scientists in American Natural History Institutions, 1880-1950

Dissertation Committee: Carolyn de la Peña, American Studies, Chair; Jay Mechling, American Studies; Catherine Kudlick, History

Comprehensive Examinations: Museum Studies; Feminist Theory; American Cultural Landscapes (June 2004)

2004
M.A., University of California, Davis
Cultural Studies

1998           
M.A., University of California, Davis

English – Creative Writing

1997           
B.A., Grinnell College, Iowa

English, with honors

SCHOLARSHIP

2009
“Challenging ‘Top-Down’ Science? Women’s Participation in American Natural History Museum Work, 1870-1920.” Journal of Women’s History 21.2 (Summer 2009)

2009
“Museums” entry for Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. (forthcoming).

2009
“The History of American Science as Activism.” Invited essay, News & Views, Forum for the History of Science in America.  Available at http://americanscience.blogspot.com/2009/01/history-of-american-science-as-activism.html

2009
“More Thoughtful Museum Learning:  How Professional Development Through Social Media Can  Strengthen Cultural Institutions.”  Invited essay, WestMuse, Western Museums Association.  Available at http://westmuse.wordpress.com/2009/08/12/more-thoughtful-learning-how-professional-development-through-social-media-can-strengthen-cultural-institutions/

2008
Review of Everyday eBay. Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies.  http://rccs.usfca.edu/bookinfo.asp?ReviewID=559&BookID=402


PAPER PRESENTATIONS and PANELS

2009
“Beyond Fear 2.0: Social Media, Literacies, and the World Beyond Walls.” With Laura Blankenship (Emerging Technologies Consulting) and Barbara Sawhill (Oberlin).
New Media Consortium summer conference
, Monterey, CA

2008
“Who’s Afraid of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and the Big Bad CMS? A Digi-Drama About Fear 2.0.” With Barbara Ganley (Middlebury), Laura Blankenship (Bryn Mawr), Martha Burtis (University of Mary Washington), and Barbara Sawhill (Oberlin).
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative conference
, San Antonio, TX

2006
“Democratizing American Science? Women Scientists’ Outreach to Amateur Clubs, 1880-1930.”
Western Association of Women’s Historians conference, Monterey, CA

2006
“Scrambled Eggs: Consumption and Anxiety at the Market.”
Founding Food Studies Conference
, UC Davis.

2004
“Historical Trends in Recruiting Women in Science Museums.”
Association of Science and Technology Centers conference, San José, CA

2004
“Transforming Museum Science: Women’s Networks and Alliances from 1870.”
Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2003
“Space Wands and Table Saws: Tools and Rules for Girls at California’s Science Centers.”
Cultural Studies Colloquium, UC Davis

2002
“Democratic Science: Toward a New Model of Scientific Outreach at UC Davis.”
Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium, UC Davis


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2007 – 2010          
Adjunct Professor, John F. Kennedy University, Museum Studies

Museum Issues I: History and Theory of Museums (fall quarter – yearly)
Master’s thesis projects (winter and spring quarters 2009)

2007 – 2010
Lecturer, UC Davis, School of Education
EDU 398: Seminar in College Teaching (yearly)

2009                
Lecturer, UC Davis, School of Education

FYS 002: First-Year Seminar (Collectors and Collecting)

2006
Lecturer, UC Davis, American Studies

AMS 10: Introduction to American Studies
AMS 110: A Decade in American Civilization: The 1950s

2004-2006
Instructor, UC Davis, American Studies

AMS 101: Women in U.S. Science
AMS 21: Objects and Everyday Life
AMS 110: A Decade in American Civilization: The 1890s

2002-2006
Teaching Assistant, UC Davis, American Studies

AMS 21: Objects and Everyday Life (with Carolyn de la Peña, 3x)
AMS 1B: Religion in American Lives (with Ruth Frankenberg, 2x)
AMS 10: Introduction to American Studies (with Carolyn de la Peña, Adam Golub, and Eric Smoodin, 3x)

2005
Teaching Assistant, Biotechnology

BIT 171: Professional Ethics in Biotechnology and Genomics (with John Yoder)

2005
Teaching Assistant, Technocultural Studies

TCS 001: Introduction to Technocultural Studies (with Bob Ostertag)

2001-2002          
Instructor, UC Davis, English

ENL 1: Expository Writing

2000-2001          
Instructor, California State University, Long Beach, Summer
Bridge Program
Writing Skills

1999-2000           
Instructor, University of Iowa, English

Interpretation of Literature

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2008 – present       
Spencer and Teagle foundations grant

to investigate visual literacy in undergraduate education at UC Davis; with Jon Wagner, Professor of Education

2004
Smithsonian Graduate Fellowship

to support research in Smithsonian Institution archives and libraries

2004-2006
UC Davis Graduate Research Fellowship

to support travel to archives in support of dissertation

2004
UC Davis Cultural Studies Program travel grant

2002-2003
UC Davis Consortium for Women and Research

to pursue study of science centers and gender in California


SERVICE

Status of Women at Davis Advisory Committee (chair in 2009-10)

Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, University of California (2009-present)

Electronic Accessibility Steering Committee (chair of subcommittee on teaching and learning, 2009-present)

University of California Consortium on Information Technology Accessibility (2009-present)

Campus Council on Community and Diversity (2009-present)

Center for Accessible Technologies  Committee (2009-present)

Undergraduate Instructional Improvement Program grants advisory committee (chair, 2007-present)

Chancellor’s Teaching Fellowship advisory committee (chair, 2008-present)

Teaching Assistant Development Program grants advisory committee (2007-present)

Contributing editor, Research and Academia, BlogHer.org (2006-present)

Graduate admissions committee, Cultural Studies, UC Davis (2004)

Graduate student handbook committee, Cultural Studies, UC Davis (2004)


HONORS AND AWARDS

Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, UC Davis (2006)

Feminist Essay Prize, UC Davis (2003)

Phi Beta Kappa Scholar’s Award, Grinnell College (1997)