Lynne Adrian

Associate Professor



Faculty Education


DePaul (B.A.) Minnesota (M.A.) Iowa (Ph.D.)

Faculty Research


Social and intellectual history; autobiography; subcultures; women in America  

Faculty Publications


Journal Articles “Active learning: Can small interventions produce results greater than statistically predicable in large lecture classes?” Journal of General Education 59, no. 4 (2011): 223-237. “Trace Evidence: How New Media Can Change What We Know about Student Learning.” Academic Commons, January 2009. “Definitions and Disasters: What Hurricane Katrina Revealed About Women’s Rights.” Forum on Public Policy Online 2007, no. 1 (2007). “Women Misdemeanants in the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Jail, 1892-1923.” Co-author Joan Crowley. Journal of Criminal Justice 20, no. 4 (1992): 311-332. “Hoboes and Homeboys: The Demography of Misdemeanor Convictions in the Allegheny County Jail, 1892-1923.” Co-author Joan Crowley. Journal of Social History 25, no. 2 (1991): 345-372. “Social History Update: An American Studies Contribution To Social History.”Journal of Social History 23, no. 4 (1990): 875-885. Book Chapters “‘The World We Shall Win for Labor’: Early Twentieth-Century Hobo Self-Publication.” In Print Culture in a Diverse America, edited by James P. Danky and Wayne A. Wiegand, 101-128. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. The volume won the 1999 Carey McWilliams Award given by Multicultural Review. “Policing the Bachelor Subculture: The Demographics of Summary Misdemeanor Convictions, Allegheny County Jail, 1892-1923.” Co-author Joan Crowley. In The Prerogative of Confinement: Social, Cultural, Political and Administrative Aspects of the History of Hospitals and Carceral and Penal Institutions in Western Europe and North America, 1500-1900, edited by Norbert Finzsch and Robert Jütte, 325-348. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. “Emma Goldman and the Spirit of Artful Living: Philosophy and Politics in the Classical American Period”. Texas A & M Studies in American Philosophy Volume I: Proceedings of the Conference Frontiers in American Philosophy. Part I. College Station: Texas A & M Press, 1991. Reprinted in Feminist Interpretations of Emma Goldman, edited by Penny A. Weiss and Loretta Kensinger, 217-226. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2007. Introduction to Charlie Fox, Tales of an American Hobo. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1989.