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Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma


Lindsey Churchill is an associate professor of history in the Department of History and Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma. She is the creator and director of the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor. In 2015,she worked with the campus community to create the Center which includes the Women's Research Center and the BGLTQ+ Student Center. Her book, "Becoming the Tupamaros: Solidarity and Transnational Revolutionaries in Uruguay and the United States," was published in February 2014 by Vanderbilt University Press. Churchill worked as a Fulbright Specialist in Latvia in 2016. She is the recipient of the Oklahoma Human Rights Award from the United Nations Association and Oklahoma University Human Rights Association (2016).

At the Women's Research Center and BGLTQ+ Student Center, Churchill supervises more than 40 student researchers, interns and volunteers. She has given more than 50 invited lectures, speeches and discussions about issues regarding sexual health, gender and sexuality studies.

Education and Certifications

Florida State University

  • PhD, Specializations: Latin American and US History, May, 2010

University of South Florida

  • M.A. Women’s Studies, May, 2005

University of South Florida

  • B.A. Women’s Studies, December, 2003

Classes Taught

US History to 1877

History of Latin America

Maya, Inca, Aztec Civilizations 

Intro to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Revolutionary Women

Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll

History of Sex in the Americas 

Historical Research

Capstone: Body Politics 

Violence in Latin America

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