Rebecca Jo Plant
A Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego, Rebecca Jo Plant is the author of Mom: The Transformation of Motherhood in Modern America (2010). More recently, she coauthored, with Frances M. Clarke of the University of Sydney Of Age: Boy Soldiers and Military Power in the Civil War Era (2023). Her research interests include women's and gender history; the history of childhood and youth; and a focus on the lasting social, legal, and psychological effects of wars in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. She has held fellowships from the American Association of University Women, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the American Council for Learned Societies, and the Australian Research Council. With Frances M. Clarke, she also coauthored "'The Crowning Insult': Federal Segregation and the Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimages of the Early 1930s," which appeared in the Journal of American History in 2015, and she was awarded the Association of Black Women Historians' Letitia Woods Brown Article Prize and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians' Article Prize for the best article in the field of the history of women, gender, or sexuality.