History Program

Janet Farrell Brodie

Professor of History


Janet Brodie

Contact Information

Blaisdell House, #2
143 East Tenth Street
(909) 621-8880

Spring 2014 Office Hours

Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon;
Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 11:00 am;
or by appointment.


Ph.D., History, University of Chicago
M.A., History, University of Chicago
B.A., History, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

  • Cold War secrecy
  • War and American cultural history
  • Women, gender, and Cold War history

Teaching Fields

  • Cold War history
  • War and American social/cultural history
  • Material culture in the U.S.
  • Gender and women's history

Current Project(s)

Radiation networks and knowledge production in the U.S., 1945-1959

Selected Publications

"Learning Secrecy in the Early Cold War: The RAND Corporation," Diplomatic History 35:4 (September 2011).

High Anxieties; Studies in Addiction and Culture, edited with Marc Redfield (University of California Press, 2003).

Contraception and Abortion in Nineteenth-Century America (Cornell University Press, 1994; paperback, 1996).

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