Danielle Dumaine

Dumaine-Danielle-image-v1Office: Wood Hall, room 206
Email: danielle.dumaine@uconn.edu

Advisor: Micki McElya

Areas of Specialty
20th Century U.S., Women’s and Gender History, Cultural History

Current Research Interests
Danielle Dumaine is a doctoral student studying United States History. She focuses on the history of women and gender, race, and utopia. She is interested in the ways that new understandings of, and tensions around, race and gender shaped United States society in the 1960s and 1970s. Her research examines communal utopias of the counterculture. She is also interested in the intersection of capitalism, gender, and radical politics within women’s liberation.

Danielle Dumaine received her BA from Tufts University in 2012 and a MA from the University of Connecticut in 2015. In addition to her PhD, Danielle is pursuing a certificate in Feminist Studies from the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department.


“Witches,” coauthored with Mary-Margaret Mahoney, Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, In Press 2015).


“Radical Families: Rethinking Life and Relationships in Intentional Living Communities,” Public Exhibit at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut, August-September 2014.
“De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bonum: Israel Putnam and the Debate Over the Public Memory of the Battle of Bunker Hill” at the Association for the Study of Connecticut History Fall Conference, 2013.

Awards and Prizes

Susan Porter Benson Graduate Research Award, Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Connecticut, May 2015

Bruce M. and Sondra Astor Stave Prize in Recent American History, Department of History, University of Connecticut, May 2015

Pre-doctoral Merit Award, The Graduate School, University of Connecticut, 2014-2015, 2015-2016