Amy Scott

Amy Scott

Department Chair, Associate Professor and Director of the Women's Studies Program

    Bradley Hall 336C
    (309) 677-2814


Ph.D., History, University of New Mexico
M.A., History, University of Tulsa
B.S.B.A., University of Tulsa


Amy L. Scott is an associate professor of history and the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies. She is the co-editor, with Kathleen Brosnan, of City Dreams, Country Schemes: Community and Identity in the American West (2011). She has authored several essays on post-1945 U.S. urban history and social movements, and edits the Urban West Series at the University of Nevada Press. Dr. Scott is currently working two book projects: City Republic of Boulder: Lifestyle Liberalism and the Politics of the Good Life and ‘Give Me A Nation of Great Mothers’: Congresswoman Alice Robertson and the Politics of Conservative Maternalism.


  • WGS 200 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
  • WGS 300 Internship in Women’s and Gender Studies
  • WGS 400 Research in Women’s and Gender Studies
  • HIS 201 Violence, Crime, and Punishment in U.S. History
  • HIS 204 United States History Since 1877
  • HIS 300 The United States Since 1945
  • HIS 303 American Urban History
  • HIS 304 Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History
  • HIS 315 Social Movements in Recent U.S. History
  • HIS 308 The American West
  • HIS 309 The History of U.S. Law Enforcement
  • HIS 350 Historical Methods
  • HIS 405 Independent Reading in History
  • HIS 406 Individual Study in History
  • HIS 450 U.S. History Senior Research Seminar: American Journeys


  • ’Give Me a Nation of Great Mothers’: Alice Robertson’s Conservative Maternalism,” In This Land Is Herland: Gendered Activism in Oklahoma, 1870s-2010s, eds. Sarah Eppler Janda and Patricia Loughlin. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, October, 2021.
  • "Suburbs, Cities, the Sunbelt, and Rural America,” In A Companion to Dwight D. Eisenhower, ed. Chester Pach. Blackwell Companion to American History Series. New York: Blackwell-Wiley, April, 2017.
  • Philip VanderMeer, Desert Visions and the Making of Phoenix, 1860-2009. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2010. In The New Mexico Historical Review, Volume 89, Number 2, (Spring, 2014).
  • “Holding Out for a Hero: Patty Hearst and American Culture in the Seventies” in Reviews in American History (forthcoming January 2012).
  • Co-edited with Kathy Brosnan: City Dreams, Country Schemes: Community and Identity in the American West (University of Nevada Press, 2011).
  • “Open Space Politics in Boulder, Colorado,” City Dreams, Country Schemes: Community and Identity in the American West , eds. Kathleen A. Brosnan and Amy L. Scott. The Urban West Series. Reno and Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 2011, pp. 63-87.
  • "Patriots for Peace:  People-to-People Diplomacy and the Antiwar Movement" in Andrew Weist, Mary Kathryn Barbier, and Glenn Robins, eds., America and the Vietnam War: Re-examining the Culture and History of a Generation (Routledge, 2010), 121-140.
  • “Remaking Urban in the American West: Urban Environmentalism, Lifestyle Liberalism, and Hip Capitalism in Boulder, Colorado, 1950-2000” in Jeff Roche, ed., The Political Legacies of the American West (University of Kansas Press, 2008).
  • “National Liberal, Hometown Radical, New Populist Politician: The Life of Fred Harris,” Chronicles of Oklahoma, vol. LXXXIII, no. 1 (Spring 2005): 4-33.
  • “Health Food Movement” in Immanuel Ness, ed., The Encyclopedia of American Social Movements, Vol. 3 (M.E. Sharpe Publisher, 2004), 1014-1019.
  • “American Buddhism” in Immanuel Ness, ed., The Encyclopedia of American Social Movements, Vol. 3 (M.E. Sharpe Publisher, 2004), 1029-1033.
  • “Cities and Suburbs” in David Farber and Beth Bailey, eds., The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s (Columbia University Press, 2001), 263-272.


  • Kevin Stein and Robert Fuller Notable Publication Award, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, 2019
  • Theodore C. Burgess Award for Excellence in Interdepartmental Collaboration (WGS), 2017
  • Women’s History Month Award, Peoria Chapter, National Organization for Women, 2014


  • Robert G. Athearn Book Award Committee, Western History Association
  • WGS Gender Justice Scholars Lecture Series, Organizer
  • Activism Plays in Peoria Women’s & Gender Studies Lecture Series, Organizer
  • Brave Space: Bradley’s LGBTQ Inclusion Training & Advocacy Team, Faculty Advisor
  • Common Ground, Faculty Advisor
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Committee, Chair
  • AAUW Start Smart/Work Smart Salary Negotiation Training Facilitator
  • Master of Ceremonies, Peoria Women’s March, January, 2017
  • Criminal Justice Studies Committee
  • Bradley University Gender Scholars Write-on-Site Organizer, 2017-2018
  • University Strategic Planning Committee, 2017-2018
  • Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, 2015-2020
  • Academic Review Board, May 2015-2017
  • Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, 2015-2017
  • Intellectual and Cultural Activities Committee, 2007-2017
  • LAS Notable Publication Committee, 2014-2015
  • Co-Director, The Body Project, Bradley University, 2011-2012