Margaret Lowe is a Professor of American History at Bridgewater State University who specializes in gender, race and social reform. In that capacity, she has initiated an effort to create a BSU Center for Global Religions and Civic Culture. At HDS, she combined her keen interest in promoting religious literacy at public state universities with Buddhist Studies (M.Div.’15). She was awarded a Hopkins Share, two Teaching American History Grants, the Bridgewater State University Presidential Fellowship, the Jordan D. Fiore Prize in World Justice and is a fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Her publications include Looking Good: College Women and Body Image, 1875-1930, (JHUP 2003), From Megaphones to Microphones: Women’s Public Discourse, 1920-1960 with Susan Ross & Sandra Sarkala (Praeger 2003) and “’How Very Wrong They Are, How Little They Know:’ Diary-keeping, Private Anguish, Public Bodies and Modern Female Subjectivity,” Journal of Historical Biography (Spring 2014). She is presently at work on a new project entitled Women to Whom God has Spoken: A Memoir.