Elinor A. Accampo

  • Professor emerita of History and Gender Studies
  • USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
Office: (213) 740-1649

Expertise Summary

Expert in French social and cultural history


  • European social and cultural history
  • history of the family in Europe and the U.S.
  • history of gender, sexuality and reproductive rights
  • history of birth control
  • history of women in Europe and the U.S.
  • history of male and female work roles
  • effects of industrialization and rapid economic change on family and class relations
  • gender roles in the history of western civilization
  • family values
  • women's issues
  • women and the welfare state
  • 19th- and 20th-century France: society, culture and politics
  • French Revolution

Additional Information

  • Author of Blessed Motherhood, Bitter Fruit: Nelly Roussel and the Politics of Female Pain in Third Republic France (2006)
  • Industrialization, Family and Class Relations: Saint Chamond 1815-1914 (1989)
  • Manual on Integrating Gender Roles in Teaching the History of Western Civilization (1985)
  • Co-author of Gender and the Politics of Social Reform in France, 1870-1914 (1995)