Molly Rozum

Molly Rozum

Ron Nelson Distinguished Professor / Associate Professor

HISTORY

East Hall

Phone: (605) 677-5218

Email: Molly.Rozum@usd.edu

Teaching Interests:

South Dakota, Great Plains, North American West, Gender, and Women


Research Interests:

Northern Great Plains, North American West, U.S. Canadian Borderlands, U.S. Women's history, Environmental and Cultural history


Education:

  • Ph D, History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001
  • MA, American Folklore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992
  • BA, American Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1987

Grants:

  • The Environmental History of the Great Plains from Texas to Canada, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Supporting. (2017 - 2018)
  • Sustainable Rivers: Integrating Earth Science & Sustainability Across the Curriculum, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Supporting. (2015 - 2016)
  • Thomas O. Enders Fellowship, Association for Canadian Studies in the U.S.. (2003 - 2004)
  • Faculty Research Grant, Doane College. (2011)
  • Faculty-Student Summer Undergraduate Research Grant, Doane College. (2007)
  • Faculty-Student Summer Undergraduate Research Grant, Doane College. (2006)
  • Faculty-Student Summer Undergraduate Research Grant, Doane College. (2004)
  • Faculty-Student Summer Undergraduate Research Grant, Doane College. (2002)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Rozum, Molly. Grasslands Grown: Sense of Place and Regional Identity on North America's Canadian Prairies and American Plains, 1870-1950. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018.
  • Rozum, Molly. Review of Sod Busting: How Families Made Farms on the 19th-Century Plains, by David B. Danbom. Lincoln, Nebraska: Middle West Review, 2017.
  • Rozum, Molly. Review of The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane by Richard W. Etulain, 109-110. Vol. 97, Iss. 2. Lincoln, Nebraska: Nebraska History, 2016.
  • Rozum, Molly. Review of Contingent Maps: Rethinking Western Women's History, eds, by Susan E. Gray and Gayle Gullett, 119-120. Vol. 53. Norman, Oklahoma: Journal of Historical Geography, 2016.
  • Rozum, Molly. Review of Place and Replace: Essays on Western Canada, eds, Adele Perry, Esyllt W. Jones and Leah Morton, 295-297. Iss. 77. Edmonton, Alberta, Athabasca University Press: Labour/Le Travail, 2016.
  • Rozum, Molly. Review of Insurgent Democracy: The Non partisan League in North American Politics, by Michael Lansing. Helena, Montana: Montana: The Magaine of Western History, 2016.
  • Rozum, Molly. Review of Assault on the Deadwood Stage: Road Agents and Shotgun Messengers, 35-36. Vol. 80, Iss. 1. Bismarck, ND: North Dakota History, 2015.
  • Rozum, Molly. Review of Uniting the Tribes: The Rise and Fall of Pan-Indian Community on the Crow Reservation by Frank Rzeczkowski, 27-28. Vol. 86, Iss. 4. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Annals of Wyoming, 2014.
  • Rozum, Molly. Review of Women on the Northern Plains, edited by Renee M. Laegreld and Sandra K. Mathews, 275-276. Vol. 43, Iss. 3. Pierre, South Dakota: South Dakota History, 2013.
  • Rozum, Molly. Review of Time's Shadow: Remembering a Family Farm in Kansas, by Arnold J. Bauer, 104. Vol. 94, Iss. 2. Lincoln, Nebraska: Nebraska History, 2013.
  • Rozum, Molly. Review of The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Culture, edited by Jon K. Lauck, John E. Miller and Donald C. Simmons, Jr, 141-142. Vol. 50. Western Social Science Association: The Social Science Journal, 2013.
  • Rozum, Molly. Review of Atlas of the Great Plains, by Stephen J. Lavin, Fred M. Shelley, and J. Clark Archer, 186-188. Vol. 71, Iss. Spring. Iowa City, Iowa: Annals of Iowa, 2012.
  • Rozum, Molly. "History is a Quality of Life Issue," Essay Contributor. In Why We Love History: Perspectives from Authors and Illustrators, 6-7. Pierre: South Dakota State Historical Society Press, 2011.
  • Rozum, Molly. Book Notice of America's Lingering Wild Great Plains, by Michael Forsberg with Dan O'Brien, David Wishart, and Ted Kooser, 479-480. Vol. 69, Iss. Fall. Iowa City, Iowa: Annals of Iowa, 2010.
  • Rozum, Molly. Book Notice of Prairies and Plains: The Reference Literature of a Region, edited by Robert Balay, 221. Vol. 69, Iss. Spring. Iowa City, Iowa: Annals of Iowa, 2010.
  • Rozum, Molly. Review of Arc of the Medicine Line: Mapping the World's Longest Undefended Border Across the Western Plains, by Tony Rees, 322-323. Vol. 29, Iss. Fall. Lincoln, Nebraska: Great Plains Quarterly, 2009.
  • Rozum, Molly, Fowler, Eric B., and Delaney, Sheila. Small-Town Boy, Small-Town Girl: Growing Up in South Dakota, 1920-1950. Edited by Molly P. Rozum. Pierre, South Dakota: South Dakota State Historical Society Press , 2009.
  • Rozum, Molly. Land of Dreams: Homesteading America, Voice-Over, Documentary Film. In Homestead National Monument of America. Harper's Ferry, West Virginia: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Harper's Ferry Center Interpretive Design Center, 2008.
  • Rozum, Molly. "'That Understanding With Nature': Region, Race, and Nation in Women's Stories from the Modern Canadian and American Grasslands Wests.". In One Step Over the Line: Toward A History of Women in the North American Wests, edited by Elizabeth Jameson and Sheila McManus, 129-164. Edmonton & Athabasca: University of Alberta Press and Athabasca University Press, 2008.
  • Rozum, Molly. "Voices of Place: The Incorrigible Project of Writing Provincial and State History.", 541-554. Vol. 34, Iss. 3. Washington, SD, Association for Canadian Studies in the United States: American Review of Canadian Studies , 2004.
  • Rozum, Molly. "'The Spark that Jumped the Gap': North America's Northern Plains and the Experience of Place.". In One West, Two Myths: A Comparative Reader, edited by Carol Higham and Robert Thacker, 133-147. Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary Press, 2004.
  • Rozum, Molly. "Indelible Grasslands: Place, Memory, and the 'Life Review.'". In Toward Defining the Prairies: Region, Culture, and History, edited by Robert Wardhaugh, 119-135. Winnipeg, Manitoba: University of Manitoba Press, 2001.
  • Rozum, Molly. "The Relational West.". In A Companion to Nineteenth-Century America, edited by William Barney, 286-300. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2001.
  • Rozum, Molly, Brosnan, Kathleen A., and Frehner, Brian. "The 'Vast, Vague Remainder of the Continent': Changing Regional Perceptions of the Northern Grasslands". In The Great Plains: An Environmental History. University of Oklahoma Press.
  • Rozum, Molly. Book Review of On Gender, Labor, and Inequality, by Ruth Milkman. Lincoln, NE: Great Plains Research.
  • Rozum, Molly. Book Review of The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape. H-Environment, H-Net.
  • Rozum, Molly. Book Review of This Place, These People: Life and Shadows on the Great Plains. Lincoln, NE: Middle West Review.

Awards and Honors:

  • Gold Medal, Mid-West—Best Regional Non-Fiction Book of 2009, Independent Publishers of America Book Awards, 2010
  • Pauline Maier Best Dissertation in American History for 2001 Prize, The Historical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2002

Presentations:

  • Rozum, Molly. The Non-Partisan League in the Dakotas. Presented at the Dakota Conference, Sioux Falls. (April 23, 2016)
  • Rozum, Molly. From Reform to Depression on the Northern Grasslands: Case Studies in United States and Canadian Agricultural Policy. Presented at the 55th Annual Conference of the Western History Association, Portland, Oregon. (October 23, 2015)
  • Rozum, Molly. Insurgent Democracy: The Nonpartisan League in North American Politics--A Critique. Presented at the Northern Great Plains History Conference, Bismarck, North Dakota. (October 2, 2015)
  • Rozum, Molly. 1970: Women's Rights as Workers Before and After". Presented at the Understanding Feminim Today, USD. (February 18, 2015)
  • Rozum, Molly. Why Western Women's and Gender History Matters. Presented at the Northern Great Plains History Conference. (October 10, 2014)
  • Rozum, Molly. Race, Region, and Biography: from The South to South Dakota. Presented at the Symposium in Honor of Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (September 20, 2014)
  • Rozum, Molly. Title 9 and The Female College Experience Over Time. Presented at the Biennial Women and Gender Research Conference, Vermillion, SD. (September 19, 2012)
  • Rozum, Molly. Commentary on The Plains Political Tradition. Presented at the The 44th Annual Dakota Conference: A National Conference on the Northern Plains", Sioux Falls. (April 28, 2012)