Molly Rozum

Molly Rozum

Ron Nelson Distinguished Professor / Associate Professor

HISTORY

East Hall 211

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:

  • South Dakota Woman Suffrage, History Department. Grant Role: Principal. (2018 - 2019)
  • Women Are People Too!: Woman Suffrage in South Dakota, Allene R. Chiesman Fund. Grant Role: Principal. (2018 - 2019)
  • 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, 2020.
  • Rozum, Molly. Review of This Place, These People: Life and Shadows on the Great Plains, 168-169. Vol. 5, Iss. 2. Lincoln, NE: Middle West Review, 2019.
  • Rozum, Molly. Citizenship, Civilization, and Property: The 1890 South Dakota Vote on Woman Suffrage and Indian Suffrage. In Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains. Pierre: South Dakota Historical Society Press, 2019.
  • Rozum, Molly, and Lahlum, Lori A.. "We Will Never Halt till the Prize is Won": An Introduction to Suffrage on the Northern Great Plains. In Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains. Pierre: South Dakota Historical Society Press, 2019.
  • Rozum, Molly, and Lahlum, Lori A.. Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains. South Dakota State Historical Society Press, 2019.
  • Rozum, Molly. Review of A New Deal for South Dakota: Drought, Depression, and Relief, 1920-1941. By R. Alton Lee, 198-200. Vol. 23, Iss. 1. Environmental History, 2019.
  • Rozum, Molly. Review of The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape, 1-2.. H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences. H-Environment., 2018.
  • Rozum, Molly. "The Great Plains and Middle West in 'Middle America': Historiographic Reflections", 71-84. Vol. 4 (Fall), Iss. 1. Nebraska: Middle West Review, 2017.
  • 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. Book Review of On Gender, Labor, and Inequality, by Ruth Milkman, 93. Vol. 28, Iss. 1. Lincoln, NE: Great Plains Research, 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. "Agriculture and Regional Identity in the Great Plains Northwest". In The Great Plains: An Environmental History. University of Oklahoma Press.

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 1890 South Dakota Referenda on Woman Suffrage and Indian Suffrage. Presented at the Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC. (June 4, 2019)
  • Rozum, Molly. Settler Society Woman Suffrage and Indigenous Voting: Referenda in South Dakota's 1890 Election. Presented at the UnTold Stories: USD's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Conference, Vermillion Public Library. (March 14, 2019)
  • Rozum, Molly. Suffrage Round Table: South Dakota's 1918 Votes for Women Campaign. Presented at the 53rd Annual Northern Great Plains History Conference, Mankato, Minnesota. (September 21, 2018)
  • Rozum, Molly P., Smith, Jordan, Schnell, Sydnee, Lynch, Ashley, Jungers, Samantha, Tuttle, Alexis, Taft, Adriana, Lewis, Maria. Celebrate 100 Years of South Dakota Woman Suffrage, 1918-2018. Presented at the USD Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, MUC Pit Lounge, USD, Vermillion. (March 28, 2018)
  • Rozum, Molly P.. 'The Dawning of a Better and Brighter Day for Agriculture in Both the Great Democratic North Countries of America': The Rise and Fall of Rural Credits on the Northern Grasslands in South Dakota and Manitoba". Presented at the 57th Annual Conference of the Western History Association, San Diego, California. (November 2, 2017)
  • Rozum, Molly P.. Women and Gender in the West. Presented at the 52nd Annual Northern Great Plains History Conference, Grand Forks, North Dakota. (October 6, 2017)
  • Rozum, Molly P.. Celebrating Woman Suffrage. Presented at the 52nd Annual Northern Great Plains History Conference, Grand Forks, North Dakota. (October 5, 2017)
  • 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)