Social & Education Policy

Teresa Mangum

  • Senior Faculty Affiliate, Social and Education Policy Research Program
  • Director, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
  • Professor, Department of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies


Teresa Mangum is a professor in the Department of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies and director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa. She has published her research on 19th-century British women writers, human-animal relationships, late life, and the public humanities in numerous venues including a monograph Married, Middle-brow, and Militant: Sarah Grand and the New Woman Novel and an edited collection of articles, A Cultural History of Women: Volume 5: The Age of Empire, 1800-1920. She is a co-P.I. on the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry: A Grinnell College and University of Iowa Partnership and co-editor of the University of Iowa Book Series, Humanities and Public Life. Mangum serves on several national boards, including those of the National Humanities Alliance and the consortium Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. In 2014, she was awarded the UI Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence and Achievement Among Women.

Research Interests

  • 19th Century British literature and culture
  • Age studies
  • Animal studies
  • Gender studies
  • Women's literature
  • Public humanities

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990
  • M.A., North Carolina State University at Raleigh, 1980
  • B.S., Appalachian State University, 1976