Faculty and Staff


Crista J. Deluzio

Associate Professor, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Undergraduate Director
US Women, Children, Families
US Intellectual and Cultural

Dallas Hall Room 56

Educational Background

PhD Brown University, 1999
MA Brown University, 1991
BA./BS Boston University, 1988

Scholarly Awards, Fellowships and Grants

  • Godbey Lecture Series Author Award, SMU, 2008
  • Faculty Course Development Grant, SMU Human Rights Education Program, 2008  
  • Teaching Fellow, Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, SMU, AY 2003  
  • Honorable Mention, Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award, Brown University, May 1999
  • Dissertation Fellowship, American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, AY 1995

Teaching Awards

  • Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Award, SMU, May 2009
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, SMU PanHellenic Association, September 2006
  • Rotunda Outstanding Professor Award, SMU, Spring 2004
  • HOPE Professor Award, SMU, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009
  • Deschner Teaching Award, Women’s Studies Council, SMU, April 2002


Co-editor (with David Wallace Adams), On the Borders of Love and Power: Families and Kinship in the Intercultural American Southwest (University of CA Press, 2012)

Editor, Women’s Rights: People and Perspectives (ABC-Clio, 2009) 

Female Adolescence in American Scientific Thought, 1830- 1930 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007)

Work in Progress

Book project, working title: "Brothers and Sisters: Sibling Relationships in American Culture at the Turn of the Twentieth Century"


Undergraduate Instruction:  US Survey, 1877-Present; Women in American History, to 1900; Women in American History, from 1900; Changing American Families; The New Woman: The Emergence of Modern Womanhood in the U.S.; Growing up in America (first year seminar); Women's Rights (senior seminar); US Gilded Age and Progressive Era (Junior seminar)

Graduate Instruction:  US History 1877-1932

Last Updated 08/12