Isobel Ashby

Position title: TA: History 392 with Professor Roberts; History Lab Tutor


Advisor: Judith A. Houck

Office: 4266 Mosse Humanities Building
Mailbox: 5110 Mosse Humanities Building
Office Hours: By Appointment

Isobel Ashby headshot


My work concerns the history of reproduction in the late twentieth-century United States. I am currently researching anti-abortion activism in the Midwest and Northeast throughout the 1980s and 1990s.


M.Phil., American History, University of Cambridge (2019)
B.A., History, University of Bristol (2017)


  • U.S./North American History
  • Gender and Women’s History

M.A. Title

  • “‘Why are you supporting the destruction of our race in the name of choice?’ : Black women, racial justice, and the pro-life movement in the late-twentieth-century United States”

Selected Awards

  • New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) Fellowship
  • The Worcester/Whatley/Leavitt Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Gerda Lerner Women’s History Fund, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • George L. Mosse Graduate Fellowship in LGBTQ+ History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Sara Norton Research Grant, University of Cambridge

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 102 – American History, From the Civil War to the Present
  • History 392 – Women and Gender in Modern Europe