Leslie A. Bellais

TA: History 428 with Lecturer Tom Rider


Advisor: John Hall

Office: 4269 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 5087 Mosse Humanities
Phone: 608.890.3307
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:30-3:30



My primary interest is in American dress history. A secondary interest is Wisconsin history.


M.A., College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, US History to 1815, museum management training
M.A., University of Wisconsin, US History, material culture minor
B.A., Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA, historic preservation


  • United States History

MA Title

  • “Bringing Up the Rear: The History and Significance of Late 19th Century Bustles”

Working Dissertation Title

  • “‘Traitor State’: A Crisis of Loyalty in World War I Wisconsin”

Selected Publications

  • Wisconsin Magazine of History

Professional Affiliations

  • Costume Society of America, Midwest Region board member