Isobel Bloom


Advisor: Judith A. Houck

Isobel Ashby headshot


My research concerns anti-abortion activism in the United States during 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 in the anti-abortion movement”

Selected Awards

  • Michael Kaplan History of Social Justice Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Doctoral Research Award, Historians of the Twentieth Century United States
  • Research Fellowship, New England Regional Fellowship Consortium
  • 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 Grant for Research in American History, 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
  • History Lab