Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1975. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1986.
Professor history, director women's studies St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, since 1989.
Volunteer Food Shelf, Northfield, since 1989. Member of American History Association, American Studies Association, Organization American Historians.
Married Michael W. Fitzgerald, June 30, 1986. Children: Alexander, Nathaniel.