Betsy Schlabach (she/her)

Betsy Schlabach pictured with glasses and blonde hair. Sitting and facing camera.
Campus Address
Main Hall
Room 308
Associate Professor of History

Betsy Schlabach is an Associate Professor of History. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Saint Louis University, an MA in American Studies from Lehigh University, and a BA in History and Theology from Valparaiso University. She is the author of Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago’s Literary Landscapes published by the University of Illinois Press in 2013 and Dream Books and Gamblers: Black Women’s Work in Chicago’s Policy Game published by the University of Illinois Press in November, 2022. Her work also appears in the Journal of African American History, Journal of African American Studies and Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South. She offers courses in 20th Century American History, African American History, and Urban History. 

Saint Louis University, PhD, American Studies, 2003-2008
Lehigh University, MA, American Studies, 2001-2003
Valparaiso University, BA, History and Theology, 1997-2001
Years at Lawrence