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Christin Hancock

History, Associate Professor

Christin Hancock



Buckley Center 437

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Christin Lee Hancock (Ph.D. 2005 Brown University) is associate professor of history and gender and women studies at the University of Portland where she also serves as chair of the history department. Dr. Hancock teaches courses in modern U.S. history including American Women's History, African American History, U.S. in Depression and War, Protest and Reform History as well as a series of upper-level seminars that include the American Consumer Culture and Mental Illness history. Dr. Hancock’s research explores the intersections of race, gender, and health care. She has published a number of articles in academic journals including The Journal of Women’s History, South Dakota History, and the Oregon Historical Quarterly. She was the 2012 recipient of the Herbert S. Schell Prize in History for her article “Being all Things to all men: Louisa Irvine Riggs and the Cultural Implications of Women’s Missionary Work.”  Most recently she served as guest editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly special issue, “Regulating Birth in Oregon,” (2016). Currently Dr. Hancock is writing a book that explores the social history of malaria fever therapy, an experimental treatment for mental illness in the 1920s and 1930s. She serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Oregon Historical Quarterly, the state of Oregon’s historical journal of record. And at the University of Portland she has served on numerous committees and task forces, including ongoing service as a member of the Advisory Board for the Gender and Women’s Studies Minor. Christi lives in NE Portland with her husband, three children, and their very sweet dog Mabel.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University, 2005
  • Master of Arts, Brown University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame, 1996