University of Portland

Christin Hancock

History, Academic Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Christin Hancock



Buckley Center 437

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Christin Lee Hancock (Ph.D. 2005 Brown University) is professor of history and gender, women, and sexuality studies (GWSS) at the University of Portland. Dr. Hancock teaches courses in modern U.S. history that highlight issues of gender, race, and social reform. Some of these courses include Women's and Gender History, Disability History, and Protest and Reform History. Dr. Hancock’s research explores the intersections of race, gender, health, and health care. She has published numerous 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.”  She also served as guest editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly special issue, “Regulating Birth in Oregon,” (2016). Dr. Hancock's current book project, Unmentionable Madness: Constructing Gender and Disability through the malaria therapy treatment of neurosyphilis, uses a feminist disability history lens to explore the social history of malaria fever therapy, an experimental treatment for mental illness in the 1920s and 1930s. 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 GWSS minor/major. Christi lives in NE Portland with her husband and their three children.


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