Dr. Lynn Lubamersky studied history at the University of California at Berkeley, and at Indiana University where she received her Ph.D. in 1998. She has been a faculty member of the Department of History at Boise State University since then, teaching courses in women's studies, the history of the family, and the history of early modern Europe. Her publications include studies of the legal status of women and the history of the family, including several articles on noblewomen's access to political power in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the eighteenth century. Her long-term research project is a history of the multi-cultural town of Kedainiai, Lithuania from its establishment in the medieval period to the present. Dr. Lubamersky is an active presenter at the university, local, and international level, and serves as a manuscript reviewer for peer-reviewed journals and history book publishers. She maintains memberships in professional associations including the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Kościuszko Foundation, and the Idaho Human Rights Education Center.
Articles & Conference Proceedings
Perceptions about Women in Science and Engineering History (with Heidi Reeder, Patricia A. Pyke, and Seung Youn Chyung), Proceedings of the 2012 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Expo (2012)
This study investigated college students' perceptions about the contributions of women to the history of...
Beyond the First 50: The Status of Idaho Women Lawyers Today, The Advocate (2008)
This is a summary of research presented at the ISB Annual Meeting on July 18,...
Inheritance, Custom, and Economic Power among Polish Noblewomen: The Case of Barbara Radziwiłłowa, Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung (2003)
National Self Perception Among the Lithuanian Nobility: Evidence from the Radziwiłł Family, Journal of Baltic Studies (2001)
This article examines the question of the “polonization” of the Lithuanian nobility. The author refutes...
Women and Political Patronage in the Politics of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, The Polish Review (1999)
Contributions to Books
Women in Irish Dance in San Francisco, 1900-1935, The Irish in the San Francisco Bay Area: Essays on Good Fortune (2005)
Irish step dance is an ancient art form revived in its modern incarnation by the...
The Patronage System and Women’s Political Activity in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 18th Century, Zhenshchiny na krayu Evropy (Women at the Edge of Europe...) (2003)
The 'Wild Woman' in the Culture of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Women As Sites of Culture (2002)
The image of the wild woman was constructed in Polish culture from the sixteenth to...
Memory and History: Inclusion and Exclusion in Public Commemoration, Fettuccine Forum, City of Boise Department of Arts & History (2013)
The Mythic Marie Curie: The Making and Re-making of the Image of the Most Famous Female Scientist in History, 4th International Polish Studies Conference, University of Illinois (2012)
Commemoration of Past Populations in 'The City Without a Name' - Vilnius/Wilno/Vilna, 70th Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America (2012)
Panel Discussion - Off the Record: Untold Stories of Women, Science and Engineering (with Cheryl B. Schrader, Janelle Brown, Leslie Madsen-Brooks, Patricia Pyke, and Heidi Reeder), 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2012)
Women throughout history have made groundbreaking contributions to the advancement of science and technology, yet...
Vigilante Justice vs. the Noblewoman's Freedom of Choice in Marriage and Love: The Foray/Zajazd in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth of the 18th Century, European Social Science History Conference, University of Glasgow (2012)
The most famous poem in the Polish language, Pan Tadeusz by Mickiewicz tells of the...