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Women Historians

Good news: women also know history.

The Episodes

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DIG: Formerly the History Buffs Podcast.

This is Dig: A History Podcast. You don’t need a shovel to unearth this history. You just need an hour and a pair of headphones.

The Producers

Four women historians. Real ones. With degrees and sh*t.

Averill Earls, PhD

Executive Producer

Assistant Professor of History at Mercyhurst University. Researches sex, gender, and incarceration in modern Ireland. History side hustles: Nursing Clio, DIG, and the LGBTQ Council for the Pennsylvania History Association. Will tell you about maple creamees, just ask.

Sarah Handley-Cousins, PhD

Sarah Handley-Cousins, PhD


Adjunct Professor of History for the University at Buffalo and Quinnipiac University. Completing a book on disabled Civil War veterans, forthcoming 2018. Administrative Assistant for UB History Department, editor at Nursing Clio. Has participated in Civil War reenactments, and still has the petticoats to prove it.

Marissa Rhodes

Marissa Rhodes


Independent information professional and PhD candidate in History. Studies lactating women for hire in the Atlantic world during the Revolutionary era. Has won lots of really cool grants and fellowships, 2015 article on wet-nursing ads in the Journal of Family History. Unhealthy obsession with true crime podcasts.

Elizabeth Garner Masarik

Elizabeth Garner Masarik


PhD candidate in History writing about how the formation of the American welfare state was explicitly tied to women's sexuality. 2017-18 UB Gender Institute Dissertation Fellow. Savvy blogger, styling YouTuber, and Texas native.

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