nya Jabour is Regents Professor in the History Department and a past co-director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Montana, where she has taught courses in US women’s history, family history, and southern history since receiving her Ph.D. from Rice University in 1995. Professor Jabour was the 2001 recipient of the Helen and Winston Cox Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2014 recipient of the Paul Lauren Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award.
She has authored three books, Marriage in the Early Republic, Scarlett’s Sisters, and Topsy-Turvy; has edited a textbook, Major Problems in the History of American Families and Children, and an anthology, Family Values in the Old South; and has published numerous articles and essays. In 2013, she was named the University of Montana’s Distinguished Scholar; in 2014 she received the George M. Dennison Presidential Faculty Award for Distinguished Accomplishment; and in 2016, she was appointed Regents Professor, the highest rank awarded to faculty members in the Montana University System.
Jabour is currently working on a biography of educator and reformer Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1866-1948), for which she received a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She also is a historical consultant for the PBS Civil War-era miniseries, ‘Mercy Street.’
Anya Jabour receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.