I am a historian of medicine, law, and women’s rights in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I earned my Ph.D. in May 2016 from Georgia State University in Atlanta, and beginning in Fall 2016, will join Kennesaw State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor and  GSU College of Law as a Visiting Fellow. My teaching has received GSU’s Certificate of Excellence in College Teaching from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

My current book project focuses on the legal and medical history of the birth control movement in the United States, and its relationship to the broader women’s movement in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I am an editor for the Nursing Clio history blog, an H-NET editor for the H-Disability list, and I have a background in Public History. Before returning for my doctorate, I worked for various history museums and state agencies on historic garden preservation, public history projects, and Section 106 federal and state historic resource protection.You can find me on Twitter at @lmacthompson1 or at Academia.edu.