Elizabeth Masarik

Elizabeth Masarik, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
(585) 395-5625
Office: Liberal Arts 308


  • PhD, University at Buffalo, 2020
  • M.A., University at Buffalo, 2014
  • B.A., University of Texas- Austin, 2001

Areas of Specialty

  • U.S. Women’s History
  • The Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Gender History

Courses Taught

  • HST 478/578 Gender and Race in Modern America
  • HST 651 U.S. Women’s History
  • HST 328 Women in America
  • HST 212 Modern American Seminar

Current Projects

  • I am currently working on my book manuscript that explores the history of state building at the turn-of-the-century with special attention to infant mortality, grief, and how those elements shaped private and state support for white and Black single mothers and their children.
  • Since 2014 I have been a producer for the award-winning podcast, Dig: A History Podcast.