Britta I. McEwen, BA, PhD
Britta I. McEwen, BA, PhD

Britta I. McEwen, BA, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments


  • History


  • Associate Professor

Publications and Presentations


  • “A Home for Mothers in Vienna: Community and Crisis,” in Jason Coy, Ben Marschke, Jared Poley, and Claudia Verhoeven, Kinship and Community: Society and Culture in European History., Berghahn Books, 2014
  • Sexual Knowledge: Feeling, Fact, and Social Reform in Vienna, 1900-1934., Berghahn Books, 2012
  • McEwen, B. Purity Redefined: Catholic Attitudes Towards Children's Sexual Education in Austria, 1920-1936, Sharing Sexual Knowledge: A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth Century Europe, 161-175, 2008


  • “”Die Eheberatungstelle des Roten Wien und die Kontrolle über den ehelichen Sex,” translated by Gerrit Bayer-Hohenwarter und Martina Nußbaumer, in Andreas Brunner et al, Sex in Wien:  Lust, Kontrolle, Ungehorsam.  Wien:  Wien Museum., 119-125, 2016
  • "Emotional Expression and the Construction of Heterosexuality:  Hugo Bettauer's Viennese Advice Columns", Journal of the History of Sexuality, Volume 25 Number 1 (January 2016), 114-136, 2016
  • McEwan, Britta Review of Johnson Julie M. The Memory Factory: The Forgotten Women Artists of Vienna 1900. Central European Studies. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2012., Austrian History Yearbook, 45, 257-258, 2014
  • Review of The Viennese Café and Fin-de-siècle Culture, edited by Charlotte Ashby, Tag Gronberg & Simon Shaw-Miller, German Studies Review, 2014
  • Review of The Memory Factory: The Forgotten Women Artists of Vienna 1900, by Julie M. Johnson, Austrian History Yearbook, Austrian History Yearbook, vol. 45, 257-258, 2014
  • McEwen, Britta Jews and Intermarriage in Nazi Austria [REVIEW], Austrian History Yearbook, 43, 233-234, 2012
  • Ha, Nina, McEwen, Britta Microaggressions in everyday life: Race, gender, and sexual orientation [book review], Women & Language, 34, 93-94, 2011
  • McEwen, B. Welfare and Eugenics: Julius Tandler's Rassenhygienische Vision for Interwar Austria, Austrian History Yearbook, 41, 170-190, 2010
  • “Welfare and Eugenics: Julius Tandler’s Rassenhygienische Vision for Interwar Austria,”, Austrian History Yearbook, XVI 2010, 170-190, 2010
  • McEwen, B. Symptoms of modernity: Jews and queers in late-twentieth-century Vienna., Journal of the History of Sexuality, 15, 132-135, 2006


  • Manuscript Evaluation for “The K.’s,“, Journal of Austrian Studies, 2001


  • German Studies Association, San Diego, 2016 “Unmarried Mothers, Vormundschaft, and Viennese History in the fin-de-siècle”, 2016
  • European Studies Conference, Omaha, 2015 “Homes for Mothers in Vienna: Illegitimacy in the Early Twentieth Century”, 2015
  • Women’s History Month Kickoff, Creighton University, 2015 “Weaving Women’s Lives Together”, 2015
  • Faculty Fridays, Creighton University, 2014 “Sexual Knowledge”, 2014
  • German Studies Association Roundtable Participant, Kansas City, 2014: “Ego-Documents.”, 2014
  • German Studies Association, Denver, 2013 “Everyday Advice, Extraordinary Emotions: Constructions of Heterosexuality in 1920s Vienna”, 2013
  • German Studies Association, Milwaukee, 2012 “Everyday Love: Hugo Bettauer’s Viennese Advice Columns”, 2012
  • The Medicalization of Sex, Simon Frasier University, Vancouver BC, 2011 “Professionalizing the Personal: Eugenics and Sex Education in Interwar Vienna”, 2011
  • Modern Austrian Language and Culture Association, Pittsburgh, 2011 “Jewish Journalism? Hugo Bettauer as Advice Columnist”, 2011
  • Missouri Valley History Conference, Women in the Interwar Period (panel), Omaha, 2011 “’Reader, marry him!’ – Private Advice in the Public Sphere of Interwar Vienna”, 2011

Awards and Honors

  • Dietrich W. Botstiber Grant, Botsiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies, 2014
  • “Iggy” Award for Freshman mentoring, Creighton University, 2013
  • Faculty Teaching Fellowship, Creighton University, 2013
  • “Iggy” Award for Freshman mentoring, Creighton University, 2012