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Regents Professor of History, University of Montana

Anya 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 U.S. 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 four books,"Marriage in the Early Republic," "Scarlett’s Sisters," Topsy-Turvy," and "Sophonisba Breckinridge"; 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 as well as serving as historical advisor for the PBS Civil War docudrama, "Mercy Street." 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's most recent book is a biography of educator and reformer Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1866-1948), published with the University of Illinois Press in September 2019.


  • –present
    Professor of History, The University of Montana