Faculty Profile for Dr. Jessica R Pliley

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Dr. Jessica R Pliley
Associate Professor — History
TMH 223
phone: (512) 245-6756

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Jessica Pliley is an Associate Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality History at Texas State University. She is the author of Policing Sexuality: The Mann Act and the Making of the FBI (Harvard University Press, 2014) and co-editor of Global Anti-Vice Activism, 1890 - 1950: Fighting Drink, Drugs, and 'Immorality' (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Women's History, the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and the Journal of the History of Sexuality.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Pliley, J. R. (n.d.). Prostitutes and Prostitution in American History. In Oxford Unban History Encylopedia. Oxford University Press.
  • Pliley, J. R. (n.d.). Trafficked White Slaves and Misleading Marriages in the Campaigns Against Sex Trafficking, 1885-1927. Federal History.
  • Pliley, J. R. (n.d.). Review of The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison ‘Promiscuous’ Women by Scott W. Stern. History: Reviews of New Books.
  • Pliley, J. R. (n.d.). Archival Trouble: Researching Sex Trafficking in Early Twentieth-Century America. In G. LeBaron (Ed.), Researching Forced Labour in the Global Economy: Methodological Challenges and Advances. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Pliley, J. (2018). From White Slavery to Anti-Prostitution, The Long View: Law, Policy and Sex Trafficking. In J. B. Stewart & E. Swanson (Eds.), Human Bondage and Abolition: New Histories of Past and Present Slaveries (pp. 190–220). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program. 2018 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Research Award, Texas State University. 2017 - 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Supplemental Faculty Development Leave, Faculty Senate. 2017 - 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Supplemental Faculty Leave Award, Texas State University. 2017 - 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Boyd-Lubker Visiting Scholar Award, Western Kentucky University. 2017

Selected Service Activities

Reviewer / Referee
Journal of the History of Sexuality
2018-Present
Reviewer / Referee
University of Washington Press
2018-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Journal of American Ethnic History
2017-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
2017-Present
Member
Suspension Appeals Committee
2018-2021