Batza previously taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is working on a book that examines gay community health activism in the period before AIDS. Her research focuses on the history of sexuality in the U.S. in the 20th century and how it intersects with politics and social movements.
“I am thrilled to be part of the Gettysburg community because of the opportunity to work closely with bright students, many of whom have global experiences that they can bring into the classroom. I get to be a part of a faculty that are engaged and vibrant in their teaching as well as their research. The town also serves as a great space for community building, allows for easy access to outdoor activities, and has close proximity to many major cities. As a trained historian, being surrounded by so much history and appreciation of historical events is a real treat,” said Batza.
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, history (concentrations in gender and women's studies and work, race, gender, and the urban world)
B.A. and M.A., Johns Hopkins University, history