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Stacey Horstmann Gatti

Associate Professor of History Chair, Department of Social Sciences

B.A., Hamilton College M.A., Ph.D., Emory University


Stacey Horstmann Gatti is a faculty member in the Department of Social Sciences and has been the Chair of that department since 2018.

Her interests in the history of women’s community and political activism bridge her scholarship to her teaching and commitment to academic service.  In addition to conducting research in the history of American women’s reform and political movements, Dr. Gatti brings a commitment to the study of community activism into the classroom by incorporating active-learning approaches, including Reacting to the Past.

She is committed to developing interdisciplinary programs and classes through her work with the LIU Honors College and development of capstone courses in the Social Sciences.


History of Feminism, History of Women’s Organizations, United States in the Progressive Era, Women in Politics, History of the US South; Teaching with Reacting to the Past (RTTP)


  • "’To Do Her Duty Nobly and Well:’ White Women’s Organizations in Georgia Debate Woman Suffrage, 1910-1920,” in Entering the Fray: Gender, Politics, and Culture in the New South. Eds. Jonathan Daniel Wells and Sheila Phipps. (Univ. of Missouri Press, 2010)
  • “Mary McLendon: Mother of Woman Suffrage Work in Georgia,” in Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times. Eds. Ann Short Chirhart and Betty wood (Univ. of Georgia Press, 2009)
  • “In Their Own Backyard: The Local Imperative of Small Town Women’s Citizenship, 1896-1930,” New York History 88:4 (2007)
  • “From Thinking Globally to Acting Locally: The Women of the Setauket Library Club, 1896-1924,” Long Island Historical Journal 17:1-2 (2004/2005)
  • Co-Author with Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, “Feminism,” in Encyclopedia of Democracy. Ed. Seymour Lipset (Congressional Quarterly, 1995)

Lectures and Presentations

Academic Presentations:

  • “Making Their Voices Heard: The Lobbying Efforts of Women in Georgia, 1900-1918,” Court House, State House, Her House: Southern Women and Politics. University of Southern Mississippi (2011)
  • “Teaching Southern History Beyond the South,” Roundtable Participant, Seventh Conference of the Southern Association of Women Historians. University of South Carolina (2009)
  • “’To Do Her Duty Nobly and Well’: White Women’s Organizations in Georgia Debate Woman Suffrage, 1910-1920,” Sixth Conference of the Southern Association of Women Historians. University of Maryland-Baltimore County, (2006)
  • “Creating a World for Women Citizens: Suffolk County Women’s Clubs, 1896-1930,” Researching New York: Perspectives on New York History, Annual Conference of New York State History. SUNY at Albany. (2005)
  • “Preparing for World Citizenship: Popular Magazines and Women’s Study Clubs, 1896-1917,” Annual Meeting of the Popular Culture Association. (2003)

Public Presentations:

  • Host, “Global Pandemics,” Department of Social Sciences, LIU Brooklyn (2020)
  • Keynote Address, “Passing Torches: A Shared Pursuit of Wisdom,” Alpha Lambda Delta Induction Ceremony, LIU Brooklyn (2017)
  • Invited Lecturer “The Dynamics of American Immigration: The Reality and Myths of the ‘Great Melting Pot,” Liberal Arts Lecture Series, The Julliard School (2010)
  • Keynote Address, “`Let America Be America Again’: Revisiting the American Dream in a Time of Crisis,” Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony, LIU Brooklyn (2009)



  • Phi Kappa Phi (Honor Society), LIU Chapter, established October 2017. Founding Member, Inducted October 2017.

Treasurer, April 2017-August 2020

  • Honorary Inductee in Alpha Lambda Delta, Freshman Honors Society, Student Selection, 2013
  • Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Fellowship for Southern Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Emory University, 1995-1996