Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Lauren Thompson

Limited-Term Assistant Professor of History

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Pilcher (PS 375), Room 140
Phone: 470-578-5129


Dr. Lauren MacIvor Thompson is a historian of medicine, law, and women’s rights in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She earned her Ph.D. in May 2016 from Georgia State University in Atlanta, where her research, publications, and teaching earned numerous awards, including a Certificate of Excellence in College Teaching by the GSU Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Her current book project focuses on the legal and medical history of the birth control movement in the United States, and its relationship to the broader women’s movement and the politics of suffrage. In addition to teaching at Kennesaw, she also holds a visiting fellowship at the Georgia State University College of Law, serves as editor for both the Nursing Clio history blog, and the H-NET list, H-Disability.