• Role:

  • Position:

    • Instructor
  • Concentration:

    • American History
    • Women's and Gender history
    • History of Sexuality
    • 20th century
  • Department:

    • History
  • Education:

    • Ph.D., City University of New York
    • M.A., Ohio University
    • B.A., Youngstown State University


Dr. Pitzulo earned her Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 2008, and has been teaching at the university level since 2003. Her research interests focus on the history of women, gender, and sexuality in 20th century America.


Dr. Pitzulo is the author of Bachelors and Bunnies: The Sexual Politics of Playboy (Univ Chicago Press, 2011); "The Skirted Sheriff: Florence Thompson and the Nation's Last Public Execution," Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (2017), and other publications.

She is currently working on a family history that will explore the intersection of women, immigration, and the Jim Crow South.