Leslie J. Reagan

In The News

  • Professor Leslie Reagan discusses the history of spit-hoods in law enforcement and argues that their use should be banned in light of their connection to practices of control rooted in racism and slavery.

  • Congratulations to History Professor Leslie Reagan who has been named as one of the four LAS recipients of the Public Voices Fellowship.  The Public Voices Fellowship pairs up faculty members from largely unrepresented groups in the news media with veteran journalists, as a way to amplify voices of...

  • Hear Prof. Leslie Reagan and PhD candidate Nathan Tye talking about Illinois' connection to Agent Orange in the Vietnam War on WILL radio program, The 21st. From the 21st: "During the...

  • Health issues arising from Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War have altered ideas about war wounds and the cause of birth defects, says U. of I. history professor Leslie Reagan, who specializes in medical history. Her future book on the subject will examine the history of the herbicide’s...