Department Chair, Associate Professor of History
History, College of Arts and Sciences
Started at Bethel
- Calvin College - B.A., 1995
- University of Southern California - M.A., 1998
- University of Southern California - Ph.D., 2003
Areas of expertise
Kooistra’s research involves the study of prostitution in Los Angeles from 1880 to 1940. She examines the process by which a handful of men began a systematic domination of the business and the ways in which the prostitution racket drew people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds together.