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AnneMarie Kooistra

Job Titles

  • 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.