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AnneMarie Kooistra

Job Titles

  • Department Chair, Associate Professor of History
    History, College of Arts and Sciences

Highlight

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.

Started at Bethel

2005

Education

  • 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.