Rachel Winslow

Rachel Winslow

Professor of Sociology
Phone: (805) 565-6793
Email: rwinslow@westmont.edu
Office Location: Deane Hall 208

Office Hours
Thursday and Friday 10:30 am - 12:00 noon

I research the history of international adoption. My dissertation examines adoptions from Greece, Korea, and Vietnam from 1945-76. I enjoy working at the intersections of politics and culture, policy and people, using international adoption to shed light on larger questions of immigration, family, race, and nation.


  • Research Methods
  • Social Problems
  • The Family

Teaching Fields:

  • U.S. History: Colonial-Present
  • Comparative Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
  • U.S. Social and Foreign Policy
  • Transnational Family History
  • Transnational Gender History


Rachel Winslow presented a paper entitled "'Citizens of the World?': Debates over Childhood and Citizenship in the Wake of Operation Babylift," at the Association of Research in Cultures of Young People's Congress at the University of Victoria in June. She also contributed articles on mixed-race adoption, orphan trains, and immigration policy for The Social History of the American Family, a SAGE reference work that will be published in 2014.