Kathryn Kish Sklar
Distinguished Bartle Professor
Co-director, Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender
Co-director, Center for the Teaching of American History
2005-2006 Harmsworth Professor of U. S. History, Oxford University
Ph.D., University of Michigan
U.S. Women, Social Movements, Comparative History
Office: LT 607
Phone: (607) 777-6202 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn Sklar's research centers on women in social movements in the United States, comparatively considered with British and German women. Her publications focus on the Antebellum and Progressive eras. She is particularly interested in how women's participation in social movements illuminates large questions in U.S. and comparative history, such as those associated with political culture, class formation, state formation, and the construction of gender, religious and ethnic identities.
Recent or current undergraduate courses:
- Modern American History
- US Women in the 20th Century
- Women and Social Movements in the U.S.
- U.S. Women's History for the World Wide Web
Recent or current graduate courses:
- U.S./European Research Seminar
- U.S. Women's History: Core Colloquium
- U.S. Colloquium: 1877-Present
- Women's Human Rights in the U.S. and Globally: 1775-2000
- Co-editor, Competing Kingdoms: Women, Mission, Nation, and the Protestant American Empire, 1776-1960, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010).
- Co-editor, Selected Letters of Florence Kelley, 1869-1931, (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009) An Electronic database of the index to the letters is available at the Digital Commons, Kheel Center, Institute for Labor relations, Cornell University-- http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/fkelley/1/.
- Co-editor, Women's Rights and Transatlantic Anti-Slavery in the Era of Emancipation, (Yale University Press, 2007)
- Women's Rights Emerges within the Antislavery Movement: A Short History with Documents, 1830-1870, (St. Martin's Press, 2000)
- Editor, with Thomas Dublin, Women and Power in American History: A Reader, 2 Volumes. Engelwood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2002, second ed.
- Women's Rights Emerges within the Anti-Slavery Movement, Boston: Bedford Books, St. Martins Press, 2000.
- Co-editor with Anja Schüler and Susan Strasser, Social Justice Feminists in the United States and Germany: A Dialogue in Documents, 1885-1933. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998.
- Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: the Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900, Volume I of a two-volume study. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.
- Co-editor with Linda Kerber and Alice Kessler-Harris, U.S. History as Women's History: New Feminist Essays. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
- Editor, with Martin Bulmer of London School of Economics, and Kevin Bales of London Polytechnic University, The Social Survey Movement in Historical Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
- Editor, The Autobiography of Florence Kelley: Notes of Sixty Years. Chicago: Charles Kerr, 1986.
- Editor, Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life among the Lowly; The Minister's Wooing; Oldtown Folks. New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1981.
- Editor, Catharine Beecher, A Treatise on Domestic Economy. New York: Schocken reprint of 1841 original, 1977.
- Catharine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973. Reprinted in paperback by W.W. Norton & Co., 1976.
Recent Articles and Chapters in Books:
- "Ohio: Heartland of Progressive Reform," in Geoffrey Parker, et al, eds., Ohio and the World, 1753-2053: Essays Toward a New History of Ohio (Ohio State University Press, 2005)
- co-author, "The Future of Women's History: Considering the State of U.S. Women's History," Journal of Women's History, Vol. 15, no. 1 (Spring 2003), pp. 145-64.
- "`Some of Us Who Deal with the Social Fabric': Jane Addams Blends Peace and Social Justice, 1907-1919," Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Vol. 2, no. 1 (January 2003), pp. 80-96.
- "Teaching Students to Become Producers of New Historical Knowledge on the Web," Journal of American History, Vol. 88, no. 4 (March 2002), pp. 1471-76.
- "The Women's Studies Moment: 1972," in The Politics of Women's Studies: Testimony from 30 Founding Mothers, Florence Howe, ed. (Feminist Press, 2000)
- "Florence Kelley Tells German Readers About the Pullman Strike, 1894," Mid-America: An Historical Review, Vol. 82, nos. 1 & 2 (Winter/Summer 2000), 127-47.
- "The Consumers' White Label of the National Consumers' League, 1898-1918," in Susan Strasser, Charles McGovern, and Matthais Judt, eds., Getting and Spending: American and European Consumption in the Twentieth Century. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
- "Engendering Women's History: New Paradigms and Interpretations in American History," Amerikastudien/American Studies, Vol. 41: 2 (1996).
- "Two Political Cultures in the Progressive Era: The National Consumers' League and the American Association for Labor Legislation," in Linda Kerber, Alice Kessler-Harris and Kathryn Kish Sklar, eds., U.S. History as Women's History: New Feminist Essays. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
- "The Schooling of Girls and Community Values in Massachusetts Towns, 1750-1820," special issue on women's education in History of Education Quarterly (Spring 1994 and Fall 1994).
- "Jane Addams's Peace Activism, 1914-1922: A Model for Women Today?" Women's Studies Quarterly, Special Issue on Rethinking Women's Peace Studies 23 (Fall/Winter 1995): 32-47; originally printed in "Women Peacemakers and Women's Political Culture in World War I," Women and Peace: an International Conference. School of Social Work, University of Illinois, 1990.
- "Women who Speak for an Entire Nation: American and British Women Compared at the World Anti-Slavery Convention, London, 1840," in Jean Fagan Yellin and John C. Van Horne, eds., The Abolitionist Sisterhood: Women's Political Culture in Antebellum America (Cornell University Press, 1994). Translated and reprinted in Historia Y Fuente Oral, No. 6, pp. 19-43 (University of Barcelona, 1991).
- "Who Funded Hull House?" in Kathleen McCarthy, ed., Lady Bountiful Revisted: Women, Philanthropy and Power (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1990)
- "The Historical Foundations of Women's Power in the Creation of the American Welfare State, 1830-1930," in Seth Koven and Sonya Michel, eds., Mothers of a New World: Maternalist Politics and the Origins of Welfare States. New York: Routledge, 1993; reprinted in Carl Guarneri, America Compared. Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
- "Coming to Terms with Florence Kelley: the Tale of a Reluctant Biographer," in Sara Alpern, Joyce Antler, Elizabeth Perry and Ingrid Scobie, eds., The Challenge of Feminist Biography: Writing the Lives of Modern American Women. University of Illinois Press, 1992. Essay translated and reprinted with commentary in Historia Y Fuente Oral (No. 14, 1995).
- "Hull House Maps and Papers: Social Science as Women's Work in the 1890's," in K. K. Sklar co-editor with Martin Bulmer and Kevin Bales, The Social Survey Movement in Historical Perspective. Cambridge University Press, 1992; reprinted in Helene Silverberg, ed., Gender and American Social Science: the Formative Years. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998
- "Organized Womanhood: Archival Sources on Women and Progressive Reform," Journal of American History, June, 1988.
- "'The Greater Part of the Petitioners are Female': The Reduction by Statute of Women's Working Hours in the Paid Labor Force, 1840-1917," in Gary Cross, ed., The International History of the Shortening of the Workday (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988)
- "Hull House as a Community of Women Reformers in the 1890's," in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, special issue on Communities of Women (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Vol. 10, No. 4, Summer 1985), pp. 657-77. Reprinted in several anthologies.
- Women and Social Movements in the United States http://womhist.alexanderstreet.com/
- Writing U.S. Women's History for the World Wide Web http://bingweb.binghamton.edu/~hist465/
Honors, Awards, and Grants
- Recipient with Beverly Palmer, National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant for a one-volume edition of Selected Letters of Florence Kelley, June 1, 2004- Dec. 30, 2006.
- Recipient with Beverly Palmer, National Endowment for the Humanities grant for a one-volume edition of Selected Letters of Florence Kelley, June 30, 2003- July 1, 2004.
- Berkshire Prize, 1973 and 1995, awarded by the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians for the best book written by a woman scholar in any field
- Recipient with Thomas Dublin, U.S. Department of Education grant: Teaching U.S. History: A Model for Cooperation between Secondary Schools and Universities, 2001-2004, and 2004-2007.
- Recipient with Thomas Dublin, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to collaborate with twelve college and university teachers to produce projects in U.S. women's history for World Wide Website, http://womhist.alexanderstreet.com, "Women and Social Movements in the United States," 2001-2003.
- University Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2002
- Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York, 2002
- University Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, SUNY Binghamton, 2002
- Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, SUNY, 2002
- Recipient with Mary Rothschild, American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, University Scholar-in-Residence Award for the creation of an oral history archive of the emergence of U.S. Women's History as a field of academic study, 2000-2002.
- Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research awarded by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, 1998
- University Award for Excellence in Research, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1998
- Recipient with Thomas Dublin, NEH Humanities Focus Grant for the development of a World Wide Website, http://womhist.alexanderstreet.com, "Women and Social Movements in the United States," 1997-1998.
- Co-Director with Thomas Dublin, NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, "The History of American Women through Social Movements, 1820-1930," SUNY, Binghamton, Summer 1990 and Summer 1996.
- Recipient, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants to conduct summer seminars for dissertation writers in the graduate program in U.S. Women's History at the State University of New York, Binghamton, May-July 1994 and 1995.
- Co-director (with Gerda Lerner), NEH-sponsered conference on graduate training in U.S. Women's History, 70 participants, Johnson Foundation, Wingspread Conference Center, 1988.
- Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Stanford University, 1987-1988.
- Society of American Historians, Elected to Membership, 1987.
- National Endowment for the Humanities, 1998-1999
- National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1995-1996
- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., 1992-93
- American Association of the University Women, Founders' Fellowship, 1990-91
- Fellow, Center for Advance Study in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Stanford University, 1987-1988
- Guggenheim Fellowship, 1984-1985
- Chair Book Prize Committee, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, 2001 and 2002
- Program Chair, Global Network on Women's Advocacy in Civil Society, an electronic conference on "Women's Organizations and the Building of Civil Society in the Twenty-First Century," Dec. 5-15, 2000 at http://www.philanthropy.org.
- Co-Chair, Program Committee, Organization of American Historians, 1998
- President, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1994-95
- President, American Historical Association, AHA Pacific Coast Branch, 1987-1988
- Executive Board, Organization of American Historians, 1983-1986
- Chair, Committee on Women Historians, American Historical Association,1980-1983