Kathleen Brown

Director, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program at Penn

Director, Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women

Email

kabrown@sas.upenn.edu

profile summary

Kathleen M. Brown is David Boies Professor of History, Director of the Alice Paul Center and GSWS Program, and a faculty affiliate of Africana Studies and the History and Sociology of Science. She is the author of two prize-winning books, Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race and Power in Colonial Virginia (1996) and Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America (2009). She is currently completing a history of abolition, Undoing Slavery: Abolitionist Body Politics and the Argument over Humanity (forthcoming, Penn Press), that considers how the campaign to end slavery entangled activists in a messy and complex process of undoing longstanding practices and habits of the body.

 

Department(s)

History

Executive Board Term End

S2018