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

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


Office Location

345 Fisher Bennett Hall
Suite 302

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.


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