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Kimberly Hamlin

I research, write, and teach about the history of women, sex, and politics in America. Thanks to an NEH Public Scholar Award, I recently wrote the first biography of Helen Hamilton Gardener, the suffragists' lead negotiator in Washington, DC and the woman who donated her brain to science to prove the intellectual equality of women. Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener was published by W.W. Norton in March 2020. I have also published on the history of the Equal Rights Amendment, women running for president, and the Miss America Pageant. My next book will provide a fresh take on the temperance movement, centering sex, sexual assault, and sexually transmitted disease. I regularly contribute to the Washington Post's Made by History op-ed column, and my research on women/gender has been featured on, Good Morning America, various NPR programs, CBC Radio, and other media outlets. More information about my research and writing, including my first book From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America (Univ. Chicago Press, 2014), can be found here or on twitter @ProfessorHamlin.

Biography, History
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Writers House