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Kimberly A. Hamlin

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Associate Professor of History, Miami University (Ohio)

Full Biography

Kimberly A. Hamlin is associate professor of history at Miami University of (OH) where she teaches classes on women's history, history of sex/gender, and the #MeToo movement. Hamlin's new book is Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener (March 2020, W.W. Norton), a project for which she received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Public Scholar Award and the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics. A member of the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer Bureau, Hamlin lectures widely about women's history, suffrage, and the ERA. Hamlin is also the author From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America (University of Chicago Press, 2014). She regularly contributes to the Washington Post, NEH Humanities Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, and other popular media. She received her PhD and MA from the University of Texas at Austin and her BA from Georgetown University.