Kathleen Brown - David Boies Professor of History
Tales that Bodies Tell: The Entangled Paths to Black Lives Matter and the Repeal of Roe v. Wade
Kathleen Brown is a historian of gender and race in early America and the Atlantic World. Educated at Wesleyan University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, she is author of Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia (Chapel Hill, 1996), which won the Dunning Prize of the American Historical Association. Her second book, Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America (Yale, 2009), received the Organization of American Historians' Lawrence Levine Book Prize for cultural history and the Society of the History of the Early American Republic Book Prize. Her new book, Undoing Slavery. Bodies, Race, and Rights in the Age of Abolition (The University of Pennsylvania Press) will be published February 2023.