Adjunct Professor (2007)
Office Hours: Wednesday 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Office: Nau 352
Email: cf6d (at) virginia.edu
Fields & SpecialtiesU.S. gender and race; childhood and adulthood
Ph.D. Columbia University 2008
B.A. Stanford University 1987
Perpetual Minors: Gender, Race, and the Struggle for Equal Adulthood in Nineteenth-Century America, forthcoming University of North Carolina Press.
Co-editing with Nicholas Syrett, Chronological Age in American History, a collection of essays that will explore how age mattered in the development of citizenship, work, education, and culture. Under Contract at New York University Press.
“‘Made Women of When They are Mere Children’: Mary Wollstonecraft’s Critique of Eighteenth-Century Girlhood,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (Spring 2011): 197-222.
“‘Are Women . . . All Minors?’: Woman’s Rights and the Politics of Aging in the Antebellum United States,” Journal of Women’s History (Winter 2001): 113-137.
“Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Gendered Politics of Aging,” Iris: A Journal About Women (Spring 2001): 28-31.
Alison Parker, Articulating Rights: Nineteenth-Century American Women on Race, Reform, and the State (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010) in The Journal of the Civil War Era (forthcoming September 2012).
Cynthia Eller, Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011) in The Women’s Review of Books (forthcoming).
James Schmidt, Industrial Violence and the Legal Origins of Child Labor (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010) in The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (Spring 2012): 323-27.
WORK IN PROGRESS
“Frances E. W. Harper and the Politics of Intellectual Maturity,” an invited essay to be included in a volume on black women’s intellectual and cultural history, edited by Farah Griffin, Mia Bay, and Martha Jones.
Currently researching monograph, tentatively titled Minors to Men: Maturation, Gender, and Race in the Early American Republic, which will investigate the political significance of manhood as a stage of life.
University of Virginia, Adjunct Faculty, Department of History, 2010-present
University of Virginia, Adjunct Faculty, Studies in Women and Gender, 2007-2009
Columbia University, Preceptor, Contemporary Civilization, 1996-1997
Coming of Age in America: A History of Youth
History of Women in America, 1600-1865
History of Women in America, 1865-Present
Gender and Race in US History
Women’s Rights in America From the Revolution to the Right to Vote
Feminism in America, 1910-Present
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Fellow in Residence, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Fall 2010-Spring 2011
Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia, Spring 2010
Fellow, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Fall 2009
Finalist, 2009 Organization of American Historians’ Lerner-Scott Dissertation Prize
Nominated by the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the 2010 ACLS New Faculty Fellowship
Nominated by the Department of History, Columbia University, for the 2009 Bancroft Dissertation Prize
Letter of Teaching Recognition, The Lantern Society, University of Virginia, 2009
Radcliffe Dissertation Grant, Schlesinger Library, 1996-1997