Kathryn Kish Sklar

Kathryn Kish Sklar (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is Distinguished Professor of History, Emerita, at the State University of New York, Binghamton. Her writing focuses on the history of women’s participation in social movements—in the United States and transnationally. Her books include Catharine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity and Florence Kelley and the Nation’s Work: The Rise of Women’s Political Culture, 1830-1900, both of which received the Berkshire Prize. Her co-edited works include Competing Kingdoms: Women, Mission, Nation, and the Protestant American Empire, 1776-1960 and the online resource, The Women and Social Movements Library. She has taught at University of California, Los Angeles and served as Harmsworth Professor of U.S. History at the University of Oxford. Her work has been supported by the Rockefeller, Guggenheim, and Mellon foundations; the National Endowment for the Humanities; and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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