Friday, 23 February 2018 — 12:00 noon — GAR 1.102
Kimberly Hamlin (Miami University of Ohio)
“Finding Sex and Gender in the (History of Science) Archive”
Kimberly Hamlin is Associate Professor of American Studies and History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, as well as a 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Public Scholar. Her research on Darwin, gender, and women has earned multiple fellowships and awards, including the History of Science Society’s Margaret Rossiter Prize and the 19th Century Studies Association’s Emerging Scholar Award. She is the author of From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women’s Rights in Gilded Age America (Chicago, 2014), the first full-length study of American women’s responses to evolutionary theory. Hamlin is currently writing the biography of Helen Hamilton Gardener, the freethinking feminist who donated her brain to science to prove the intellectual equality of women. Hamlin is past co-chair of the History of Science Society’s Women’s Caucus and co-founder and former chair of the American Studies Association’s Science and Technology Caucus. She earned her PhD and MA in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin where she co-chaired the Gender Symposium in 2003-2004.
Professor Hamlin’s visit to Austin is co-sponsored by the History and Philosophy of Science Colloquium, the Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality, and Department of American Studies.