Kimberly Hamlin
Kimberly A. Hamlin
is a historian specializing in the history of women, gender, and science in the U.S. In 2017, she received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Public Scholar Award to support the writing of her second book. From 2014-2017, she directed the Program in American Studies at Miami University (MU) in Oxford, Ohio, where she is Associate Professor of American Studies and History.  In 2016-2017, she was selected as one of two MU Humanities Center Altman Faculty Fellows to develop new curriculum and public programs on the topic of “Medicine and the Humanities.” Professor Hamlin’s research has been cited in numerous scholarly and popular works, and she regularly writes for popular audiences as well as academic ones.  In addition to her first book From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women’s Rights in Gilded Age America (2014), she has published articles on the role of gender in the U.S. reception of Charles Darwin, Darwin and the development of sexology, and the origins of the Miss America Pageant.  She is currently writing the biography of Helen Hamilton Gardener, the suffragists’ lead negotiator to President Woodrow Wilson and Congress and the woman who donated her brain to science to prove the intellectual equality of women...READ MORE

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From Eve to Evolution by Kimberly A. Hamlin



What Happens When Women Talk to Congress about Sex

Hamlin's Research Featured in Washington Post:
Swimsuits are gone from Miss America, but the relationship was always complicated

Hamlin provides historical perspective on the Miss America Pageant's decision to eliminate swimsuits in the Washington Post, June 7, 2018

Hamlin discusses the Miss America Pageant on KPCC's AirTalk on June 5, 2018

On President's Day 2018, Hamlin proposes that we commemorate the women who have run

Kimberly Hamlin wins 2017 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics for "Woman Citizen: Helen Hamilton Gardener and Women’s Suffrage in America."

Roy Moore and the Revolution to Come in The Washington Post

Kimberly Hamlin receives the National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award

Kimberly Hamlin is part of the new speakers series "Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in Ohio" through the Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau

Are Women People? The Equal Rights Amendment Then and Now, Origins, July 2017

From Eve to Evolution metioned in Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection, by Evelleen Richards

Beauty Pageants and American Politics

Listen to Kimberly Hamlin on the podcast: History Talk from Origins: Women In American Politics

Madame President: A History of the Women Who Ran before Hillary