"Gender," A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Wiley Blackwell, 2017

Sexual Selection and the Economics of Marriage: ‘Female Choice’ in the Writings of Edward Bellamy and Charlotte Perkins Gilman,” in America’s Darwin: Darwinian Theory and U.S. Culture, 1859-present, eds. Lydia Fisher and Tina Gianquitto, Univ. of Georgia Press, 2014.

‘The Case of a Bearded Woman’: Hypertrichosis and the Construction of Gender in the Age of Darwin,” American Quarterly 63 (December 2011): 955-981.  (Winner of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association’s Emerging Scholar Award for 2012).

"The Birds and the Bees: Darwin's Evolutionary Approach to Human Sexuality," in Darwin in Atlantic Cultures: Evolutionary Visions of Race, Gender and Sexuality, eds. Jeannette Eileen Jones and Patrick Sharp, Research in Atlantic Studies Series, ed. William Boelhower, Stephen Fender, and William O’Reilly (New York: Routledge Press, 2010): 53-72.

Bathing Suits and Backlash: The First Miss America Pageants, 1921-1927,” in “There She Is, Miss America”: The Politics of Sex, Gender, and Race in America’s Most Famous Pageant, eds. Elwood Watson and Darcy Martin (New York: Palgrave/St. Martin’s, 2004): 27-52.

From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America, University of Chicago Press, 2014

Non-academic Publications

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

The First Time Women Marched on Washington
, Origins, January 18, 2017

Beauty Pageants and American Politics

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

What’s American (Studies) About the History of Science in America?” invited contribution to the History of Science in America Newsletter (Winter 2008, Volume XXIV, no. 2), ed. Daniel Goldstein.  Accessible at

One Year, Two Sides of the Interview Table,”, 2/22/2008