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Kimberly A. Hamlin

Kimberly Hamlin, PhD, is associate professor of History and Director of the American Studies Program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Hamlin’s research focuses on gender, women, and science in the United States. The author of From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women’s Rights in Gilded Age America (University of Chicago Press, 2014), Hamlin has received the Margaret Rossiter Prize (2014) from the History of Science Society, the Emerging Scholar Award (2012) from the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, and numerous research fellowships. Hamlin is currently writing a book about the women’s suffrage movement through the eyes of Helen Hamilton Gardener, the suffragist’s lead negotiator in Washington, D.C. and the woman who donated her brain to science to prove female equality. From 1996-2000, Hamlin worked for U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine and wrote many speeches about Margaret Chase Smith. www.kimberlyhamlin.com

For more from Kimberly Hamlin in Origins, see: 

Women in American Politics

Beauty Pageants and American Politics

America's Post-Election Political Landscape History Talk

The First Time Women Marched on Washington

The Equal Rights Amendment: Then and Now History Talk