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Kate Haulman Associate Professor History

Additional Positions at AU
Director of Graduate Studies, 2016-2018
2008-2010 Clendenen Professor of History
Affiliated faculty, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; American Studies
PhD, History, Cornell University;
MA, History, Southern Methodist University;
BA, American Studies, Florida State University

Kate Haulman researches and teaches the history of early North America and US women's and gender history. She is the author of The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press, 2011; paperback 2014), winner of the Berkshire Conference Prize for Best First Book in the History of Women, Gender, and/or Sexuality, and co-editor, with Pamela Nadell, of Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives (New York University Press, 2013). She co-curated the exhibit "All Work, No Pay: A History of Women's Invisible Labor in the Home," which opened March 2019 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and is working on a book exploring gender, race, and public history culture through commemorations of Mary Ball Washington.
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Department of History
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Spring 2024

  • HIST-482 Research Seminar: Gender and History

  • HIST-751 Graduate Research Seminar

Fall 2024

  • HIST-399 Conversations in History: The American Revolution

  • HIST-727 Colloq in U.S. Hist I:to 1865

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Work In Progress

The Long Life of Mary Washington (book)

Selected Publications


  • "Women, War, and Revolution," in Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor and Lisa G. Materson, eds., The Oxford Handbook of American Women's and Gender History (Oxford University Press, 2018).
  • Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives, co-edited with Pamela S. Nadell (New York University Press, 2013).
  • "Rods and Reels: Social Clubs and Political Culture in Early Pennsylvania," Early American Studies, forthcoming, vol. 12, no.1 (Winter, 2014), 143-73.
  • The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press, Gender and American Culture Series, 2011)
  • "Mixed Messages: Women's Fashion and American National Identity," The Magazine Antiques (Summer 2010), 168-73.
  • “Defining ‘American Women’s History’,” in Major Problems in American Women’s History, Mary Beth Norton and Ruth Alexander, eds., 3rd ed. (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2006).
  • “Fashion and the Culture Wars of Revolutionary Philadelphia,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., vol. 62, no. 4 (October 2005), 625-62.
  • “Room in Back: Before and Beyond the Nation in Women’s/Gender History,” Journal of Women’s History, vol. 15, no 2 (Spring 2003), 167-71.

Research Interests

Early North America, The History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Cultural History, Public History

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Smithsonian Institution Secretary's Prize, 2020, for "All Work, No Pay"
  • Smithsonian Institution American Women's History Initiative Grant, 2019-2020, "In Their Own Words: Audience-Centric Metadata for Women's History Objects"
  • Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Prize for Best First Book in the History of Women, Gender, and/or Sexuality for The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America
  • National Endowment for the Humanities - Independent Research Institution Fellowship, Winterthur Museum and Library
  • Library Company of Philadelphia - American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship
  • New York Historical Society - Rosenwald Fellowship
  • American Antiquarian Society - Legacy Fellowship
  • David Library of the American Revolution - In-Residence Fellowship
  • Co-Winner of the 2003 Messenger-Chalmers Prize for the Best Dissertation on Human Progress and the Evolution of Civilization