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Kate Haulman

Associate Professor Department of History

Additional Positions at AU

  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • 2008-2010 Clendenen Professor of History
  • Affiliated faculty, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; American Studies
Kate Haulman researches and teaches early North American and American women's and gender history. She is the author of The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press, 2011), 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).


Ph.D., History, Cornell University; M.A., History, Southern Methodist University; B.A., American Studies, Florida State University

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CAS - History
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Department of History

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Work In Progress

The Long Life of Mary Washington (book)

American Genius: A Cultural History (book)

Selected Publications

  • 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 America, The History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Cultural History

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • 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



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