Non-Academic Writing and Media:
“Why We Should Say Goodbye to the Miss America Pageant,” Washington Post, December 19, 2019
“How Racism Almost Killed Women’s Right to Vote,” Washington Post, June 4, 2019
“The Forgotten Suffragists: How the Passage of the Nineteenth Amendment is Being Remembered and How for Decades it was Not,” Humanities Magazine (the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities), May 31, 2019.
“Galentines Day and the Political Power of Women’s Friendships,” Washington Post, February 13, 2019
“What Happens When Women Talk to Congress about Sex,” Washington Post, Sept. 25, 2018
“On Beauty Pageants and Equality,” Washington Post, June 7, 2018
Guest, KPCC’s “AirTalk” with Larry Mantle, discussing the elimination of the bathing suit in the Miss America Pageant, June 5, 2018
Interviewed for History.com article on Miss America Pageant, June 2018
“This President’s Day, Let’s Remember the Women Who Have Run,” Washington Post, Feb. 19, 2018
Guest Panelist, History Talk Podcast, “#metoo in Historical Context,” January 24, 2018
“Roy Moore and the Revolution to Come,” Washington Post, November 19, 2017
Guest panelist on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s “The Current,” discussing beauty pageants and politics, Nov. 3, 2017
Interviewed in Broadly, Vice Magazine, Miss America Pageant, Sept. 17, 2017
Interviewed in “The biggest myth about our brains is that they are “male” or “female,” QZ.com, August 27, 2017
“Are Women People? A Brief History of the Equal Rights Amendment,” Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, June 15, 2017
Guest panelist, “The Equal Rights Amendment: Then and Now,” History Talk Podcast, April 2017
“The First Time Women Marched on Washington.” Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, January 18, 2017
“Beauty Pageants and American Politics,” Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, September 9, 2016
“Madame President: A History of the Women who Ran before Hillary,” Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, June 2016
Guest panelist, “Women in American Politics,” History Talk Podcast, June 2016
“Ingersoll in Soprano: Helen Hamilton Gardener, Freethinking Feminist,” Truthseeker: World’s Oldest Freethought Publication, January 2016, p. 39-44.
Guest panelist, “On Second Thought with Celeste Headlee,” Georgia Public Radio, March 18, 2015.
New Books in Gender Studies Podcast, From Eve to Evolution, Feb. 23, 2015.
“Centering Syphilis in the Long 19th Century,” invited essay-in-progress for New Directions in the History of Science: Nineteenth-Century North America Conference, Stanford University, October 2020, joint publication to follow.
Guest editor (with Mia Bay, Lilian Calles Barger, and Andrea Turpin), Gender and American Thought Special Issue, Modern Intellectual History, forthcoming 2020. Essay-in-progress, “Can Women be Intellectuals?”
Guest editor (with Cathleen Cahill and Crystal Feimster), Women’s Suffrage Centennial Special Issue, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, forthcoming 2020. Co-authored introductory essay.
“Sex, Science, and Beards,” in exhibition catalogue for The Bearded Lady Project: Changing the Face of Science, forthcoming New York: Columbia University Press.
“Gender,” invited chapter, in A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, eds. Christopher McKnight Nichols and Nancy C. Unger, Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History Series, 2017, p. 87-101 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118913965.html
“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; Winner of the History of Science Society Margaret Rossiter Prize, 2014.
“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.