American Studies

Robin Bernstein 2014 photo credit Kate McCann

Robin Bernstein

Dillon Professor of American History
Professor of African and African American Studies and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

On leave for Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Robin Bernstein is a cultural historian who writes about two subjects: theatre/performance and childhood. Sometimes she studies these topics together; other times she studies them separately.  Her goal, always, is to think... Read more about Robin Bernstein

Boylston Hall G31
5 Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-9634
Office Hours: https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/robinbernstein
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Caroline Light

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Senior Lecturer on Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Caroline Light is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in WGS. Her research explores histories of citizenship and belonging, and the ways in which white supremacy, (hetero)sexism, and classism shape collective (mis)memory and archival silence. Light's first book, That Pride of Race and Character: the Roots of Jewish Benevolence in the Jim Crow South (NYU Press, 2014) illuminates the experience of southern Jewish assimilation through the lens of benevolent uplift. ... Read more about Caroline Light

Boylston Hall G32
5 Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-1964