History

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
Jane Kamensky

Jane Kamensky

Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History
Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

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Jane Kamensky is professor of history at Harvard University and the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Arthur...

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Schlesinger Library Rm 111
3 James St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Robinson Hall 211
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-8263
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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
Durba Mitra

Durba Mitra

Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute
Assistant Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

On leave for Spring 2021 - Fall 2021

Durba Mitra is Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. Mitra works at the intersection of feminist and queer studies. Her research and teaching focus on the history of sexuality, the history of science and epistemology, and gender and feminist thought in South Asia and the colonial and postcolonial world. ... Read more about Durba Mitra

Boylston Hall G26
5 Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Afsaneh Najmabadi

Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History
Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Afsaneh Najmabadi is the Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. Her book, Women with Mustaches and Men without Beards: Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005), received the 2005 Joan Kelly Memorial Prize... Read more about Afsaneh Najmabadi

Boylston Hall G33
5 Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-7460