Are Women Full Citizens? What the Long History of #MeToo Reveals
Dr. Hamlin is a Professor of History and Global and Intercultural Studies at Miami University. Her most recent book, Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener (W.W. Norton, 2020) explores the story of one of America’s most influential women’s rights activists and a key leader in the movement to enact the 19th Amendment. Hamlin's first book, From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America (University of Chicago Press, 2014) was the first monograph to chart women's responses to evolutionary theory and to analyze the U.S. reception of Darwin through the lens of gender. She has also published articles on Darwin and sexology, the American reception of Darwin, gender in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and the origins of the Miss America Pageant. Her article "'The Case of a Bearded Woman': Hypertrichosis and the Construction of Gender in the Age of Darwin" (American Quarterly, 2011) earned the 2014 Margaret Rossiter Women in Science Prize from the History of Science Society and the 2012 Emerging Scholar Award from the Nineteenth Century Studies Association. Dr. Hamlin holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and MA and PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
Monday, September 13 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm