Katherine Jellison

Katherine Jellison received her Ph.D. at the University of Iowa, where she studied with one of the pioneers in the field of U.S. women’s history, Linda K. Kerber. Jellison teaches "U.S. History since 1865," "Women in American History before 1877," "Women in American History since 1877," "1960s in the United States," and "History through Film." She has won several teaching honors at Ohio University, including the Excellence in Feminist Pedagogy Award, the University Professor Award, and designation as a Fellow in the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities. She has also received numerous research grants and fellowships, including awards from the Smithsonian Institution and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Jellison is the author of Entitled to Power: Farm Women and Technology, 1913-1963 (University of North Carolina Press, 1993), It’s Our Day: America’s Love Affair with the White Wedding, 1945-2005 (University Press of Kansas, 2008), and many journal articles and book chapters. She is currently working on a book about Old Order Amish women in the 1930s and 1940s. Jellison serves the Department of History as chairperson and is also national co-chairwoman of the Rural Women's Studies Association (RWSA).

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