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Katherine Jellison


Professor & Chair

429 Bentley Annex

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  • Ph.D. in History from the University of Iowa

Research Interests

  • U.S. History
  • Women and Gender
  • Social History

Katherine Jellison is Professor and Chairperson in the Department of History. She earned 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.  She has received numerous research grants and fellowships, including awards from the Smithsonian Institution and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

Katherine Jellison is the author of two books as well as many journal articles and book chapters. She is currently working on a book about Old Order Amish women in the 1930s and 1940s. She serves as chair of the Ohio University Press Editorial Board. She is also an officer in two international scholarly organizations, serving as co-chairwoman of the Rural Women's Studies Association (RWSA) and president of the Agricultural History Society (AHS)


  • 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).


Katherine Jellison has won several teaching honors at Ohio University, including the Excellence in Feminist Pedagogy Award, the University Professor Award, the Jeannette G. Grasselli Brown Faculty Teaching Award in the Social Sciences, and designation as a Fellow in the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities.

  • HIST 2010: U.S. History since 1865
  • HIST 3170: Survey of Ohio History
  • HIST 3200: Women in American History before 1877
  • HIST 3201: Women in American History since 1877
  • HIST 3220: 1960s in the United States
  • HIST 3900: History through Film

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