Associate Professor of History
Chair, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Program
Affiliate Faculty Member, Africana Studies Program
Kathleen B. Casey is the author of The Prettiest Girl on Stage is a Man: Race and Gender Benders in American Vaudeville and is currently writing her second book, The Things She Carried: Women and the Power of the Purse, under contract with Oxford University Press. She has also published in Gender & History, Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, and the Journal of American Culture.
Dr. Casey earned her PhD in History with a graduate certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester in 2010. She was born in Massachusetts, raised in upstate New York, and is now based in Portsmouth, Virginia.
“Teaching the Deep Roots of Abortion in America,” Ms. Magazine
Five months after the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, I published an op-ed in Ms. Magazine about the history of abortion in America.