Kathleen B. Casey is the author of The Prettiest Girl on Stage is a Man: Race and Gender Benders in American Vaudeville. She earned her PhD in History with a graduate certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester in 2010.

Kathleen is based in Portsmouth, Virginia and is an Associate Professor of History at Virginia Wesleyan University.

What was fun?

by Rachel Sugar for Vox
October 26, 2020

In the seventh month of the pandemic, I spoke to Rachel Sugar of Vox about fun in the American past and present.

In June 2020, activists in Portsmouth, Virginia remade one of the many Confederate monuments in the state. Erected at the site of a whipping post at the corner of High and Court Streets, this monument was completed in 1881. It has since been removed. Photo by Casey

Standing next to Margaret Thatcher’s grey power bag while doing (pre-pandemic) research at the Museum of Bags / Tassen Museum in Amsterdam, May 2019.
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