Kathryn Kish Sklar

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Kathryn Kish Sklar
Nationality American
Alma mater Harvard University
Radcliffe College
University of Michigan
Scientific career
Institutions SUNY, Binghamton
University of California, Los Angeles

Kathryn (Kitty) Kish Sklar (born 1939[1]) is an American historian, author, and professor. Her work focuses on the history of women's participation in social movements, voluntary organizations, and American public culture.

Life and career[edit]

Sklar was born on December 26, 1939 in Columbus, Ohio.[2] She received a Bachelor of Arts (1965) degree from Harvard College and Radcliffe College, graduating Magna Cum Laude in History and Literature. She received a Master of Arts (1967) and Ph.D. (1969) from University of Michigan in U.S. and Comparative History.[3]

After completing her Ph.D, Sklar worked as a lecturer and assistant professor at University of Michigan (1969-1974) before becoming an Associate Professor (1974-1981) and Professor (1981-1988) of History at the University of California Los Angeles.[4] In 1988 she served as Distinguished Professor of History at the Binghamton University (1988-2012).[5]

At UCLA, Sklar created the "Workshop on Teaching U.S. Women's History."

In 1997, Sklar received a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities to begin the Women in Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 project as a Senior Seminar at Binghamton University.[6] The Project rapidly expanded to become one of the premier resources online for the study of U.S. Women's History. The site includes over one hundred document projects, and Sklar continues to release biannual editions of new document projects and full-text sources for the study of women's history with Historian Thomas Dublin[7]

From 2005-2006 Sklar was the Harmsworth Professor of U.S. History at Oxford University.[8]

Sklar currently resides in Berkeley, California with her partner Thomas Dublin.

Fellowships, grants, and awards[edit]

Fellowships and grants[edit]

  • 2007, Resident Scholar, Organization of American Historians[9]
  • 2005-2006, Harmsworth Professor of U.S. History, University of Oxford [10]
  • 2004-2006, Grant Recipient, National Historical Publications and Records Commission[11]
  • 2003-2004, Grant Recipient, National Endowment for the Humanities[12]
  • 2000-2002, University Scholar-in-Residence Award, American Association of University Women Educational Foundation[13]
  • 1998-1999, Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities[14]
  • 1995-1996, Fellow, National Humanities Research Center[15]
  • 1992-1993, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars[16]
  • 1987-1988, Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Stanford University[17]
  • 1984-1985 (postponed to 1985-1986), Fellow, Guggenheim Fellowship[18]
  • 1981-1982, Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship[19]
  • 1973-1974, Grant Recipient, Ford Foundation Faculty Research Grant for the Study of Women in Society[20]

Awards[edit]

  • 1996, Berkshire Book Prize[21]
  • 1974, Berkshire Book Prize[22]

Works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Library of Congress Authority File
  2. ^ Sklar, Kathryn Kish (1939–) - U.S. Women’s History
  3. ^ UCLA Women's Studies Program oral history transcript, 2001 : Kathryn Kish Sklar [1].
  4. ^ UCLA Women's Studies Program oral history transcript, 2001 : Kathryn Kish Sklar [2]
  5. ^ Department of History: People, SUNY Binghamton, Kathryn Kish Sklar
  6. ^ Anderson, Bonnie S., "Database: Women and Social Movements in the United States," Women's History Review, 19 no. 5 (November 2010): 795-817.
  7. ^ Newman, Louise, "Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000: Scholars Edition," in Journal of American History, 98 no. 1 (June 2001): 310-312.
  8. ^ Department of History: People, SUNY Binghamton, Kathryn Kish Sklar
  9. ^ Past Recipients of the Japan Residencies, Organization of American Historians [3]
  10. ^ Department of History: People, SUNY Binghamton, Kathryn Kish Sklar
  11. ^ Newsletter, May 2009, National Historical Publications & Records Commission [4]
  12. ^ National Humanities Center
  13. ^ Department of History: People, SUNY Binghamton, Kathryn Kish Sklar
  14. ^ UCLA Women's Studies Program oral history transcript, 2001 : Kathryn Kish Sklar [5]
  15. ^ Sophia Smith Collection, Women's History Archives at Smith College
  16. ^ Department of History: People, SUNY Binghamton, Kathryn Kish Sklar
  17. ^ Department of History: People, SUNY Binghamton, Kathryn Kish Sklar
  18. ^ Department of History: People, SUNY Binghamton, Kathryn Kish Sklar
  19. ^ Department of History: People, SUNY Binghamton, Kathryn Kish Sklar
  20. ^ Department of History: People, SUNY Binghamton, Kathryn Kish Sklar
  21. ^ Sophia Smith Collection, Women's History Archives at Smith College
  22. ^ Sophia Smith Collection, Women's History Archives at Smith College

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