Katherine (Kate) Culkin

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Katherine (Kate) Culkin, Ph.D., a historian, is the author of Harriet Hosmer: A Cultural Biography and an associate editor of the Harriet Jacobs Family Papers. She has published on the Hall of Fame for Great Americans and women’s 19th-century science fiction and is writing a joint biography of Ellen Tucker Emerson and Edith Emerson Forbes. As a teacher, she is interested in how reflection, metacognition, and integrative learning encourage student engagement and in designing history courses that incorporate the experiences of a wide variety of people and encourage students to see history as an interpretation, rather than a repetition, of facts. She recently helped develop the Black and Latinx Studies Liberal Arts Option at Bronx Community College. 

Select Publications:

  • “The Education of Ellen Tucker Emerson.” New England Quarterly 93, no. 1 (2020): 74-100
  • “Prophetic Dramas: The Time Travel Narratives of Harriet Hosmer and Frances Power Cobbe.” In Neglected American Women Writers of the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Verena Laschinger and Sirpa Salenius, 158-172. New York: Routledge, 2019
  • “Aunt Susan’s Place: A Suffrage Foremother is Honored in a Now Faded Architectural Gem in the Bronx.” New York Archives (Spring 2018): 8-13
  • “Advocacy and Memory at the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.” Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, The Gotham Center for New York City. March 27, 2018​
  • "Close Reading: Engaging and Empowering History Students through Document Analysis,” with Jordi Getman-Eraso. International Journal of ePortfolio, 7, no. 2 (April 2017)
  • “A Bridge, Not a Wall: Uses of the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at Bronx Community College.” In Remaking the American College Campus: Essays, edited by Jonathan Silverman and Meghan Sweeney, 57-78. Jefferson, NC: MacFarland & Co, 2016
  • “‘Doing Historian Business:’ Great Men and Local History at Bronx Community College.” Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, 27 (2016): 246-255
  • Harriet Hosmer: A Cultural History. Amherst: University of Chicago Press, 2010
  • Associate Editor. The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008

Twitter: @kculkin

Website: https://kateculkin.commons.gc.cuny.edu