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Kelly Marino


PhD History, Binghamton University, 2016;

MA History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2010;

BSEd History, Secondary Education, Central Connecticut State University, 2008

Research Interests:

U.S. History; Women/Gender/Sexuality

Advisor: Professor Diane Miller Sommerville

Dissertation: Votes for College Women: Women’s Suffrage and Higher Education in Modern America

My dissertation explores the connections between the women's rights movement and women's higher education in twentieth-century America. Specifically, I consider college student protest for female political rights in the Progressive Era. During this period,
besides on-campus clubs and organizations, outside groups like the College
Equal Suffrage League, National Woman's Party, and National Association of
Colored Women worked to attract new generations of students and alumni to
causes like women’s suffrage and civil and equal rights. Their campus activism
shaped not only the women's rights campaign, but also the era’s academic

Current Position:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender, Binghamton University (2016-2017)


Last Updated: 8/12/16