Kentucky Professor Delivers Lecture for Women's History Month

March 19, 2007

by Katie Brooks, student newswriter, (254) 710-1961

The Baylor University history department will celebrate Women's History Month with a lecture by Dr. Kathi Kern, who will discuss "Sacred Politics: How Religious Debate Transformed the Women's Rights Movement in the 19th Century America" 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Kayser Auditorium.

Kern is an associate professor in American women's and religious history at the University of Kentucky. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. The University of Kentucky has recognized her teaching talents with the "Teachers Who Make a Difference" award in 2001 and 2004, and the Alumni Great Teacher award in 2003.

In 2001, Cornell University Press published her book, Mrs. Stanton's Bible, which examines Elizabeth Cady Stanton's 1985 book, The Women's Bible. She focuses her research on gender, religion and the women's rights movement in 19th-century America.

Kern received her bachelor of arts degree in history from Allegheny College 1983 and her master of arts degree in American history in 1985 and her Ph.D. in American history in 1991 from the University of Pennsylvania.

For more information about Women's History Month, contact the department of history at (254) 710-2667.

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