Holly Kent

Holly Kent 

Associate Professor of History

Ph.D. History
Lehigh University

Email: hkent3@uis.edu

Phone: (217) 206-8497
Office: UHB 3064

Teaching Concentration: U.S. women’s history; nineteenth-century U.S. history; fashion history; the history of slavery and abolitionism in U.S.; women’s activism in the U.S.; the family in the U.S.; oral history

Research interests:

Holly Kent’s research focuses on women’s abolitionist fiction in the antebellum United States, women’s participation in the fashion media, and fashion studies and feminist pedagogies.

Recent Publications:

Teaching Fashion Studies, ed. (Bloomsbury Press, 2018).

Her Voice will be on the Side of Right: Gender and Power in Women’s Antebellum Antislavery Fiction (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2017).

“Wearing Black, Wearing Bows: Union Women and The Politics of Dress in the U.S. Fashion Press, 1861-1865” Women’s History Review 26:4 (2017): 555-567.

Introduction to Madge Vertner, by Mattie Griffith (Hastings, Ne.: Hastings College Press, 2015)

“Confronting Student Resistance to Ecofeminism: Three Perspectives,” co-authored with Dr. Colleen Martell and Dr. Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, in The Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal 1: 1 (2015).