Associate Professor of History
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
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.
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).