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Diagnosable: Money, Marriage, and Female Insanity in 19th Century America
April 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Professor Kim Nielsen grew up in Alexandria, graduated from Macalester College in 1988, and earned her Ph.D in History at the University of Iowa. She joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and published her first book. UN-AMERICAN WOMANHOOD: ANTIRADICALISM, ANTIFEMINISM, AND THE FIRST RED SCARE. She has become a path-breaker in the historical study of disability in the United States, publishing THE RADICAL LIVES OF HELEN KELLER, HELEN KELLER: SELECTED WRITINGS, and BEYOND THE MIRACLE WORKER: THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF ANNE SULLIVAN MACY AND HER EXTRAORDINARY FRIENDSHIP WITH HELEN KELLER. Recently, Kim moved to the University of Toledo to become a professor in their acclaimed Disability Studies program. She has also published A DISABILITY HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, the first book of its kind. Her presentation at the Freedom Library grows out of her current research of the intersection of gender and disability history in the 19th century. Join us in welcoming Kim back to the Twin Cities!