Alison M. Parker

Alison M. Parker

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Alison M. Parker is Chair & Richards Professor of American History at the University of Delaware. She has research and teaching interests in U.S. women's and gender history, African American history, and legal history. She majored in art history and history at the University of California, Berkeley and earned a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University. In 2017-2018, Parker was an Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Fellow at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University. Parker is author of Articulating Rights: Nineteenth-Century American Women on Race, Reform, and the State (2010) and Purifying America: Women, Cultural Reform, and Pro-Censorship Activism, 1873-1933 (1997). Parker also serves as co-editor of the Gender and Race in American History book series for the University of Rochester Press. As Chair of the History Department at the University of Delaware, Parker is committed to helping to build a coalition of students, faculty, and staff promoting a wide-ranging anti-racism agenda.

Author Events


Monday, February 22, 2021 | 6:00pm
Unceasing Militant
Victorian Society of New York - Virtual event!

Sunday, February 28, 2021 | 3:30pm
Unceasing Militant
Bethel Dukes Branch, ASALH - Virtual event!


Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 12:00pm
Unceasing Militant
"Off the Shelf" Series hosted by UNC Libraries and UNC Press - Virtual event with Cathleen Cahill!

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