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Bio Image Kelly A. Ryan

Kelly A. Ryan

Associate Professor of History
Coordinator of History
Phone: (812) 941-2393
Office Location: CV 021

Academic Background

Doctorate:
University of Maryland, College Park
Country: United States
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in History
Major: Sexuality, Women’s and Gender History
Minor: Early Modern Europe
Masters:
Boston College
Country: United States
Degree: Master of Arts in History
Major: US History to 1900
Minor: African American History
Bachelors:
George Mason Univeristy
Country: United States
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: History

Biography

Currently researching two projects.  My book project, “Regulating Passion,” (Oxford, 2013) studies sexual trends in Massachusetts between 1700 and 1830 to discover changes in early American hierarchies of gender, race and class.  My new research project, “Beat, Bruise, and Evil Entreat,” examines intimate violence between masters and slaves, husbands and wives and within families to discover changing notions of citizenship and power in early British North American history.

Professional Interests

Teaching
  • Early American history
  • US women’s and gender history
  • US history of sexuality

Publications

Books
Kelly A. Ryan. Regulating Passion: Sexuality and Patriarchal Rule in Massachusetts, 1700-1830. Oxford University Press, 2014

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