Dr Kate Dossett

Associate Professor of U.S. History

+44 (0)113 34 33288

Summary: Women and Gender History; U.S. History; African American History; The Harlem Renaissance; Black Theatre; Feminist Archives

Location: School of History, Michael Sadler

Upcoming and Recent Talks and Events

July 2018:  Keynote Address“Today’s Young Feminists Know Better Than That”: Generation Wars, Archival Turns and Histories of Feminism Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Women in the Americas, London School of Economics.

March 2018:  Keynote Address: "Why Feminist Archive Stories Matter" International Colloquium on Feminists and their Archives, University of Angers

February 2018: HOTCUS, Winter Symposium, University of Nottingham. Roundtable speaker on "Political History"

November 2017: Roundtable speaker on Activism, Academic and American Studies at the BAAS/CHASE PG conference on Post-truth America, University of Essex

April 2017: Chair and convener for launch event of the Women’s Network of the British Association of American Studies Annual Conference, Canterbury Christchurch University.

March 2017: "Why Feminist Archives Matter," Nottingham Women’s Centre and University of Nottingham

November 2016: Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4: interviewed on the history of women candidates for U.S Presidency. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b081l821

November 2016: Panel Chair for "Getting to grips with gender and using the F word in museums," Museums Association Conference, Glasgow.

October 2016: "Women, Gender Politics and the Academic Workplace: Early Career Workshop." co-organizer with Laura King and Jessica Meyer, University of Leeds

May 2016: Keynote Lecture: Doing Women's Film & Television History Conference, Leicester

May 2016: "Stop Asking the Women to Workshop You": Cultures of Inequality in Higher Education, paper with Say Burgin to the Institute of the Americas, UCL.

April 2016: Keynote Lecture "Feminist Archives, Gender Trouble"  at "Archives Interrupted: Gender & the Future of Constructing the Past" Hall Centre for the Humanities Conference, University of Kansas

April 2016: "Teaching African American History" Roundtable panellist at British Association of American Studies and Irish Association of American Studies Joint Conference, Belfast.

March 2016: “Making Women’s History: Activism and Archives in the Twentieth CenturyLeeds City Museum.

March 2016: "Feminist Archives, Feminist Futures" workshop with Gina Denton and Sharon Hooper at I-DOCS Symposium, Watershed, Bristol.

February 2016: Curator for African American Playwriting in the 20C  workshop at the National Theatre

February 2016: Keynote Lecture: "The Radical Roots of Respectability: Black Women’s Activism and the Long Freedom Struggle.”  HOTCUS Winter Symposium, University of Dundee.

November 2015: Gender, Inequalities & Academic Careers: History, American Studies and British Universities

November 2015: "The Gendered Work of History Making," Leeds Humanities Research Institute.

October 2015: "Gender, Inequalities & Academic Careers: History, American Studies and British Universities." Conference sponsored by BAAS and School of History, University of Leeds.

June 2015: “Feminist Archives, Feminist Futures,” The Future of Women’s Pasts Conference, University of Leeds.

May 2015: "Why the History of Women’s Archives Matters,” Archiving Women in Film & TV workshop, University of Leeds.

April 2015: "Why U.S. History is so often a History of Men.” 60th Annual Conference of the British Association of American Studies, Northumbria University."

November 2014: "“A Chance to Be Myself:” Race and Realism  in 1930s Political Theatre," University of East Anglia.

October 2014: "Women, Gender & Sexuality in the Archive," Engaging Archives Workshop, University of Leeds.

September 2014: "Whose Archive Is it?: Why we need a history of Feminist Archives," Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

April 2014: "Radical New Deal Theatre," Boston-Cambridge-Princeton Race and Politics Conference, Cambridge, U.K.

October 2013: " 'Qualified Women': Women, Performance and Political Labor in the New Deal," Boston Seminar on the History of Women and Gender. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

June 2013: "Women, Performance and Political Culture in the New Deal." Queen Mary American History Symposium.

May 2013: "Our Actors May Become Our Emancipators": Race and Realism in 1930s American Political Theatre," University of Nottingham, American Studies Seminar.

December 2012: "John Henry and Bigger Thomas on the American Stage," Birmingham University American Studies Seminar.

April 2012: “Un-American Performances: Gender and the Dies Committee Hearings on the Federal Theatre Project,” British Association of American Studies Annual Conference, Manchester University

October 2012: “Black Theatres for Black Heroes,” Alain Locke Conference, Rothermere Institute, Oxford University.

March 2012 “Un-American Women: Gender, Performance and the Dies Committee Hearings on the Federal Theatre Project” History of Women in the Americas Annual Conference, Brunel University