19th/Early 20th Century U.S.; Women and Gender Studies; and Public History.
Advised by Kim Warren.
Dissertation: "Suffrage on the Platform: The Politicization of the Chautauqua Movement at the Turn of the Twentieth Century."
Sarah Bell is a doctoral candidate in the history department at the University of Kansas. She received her MA in Museum Studies from the University of Kansas in May 2012, and her BA in History from Truman State University in May 2010. Her research interests include late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century U.S. history, women and gender studies, and public history. Her dissertation is on woman suffragists’ participation with the Chautauqua Movement, and considers the interplay between cultural institutions and political reforms within three states, analyzing how regional influences affected Chautauqua’s interactions with local woman suffrage organizations.