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First Name
Katy
Last Name
Telling
Affiliation
College of William and Mary
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Keywords
Gender, religion, and power in the colonial American South (Virginia +Carolinas). Quakerism, early American women's history, early American gender history, religious identity in early America, U.S. South
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About Me

I am a third year doctoral candidate in History at The College of William and Mary. My current dissertation research centers on gender, religion, and power in the early American South. Specifically, I examine the lived and imagined experiences of Quakers in 17th and 18th-century Virginia and the Carolinas through the lens of gender, religious, and regional identity. In addition to my research, I am currently the co-coordinator for The Octo at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

I received my M.A. in History from William & Mary in May 2019. My portfolio, titled “Seeking the Kingdom, Building the Nation: Virginian Religious Identity in the Revolutionary Era” focused on the co-constitutive construction of gender and religious identities in the latter half of eighteenth-century Virginia.

Previously, I worked as the Special Collections Assistant for The University of Texas School of Law’s Tarlton Law Library. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2017 with a dual B.A. in History and French. My undergraduate History honors thesis was titled “Among Friends: Philadelphian Quaker Women’s Discourse in the Revolutionary Era,” an exploration of the evolving religious and political commentary of Quaker women in the midst of the American Revolution.

 

Recent Publications

Katy Telling. Review of McCurdy, John Gilbert, Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution. H-Nationalism, H-Net Reviews. January, 2021. URL: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55655

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Family, Gender, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Women