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First Name
Anna Leigh
Last Name
University of Pennsylvania
Website URL
Early America, Colonial North America, Long 17th Century, Illegitimacy, Women, Gender, Sexuality, Culture, Subjectivity, Race, Atlantic World, Law, Sexual Recidivism, Print Culture, History of the Body, Record Linkage, Historical Genealogy, Family History
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About Me

Anna Leigh Todd is a doctorate candidate and Benjamin Franklin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Her primary research concerns the cultural, social, and material meanings of illegitimacy in colonial North America. Recently named a 2019-2020 fellow with Penn’s Center for Teaching and Learning and a participant in the National Humanities Center’s upcoming Graduate Student Summer Residency, Anna is highly interested in discussions of pedagogy and outreach in the humanities.

Recent Publications

Anna Leigh Todd, “Public Health and Personal Hygiene in Progressive-Era Philadelphia,” Pennsylvania Legacies, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Spring 2019), 3-5.

Anna Leigh Todd. Review of Parkinson, Robert G., The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution. H-Early-America, H-Net Reviews. November, 2017.

Anna Leigh Todd, “Liberty’s Legacies: Philadelphia’s New Museum of the American Revolution,” AHAToday, June 29, 2017,

Media Coverage
Country Focus
British North America
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Founding Era, Colonialism, Family, Gender, Women