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- United States
- TN Tennessee
- Sewanee: University of the South
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- street harassment, sexual harassment, sexual violence, catcalls, ogling, public space, urban space
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- About Me
Dr. Molly M. Brookfield is Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and History at Sewanee: The University of the South. She writes and teaches at the intersections of 19th and 20th c. U.S. history, women’s and gender history, and urban history.
She is currently writing a history of street harassment in the United States, entitled Watching the Girls Go By: Sexual Harassment in the American Street, 1850-1980.
Before coming to Sewanee, Brookfield received her PhD in History and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan and an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies from University College London. She previously worked for several years in museums, archives, and historic sites.
- Recent Publications
“Why It’s Bad When It’s ‘Not That Bad.’” Nursing Clio. May 1, 2018.
Review of The Wages of History: Emotional Labor on Public History’s Front Lines by Amy M. Tyson. Public Archaeology 14, no. 1 (February 2015): 75-77.
“Telling Real Women’s Stories at Historic Sites.” History@Work, a Blog by National Council on Public History. February 6, 2013.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- 19th century, 20th century
- Expertise by Topic
- Gender, Law, Museums, Public History, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Urban History, Women