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UC San Diego
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History of Mind-Body Medicine and Yoga, U.S. History, 1800-1960s, Cultural History of Health, Gender, and Race, History of Dance and Physical Education; History of the New Woman
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About Me

Carrie Streeter is a scholar of U.S. history and a doctoral candidate at the University of California, San Diego. She specializes in the history of health, gender, and race.

Her dissertation, Wings to Their Heals: Mind-Body Medicine in the Era of the New Woman, examines the corporeal expertise that women created through their engagement with scientific theories of aesthetics, psychology, emotion, and physiology. She sometimes refers to this as the history of the New Woman’s “yoga.” It is certainly that, and much much more.

She has also completed extensive research on the Cone family, including the famous collectors Etta and Claribel Cone.

Recent Publications

“Breathing Power and Poise: Black Women’s Movements for Self-Expression and Health, 1880s-1900s,” Australasian Journal of American Studies, 39, no. 1 (December 2020): 5-46.

“Amanda V. Gray,” and “Maude B. Coleman,” Biographical Database of Black Woman Suffragists, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000. (forthcoming, Spring 2020)

‘The Spirit of Appreciation’: Seeing Two Sister’s Visions,” in Modern Visions, Modern Art: The Cone Sisters in North Carolina, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. 2019. Co-authored with Dianna Cameron.

“Picturing the Cones: A Family Album from Baltimore to Asheville (and back again),” in Modern Visions, Modern Art: The Cone Sisters in North Carolina, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 2019. Co-authored with Neva J. Specht.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
5, 8
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Emancipation, Gender, Local & Regional, Medicine, Museums, Pedagogy, Public History, Race, Religion, Slavery, Sports, Women, World War I, World War II