Jennifer L. Koslow

Department Chair
Dr. Jennifer Koslow

Contact Information

(850) 644-9524

Jennifer Koslow is a scholar of Public Health, Public History, and Gender.  She directs the department’s Historical Administration and Public History program, which facilitates skills in collecting, preserving, and interpreting history with and for public audiences.

Prof. Koslow’s most recent books are Exhibiting Health: Public Health Displays in the Progressive Era (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2020) and Public History: An Introduction From Theory to Application (Wiley: 2021). She is also the author of Cultivating Health: Los Angeles Women and Public Health Reform (New Brunswick, N.J.: University of Rutgers Press, 2009).

As a Public Historian, Koslow has worked on several consequential scholarly products of historical research that foster community engagement. These include a historical narrative for a Historic American Landscapes Survey of Smokey Hollow (National Park Service Program), a historical narrative for a National Register of Historic Places Nomination (National Park Service Program), and other Civil Rights commemorations in Tallahassee, including the Tallahassee-Leon County Civil Rights Heritage Walk.

Before taking a position at FSU, she worked at the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL to facilitate the use of its collections through exhibits, teacher programs, and scholarly works-in-progress seminars.

Her research has been supported by the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health, the American Historical Society, The Rockefeller Archive Center, the Huntington library, the Historical Society of Southern California, and the New Jersey Historical Society.

Research Interests

Public and Urban History, Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Public Health, Women's History