Katherine Mooney

Associate Professor of History
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Contact Information

Department
History
Office Location
Bellamy 436
Office Hours

Tuesday 1:00-230
Wednesday 10:00-11:30

You can also contact Dr. Mooney to schedule an appointment outside those hours.

Katherine Mooney is interested in the cultural history of inequality in the United States--how it is imagined and made into political and legal discourse, how it plays out in people's daily lives. She primarily works on the history of slavery and its legacies. Her book, Race Horse Men, examines the generations of black men who worked with Thoroughbred horses from the colonial period to the 1920s. She is presently at work on two new projects, one that takes on gender politics and the uniquely American history of sex-segregated Thoroughbred competition, and one that traces the history of women's entry into the professions, a history of "nasty women."

Publications:

Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack 

Ruined By This Miserable War: The Dispatches of Charles Prosper Fauconnet

 

Teaching:

 

Fall 2019

 

History of American Popular Culture, 1850-present (IFS course co-taught with Dr. Robbins)

AMH 3351 American Political History

Graduate colloquium in American cultural history