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Carol Faulkner

Carol Faulkner

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200 Eggers Hall

Carol Faulkner

Professor, History Department

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Maxwell School

Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar


  • 2023 Fall
    • MAX 123 Critical Issues for the United States
  • 2023 Spring
    • IRP 495 Distinction in International Relations Seminar
    • HST 400 Selected Topics - Gender and Intl Social Mvmts
    • AAS 300 Selected Topics - Women, Abolition & Religion
    • HST/REL/WGS 387/341 Women, Abolition, and Religion in 19th Century America
  • 2022 Fall
    • MAX 100 Selected Topics - Studies in Citizenship
  • 2022 Spring
    • MAX 499 Honors Capstone Project
    • HST/IRP 400 Selected Topics - Gender and Intl Social Mvmts

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1998

Areas of Expertise

19th-century America, U.S. women, gender, sexuality, social movements.

Selected Publications

Presentations and Events

British American Nineteenth Century Historians Annual Meeting, "On the Fringes: Eliza Farnham and the Historiography of 19th-Century Social Movements" (September 22, 2023 - September 24, 2023)

Susan B. Anthony Museum and House, "Marriage Reform in Nineteenth-Century America" (January 9, 2023)

Conrad E. Wright Conference at the Massachusetts Historical Society, "Suffrage and the Specter of Interracial Marriage" (2020)

"Why Suffrage? A Reconsideration of the 19th-Century American Women’s Rights Movement" (2020)

Center for Philanthropy and Public Policy, University of Southern California, "Philanthropy Memorializes the American Suffrage Movement" (2019)

Previous Teaching Appointments

2005-2007 Associate Professor of History, State University of New York College at Geneseo

1999- 2005 Assistant Professor of History, State University of New York College at Geneseo

1998-99 Editing Fellow, National Historical Publications and Records Commission Lucretia Mott Correspondence, Pomona College, Claremont, CA  

Honors and Accolades

Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellow, American Antiquarian Society (December, 2014)

Visiting Fellow, The Library Company and Historical Society of Pennsylvania (August, 2006)

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Yale University (May, 2006)

Moore Research Fellowship, Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College (2004)

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York (2003 - 2004)