Women's Work in the Long 19th Century

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Ann W. Ellis Pullen is a Kennesaw State Professor of History Emerita. She has taught courses in U.S. Women's History and History of the U.S. South, among others, as well as an interdisciplinary course on women’s work with Sarah Robbins. She has collaborated with her colleagues in English and Political Science in interdisciplinary teaching and in seminars with public school teachers. These seminars have been funded by grants from the History Teaching Alliance and the Georgia Humanities Council. Ann is a past president of the Georgia Association of Historians and currently serves on the Board of Selections for Georgia Women of Achievement. With Sarah Robbins, Ann co-authored and co-edited Nellie Arnott’s Writings on Angola, 1905-1913: Missionary Narratives Linking Africa and America. She has presented research on Arnott’s work in Africa at international conferences in Ghana, England, and Nigeria.

E-mail: apullen@mindspring.com

Sarah Robbins is the Lorraine Sherley Professor of American Literature at Texas Christian University (TCU). During the period when this website was being created, she was a Professor of English at Kennesaw State University, where she frequently collaborated with her colleague Ann Pullen on teaching and research projects. Sarah is the author of Managing Literacy, Mothering America (University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; paperback 2006) and of The Cambridge Introduction to Harriet Beecher Stowe (Cambridge U Press, 2007). She co-edited Teachers' Writing Groups (KSU Press, 2006), a collection of essays examining and modeling collaborative professional development through writing and reflection. Sarah was founding director of Kennesaw State's National Writing Project site, the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project. She is director of the Keeping and Creating American Communities (KCAC) program, a curriculum development venture initially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Two books Sarah co-edited share collaborative research from KCAC's work: Writing Our Communities: Local Learning and Public Culture (National Council of Teachers of English, 2005) and Writing America: Classroom Literacy as Public Work (Teachers College Press, 2004). With Ann Pullen, Sarah co-authored and co-edited Nellie Arnott's Writings on Angola, 1905-1913: Missionary Narratives Linking Africa and America. Professor Robbins has won scholarship and humanities leadership awards from the American Studies Association, CHOICE, the University System of Georgia, the KSU Foundation, and the Georgia Humanities Council. From 2006-spring 2009, she served as the faculty executive assistant to KSU President Dan S. Papp.

E-mail: sarahrobbins@gmail.com

Janie Mardis, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in American Studies from Kennesaw State University in the fall of 2007. She plans to seek a Master of Arts degree in American Studies. As a leader in the start-up of the Kennesaw American Studies Alliance, Janie participated in a range of service and presentation projects promoting community action, social justice, and collaboration. In the fall of 2007, Janie worked with Dr. Ann Pullen and Dr. Sarah Robbins to update the Women's Work website with new content.

Cairistiona O'Ryan was formerly a Systems Support Specialist for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University. While in this role, she collaborated with Drs. Pullen and Robbins to create a design plan for the website, based on initial concepts developed with Bruce Hooper. She then created a web design template that students in the 2001 interdisciplinary course could use when preparing their draft materials for the website. She served as Webmaster for the initial version of the website.

Bruce Hooper was formerly an English major at Kennesaw State University. Participating in the SALT program (which allows students to work with professors on research and service projects), he collaborated with Ann Pullen and Sarah Robbins to create a design plan for the website and to publish its initial pages. While attending KSU, he also updated and edited the original student bibliography from the 1999 offering of the course.

Charlotte Canup, a 1984 graduate of Kennesaw State University and Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and served as the Webmaster for this website until 2006.

Brett Fielder, is Webmaster for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University. In the Fall of 2007, Brett took newly created content and added it to the website.

Email: bfielde1@kennesaw.edu


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