KELLY S. O’DONNELL

EDUCATION

Ph.D., History, Concentration in History of Science and Medicine, Yale University, December 2015

M.Phil., History, Concentration in History of Science and Medicine, Yale University, 2013

M.A., History, Concentration in History of Science and Medicine, Yale University, 2012

B.A., Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, 2009

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2017-pres.                Adjunct Professor, College of Science, Health and Liberal Arts, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 

 PUBLICATIONS

 Refereed Journal Articles

“Reproducing Jane: Abortion Stories and Women’s Political Histories,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society vol. 43, no. 1 (Autumn 2017): 77-96.

 Manuscripts in Preparation

“Second-Wave Feminists, Personal-Political Papers, and the Activist Archive,” invited to revise and resubmit.

Dear Injurious Physician: Barbara Seaman and the Women’s Health Movement, book manuscript in preparation.

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017                Finalist, Signs Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship, for “Reproducing Jane: Abortion Stories and Women’s Political Histories”

2014                University Dissertation Fellowship, Yale University

2013-2014       Dissertation Grant, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

2013-2014       Travel-to-Collections Grant, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College

2009-2013       Graduate Student Fellowship, Yale University

 INVITED TALKS

2017               

“‘Roe’ v. ‘Jane’: Telling Illegal Abortion Stories,” No Turning Back: The Past, Present, and Future of Reproductive Justice, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Symposium, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

2016               

“‘Liberate Yourself From Your Gynecologist:’ Historical Perspectives on Barbara Seaman, Second-Wave Feminism, and Consumer Health Activism, 1969-1977,” Lerner Lecture, Division of Medical Humanities, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY.

2015               

“The Women’s Health Lobby: Feminist Health Activism in Washington, D.C., 1974-1977,” Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing Seminar Series, Philadelphia, PA.

PRESENTATIONS

2017               

“‘I Didn’t Think You Were Hysterical:’ Hysterectomy and Health Activism, 1982-2016,” American Association for the History of Medicine, Nashville, TN.

2014               

“Writing the Women’s Health Movement: Barbara Seaman, Feminism, and the Politics of Biomedical Expertise,” Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science 2014 Introductory Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.

“‘Liberate Yourself From Your Gynecologist:’ Barbara Seaman, Feminism, and Consumer Health Activism, 1957-1977,” A Revolutionary Moment: Women’s Liberation in the Late 1960s and Early 1970s, Boston University, Boston, MA.

2013               

“‘Dear Injurious Physician:’ Barbara Seaman, Feminism, and the Politics of Women’s Health in America,” Brown bag lunch presentation, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

“The Muckraker: Science Writing as Radical Critique, 1967-1977,” The Return of Biography: Reassessing Life Stories in Science Studies, Science Museum, London, UK.

“Pelvic Autonomy: Barbara Seaman and the Emergence of a Feminist Health Politics, 1957-1977,” The Sixties at Fifty: The 5th Annual Boston University Graduate Student American Political History Conference, Boston, MA.

2012               

“‘Dear Injurious Physician:’ Barbara Seaman, Feminism, and the Politics of Women’s Health in America,” Frederic L. Holmes Workshop, Program in the History of Science and Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

“No String Attached: Selling and Using the Menstrual Cup in the 1970s,” Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Colloquium, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

2011               

“The Many Lives of the Menstrual Cup,” Poster Presentation, 15th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Amherst, MA.

“Stories of Jane: Remembering Chicago’s Underground Abortion Service,” American Association for the History of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

2010               

“‘The Whole Thing Might Seem a Little Strange to You:’ Selling the Menstrual Cup, 1960-1973,” 8th Annual Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine, New Brunswick, NJ.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Thomas Jefferson University, Instructor:

Debating U.S. Issues (Fall 2017)

Yale University, Teaching Fellow:

Public Health in America, 1793-2000 (Fall 2012 and Fall 2013)

Historical Perspectives on Global Health (Spring 2013)

Cultures of Western Medicine (Spring 2012)

Media and Medicine in Modern America (Fall 2011)

UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2010-2015       Steering Committee, Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine

2011-2012       Organizer, 10th Annual Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine conference

2011-2012       Organizer, Frederic L. Holmes Workshop Series, Yale University

2009-2010       Department Representative, Graduate Student Assembly, Yale University