An NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art

Kim Cary Warren, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Kansas
Associate Professor, Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas
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Kim Cary Warren is an Associate Professor in the Departments of History and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas. She previously collaborated on the project Shifting Borders of Race and Identity: A Research and Teaching Project on the Native American and African American Experience jointly organized by the KU's Hall Center for the Humanities and Haskell Indian Nations University supported by the Ford Foundation. Dr. Warren's involvement in this project led to the 2010 publication of ​The Quest for Citizenship: African American and Native American Education in Kansas, 1880-1935, one of the core readings for our workshop. On the first day of our workshops, Dr. Warren will provide a keynote lecture that introduces the key themes we will explore throughout the week and continue the conversation casually at our welcome dinner that evening. She will also join us for our trip to the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, guiding us as we explore the site and leading a group discussion about the case and its lasting impacts on American education.

Dr. Warren is a scholar of gender and race in African American and Native American studies, history of education, and United States history. Her research interests include the history of education, women’s history, citizenship and American identity, race and gender relations, identity development and social, civil rights and reform movements. She has authored several publications on race and education, including her book The Quest for Citizenship: African American and Native American Education in Kansas, 1880-1935. She also co-edited Transforming the University of Kansas: A History, 1965-2015 and The First and the Forced: Essays on the Native American and African American Experience. Dr. Warren received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Spencer Foundation/National Academy for Education (2006) and from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (2008).


PhD, Stanford University
MA, Stanford University
BA, Yale University

Dates of Workshop Sessions

Session I: June 18-24, 2017 

Session II: July 9-15, 2017

Contact Information

Cassandra Mesick Braun, Project Co-Director: | 785-864-6794

Celka StraughnProject Co-Director: | 785-864-0136

Sydney PurselProject Intern: | 785-864-5253

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