“The Junior Girl,” Hamline Liner, 1905

Kristin Mapel Bloomberg is professor women’s studies at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she also holds the Hamline University Endowed Chair in the Humanities.  She received her PhD from the University of Nebraska, her MA from St. Cloud State University (MN), and her BA from Hamline University.

Dr. Bloomberg’s research interests focus on the history, culture, and literature of American women of the long nineteenth century in the Trans-Mississippi West.  She has published on a variety of topics such as women’s social and civic organizations, woman suffrage, women and early co-education, and women-authored journals and novels.  She is currently at work on a biography of Nebraska woman’s rights advocate Clara Bewick Colby. Her other active historical research projects include work on suffragist Cora Smith Eaton King (North Dakota & Washington state), and the women members of the Sorin family – otherwise known as “The First Family of Hamline.”

To learn more about Dr. Bloomberg, visit her Academia page.