Faculty Spotlight ~ Dr. Kristen Oertel

Monday, February 21, 2011

Dr. Kristen Oertel traveled to the Kansas City area February 18-20 for three book signings/readings to promote Frontier Feminist

  • Friday, February 18:  Professor Oertel and her co-author signed books and gave a short presentation at the Watkins Museum in Lawrence.
  • Saturday, February 19:  Dr. Oertel and  her co-author had another book signing at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka.
  • Sunday, February 20:  Kristen and her co-author were featured guests with over 100 people in attendance at the Missouri Valley Speaker Series at the Kansas City Public Library.

Dr. Oertel will return to the University of Missouri at Kansas City to participate in a roundtable workshop in April where she will share a working draft of an article tentatively titled, "'There is no manliness in a scoundrel':  Competing Visions of Masculinity at Mid-Century," with leading Civil War-era scholars.  These papers will then be presented in abbreviated form at an October conference on the border wars and will be published in an anthology comprised of conference participants.

This summer Kristen plans to travel to Mississippi to begin research for her next book project, an extended family biography of the Hopkins clan, a Mississippi family with South Carolina roots that spans from the 1790s to the 1920s.

Dr. Kristen Oertel