Kabria S. Baumgartner

Assistant Professor
Office: English, Hamilton Smith Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Kabria Baumgartner


  • Ph.D., African-American/Black Studies, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • M.A., University of California - Los Angeles
  • B.A., University of California - Los Angeles

Research Interests

  • 19th century American cultural studies and history
  • Africana studies
  • Feminism
  • History of education
  • Social reform movements

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 650: Studies American Lit & Cult
  • ENGL 787: English Major Seminar

Selected Publications

Baumgartner, K. S. (2019). Towers of Intellect: The Struggle for African American Higher Education in Antebellum New England. In L. Harris, & J. Campbell (Eds.), Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies. University of Georgia Press.

Baumgartner, K. (2018). Love and Justice: African American Women, Education, and Protest in Antebellum New England. Journal of Social History. doi:10.1093/jsh/shy019

Baumgartner, K. S. (n.d.). “Cruel and Wicked Prejudice:” Racial Exclusion and the Female Seminary Movement in the Antebellum North. In Women’s Higher Education in the United States: New Historical Perspectives (pp. 45-67). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-59084-8_3