Lynn Kennedy

Associate Professor
Faculty of Arts & Science


Research expertise

Lynn's research interests focus on the Southern United States before the Civil War, particularly on the link between domestic relationships and broader social and political structures. Her book "Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood & Social Networks in the Old South" was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2010.
Her current book project is examining the use of gossip in forming social communities among elite whites in the antebellum South. She is also working on research that explores the gender, race, and class relationships involved in the tasks of sewing and clothing production within the Southern household.