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Corinne Field is an associate professor in the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on the intersection of gender, race, and age in the nineteenth-century United States. She is the author of The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America, which was published in 2014 by University of North Carolina Press, Gender and American Culture series.  With Nick Syrett, she is co-editor of Age in America: Colonial Era to the Present, published by New York University Press in 2015.

Field is a co-founder of the History of Black Girlhood Network, an informal collaboration of scholars working to promote research into the historical experience of black girls, and she was a co-organizer of the Global History of Black Girlhood Conference held at the University of Virginia, April 17-18, 2017.

She is currently revising a manuscript for publication which explores the history of generational conflict within Anglo-American feminism from the 1870s to the 1930s, focusing in particular on the deep connections between age prejudice and racial prejudice in arguments for women’s empowerment.

She is a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.  Past fellowships include the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, the Huntington Library, and the Schlesinger Library, Harvard University. Field received her Ph.D. in American history from Columbia University in 2008 and her B.A. from Stanford in 1997. Before entering graduate school, she worked as a Production Assistant at WGBH TV in Boston. Cori has served as an alumni trustee at Phillips Academy Andover and on the board of the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers.

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