Cori Field has been an adjunct faculty member in the Department of History and the Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality at the University of Virginia since 2007. Her research focuses on the intersection of gender, race, and age in the nineteenth-century United States. She is currently co-editing a volume on the historical significance of chronological age for New York University Press. Her monograph, The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America, was published in 2014 by University of North Carolina Press, Gender and American Culture series.
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.
Her next book, tentatively titled Minors to Men: Maturation, Gender, and Race in the Early American Republic, which will investigate the political significance of manhood as a stage of life.
She has recently been a fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. 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 is an alumni trustee at Phillips Academy Andover, where she has served on the Strategic Planning Task Force, and is on the Board of the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers.