Associate Professor of History
Kathleen Feeley is an associate professor of history at the University of Redlands who can offer insight into on modern U.S. history and its popular and political culture. Her specific areas of expertise include Hollywood, media and celebrity culture and industry, the U.S. Civil War, and the Cold War.
She is at work on a biography of silent film star and executive Mary Pickford as well as a co-edited essay collection, “When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in United States History.”
She was a consultant for “Paris Hilton: Not So Simple” and “Child Stars II: Growing Up Hollywood” on A&E’s Biography series.
A recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Teaching Award at the University of Redlands, Feeley holds a doctoral degree in U.S. history from the CUNY Graduate Center and a bachelor’s degree in history and women’s studies from Colgate University.
Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise
- Modern U.S. history
- Popular culture studies
- Media/celebrity culture and studies
- Women and gender history
- U.S. Civil War
- Cold War
- Advertising/marketing history
- Gossip and its history