• Katherine Parkin

     

    Associate Professor of History

    Ph.D., Temple University, 2001

    Office: Howard Hall 335

    E-mail: kparkin@monmouth.edu

    Telephone: 732-571-4492


    Current Projects:

    I am writing a social and cultural history of women and cars in the twentieth century U.S.


    Publications:

    Food is Love: Advertising and Gender Roles in Modern America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.

    “Glittering Mockery”: Twentieth-Century Leap Year Marriage Proposals,” Journal of Family History 37(1) January 2012: 85-104.

    "The Key to the Universe: Springsteen, Masculinity, and the Car," in Bruce Springsteen and the American Soul: Essays on the Songs and Influence of a Cultural Icon, edited by David Izzo. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2011.

    “It’s Up to the Women: House Work and Identity in American Life,” Gender & History 22(2) August 2010: 451-457.

    In December 2005, I was an invited presenter at a symposium in Vienna, Austria, where I presented my paper, "'The Power of Real, Unadulterated Sex': Ernest Dichter, Libido, and American Advertising."

    “The Sex of Food and Ernest Dichter: The Illusion of Inevitability.” Advertising & Society Review 5(2) 2004.

    “Campbell’s Soup and the Long Shelf Life of Traditional Gender Roles.” Kitchen Culture in America: Representations of Food, Gender, and Race. Ed. Sherrie A. Inness. University of Pennsylvania Press, January 2001.


    Courses:

    US Women's History
    History of Sexuality in America
    Cultural History of Advertising