Katherine (Kate) Culkin, a Professor of History, joined the BCC faculty in 2007. She earned a B.A. in English from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in history from New York University. She is the author of Harriet Hosmer: A Cultural Biography (UMass Press, 2010) and an associate editor of the Harriet Jacobs Family Papers (UNC Press, 2008). She has also published on eportfolio pedagogy, the history of the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, and 19th-century science fiction by women. Her joint biography of Ellen Tucker Emerson and Edith Emerson Forbes, which has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Houghton Library, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the CUNY Chancellors Grant, and PSC-CUNY Research Fund, is under advanced contract with the University of Massachusetts Press. She primarily teaches American history and the history of women in the United States.