Kabria Baumgartner

Kabria Baumgartner

Assistant Professor

Department/Affiliation: History, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 330-287-1947
Office Address: 113 Kauke


  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles 2003
  • M.A., Unveristy of California, Los Angeles 2005
  • Ph.D, University of Massachusetts Amherst 2011

Courses Taught

  • HIST 110: U.S. Experience to 1877
  • HIST 201: History of Schools in America
  • HIST 301: African American Women’s History

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2010-11) 
  • Frederick B. Artz Research Grant, Oberlin College (2010) 
  • Phillips G. Davis Award, National Association for Ethnic Studies (2009) 
  • Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, UCLA (2003-04) 
  • Gates Millennium Scholarship, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2000-03) 

Professional Memberships

  • American Historical Association
  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History
  • History of Education Society
  • Organization of American Historians


  • "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Education, and Abolition." Ethnic Studies Review 32.2 (Winter 2009): 52-78.
  • Review of Hilary J. Moss, Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America in History Journal of Massachusetts 38 (Fall 2010): 155-158.

Research Interests

Professor Baumgartner writes about and teaches courses on early American history, women's history, and the history of education.  She is currently writing a book on African American women's education in antebellum America.