Cynthia A. Kierner

Cynthia A. Kierner

Cynthia A. Kierner is a professor of history at George Mason University, where she teaches early American and women's history. She is the author or editor of seven books including the award-winning Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times (2012) and Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson's America (2004). Kierner is also a past president of the Southern Association for Women Historians. Her current book project is entitled "Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from Jamestown to Johnstown."

Lectures

  • Travel and Terror: Exploding Steamboats and the Popular Culture of Antebellum America
  • "Awful Calamity": Sentiment, Gender, and Nation in the Richmond Theater Fire of 1811
  • A Society of Patriotic Ladies: The Edenton Ladies Tea Party
  • Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Presidents, Politics, and Gender in the Early American Republic
  • Scandal at Bizarre: Sex, Rhetoric, and Reality in Jefferson's America
  • Tea and the Politics of Protest and Commemoration in Revolutionary America