Dr Stephen Kenny PhD FHEA

Lecturer, 19th and 20th century North American History History

    Teaching and Learning

    Histories of Slavery, 'Race' and Medicine

    Histories of Health and Medicine in the United States
    Histories of American Slavery
    Histories of the African American experience
    Histories of the American South

    Since joining the Department in autumn 2005 have taught, coordinated and contributed to a wide range and number of undergraduate and graduate modules. Have also supervised a large number of undergraduate dissertations on a extensive variety of topics exploring histories of bodies, disease, 'race', health, medicine, and slavery in the United States.

    At Masters level teach on both the Cultural History and the International Slavery Studies pathways. Have supervised a large number MA dissertations exploring various cultural histories of bodies, disease, 'race', health and medicine in the United States and histories of American slavery.

    Working with Graeme Milne, Alex Buchanan, Deana Heath and Celia Donert, am a co-supervisor for the following Phd students:
    Beth Wilson (AHRC PhD studentship) 'Slavery and emotional health'
    Nicholas Fuqua, 'Landscapes of Slavery in Liverpool and Charleston'
    Louise Roberts (History GTA) 'Displayed people in a post WW1 Imperial context'

    Working with Richard Huzzey (Durham University) and William Ashworth, was part of the supervisory team for:
    Joe Kelly (ESRC CASE studentship, 2014) 'Supply Chains and Moral Responsibility: Slavery and Capitalism after British Emancipation' [completed 2017]

    Working with Michael Tadman, was a co-supervisor for:
    Andrea Livesey (ESRC PhD studentship), 'Sexual Violence in the Slaveholding Regimes of Louisiana and Texas' [completed August 2015]

    Working with Mark Peel and Graeme Milne, was a co-supervisor for:
    Emily Trafford (AHRC PhD studentship), ‘Where the Races Meet’:Racial Framing through Live Display at the American West Coast World’s Fairs, 1894-1916' [completed December 2015]

    A few recommendations ...

    Students interested in histories of slavery, 'race', the body and medicine might want to consult the following key works:

    George J. Annas , The Rights of Patients (2nd edition, 1992 and 3rd edition, 2004)

    Margo DeMello, Body Studies: An Introduction (2014).

    Joe Feagin, Racist America (3rd edition, 2014).

    Sharla Fett, Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations (2002).

    Walter Johnson, Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market (1999).

    Susan Lederer, Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America Before the Second World War (1995).

    Susan Reverby, Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy (2009).

    Dorothy Roberts, Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (1997).

    Gillian Rose, Visual Methodologies (3rd edition, 2013).

    Michael Sappol, A Traffic of Dead Bodies: Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in 19th-Century America (2002).

    Todd Savitt, Medicine and Slavery: The Diseases and Health Care of Blacks in Antebellum Virginia (1978).

    Michael Tadman, Speculators and Slaves: Masters, Traders, and Slaves in the Old South (1996).

    John Harley Warner and James Edmonson, Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine: 1880-1930 (2009).


    Modules for 2017-18

    DISSERTATION

    Module code: HIST550

    Role: Teaching

    FEASIBILITY STUDY

    Module code: HIST504

    Role: Teaching

    HISTORY DISSERTATION

    Module code: HIST396

    Role: Teaching

    HISTORY EXTENDED DISSERTATION

    Module code: HIST399

    Role: Teaching

    HISTORY MATTERS

    Module code: HIST105

    Role: Teaching

    PRESENTING THE PAST

    Module code: HIST106

    Role: Teaching

    Postgraduate Development Programme (History)

    Module code: HISR601

    Role: Teaching

    REPRESENTING SLAVERY

    Module code: MODL515

    Role: Teaching

    REVIEWING HISTORY

    Module code: HIST393

    Role: Teaching

    SITES OF CULTURAL HISTORY

    Module code: HIST520

    Role: Teaching

    THEMES IN CULTURAL HISTORY

    Module code: HIST516

    Role: Teaching

    USES OF THE PAST: HISTORY IMPACT MODULE

    Module code: HIST320

    Role: Teaching


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