Kathleen M. Barry, PhD

Assistant Director, National Fellowships Program

Kathleen M. Barry is a historian of the twentieth-century US whose research has focused on women and labor. She is the author of Femininity in Flight: A History of Flight Attendants (Duke University Press, 2007). She has taught US history at New York University and the University of Cambridge, where she was the Mellon Research Fellow in American History and a fellow of Jesus College for three years. After her postdoctoral fellowship in Cambridge, she remained overseas, living in England and Spain for a total of 11 years.

Along with her time in academia, Barry has also worked in public history institutions. She served on the staff of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, developing publications and programs, and was the Executive Director of the Historical Society of Baltimore County.