Kim Warren

Kim Warren
  • Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, School of Social Welfare
  • Associate Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Contact Info

Wescoe Hall, Room 3616


Ph.D. in History, Stanford University


Kim Warren is a historian of race and gender, social reform, education, civil, human, and women's rights. She conducts research and teaching in areas of African Diasporas, Native American studies, and feminist studies. Professor Warren earned a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Yale University; and an MA and PhD in History from Stanford University. At KU, she is affiliated faculty with Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, African and African-American Studies, Indigenous Studies, and has recently held the Danish Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark.

Selected Publications

Sklar, Kathryn Kish, Christopher Capozzola, Liette Gidlow, Melanie Gustafson, Annelise Orleck, Kim Cary Warren, and Mason Williams. 2021. “‘The Long Progressive Era’:  A Roundtable on After the Vote:  Feminist Politics in La Guardia’s New York by Elisabeth Israels Perry.” Journal Articles. The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 2021: 1–31.
Rury, John L, and Kim Cary Warren, eds. 2015. Transforming the University of Kansas:  A History, 1965-2015. Books.
Warren, Kim C. 2015. ““You’d Be Criminals!": Transgressions, Legal Unions, and Interracial Marriage in 1967 Film and Law.” Book Chapters. In Poitier Revisited:  Reconsidering a Black Icon in the Obama Age, edited by Ian Strachan and Mia Mask, 145–62. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
Warren, Kim Cary, and Elizabeth MacGonagle. 2012. “‘“How Much for Kunta Kinte?!”: Sites of Memory, Diasporan Encounters, and West African Identities.’” Book Chapters. In African Hosts and Their Guests: Cultural Dynamics of Tourism in Africa, edited by Wouter van Beek and Annette Schmidt, 75–102. Suffolk, UK: James Currey, 2012.
Warren, Kim Cary. 2010. The Quest for Citizenship: African-American and Native American Education in Kansas, 1880-1935. Books. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press.
Warren, Kim. 2007. “‘All Indian Trails Lead to Lawrence, October 27 to 30, 1926’: American Identity and the Dedication of Haskell Institute’s Football Stadium.” Journal Articles. Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains 30: 2–19.
Warren, Kim Cary. Accepted/In Press. “Mary McLeod Bethune’s Feminism:  Black Women as Citizens of the World.” Journal Articles. Gender and History.

Grants & Other Funded Activity

Distinguished Danish Chair in American Studies. $50000.00. (9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018). Foundation. Status: FundedCareer Enhancement Fellowship. Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. (1/1/2008 - 12/31/2009). Foundation. Status: FundedPostdoctoral Fellowship. National Academy for Education/Spencer Foundation. (1/1/2006 - 12/31/2007). Foundation. Status: Funded