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Robin Henry

Volunteer History Commentator

Dr. Robin C. Henry holds a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Indiana University and is an associate professor in the history department at Wichita State University. Her research examines the intersections among sexuality, law, and regional identity in the 19th- and early 20th-century United States.

As host and producer of KMUW's podcast Hindsight: Looking Back At 100 Years Of Women's Suffrage, Dr. Henry was awarded honorable mention in the 2020 editorial/commentary category by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters.

She is the author of Criminalizing Sex, Defining Sexuality: Sexual Regulation and Masculinity in the American West, 1850-1927, as well as numerous articles. In addition to teaching courses on constitutional history and women and gender history at Wichita State University, Dr. Henry has introduced and continues to teach a graduate course on Gender and Sexuality in U.S. History. She served on the Committee on the Status of Women for the Organization of American History from 2009-2011.