PhD Candidate Department of History
MA Kent State University 2018
BA Frostburg State University 2012
American Cultural History; Race, Gender, and Class; Twentieth Century History
Selected Conference Presentations and Papers:
“Preserving the Memory of May 4th: The Gym Protest of 1977,” Guest Lecture, Ohio History Course at Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio, May 2, 2017.
“Raising Radical Youths: The Roots of the Sit-in Movement in Orangeburg, South Carolina,” Northern Illinois University History Graduate Student Conference, DeKalb, Illinois, November 3, 2017.
“The Right to Bowl: Student Radicalization and the Death of Jim Crow,” Phi Alpha Theta National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 3-6, 2018. “‘Lest We Forget’: 50 Years After the Orangeburg Massacre,” Ohio Academy of History Conference, Dayton, Ohio, March 23-24, 2018.
Kimba Stahler is a doctoral student whose work focuses on twentieth century American cultural history. Her research examines how the intersection of race, class, and gender played into and affected various organized social movements to determine why peaceful protests escalated to police riots and massacres. Throughout her educational career, her case studies have included instances of state orchestrated violence directed at the politically active students enrolled at the historically black South Carolina State College in 1968 and at Kent State University in 1970.