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Frances Davey

Assistant Professor
Florida Gulf Coast University
United States of America


Ph.D. History, University of Delaware, 2011 M.A. History, University of Delaware, 2002 M.A. American Studies, The College of William and Mary, 1997 B.A. American Studies, Smith College, 1992

Research Interest

U.S. Social and Cultural History, Women and Gender, Sexuality and Medicine, Material Culture Clothing and Fashion, Witchcraft in England and America, Pathologization of the Female Body


  • “Living Graciously: Interpretation and Entertaining in the Hungerford Dining Room,” Pure & Sweet: Receipts &c. for Domestic Economy and Gracious Living (Old York Historical Society, 1992).

  • Co-authored with Thomas A. Chambers, “‘A Woman? At the Fort!’: A Shock Tactic for Gender Integration in Historical Interpretation,” Gender & History 6 (November 1994).

  • “‘I Am Sick All Over’: Working Class Women, Clothing, and the Management of Menstruation, 1873-1914,” Rebecca B. Worley, ed., Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars: Selected Papers 2003-2007 (Small Wonder Press and Raven Press, 2008).

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