Michelle Kuhl, History
Michelle Kuhl joined the history department with a passionate interest in history, race and gender that intersected her teaching and her research. At the center of her research agenda is a book nearing completion on lynching in the deep South. Since she arrived in Oshkosh, Michelle has also proven herself as a tremendously dedicated teacher of 19th century America, U.S. women’s history and African American studies. She holds her students to very high standards but challenges them with ever-changing, creative assignments.
Last summer, she won a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to incorporate more regional history into her introductory courses. Michelle is a strong and dedicated part of both the women’s studies program and the African American studies program. Michelle also co-founded a group that spent two summers analyzing the challenges of balancing work and parenting. The group built bridges across the disciplines and has helped to raise awareness of the difficulties parents face.