Kelly Anderson

Lecturer in the Study of Women & Gender and Lecturer in Archives

Kelly Anderson

Contact & Office Hours

Spring 2022


18 Henshaw B3 203



M.A., Sarah Lawrence College

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz


Kelly Anderson lectures for Smith’s history department as well as for the Study of Women & Gender. She has a master’s in women’s history from Sarah Lawrence College and a doctorate from the CUNY Graduate Center. She is the director of the Archives Concentration, and her teaching and research interests include women and social change, the history of sexuality, feminisms and oral history. Her courses are rooted in primary research in Smith’s special collections and in oral history methods.

Anderson is also an oral historian in special collections. Her oral history projects include Voices of Feminism, Documenting Lesbian Lives, An Activist Life, Smith College Alumnae Oral History Project and the Social Work Archives Oral History Project. She is currently working on a book project titled “I Wanted it Like a Lover, I Wanted it Like Justice,” which looks at the leadership of the gender and sexual liberation movements over the last four decades.