Kelly Anderson

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

Kelly Anderson

Contact & Office Hours

Fall 2023

Monday 2–4 p.m.

304 Pierce Hall



Ph.D., City University of New York

M.A., Sarah Lawrence College

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz


Kelly Anderson is a lecturer in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender and is the director of the Archives Concentration. Formerly an oral historian in Smith’s Special Collections, Anderson’s courses center research in the archives and in oral history methods. Her oral history projects include: Voices of Feminism, An Activist Life, Smith College Alumnae Oral History Project, the Social Work Archives, Noho Pride Documentation Project, and Documenting Lesbians Lives. Anderson’s  teaching and research interests include women and social change, the history of sexuality, feminisms, public history, and oral history.  She is currently working on a new oral history project aimed at collecting the life narratives of long-time activists in movements for gender and sexual liberation.