Dr. Henry specializes in interactions among sexuality, law and the American West. She has recently completed her book, Criminalizing Sex, Defining Sexuality: Sexual Regulation and Masculinity in the American West, 1850-1927. In addition to teaching courses on constitutional history and women and gender history, she has introduced and continues to teach a graduate course on Gender and Sexuality in U.S. History. Dr. Henry also served on the Committee on the Status of Women for the Organization of American History from 2009-2011. She is also a guest speaker for KMUW's Past and Present Series

B.A., Austin College, 1998

M.A., University of Massachussetts, Amherst, 2000

Ph.D., University of Indiana, 2006


Academic Interests and Expertise
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Legal and Constitutional History
  • American West