Natalie Shibley

Postdoctoral Fellow

Natalie Shibley is working on a manuscript about race, homosexuality investigations, and notions of disease in the U.S. military from the 1940s to 1990s. She has received grants from the U.S. Army Military History Institute, Cornell University Library, the Society for the History of Navy Medicine, and Penn's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies program, among other sources. Natalie was the 2018 recipient of the DuBois-Wells Graduate Student Paper Prize from the African American Intellectual History Society for her paper, “‘Not fit material for anyone to print’: Race, Respectability, and Military Homosexuality Investigations, 1945-1950.” She earned a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the first recipient of a joint doctoral degree in Africana Studies and History. She previously earned an MA from Penn and a BA from Columbia University.

Research Interests: 

African American history; history of gender and sexuality; history of medicine and public health; military history; George Washington Carver

Selected Publications: 

"Black Women in the Army during World War II," Black Perspectives, October 17, 2018

Courses Taught: 

"Race, Gender, and Medicine in U.S. History"