Cookie Woolner: Cultural historian of race, gender and sexuality.

Assistant Professor of History, University of Memphis

Links and Media

Blog posts written for The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History:

Queer Coney Island:
Weegee Girls at the Bar
Queer African American Women and the History of Marriage:
Sister Rosetta Tharpe:

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Media reposts of my pieces:

On The Queer Waterfront, covered by
Jet Magazine Lesbian Wedding, covered by
Jet Magazine Lesbian Wedding, covered by


"American Excess" published by OSU Press, 2010

“American Excess: Cultural Representations of Lillian Russell in Turn-of-the-Century America,” Historicizing Fat in Anglo-American Culture, edElena Levy-Navarro. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2010. View the article as a PDF. © OSU Press 2010

Dr. Cookie Woolner

Department of History
219 Mitchell Hall
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152


© Cookie Woolner 2016.
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