Kimberley Reilly

Kimberley Reilly

Assistant Professor

MAC A320

Current Book Project

Reconstructing Love: Marriage in Law and Culture, 1870-1920


  • “‘A Perilous Venture for Democracy’: Soldiers, Sexual Morality, and American Citizenship in the First World War,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, special issue on “Women’s and Gender History in Global Context” [forthcoming April 2014].
  • “Wronged in Her Dearest Rights: Plaintiff Wives and the Transformation of Marital Consortium, 1870-1920,” Law and History Review 31 (February 2013): 61-99.
  • Review of Jessica Ellen Sewell, Women in the Everyday City: Public Space in San Francisco, 1890-1915 (2011) in Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum 19 (Spring 2012): 124-26.

Teaching Areas

U.S. history since 1865, women’s and gender history, legal history, history of sexuality


Ph.D. University of Chicago
M.A. University of Chicago
A.B. Brown University