Historian, Professor & Curator

Allison K. Lange is an assistant professor of history at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. She received her PhD in history from Brandeis University and is currently completing a manuscript entitled Picturing Political Power: Images and the Fight for Women’s Votes in the United States, forthcoming in spring 2020 from the University of Chicago Press. The book traces the ways that woman’s rights activists and their opponents used images to define gender and power during the US woman suffrage movement. Lange's research focuses on visual culture and politics, especially in relation to social movements. She has taught classes on images and politics as well as a studio course on digital women's history. To commemorate the 2020 centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, she is curating exhibitions at the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University.