Rachel Dudley, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Toledo. She received her doctorate in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies in 2016 from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Her dissertation was entitled, "Haunted Hospital: J. Marion Sims & the Legacies of Enslaved Women, 1841-1850". Using interdisciplinary frameworks it explored the medical exploitation and the continuing cultural legacies of enslaved women as medical research subjects, within the development of modern gynecology.
Dr. Dudley also holds a Master's in Women's Studies from The Ohio State Univeristy (2009) and a minor in Women and Gender Studies from Grand Valley State University in Michigan (2007).
She has held Assistant Visiting Professor positions at Emory University and Grand Valley State University (her alma maters). She has also worked as the Program Coordinatory and Advisor for Cornell University's McNair Scholars Program.
Dr. Dudley's teaching interests include: Intro, Gender, Race & Health and Feminist Research Methods. Her research interests include: Feminist Health Humanities, Medical History, U.S. Slavery, Gender & Medical Research, Medical Ethics and Interdisciplinary Knowledge Production.