Kathleen M. Barry received a BA magna cum laude in history from Harvard University in 1992,
and a PhD in history from New York University in 2002. She was a Mellon Research Fellow in
American History at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Jesus College from 2003 to
2006. She has taught American history at NYU and Cambridge.

Barry has presented her research on flight attendants at Oxford and Cambridge, the University
of London, the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, the North American Labor
History Conference, and the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. In 2004 she served
as an historical advisor for “Fly With Me: The History of the Flight Attendant,” a documentary
film produced by West Park Pictures and Kaizen West Productions. The film was initially
broadcast on Channel Five (UK), the Discovery Times Channel (US), and the History Channel
(Canada) in Spring 2005, and has since appeared on the History Channel in the United States.

Before moving to the UK to take up the Cambridge fellowship, Barry was on the staff of the
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, working closely with the Institute's President as
the Coordinator of Special Projects and Publications. She was involved in the design, editing, and
production of a wide range of publications for students, teachers, and the general public. She
also assisted in the development of the New York State affiliate of the National Council for
History Education and the Institute's summer internship for undergraduates. In recent years, she
has served as a Subject Matter Expert in 20th-century U.S. history for Cengage Publishing.

After 11 years abroad in Cambridge and London, England, and in Teruel, Spain, Barry has
recently relocated to Towson, Maryland, with her husband and two children.

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