Wendy Kline is the Dema G. Seelye Chair in the History of Medicine in the Department of History. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. She is the author of several articles and two books: Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women’s Health in the Second Wave (University of Chicago Press, 2010) and Building a Better Race: Gender, Sexuality, and Eugenics from the Turn of the Century to the Baby Boom (University of California Press, 2001). Her current book project, under contract with Oxford University Press, is entitled "Coming Home: Medicine, Midwives, and the Transformation of Birth in Late-Twentieth-Century America." Based on interviews and archival records of midwives, doctors, and health organizations, this book will be the first in-depth, historical analysis of the home birth movement in the U.S.
She is also a professional violinist, having most recently played with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra.