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Karen Elizabeth Chaney

crime historian

Karen Elizabeth Chaney earned her master's degree in American history from Harvard University. She wrote her master's thesis on the 1849 George Parkman murder under the auspices of the late Dr. William Gienapp. She recently contributed two chapters on the Parkman case and the 1843 Mary Ann Bickford murder to Praeger's Famous American Crimes and Trials series. She has presented papers at Mt. Auburn Cemetery and the New England Historical Association, and for Mayor Thomas Menino at the Parkman House in Boston. She is also on the board of directors of the Victorian Society.