Kathryn Kish Sklar
Distinguished Professor of History Emerita Home phone in
State University of New York Berkeley, California
2012-present Distinguished Professor of History Emerita, SUNY, Binghamton
2005-2006 Harmsworth Professor of United States History, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
1988-2012 Distinguished Professor of History, SUNY Binghamton
2003-2005 Co-Director, Center for Teaching U.S. History, SUNY Binghamton
1998-2012 Co-Director, Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender,
1981-1988 Professor of
1974-1981 Associate Professor, UCLA
1969-1974 Lecturer and
B.A. 1965 Radcliffe College, Harvard University,
Magna Cum Laude and Highest Honors in American History and Literature
Online Journal, Database and Website:
Competing Kingdoms: Women, Mission, Nation, and the Protestant American Empire, 1812-1960, co-editor with Barbara Reeves Ellington and Connie A. Shemo, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010).
Selected Letters of Florence Kelley, 1869-1931, co-editor with Beverly Wilson Palmer, (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009) An electronic database, Index to the Letters of Florence Kelley, is online at the Digital Commons, Kheel Center, Industrial and Labor Relations School, Cornell University-- http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/fkelley/1/.
Women’s Rights and Transatlantic Anti-Slavery in the Era of Emancipation, co-editor with James Brewer Stewart, (Yale University Press, 2007)
Women and Power in American History: A Reader, co-editor, with Thomas Dublin, 2 Volumes, (Engelwood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1991; 2nd edition, 2001; 3rd edition, 2008)
Women's Rights Emerges within the Antislavery
Movement: A Short History with Documents, 1830-1870, (
Social Justice Feminists in the
co-editor with Anja Schüler and Susan Strasser, (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998)
(New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995). Volume I of a two-volume study.
Recipient of the 1996 Berkshire Prize of the
Recipient of the 1998 prize for Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research,
awarded by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. New York Times Notable Books of 1995.
U.S. History as Women's History: New Feminist Essays, co-editor with Linda Kerber and Alice Kessler-Harris, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995)
The Social Survey Movement in Historical Perspective, co-editor, with Martin Bulmer of London School of Economics, and Kevin Bales of the University of Surrey, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992; pb edition CUP, 2011).
The Autobiography of Florence Kelley: Notes of Sixty Years, editor, (Chicago: Charles Kerr, 1986)
Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life among the Lowly; The Minister's Wooing; Oldtown Folks, editor, (New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1981)
Catharine Beecher, A Treatise on Domestic Economy, editor, (New York: Schocken, 1977; reprint of 1841 original)
Catharine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973).
(Paperback edition, W.W. Norton, 1976). Recipient of the 1974 Berkshire Prize of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians; National Book Award finalist, 1974. Portions reprinted in anthologies.
Chapters in Books:
“Human Rights Discourse in the Proceedings of Women’s Rights Conferences in the United States, 1848 – 1869,” in Miia Halme-Tuomisaari and Pamela Slotte, eds., Revisiting the Origins of Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
"Creating Meaning in a Sea of Information: The Women and Social Movements web sites,"
in Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki, eds., Writing History in the Digital Age,
co-author. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013). Online at
“Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Race Question, and the ‘Masculine Mystique,’” in Liette Gidlow, ed.,
Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in 2008 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011); previously published as “A Women’s History Report Card on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Presidential Primary Campaign, 2008,” Feminist Studies, Vol. 34, nos. 1 & 2 (Spring/ Summer 2008), 315-322.
"Teaching Students to Become Producers of New Historical Knowledge on the Web," in Gary J. Korblith and Carol Lasser, eds., Teaching American History: Essays Adapted from the Journal of American History, 2001-2007 (Boston: Bedford/ St. Martin’s, 2009), originally published in Journal of American History, Vol. 88, no. 4 (March 2002), pp. 1471-76.
"`The Throne of My Heart': Religion, Oratory and Transatlantic Community in Angelina Grimké’s Launching of Women’s Rights, 1828-1838,” in Kathryn Sklar and James Stewart, eds. Women’s Rights and Transatlantic Slavery in the Era of Emancipation, (Yale University Press, 2007)
"Foreword," to Rima Lunin Schultz and
"The Women's Studies Moment: 1972," in The
Politics of Women's Studies: Testimony from 30 Founding Mothers,
"Introduction" to Ruth Bordin, Women
“The `Quickened Conscience’: Women’s Voluntarism and the State, 1890-1920,”in Civil Society, Democracy, and Civic Renewal,” Robert K. Fullinwider, ed., (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999)
"The Consumers' White Label of the National Consumers' League, 1898-1918," in Susan Strasser, Charles McGovern, and Matthais Judt, eds., Getting and Spending: American and European Consumption in the Twentieth Century (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998)
"Two Political Cultures in the Progressive Era: The National Consumers' League and the American Association for Labor Legislation," in Linda Kerber, Alice Kessler-Harris and Kathryn Kish Sklar, eds., U.S. History as Women's History: New Feminist Essays (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1995).
"`Women Who Speak for an Entire Nation:'
American and British Women Compared at the World Anti-Slavery Convention,
"The Historical Foundations of Women's Power in the Creation of the American Welfare State, 1830-1930," in Seth Koven and Sonya Michel, eds., Mothers of a New World: Maternalist Politics and the Origins of Welfare States (New York: Routledge, 1993); reprinted in Carl Guarneri, America Compared, (Houghton Mifflin, 1997); and Frank Couvares and Martha Saxton, Interpretations of American History (Free Press, 2000).
"Coming to Terms with
"Hull House Maps and Papers: Social Science as Women's Work in the 1890's," in K. K. Sklar co-editor with Martin Bulmer and Kevin Bales, The Social Survey Movement in Historical Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 1992); reprinted in Helene Silverberg, ed., Gender and American Social Science: the Formative Years, (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998).
"`The Greater Part of the Petitioners are Female': The Reduction by Statute of Women's Working Hours in the Paid Labor Force, 1840-1917," in Gary Cross, ed., The International History of the Shortening of the Workday (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988)
Co-author with Nancy Henley et al, "The Social Construction of Gender," Dean R. Gerstein et al, eds., The Behavioral and Social Sciences: Achievements and Opportunities, (New York: National Academy Press, 1988)
"Jane Addams's `The Subjective Necessity for
Social Settlements,'" in David Nasaw, ed., The Course of
"Female Teachers: 'Firm Pillars' of the West," in "Schools and the Means of Education Shall Forever Be Encouraged": A History of Education in the Old Northwest, 1878-1880 (Athens: Ohio University Press, 1987)
"Why did most politically active women oppose the ERA in the 1920's?" in Rights of Passage: The Past and Future of the ERA, Joan Hoff-Wilson, ed., (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986)
"The Last Fifteen Years: Historians' Changing Views of American Women in Religion and Society," in Women in New Worlds: Historical Perspectives on the Wesleyan Tradition, Hilah F. Thomas and Rosemary S. Keller, eds., (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1981)
"Victorian Women and Domestic Life: Mary Todd Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Harriet Beecher Stowe," in The Public and the Private Lincoln, Cullom Davis, et al., eds. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1980)
"The Founding of
"Catharine Beecher and American Feminism" in Earl A. French and Diana Royce, Portraits of a Nineteenth-Century Family (Hartford: The Stowe-Day Foundation, 1975). Reprinted in Catherine Clinton and G.J. Barker-Benfield, eds., Portraits of American Women (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990).
“For the Future of Women’s Past,” Journal of Women’s History 26:1 (Spring 2014).
"Historians Meet Activists at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, June 2011,"
co-authored with Thomas Dublin, Journal of Women's History.24:4 (Winter 2012): 175-85.
“Building Online Communities of Scholars in U.S. Women’s History,” Annual Report, Institute for Women’s Studies, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, No. 19 (2008-2009), pp. 22-27.
up with the Web, 1997-2008: Women and Social Movements in the
“Edicion de la correspondencia seleccionada de Florence Kelley,” (“The Selected Correspondence of Florence Kelley”), Historia, Anthropologia y Fuentes Orales, vol. 40, no. 2 (2008), 79-109.
“A Women’s History Report Card on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Presidential Primary Campaign, 2008,” Feminist Studies, Vol. 34, nos. 1 & 2 (Spring/ Summer 2008), 315-322.
a New Journal: Women and Social Movements in the
“The New Political History and Women’s History,” The History Teacher, Vol. 39, No. 4 (August 2006), 509-514.
“The Future of Women’s History: Considering the State of U.S. Women’s History,” co-author with Nancy Cott, Gerda Lerner, Ellen DuBois and Nancy Hewitt, Journal of Women’s History, Vol. 15, no. 1 (Spring 2003), pp. 145-64.
“`Some of Us Who Deal with the Social Fabric’: Jane Addams Blends Peace and Social Justice, 1907-1919,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Vol. 2, no. 1 (January 2003), pp. 80-96.
"Teaching Students to Become Producers of New Historical Knowledge on the Web," Journal of American History, Vol. 88, no. 4 (March 2002), pp. 1471-76.
"Our Histories, Ourselves: Transformation Scene," Women's Review of Books, Vol. XVII, No. 5 (February 2000), pp. 12-13.
"Beyond Maternalism: Protestant Women and Social Justice Activism,
1890-1920," Women and
"Florence Kelley," The American Lawyer, special issue, "The Lawyers of the Century," Dec. 1999.
"Women's History: A Field We Can Lean On," Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Dec. 1999)
"Catharine Beecher," "Elizabeth
Glendower Evans," "Lavinia Dock," "Mary Kehew," "
"Equal Rights Amendment," "Single
Women," "Suburbanization," and "Woman's Christian
Temperance Union," in The Reader's
"Engendering Women's History: New Paradigms and Interpretations in American History," Amerikastudien/American Studies, Vol. 41: 2 (1996)
"Jane Addams's Peace Activism, 1914-1922: A Model for Women Today?" Women's Studies Quarterly, Special Issue on Rethinking Women's Peace Studies, (23 (Fall/Winter 1995), pp. 32-47; originally printed in "Women Peacemakers and Women's Political Culture in World War I," Women and Peace: an International Conference, (School of Social Work, University of Illinois, 1990)
"The Schooling of Girls and Community Values in Massachusetts Towns, 1750-1820," special issue on women's education in History of Education Quarterly (Spring 1994 and Fall 1994)
"Biography in the Writing of U.S. Women's History," 17th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Madrid, Spain, August, 1990, Proceedings, 2 Vols., (Madrid: Comité International des Sciences Historique, 1991), Vol. 2, 1179-1189.
"A Call for Comparisons," American Historical Review, Vol. 95, No. 4 (Oct. 1990), 1109-1114.
Co-author with Gerda Lerner, Graduate Training in U.S. Women's History: A Conference Report (1990). Available through the American Historical Association.
"`Organized Womanhood': Archival Sources on Women and Progressive Reform," Journal of American History, June, 1988.
"Hull House as a Community of Women Reformers
in the 1890's," in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society,
special issue on Communities of Women (Chicago: University of Chicago Press,
Vol. 10, No. 4, Summer 1985), pp. 657-77.
Reprinted in Mary Beth Norton, ed., Major
Problems in American Women's History (D.C. Heath, 1989); Nancy Hewitt, ed.,
Half of History: Women, Family and Community in
"A Conceptual Framework for the Teaching of
Recent United States Scholarship on the History of Women, U.S. Report to Fifteenth International Congress of Historical Sciences, Bucharest, 1980, Session on "Women and Society." co-author with Barbara Sicherman, William Monter, and Joan Scott. Published as a pamphlet by the American Historical Association, 1980.
"Culture Versus Economics: A Case of Fornication in
"American Female Historians in Context: 1775-1930," Feminist Studies, Vol. 3, nos. 1 and 2 (Summer 1975). Reprinted in Nancy F. Cott, ed., History of Women in
"All Hail to Pure Cold Water: Women and the Water-Cure Movement in
Encyclopedia articles in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Women (2005); Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists (2004); Oxford Companion to American History (2001); Historical Encyclopedia of Chicago Women (2001); Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia (2001); American National Biography (1999); Readers' Companion to U.S. Women's History (1998); Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia (1997); A Companion to American Thought (1995); Encyclopedia of New York City (1995); Companion to American History (1993), Readers' Encyclopedia of American History (1991); Encyclopedia of the American Left (1990); Biographical Dictionary of American Social Welfare Leaders (1986); Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery (1986); Encyclopedia of Education (1970).
Book reviews in Journal of Interdisciplinary History, American Historical Review, Journal of American History, Reviews in American History, and others.
Online Publications: Author or co-author of
Document Projects on Women and Social Movements in the
“How Did Florence Kitchelt Bring Together Social Feminists and Equal Rights Feminists to Reconfigure the Campaign for the ERA in the 1940s and 50s?” co-author, Women and Social Movements in the U. S., 1600-2000, Vol. 14, no. 1 (March 2010)
"How Did Changes in the Built Environment at Hull-House Reflect the Settlement's Interaction with Its Neighbors, 1889-1912?" author, Women and Social Movements in the U. S., 1600-2000, Vol. 8, no. 4 (Dec. 2004)
"How Did the National Women's Conference in Houston in 1977 Shape a Feminist Agenda for the Future?" author, Women and Social Movements in the U. S., 1600-2000, Vol. 8, no. 4 (Dec. 2004).
How Did the Removal of the Cherokee Nation from Georgia Shape Women’s Activism in the North, 1817-1838?, author, Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Vol. 8, no. 2 (June, 2004).
How have Recent Social Movements Shaped Civil Rights Legislation for Women? The 1994 Violence Against Women Act, co-author with Suzanne Lustig, Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Vol. 5, no. 1 (March, 2001).
How Did the Ladies Association of Philadelphia Shape New Forms of Women's Activism during the American Revolution, 1780-1781?, co-author with Gregory Duffy, Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Vol. 5, no. 1 (March, 2001).
What were the Origins of International Women's Day, 1886-1920?, co-author with Lauren Kryzak, Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Vol. 4, no. 1 (March, 2000).
Who Won the Debate over the Equal
Rights Amendment in the 1920s?, author, Women and Social Movements in
Why Did Some Men Support the Women's Rights Movement in the 1850s, and How Did Their Ideas Compare to those of Women in the Movement?, co-author with Gretchen Becht, Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Vol. 3, no. 1 (March, 1999).
What Was the Appeal of Moral Reform to Antebellum Northern Women, 1835-1841?, co-author with Daniel Wright, Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Vol. 3, no. 1 (March, 1999).
How Did Black and White Southern Women Campaign to End Lynching, 1890-1942?, co-author with Thomas Dublin and Karen Vill, Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Vol. 3, no. 1 (March, 1999).
How Did Florence Kelley's Campaign against Sweatshops in Chicago in the 1890s Expand Government Responsibility for Industrial Working Conditions?, co-author with Jamie Tyler, Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Vol. 2, no. 1 (March, 1998).
How Did the Views of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois toward Woman Suffrage Change, 1900-1915?, co-author with Chelsea Kuzma Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Vol. 2, no. 1 (March, 1998).
How Did Local Branches of the American Association of University Women
Contribute to Their Communities, 1900-1940?, co-author with Jenelle Lynette
Mullen. Women and Social Movements in the
How Did the Republican Party Respond to Suffragists' Entry into Electoral
Politics in New York, 1919-1926?, co-author with Nicole Hunt. Women and
Social Movements in the
Pacifism vs. Patriotism in Women's Organizations in the 1920s: How Was the Debate Shaped by the Expansion of the American Military?, co-author with Anissa Harper LoCasto Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Vol. 2, no. 1 (March, 1998).
How Did Suffragists Lobby to Obtain Congressional Approval of a Woman Suffrage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, 1917-1920?, co-author with Kathleen Hoerger, Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Vol. 2, no. 1 (March, 1998).
What Infant and Maternal Health Services Did Middle-Class Clubwomen
Provide for Immigrant Women and Children in New York City, 1917-1920?,
co-author with Kathryn Martin. Women and Social Movements in the
How Did Women Peace Activists respond to "Red Scare" Attacks
during the 1920s?, co-author with Helen Baker, Women and Social
Movements in the
How Did Women Activists Promote Peace in Their 1915 Tour of Warring European Capitals?, co-author with Kari Amidon, Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Vol. 2, no. 1 (March, 1998).
How Did the Perceived Threat of Socialism Shape the Relationship between Workers and their Allies in the New York City Shirtwaist Strike, 1909-1910?, co-author with Thomas Dublin and Deirdre Doherty, Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Vol. 2, no. 1 (March, 1998).
How Did the National Woman's Party Address the Issue of the Enfranchisement of Black Women, 1919-1924? co-author with Jill Dias, Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Vol. 1, no. 1 (March, 1997).
How Did African-American Women Define Their Citizenship at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893?, co-author with Erin Shaughnessy, Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000, Vol. 1, no. 1 (March, 1997).
Fellowships and Grants:
Resident Scholar, June 2007, Japan Residency Program, Organization of American Historians
Rothermere Historical Institute, University of Oxford, Harmsworth Professor of
U.S. History, 2005-2006
Recipient with Beverly Palmer, National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant for a
one-volume edition of Selected Letters of Florence Kelley, June 1, 2004- Dec. 30, 2006.
Recipient with Beverly Palmer, National Endowment for the Humanities grant for a one-volume
edition of Selected Letters of Florence Kelley,
with Thomas Dublin, U.S. Department of Education grants: Teaching
for Cooperation between Secondary Schools and Universities, 2001-2004, and 2004-2007.
Recipient with Thomas Dublin, National Endowment for the Humanities grant to collaborate with
college and university teachers to produce projects in
Wide Website, http://womhist.binghamton.edu, "Women and Social Movements in the United
States,1775-2000," 2001-2003. (Women’s Web Camp)
Recipient with Mary Rothschild, American Association of University Women Educational Foundation,
University Scholar-in-Residence Award for the creation of an oral history archive of the emergence
of U.S. Women's History as a field of academic study, 2000-2002.
Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1998-1999
Recipient with Thomas Dublin, NEH Teaching with Technology Grant for the development of a World
Wide Website, http://womhist.binghamton.edu, "Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1830-1930," 1998-2000
Recipient with Thomas Dublin, NEH Humanities Focus Grant for the development of a World Wide
"Women and Social Movements in the
Co-Director with Thomas Dublin, NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, "The History of
Women through Social Movements, 1820-1930," SUNY,
Recipient, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants to conduct summer seminars for dissertation writers in
graduate program in U.S. Women's History at the State University of New York,
May-July 1994 and 1995
American Association of University Women, Founders' Fellowship, 1990-91
Co-Director (with Gerda Lerner), NEH-sponsored conference on graduate training in U.S. Women's
70 participants, Johnson Foundation,
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral and Social Sciences,
Spencer Foundation Research Grant, 1987-1988
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1984-1985 (postponed to 1985-1986)
American Council of Learned Societies, Grant in Aid, 1983
NEH Fellowship, Newberry Library, 1982-1983
Woodrow Wilson International Center Fellowship, summer 1982
Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, 1981-1982
Schlesinger Library Grant,
Demonstration Grant for Curricular Development, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1976-1978
Daniels Fellow, American Antiquarian Society, summer 1976
Fellow, National Humanities Institute, Yale University, 1975-1976
Ford Foundation Faculty Research Grant for the Study of Women in Society, 1973-1974
Fellow, Radcliffe Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1973-1974
Honorary Memberships and Awards:
Berkshire Book Prize awarded by the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians for the best book
written by a woman historian in
American Antiquarian Society, Elected to Membership, 1977
Society of American Historians, Elected to Membership, 1987
Berkshire Book Prize awarded by the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians for the best book
written by a woman historian in
Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research
awarded by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, 1998
Award for Excellence in Research,
Award for Excellence in Teaching,
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York, 2002
Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, SUNY
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, SUNY, 2002
Service in Professional Organizations:
National Women’s History Museum
National Scholars Council, 2012 to present
American Historical Association
Editorial Board, Guide to Historical Literature (1995)
Chair, Committee on Women Historians, 1980-1983
Member, Coordinating Committee on Women in the Historical Profession, 1973-present
Evaluator, AHA-NEH Stanford Institute on Women's History, 1977-79
Founder and Coordinator, UCLA Workshop on Teaching U.S. Women's History for College Teachers of U.S. Women's History in the West and Southwest, 1978 to 1988. The group still meets annually, now coordinated by Professor Katherine Marino.
Organization of American Historians
Co-Chair, Program Committee, 1998
Executive Board, 1983-1986
Nominating Board, 1977-1978
Merle Curti Prize Committee, 1978-1979
Program Committee, 1979-1980
OAH Lecturer, 1982-present
Search Committee for Editor of Journal of American History, 1984
Committee on the Status of Women, 1985-88
Committee Best Foreign-Language Book on
Chair, Book Prize Committee, 2000-2002; member, Book Prize Committee, 2009
American Studies Association, Council Member at Large, 1978-1980
Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Vice President, 1993-94
Council Member, 1989-1993
Program Committee Chair, 1994
Western Association of Women Historians
Keynote address with Tom Dublin, “Our Joint Journey in the World of Women’s History,”
annual meeting, Sacramento, CA, May 15, 2015
Member, New York Council for the Humanities, 1992-99,
Executive Committee, 1995-1996, Chair, Awards Committee, 1995-1996
a variety of biographical directories, including: Who's Who in
Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820 (2012 to 2018)
Women and Social Movements, International, 1840 to present (2007 to 2018)
Women and Social Movements in United States History, 1600 – 2000 (1997 to 2018)
American Quarterly, 1976-1979
Journal of American History, 1978-1981
Feminist Studies, Guest Editor, Fall 1976
Ms., Scholarly Advisory Board, 1980-1984
Journal of Women's History, Founding Editorial Board, 1987-2004
History of Women Religious Newsletter, 1988-1992
American National Biography, 1990-2000
Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, (published 1995)
Feminist Press, 1990-2001
Hayes Historical Journal: A Journal of the Gilded Age,1991-1994
Women's History Review, 1990-2018
Social Work Dictionary, (1999 edition)
Advisory Editor, Harriet Martineau’s Writing on the British Empire, Deborah Logan, editor,
5 volumes (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2003)
Advisory Editor, Harriet Martineau: Writings on British History and Military Reform,
Deborah Logan, editor, 6 volumes (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2005)
Other Professional Activities:
Program Chair, Global Network on Women's Advocacy in Civil Society, an electronic conference on
"Women's Organizations and the Building of Civil Society in the Twenty-First Century," Dec. 2000
Board, Working Group on Catholic Women, "Catholicism in Twentieth Century
Bancroft Prize Juror, 1997-98 & 2002
National Commission on Civic Renewal, Scholars Working Group, Institute for Philosophy and
Committee to Evaluate the Department of History,
Co-Coordinator (with Gerda Lerner), NEH-sponsored Conference of Graduate Teachers in U.S.
Women's History, October, 1988, Wingspread
Producer, Interviewer, "A Talk with Genora Johnson Dollinger, a Founder of Industrial Unionism,"
45 minute videotape, Distributed by Media Library, UCLA (1985).
National Research Council, Committee on Basic Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences,
Gender Studies Working Group, 1985
Research and Services, 1981 to 1988
Pulitzer Prize Juror in History, 1976
Fellow, Newberry Library Family and Community History Seminar, 1973
Committee Service in Women's Studies:
Chair, committee to design a women's studies program, University of Michigan, 1972-73
Chair, committee to design a women's studies program, UCLA, 1974-75
Chair, Committee to Administer Program in Women's Studies, UCLA
1974-75, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1979-80, 1980-81, and Committee member, 1983-84, 1986-87.
Chair, Advisory Committee, Center for the Study of Women, UCLA, 1984-1985
(the Center's inaugural year)
Co-Founder and Co-Director, Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender,
SUNY Binghamton, 1998-2018
Selected Scholarly Presentations:
“How Did Empire Affect Women's Transnational Activism, 1900-1960? Three Views of Empire through Women's Eyes,” International Federation for Research in Women’s History, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, August 2018
“Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820,” International Federation for Research in Women’s History, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, August 2018
“Challenges and Choices in Creating the online archive, Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires,” Western Association of Women Historians, San Diego, CA, 2017
“Native Women in North America: an online project,” American Society for Ethnohistory, November 5, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada
“Our Joint Journey in the World of Women’s History,” Keynote address with Tom Dublin,
Western Association of Women Historians, annual meeting, Sacramento, CA, May 15, 2015
"Research Possibilities in the Proceedings of Women's Transnational Organizations, 1880-2010," American Historical Association, Washington, DC, January 2014
"Women and Social Movements, International: the Proceedings of Women's Transnational Organizations, 1880-2010," International Federation for Research in Women's History, Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK, August 2013
“Centennial thoughts on the 1913 Woman Suffrage March in Washington,” in “Three Generations Fighting for the Vote,” George Washington University, March 2, 2013
“One Hundred Years Later: The Legacy of 1912 and the Future of Progressive Politics in
America” paper invited by program committee, Organization of American Historians, Milwaukee, April 2012.
“New Research in the History of Women’s Transnational and International Social Movements: Using the New Online Archive and Database, Women and Social Movements, International—1840 to Present,”
Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations, Hartford, June 28, 2012.
“One Hundred Years Later: The Legacy of 1912 and the Future of Progressive Politics in America,” paper invited by program committee, Organization of American Historians, Milwaukee, April 2012.
“Women and Social Movements, International, 1840 to Present: An Online Database,” International Federation for Research in Women’s History, Amsterdam, August 2010.
“Editing The Selected Letters of Florence Kelley,” Organization of American Historians, Washington D.C., April 9, 2010
“Editing The Selected Letters of Florence Kelley,” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., April 7, 2010
“Internationalizing U.S. Women’s History, 1840-2010,” Hollins College, April 5, 2010
“Editing The Selected Letters of Florence Kelley,” Herbert Lehman Center for the Study of American History, Columbia University, Nov. 9, 2009
“Researching about American Women Online,” Keynote address, Second Biennial Conference on Women and History in Northeastern Pennsylvania, March 14, 2009
Berkshire Conference in
Women’s History,” June 2008,
“A Women’s History Report Card on the Presidential Candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton,”
Berkshire Conference in
Women’s History,” June 2008,
“Mainstreaming U.S. Women’s History, 1600-2000,”
Workshop in U.S. Women’s History, Tokyo Woman’s
“The Centrality of Feminism in American Political
History: The abolitionist example of the
“New Approaches to Race, Class and Gender: The Women and Social Movements Website,” presented at several British universities, including Cambridge University, the University of London, the University of Leeds and the University of Newcastle.
“The Centrality of Feminism in American Political
History, 1776-2000,” Inaugural Lecture, Harmsworth Professor of
“Feminisms in American
History, 1776-2000,” keynote address at conference on “Feminism Unbound: Crossing Borders,” The Huntington Library,
of Us Who Deal with the Social Fabric:'" Jane Addams Blends Peace and
Social Justice, 1907-1919," Rediscovering Jane Addams, Conference at
"`The Throne of My Heart': Angelina Grimké’s Religious Radicalism and the Emergence of Women's Rights within Garrisonian Abolitionism, 1828-1838," conference on "Sisterhood and Slavery: Transatlantic Antislavery and Women's Rights," Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, Yale University, October 2001.
"Reinterpreting the Progressive Era as
Coalitions among Some Protestants, Some Catholics, and Some Jews,"
Organization of American Historians,
"The Ethical Origins of Modern
September, 2000; and
"Scholarly Electronic Networking and Women's
"Integrating Catholic-American History and American History: Problems and Prospects," Keynote Address, Conference on Catholicism in Twentieth Century America, Cushwa Center for the Study of Catholicism, University of Notre Dame, March 2000
"The Multiple Discourses of Progressive Reform," Conference on Hull House Legacy: Reuniting the Local with the Global, University of Illinois, Chicago, September 1999
"Progressive Reform Discourses,"
Distinguished Speaker, Society of Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive
“A Historical Model of Women’s Voluntarism and the State, 1890-1920,” International Society for Third-Sector Research, Geneva, Switzerland, July 1998
Keynote Address, "Interpreting Women's History
in Local Sites," annual meeting, Regional Council of Historical Agencies,
Keynote address, "What do historians of
twentieth century women miss when they overlook the importance of religion as a
category of analysis?" Protestant Women in the Twentieth Century, a
project funded by the Pew Memorial Foundation,
Keynote address, "The Power of a Symbol: the Consumers' White Label, 1899-1917,"
Conference on the Culture of Politics and the Politics of Culture,
Keynote address, "Women Reformers and Social Welfare: Maternalism or Social Justice?" Labor and the Welfare State, Ninth Symposium of the George Meany Memorial Archives, Sponsored Jointly with the National Archives, November, 1996
"Historical Understanding and the Making of Public Policy," Social Science History Association, October 1996
"Social Reform Themes in the Woman Suffrage Movement, 1900-1920," various versions presented at about twenty colleges and universities, 1994-1997, most recently Huntington Library, (April 1997).
"`Doing the Nation's Work': Florence Kelley and Women's Political Culture 1830-1930," various versions presented at about seventy colleges and universities, 1980-1995.
Commentator, session devoted to "Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: The Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900," at the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association (November 1995)
"The White Label Campaign of the National Consumers' League, 1899-1909," Presidential address, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, annual meeting with the Organization of American Historians, Chicago, April, 1995; and conference on Consumer Culture in the Twentieth Century, German Historical Institute, Washington D.C., October, 1995.
"Florence Kelley and German Political Culture in the 1880s," German Historical Institute, Washington D.C., September, 1995.
"Engendering Women's History: New Paradigms and Interpretations in American History," keynote address, annual convention of the German Association for American Studies, Hamburg, Germany, June, 1995.
"Women and Welfare in Conservative Eras,"
"The World that Lillian Wald Built," keynote address, Centennial Conference, Henry Street Settlement, March 1993
"Why did Women Factory Inspectors Wield More
Power in the
"Biography in the Writing of
"Women Peacemakers and Women's Political Culture in World War I," keynote address, International Conference on Women, Peace, and Social Welfare Policies, University of Illinois, April 1989
"American Women Social Scientists in the
"British and American Women at the World
Anti-Slavery Convention in
"A Theoretical Framework for the Comparative
Study of Women and Politics in the
"Teaching Values in Public Schools: an Historical Perspective," Summer
"Sources of Change in the Schooling of Girls in Twenty-Eight Massachusetts Towns, 1750-1810," Conference on Gender, Education and Technology, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, Oct. 1985.
"Personal Power and Historical Causation," Vth International Conference in Oral History, Barcelona, March 1985.
"Education and its Social Setting in the Anglo-Saxon World," Centre D'Investigacio Historica de La Dona, University of Barcelona, Spain, November 1984; and "Education for Women and Social Change, 1800-1920" Jose Ortega Y Gasset Foundation, Madrid, Spain, November 1984.
"The Debate between
"American Women's Changing Life cycles,
1800-1980," Jing Lyman Lecture, Center for Research on Women,
Isabel MacCaffrey Lecture,
Keynote Speaker, Annual National Convention, Girl
"A Conceptual Framework for the Teaching of U.S. Women's History," University of Montana, November 1980; Northwestern University, January 1981; Roosevelt University, November 1981; Seneca Falls, New York, National Park Service conference on "Women and Communities," July 1982; American Historical Association, Dec. 1979.
"Celebrations and Challenges in Women's
History," keynote address,
"Why Should Writers Use History?" American
"The Conflicting Demands of Family and
Work: Myths and Realities,"
American Association of University Women, Wingspread Conference on Families and
"Recent Scholarship by
"Historians' Changing Views of American Women in Religion and Society during the Last Decade," Keynote address, at the first national conference on church women's history, "Women in New Worlds: Historical Perspectives on The Wesleyan Tradition," Cincinnati, February 1980.
"Autonomous Female Politics, 1820-1920," Keynote address at "Women in History: A Conference on Sources and Methods," Sacramento, CA, May 1977.
"American Female Historians in Context,
1770-1930," Keynote address at Western Association of Women Historians,
Completed at UCLA
Kathleen C. Berkeley, "Like a Plague of
Locusts: Immigration and Social Change
Carole Srole, "Female Clerical Workers: A Study of the Socio-Economic Background of the Turn-of-the-Century Working Woman" (1984). Published as Transcribing Class and Gender: Masculinity and Feminity in Nineteenth-Century Courts and Offices (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010). Professor, California State University, Los Angeles
Jaclyn Greenberg, "Industry in the Garden: A Social History of the Canning Industry and
Cannery Workers in the
Elizabeth Salas, "Soldaderas: History and Myth of Mexican Army Women"
(1987). Published as Soldaderas in
the Mexican Military: Myth and History
(Austin: University of Texas Press,
1990). Associate Professor, Chicano Studies Program,
Emma Perez, "Through Her Love and Sweetness: Work and Social Change During Yucatan's Revolution, 1910-1924" (1988). Portions published in Perez's book, The Decolonial Imaginary: Writing Chicanas into History :Theories of Representation and Difference (Indiana University Press, 1999), Professor of History, University of Texas, El Paso.
Margaret Rose, "Women in the United Farm Workers: A Study of Chicana and Mexicana Participation in a Trade Union, 1950-1980" (1988). History Associate, University of California, Santa Barbara
Carolyn Luverne Williams, "Religion, Race, and
Gender in Antebellum American Radicalism: The
Linda Tomko, "Women's Culture, Art-Dance and
Social Change in the United States, 1890-1920" (1991). Associate Professor, Department of Dance
Cynthia Orozco, "The Origins of the League of
United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Mexican-American Civil Rights
Movement in Texas with an Analysis of Women's Political Participation in a
Gendered Context, 1910-1929" (1992).
Nan Towle Yamane, "Women, Power, and the
Press: The Case of
Dissertations Directed at SUNY Binghamton
Robyn Rosen, “Federal Responsibility or Government Tyranny? -- Women's Reproductive Reform and the Growth of the Welfare State, 1917-1940.” (1992), published as Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights: Reformers and the Politics of Maternal Welfare, 1917-1940 (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2003). Professor of History, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York.
Kathleen R. Babbitt, "Production and
Consumption in the Countryside: Rural
Women and Cooperative Extension Home Economists in
Kimberly Schmidt, "Transforming Tradition: Women's Work and the Effects of Religion and Economics in Two Rural Mennonite Communities." (1995) Recipient, American Association of University Women Fellowship, 1993-94. Author of “Schism: Where Women’s Outside Work and Insider Dress Collided,” in Kimberly D. Schmidt et al, Amish and Mennonite Women in History (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001). Professor of History, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA. Director, Washington Community Scholars' Center, Washington, D.C .
E. Butler, "The Search for Equality:
Alice Paul and Ethel Smith in the Equal Rights Amendment Debate,
1921-1923" (1997), published as Two Paths to Equality: Alice Paul and Ethel M. Smith in the E.R.A.
Debate, 1921-1929 (
Carol Faulkner, “Women's Radical
Reconstruction: the Freedman's Aid
Movement, 1862-1876,” (1998), published as Women's
Radical Reconstruction: the Freedman's
Aid Movement, 1862-1876 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.) Portions published as "How Did White Women
Aid Former Slaves during and after the Civil War and What Obstacles Did They
Face?" on "Women and Social
Movements in the United States, 1600-2000," http://womhist.binghamton.edu. Fellow, National Historical Records and
Publications Commssion, Lucretia Mott Papers, Pomona College, Claremont,
California (1998-1999); Price Visiting Fellowship, Clements Library, University
of Michigan (2000); participant. Schlesinger Library Workshop on Gender,
2007. Assistant and Association Professor,
SUNY Geneseo, 1999-2007; Associate Professor,
Doolittle Wilson, "`Citizens with Unselfish Aim': The Women's Joint Congressional Committee and
Its Campaign for Progressive Legislation, 1920-1930," (2000). Dissertation published as The Women’s Joint Congressional
Committee and the Politics of Maternalism (
John McGuire, “A Catalyst for Reform: The Women's Joint Legislative Conference and Its Fight for Labor Legislation in New York State, 1918-1933” (2001). Author of “From the Courts to the State Legislatures: Social Justice Feminism, Labor Legislation, and the 1920s,” Labor History, Vol. 45 No. 2 (May 2004). Recipient, Margaret Storrs Grierson Grant, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, summer 1999; Dissertation Research Grant, Roosevelt Library, 2000. Albert M. Greenfield Research Fellowship, The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, 2004; State Historical Society of Iowa Grant, 2004; Archie K. Davis Fellowship, North Caroliniana Society, 2004. Peer-reviewed articles: “’The Most Unjust Piece of Legislation’: Section 213 of the Economy Act of 1932 and Feminism during the New Deal,” Journal of Policy History, (fall 2008); “Making Social Justice Feminism A National Movement: Molly Dewson and Democratic Party Politics in the United States, 1933-1940,” Women’s History Magazine (UK) 54:3 (Autumn 2006): 12-20; “Making the Case for Night Work Legislation in Progressive Era New York, 1911-1915.” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 5:1 (January 2006): 47-70; “Caught in the Middle: Sue Shelton White and the Conflict Between Social Justice
Feminism and Equal Rights in
New Deal Politics.”
Linda Shoemaker, "Charity and Justice":
Gender and the
Shemo, "The Medical Ministries of Kang Cheng and Shi Meiyu in the
"`That Our Daughters May Be as Corner Stones': American Missionaries, Bulgarian Nationalists
and the Politics of Gender 1832-1876" (2002). Published as Domestic Frontiers:
Gender, Reform, and American Interventions in the Ottoman Balkans and Near East (U. of Massachusetts Press, 2013.) Author of "Petko Slaveykov's
Daughters," in Krassimira Daskalova and Raina Gavrilova, eds., Limits of Citizenship: European Women
between Tradition and Modernity (in Bulgarian) (Sofia, Bulgaria: Lik,
2001), 121-134. Recipient, Fulbright
Michelle M. Kuhl, "Modern Martyrs: African American Responses to Lynching, 1880-1940" (2004). Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowship, 2000-2001. Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 2004-present.
S. Wright, “`The First of Causes to Our Sex’: The Female Moral Reform Movement
in the Antebellum Northeast, 1834-1848" (2004). Recipient, Best Dissertation in the Social
Halle Lewis, "Cripples are not the dependents
one is led to think": Work and Disability in Industrializing Cleveland,
1863-1916” (2004). Excellence in
Teaching Award, SUNY
Suronda Gonzalez, "`Immigrants Who Are in Our Midst': Grace Abbott and the Immigrants' Protective League, 1908-1921" (2004). Director, Languages across the Curriculum, SUNY Binghamton, 2001-present.
Laura Murphy, "`The Worker’s Right to a Decent Livelihood’: Catholic Activists, Catholic Social Thought, and the U.S. Minimum Wage, 1869-1938," (2005). Dissertation Fellowship, Project on Catholic Women in the Twentieth Century, Cushwa Center, University of Notre Dame; University Dissertation Fellowship, SUNY Binghamton, 2001-2002; Excellence in Teaching Award, SUNY Binghamton, 2003. Associate Professor, Dutchess County Community College, 2004-present.
Development of a Politicized Female Reform Culture, 1880-1892" (2005). Hostick fellowship for the Study of Illinois
History, Illinois Historical Society, 2002.
Dissertation Fellowship, Department of History, SUNY
Janke, "Prisoners of War: Prostitution, Sexuality, Venereal Disease, and Women’s
Incarceration during World War I" (2006).
Recipient, Littleton-Griswold Award, American Historical Association,
2003. Associate Professor and Chair,
Department of History,
Materese, "The Nurse and the Community:
Lillian Wald and Social Activism, 1893-1920" (2006). Assistant
Professor, Department of Health Sciences & Physical Activities,
Deanna Gillespie, “They Walk, Talk, and Act Like New
People:" Black Women and the Citizenship Education Program, 1957-1970.”
(2008) Travel Award and Dissertation
Fellowship, Department of History, SUNY
Wrisley, “Fashioning a New Femininity:
Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Discourses of Dress, Gender and
Sexuality, 1875-1930.” (2008) Department
of History, SUNY
Welch, "Local and National Forces Shaping the American Woman Suffrage
Movement: 1870-1890." (2009) Department of History Research Travel Grant,
Summer 2004; Department of History Dissertation Research Grant, Fall 2004.
Instructor, Department of History, SUNY
Jennifer Tomas, "The
Women's History Movement in the United States: Professional and Political
Roots of the Field, 1922-1987" (March, 2012) Joan S. Dubofsky
Research Travel Grant, 2008, SUNY Binghamton Department of History; Kramer
Research Travel Award 2009, SUNY Binghamton, Department of History , Rosa
Colecchio Travel Award, 2009, Binghamton
University Foundation; Schlesinger Library Dissertation Research Grant,
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University , 2009; Guion
Griffis Johnson Visiting Scholar Grant 2009, The Southern Historical Collection
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Project Director, "A History of the Journal of
Women's History: 25 Years." Assistant Professor of History, Piedmont
Virginia Community College, 2013 to present.
Anne Derousie, "The Signers of the ‘Declaration of Sentiments’: Kinship and Economic Ties in a Reform Community, 1779-1879.” (July 2012). Park Historian, Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, New York, 2001-2015.