Women's Studies

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Black Feminist Writing

Draws on the rich history of Black feminist writing to help scholars manage the stress of writing and publishing academic books.

Religion and Women in India

Examines the intersections of gender, religion, and politics among various Indian religious communities, from early British rule to the late twentieth century.

Snapping Beans

Explores the role of the South in Black queer lesbian experiences of hurting and healing.

A Fanny Fern Reader

By Fanny Fern
Edited by Emily E. VanDette
Introduction by Emily E. VanDette
Subjects: Literature

The most complete collection of works by the nineteenth century's most famous and groundbreaking woman journalist.

Black Women and Resilience

A critical examination of the health disparities and collective resilience of Black women in the United States.

From Blues to Beyoncé

Explores how Black women have continually used sound to convey stories and forge community across generations.

Jewcy

Illustrates the diversity of Jewish lesbian queer experience through a range of topics, voices, and genres, encouraging readers to rethink narrow conceptions of Jewishness.

Reframing Diversity and Inclusive Leadership

Shows how authentic diversity and inclusive leadership practices can promote anti-racist, equitable, and transformational change in institutions of higher learning in the United States and beyond.

Expanding the Music Theory Canon

The first music theory anthology to provide 255 topically arranged examples by 67 historical women and people of color.

The Chosen We

Draws on and centers oral histories with Black women college graduates to demonstrate the role of community in fostering their success in and beyond education.

Escape from the Pit

Originally published in Hebrew in 1944, this fascinating and moving account may well be the first memoir of the Holocaust.

Feminism's Progress

Explores how popular novels, short stories, and television shows from the United States and Britain illustrate the positive effects of feminism and promote gender equity.

Casseroles, Can Openers, and Jell-O

An “all-you-can-eat” tour of American life in the postwar period, told through the foods we loved.

Louise Blanchard Bethune

The trailblazing story of the life and career of Louise Blanchard Bethune, America’s first professional woman architect.

Feminists Reclaim Mentorship

Feminists revisit their mixed experiences of mentoring and being mentored to reclaim mentorship as a project for new generations.

Erotic Testimonies

Asks how Black women tap into their feelings to develop ways to live freely.

Ladies' Day at the Capitol

First history of New York's women legislators within the larger story of New York State politics.

Woman-Centered Brazilian Cinema

Illuminates the complex factors that have helped or hindered creative work by and about women in the twenty-first-century Brazilian film industry.

Jewish Women and the Defense of Palestine

By Meir Chazan
Translated by Meir Chazan
Subjects: Area Studies

Examines the struggle of Jewish women to join defense and military activities during the decades leading up to the Israeli War of Independence.

Normality, Abnormality, and Pathology in Merleau-Ponty

Drawing on Merleau-Ponty offers new insights into our understandings of health and illness, ability and disability, and the scientific and cultural practices that both enable and limit our capacity for diverse experiences.

Resist, Organize, Build

Juxtaposes feminist and queer activism in Britain and the United States in the face of resurgent conservatism during the 1980s.

The Space of the Transnational

Challenges and reimagines transnational feminism by analyzing the concept of ummah, or community, in Muslim women's writing.

The Tyranny of Common Sense

Elucidates how neoliberalism rules all areas of life and operates as a form of common sense, taking Mexico as a case study.

Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly

Engages and extends the feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s groundbreaking work on epistemology and ethics.

Lives beyond Borders

Examines how contemporary US migrant women's life writing adapts autobiographical genres to call for social change benefiting minoritized communities.