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Nancy A. Hewitt

Emeritus Professor of History and Women's Studies

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

B.A., State University of New York, Brockport

At Rutgers from 1999-2013

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

My interests include American women's history, nineteenth century U.S. history, women's activism in all its wonderful variety, women and work, the interplay of race and class with sex/gender, religion and reform, and feminism in comparative perspective. I am currently rethinking the grand narrative of American women's early political history -from Seneca Falls to suffrage-by placing the events of the period in a more global context and by taking seriously the versions of woman's rights embraced by African Americans, workers, immigrants, and American Indians. I am also working on a biography of nineteenth-century radical activist, Amy Post.

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT

Undergraduate

  • 512:103 Development of U.S. I
  • 512:380 Women in American History I
  • 512:383 Women’s Rights in America
  • 988:301/302 Comparative Feminisms

Graduate

  • 510:539 Colloquium in Women's and Gender History
  • 510:549 Research Seminar in Women's and Gender History
  • 510:560 Problems and Directed Readings in Women's and Gender History

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author (with Steven Lawson), Exploring American Histories: A Brief Survey with Sources (Bedford/St. Martin's, December 2012)
  • Editor, No Permanent Waves: Recasting Histories of U.S. Feminism (Rutgers University Press, 2010)
  • Editor, Companion to American Women's History (Blackwell's Publishers, 2002)
  • Southern Discomfort: Women's Activism in Tampa, Florida, 1880s-1920s (University of Illinois Press, 2001)
  • Co-author, Who Built America? Vol. 1 (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000)
  • “’Seeking  a Larger Liberty’: The U.S. Woman’s Rights Movement in Transatlantic Perspective,” in Kathryn Kish Sklar and James Brewer Stewart, eds., Woman’s Rights and Abolition in the Atlantic World (Yale University Press, 2007)
  • “Economic Crises and Political Mobilization: Reshaping Cultures of Resistance in Tampa’s Communities of Color, 1929-1939,” in Sharon Harley, ed., Women’s Labor in the Global Economy: Speaking in Multiple Voices (Rutgers University Press, 2007
  • “Luisa Capetillo: Feminist of the Working Class,” in Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography and Community, eds. Vicki Ruiz and Virginia Sanchez Korrol (Oxford Univ Press, 2005)
  • "Re-rooting American Women's Activism: Global Perspectives on 1848," in Patricia Grimshaw, et al, eds., Woman's Rights as Human Rights (Palgrave, 2001)
  • "The Emma Thread," in Nupur Chaudhuri and Eileen Boris, eds., Voices of Women Historians (Indiana University Press, 1999)

AWARDS

  • Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions, University of Cambridge, 2009-2010
  • Julia Cherry Spruill Prize for SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT, Southern Association of Women Historians, 2002
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. 2000-2001
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 1996-97

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Historical Association
  • Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Southern Association of Women Historians
  • Southern Historical Association

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Editorial Board, Rutgers University Press
  • Advisory Board, Feminist Studies
  • Advisory Board, HistoryMatters: American History on the Web
  • Advisory Board, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

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