Department of History

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Bonnie Smith
Board of Governors Distinguished Professor Emerita of History
Degree: Ph.D., University of Rochester
Rutgers : At Rutgers from 1990-2015


Right now I’m putting the finishing touches on a book about the global production of the West—its institutions, social structures, culture and arts, and patterns of everyday life--from the seventeenth century to the present.  Other projects include a history of modern empires from the fifteenth century to the present and a history of women in world history.


  • The Making of the West Concise, co-author with Lynn Hunt, Thomas Martin, and Barbara Rosenwein, 4th edition (Bedford St Martins’s 2013)
  • Women’s Studies: The Basics (Routledge, 2013)
  • The Gender of History: Men, Women, and Historical Practice. Chinese edition, 2012.
  • The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, co-author with Lynn Hunt, Thomas Martin, and Barbara Rosenwein, 4th edition.  (Bedford St. Martin’s 2012)
  • Sources of Crossroads and Cultures with Marc Van de Mieroop, Richard von Glahn, and Kris Lane (Bedford St. Martins, 2012).
  • Crossroads and Cultures: A History of the World’s Peoples, co-author with Marc Van de Mieroop, Richard von Glahn, and Kris Lane (Bedford St. Martins, 2012)
  • Women and Gender in Postwar Europe, co-ed. with Joanna Regulska (Routledge 2012).
  • “Decentered Identities: The Case of the Romantics,” History and Theory, May 2011.
  • “Women in World History: An Overview,” for CLIO, twenty-fifth anniversary edition, Janurary 2011
  • “Gender and the Republic,” in Vincent Duclert, Christophe Prochasson, and Edward Berenson, eds. The French Republic: History, Values, Debates.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011.
  • “Europe and Russia” with Donald R. Kelley in Jerry Bentley, ed.  Oxford Companion to World History. Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • “Historians” with Donald R. Kelley for Ulinka Rublak, ed., Oxford Companion to Historical Writing. Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • “Women in the Twentieth Century World” in  Michael Adas, ed. Twentieth Century World History. Temple University Press, 2010.
  • “Women’s History: A Retrospective from the United States,” SIGNS, 2010.
  • “Gender and History,” in Angelika Epple and Angelika Schaser, eds.  Gendering Historiography (Berlin: 2009).
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, general ed., 4 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.  [Booklist Editors’ Books of the Year, American Library Association Outstanding Reference Work Award.]
  • Europe in the Contemporary World, 1900 to the Present.  Boston: Bedford Books,  2008.


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