• Temma Kaplan
  • Temma Kaplan
  • Distinguished Professor Emerita of History
  • Degree: Ph.D., M.A., Harvard University
  • Rutgers : At Rutgers from 2002-2017

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As a comparative historian, I am interested in women, gender and sexuality and their impact on political popular culture in Spain, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. This has led me to study Spanish anarchism, puppet theater, modern art, photography, political cartoons, historical memory, and various forms of direct democratic movements in Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.



  • 508:369  Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Latin America
  • 508:392  Social Movements of Women in Comparative Perspective
  • 510: 102 The Development of Europe II
  • 510:401 History Seminars on Art and War, History and Historical Novels, Political Popular Culture, and Art and Politics


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


  • Anarchists of Andalusia 1868-1903 (Princeton University Press, 1977); Orígenes Sociales del anarquismo en Andalucía, revised and expanded translation of Anarchists of Andalusia (trans. Joaquim Sempere), Barcelona, Crítica, 1977. Winner of the Berkshire Society Prize, 1977
  • Red City, Blue Period: Social Movements in Picasso's Barcelona (University of California Press, 1992; pb 1993); Ciudad Roja, Período Azul. Los movimientos sociales en la Barcelona de Picasso (trans. Mingus B. Formentor), Barcelona, Ediciones Península, 2002.
  • Crazy for Democracy: Women's Grassroots Movements (Routledge, 1997)
  • Taking Back the Streets: Women, Youth, and Direct Democracy (University of California Press, 2004)

Books in Progress

  • Conflicts in Democracy (Oxford University Press World History Series), 2014.
  • The Seduction of Color: Racial and Sexual Representation during the Cuban War for Independence, estimated time of completion 2016.
  • Alternating Currents: Women and the World Water Crisis, estimated time of completion, 2017.

Recent Articles

  • "Reversing the Shame and Gendering the Memory," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 2002, vol. 28, no. 1: 179-199.
  • "Uncommon Women and the Common Good: Women and Environmental Protest," Sheila Rowbotham and Stephanie Linkogle, eds.  Women Resist Globalization: Mobilizing for Livelihood and Rights. London and New York: ZED Books, 2002, pp. 28-45.
  • "Social Movements of Women and the Public Good," in Cristina Borderias and Merce Renom, eds. Dones en movement(s) Barcelona: Icaria, 2008:19-47.
  • "My Way," in James M. Banner, Jr., and John R. Gillis, eds. Becoming Historians, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009: 204-228.


  • American Association of University Women Senior Fellowship, 1992-93
  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 1992-93
  • National Humanities Center Fellow, 1992-93 (Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities)
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award, 1996-97 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowship, 1996-97.
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowship, 1996-97.
  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2006-2007


  • American Historical Association
  • Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
  • Committee on Women in the Historical Profession
  • American Association of University Women
  • Advisory Board, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society