Collections in the Feminist Theory Archive

The collections listed on this page represent those currently processed and available to researchers. 


Linda Martín Alcoff 
Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College/CUNY Graduate Center. Her books and anthologies include Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory of Knowledge, Singing in the Fire: Tales of Women in Philosophy, and Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self, for which she won the Frantz Fanon Prize.

This collection contains several of her publications, as well as course syllabi for Feminist Philosophy. Click here to view finding aid. 


Sandra Lee Bartky
Sandra Bartky is Professor emerita of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her work in philosophy of feminism has appeared in Social Theory and Practice, Hypatia and in several anthologies, including Feminism and Philosophy. She is the author of Femininity and Domination: Studies in the Phenomenology of Oppression and co-editor of Revaluing French Feminism: Essays on Difference, Agency and Culture. She has been awarded both the Silver Circle Teaching Award and the UIC Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Her papers are comprised of correspondence, syllabi, vita material, and letters and newsclippings documenting a debate between Bartky and Christina Hoff Sommers in the early 1990s. The materials provide insight into the development of feminist philosophy as an academic discipline and the debates within the field. Click here to view finding aid.


Seyla Benhabib
Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University. She is the author of Critique, Norm and Utopia: A Study of the Normative Foundations of Critical Theory, Situating the Self: Gender, Community and Postmodernism in Contemporary Ethics (winner of the National Educational Association’s best book of the year award), The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah ArendtThe Claims of Culture: Equality and Diversity in the Global Era, and The Rights of Others: Aliens, Citizens and Residents, which won the Ralph Bunche award of the American Political Science Association and the North American Society for Social Philosophy award.

Her papers are primarily comprised of correspondence, administrative records, course materials, and writings. Click here to view finding aid.


Jessica Benjamin
Jessica Benjamin maintains a private psychotherapeutic practice in New York City and is a faculty member at NYU's Postdoctoral Psychology Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She is the author of The Bonds of Love: Psychoanalysis, Feminism and the Problem of Domination; Like Objects, Love Objects;  and Shadow of the Other: Intersubjectivity and Gender in Psychoanalysis.

Her papers include notes and drafts for the book Bonds of Love and the article "A Desire of One's Own." The collection also contains notes from Benjamin's therapeutic practice. Click here to view finding aid.


Jacqueline Bhabha
Jacqueline Bhabha is is the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, the Director of Research at the FXB Center, Harvard School of Public Health, and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School. Her writings include a coauthored book, Women's Movement: Women Under Immigration, Nationality and Refugee Law, an edited volume, Asylum Law And Practice in Europe and North America, and many articles. She is currently working on issues of child migration, smuggling and trafficking, and citizenship.

The Jacqueline Bhabha papers consist of writings by Bhabha and others, along with legal briefs, case decisions, and government policies on matters relating to child trafficking, refugees, and migrants. Click here to view finding aid.


Teresa Brennan
The late Teresa Brennan was Schmidt Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Florida Atlantic University. Her books include The Transmission of Affect; Exhausting Modernity: Ground for a New Modernity; and The Interpretation of the Flesh: Freud and Femininity.

The Teresa Brennan papers contain a broad range of materials dating between 1965 and 2002. Letters, research notes, institution building materials, syllabi, lecture notes, and manuscript drafts comprise the majority of this collection.  Click here to view finding aid.


Karen Brodkin
Karen Brodkin is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California-Los Angeles. She is the author of Making Democracy Matter: Identity and Activism in Los Angeles, How Jews Became White Folks And What That Says About Race In America, Caring By The Hour: Women, Work And Organizing At Duke Medical Center (Conrad Arensberg Award, Society for the Anthropology of Work), and Sisters And Wives: The Past And Future Of Sexual Equality.

Her collection contains writings, talks, and a series of notebooks and photographs from a 1964 trip to Cuba. Click here to view finding aid.


Miriam Cooke
Miriam Cooke is the Braxton Craven Distinguished Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University.

Her collection includes unpublished translations, correspondence with contributors, and planning documents from Opening the Gates: An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing; interviews and field notes from War’s Other Voices: Women Writers of the Lebanese Civil War; material relating to the publication of Gendering War Talk, co-edited with Angela Woollacott; and a handwritten manuscript of the novel Hayati, My Life. Click here to view finding aid. 


Mary Ann Doane
Mary Ann Doane is currently the Class 0f 1937 Professor of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley. Before this, she spent over thirty years on the Brown University faculty, where she taught in the department of Modern Culture and Media and served on the Executive Board of the Pembroke Center. She is the author of The Desire to Desire: The Woman's Film of the 1940sFemmes Fatales: Feminism, Film Theory, Psychoanalysis; and The Emergence of Cinematic Time: Modernity, Contingency, the Archive.

The Mary Ann Doane papers contain handwritten notes and course materials from her studies from secondary school through graduate school; drafts and copies of her articles and books; and versions of her writings delivered at lectures and conferences. Click here to view finding aid.


Zillah Eisenstein
Zillah Eisenstein is Professor of Politics at Ithaca College, where she teaches about intersections of race, gender, and class in contemporary and historical global contexts. Her published works include: Sexual Decoys: Gender, Race and War in Imperial Democracy; Against Empire: Feminisms, Race and the West; Manmade Breast Cancers; The Radical Future of Liberal Feminism; and Capitalist Patriarchy and the Case for Socialist Feminism.

This collection contains a rich set of subject files Eisentein used for her research and teaching. Click here to view finding aid. 


Jean Bethke Elshtain
Jean Bethke Elshtain was a political philosopher and ethicist at the University of Chicago Divinity School from 1995 until her death in 2013.

This collection concentrates on her early career, and includes research and teaching notes, article drafts, conference materials, and a set of correspondence, interviews, and notes about Christopher Lasch. Click here to view finding aid. 


Anne Fausto-Sterling
Anne Fausto-Sterling is Professor emerita of Biology and Gender Studies at Brown University and author of Myths of Gender: Biological Theories about Women and Men; Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality; and Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World.

The Anne Fausto-Sterling papers contain a number of 1970s feminist publications; a collection of clippings about women, gender, and science; syllabi and lecture notes; lab notebooks; and research and drafts of various publications.  Click here to view finding aid.


Nancy C.M. Hartsock
Nancy C.M. Hartsock is professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. Her books include Money, Sex, and Power: Toward a Feminist Historical MaterialismThe Feminist Standpoint Revisited, and Building Feminist Theory (co-editor). 

Her papers are comprised of course material, publications by Hartsock and others, reading notes, conference materials, and correspondence. Click here to view finding aid.


Claire Kahane
Claire Kahane taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1974-2000 and has been a Visiting Scholar in the Department of English at UC Berkeley. She has completed psychoanalytic training at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and has instructed at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California.

The Claire Kahane papers consist of writings, research materials, correspondence, and teaching materials related to Kahane’s positions in the English Departments of SUNY Buffalo and UC Berkeley. The materials range from 1960-2010 and span topics of feminist literary theory, psychoanalytic theory, trauma theory, and Holocaust literature. Click here to view finding aid.


Elaine Marks
The late Elaine Marks was the Germaine Brée Professor of French and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In addition to her groundbreaking anthology New French Feminism, co-edited with Isabelle de Courtivron, Marks authored several important books including: Colette; Encounters with Death: An Essay on the Sensibility of Simone de Beauvoir; and Marrano as Metaphor: The Jewish Presence in French Writing.

The Elaine Marks Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, research and teaching materials, and ephemera from the period 1949-2001. The collection includes manuscripts, course syllabi, promotional materials, and correspondence related to Elaine Marks' professorial work in the fields of French literature and Women's Studies. The collection also includes extensive materials from Marks' work with the Modern Language Association. Click here to view finding aid.

Click here to view the online exhibit of Marks' papers.


Diane Middlebrook
The late Diane Middlebrook was an American biographer, poet, and teacher. She is best known for critically acclaimed biographies of poets Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath (along with Plath's husband Ted Hughes) and jazz musician Billy Tipton. Her most recent project was a biography of the Roman poet Ovid that was supposed to be published in 2008. She taught for many years at Stanford University.

Her papers contain research and drafts of various book projects; teaching materials; and several scrapbooks. Click here to view finding aid.


Nancy K. Miller
Nancy K. Miller is a noted feminist literature scholar and memoirist who has taught at Barnard College and the City University of New York.

The Nancy K. Miller papers primarily consist of material relating to her publications, including notes, drafts, and publisher correspondence for The Heroine's Text: Readings in the French and English NovelWhat They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, and Breathless: An American Girl in Paris. The collection also includes Miller’s graduate student work, course materials from her years as a professor, and conference material from presentations  she has given around the world. Click here to view finding aid.


Linda Nicholson
Linda Nicholson is Susan E. and William P. Stiritz Distinguished Professor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and History at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the author of Identity Before Identity Politics, The Play of Reason: From the Modern to the Postmodern, and Gender and History: The Limits of Social Theory in the Age of the Family, and editor of the Thinking Gender series for Routledge.

This collection contains materials from Nicholson's book Identity Before Identity Politics and her activities as a professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Click here to view finding aid.


Naomi Schor
The late Naomi Schor was the Benjamin F. Barge Professor of French at Yale University. A founding co-editor of differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, Schor authored five books: Zola’s Crowds; Breaking the Chain: Women, Theory, and French Realist Fiction; Reading in Detail: Aesthetics and the Feminine; George Sand and Idealism; and Bad Objects: Essays Popular and Unpopular .

The Naomi Schor papers span the years from 1950-2002 and consist of personal and professional correspondence, literary manuscripts, research and teaching materials, and materials from her professional activities. The collection documents Schor's career as one of the foremost scholars of French literature and critical theory and a pioneer feminist theorist of her generation. Click here to view finding aid.

Visit the Naomi Schor papers online exhibit.


Barbara Herrnstein Smith
Barbara Herrnstein Smith is Braxton Craven Professor of Comparative Literature and English and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory at Duke University and Professor of English at Brown University. Smith's publications, include Poetic ClosureContingencies of ValueScandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human, and Natural Reflections: Human Cognition at the Nexus of Science and Religion.

This collection contains material from Herrnstein Smith's early career. Click here to view finding aid.


Louise A. Tilly
Louise A. Tilly retired as Michael E. Gellert Professor of History and Sociology at the New School for Social Research. She is the author, editor, or co-editor of nine books and fifty scholarly articles including Politics and Class in Milan, 1881–1901. She co-authored Women, Work and Family with Joan Wallach Scott in 1978.

The Louise Tilly Papers contain materials ranging from 1960 to 1998, with the bulk of materials dated between 1974 and 1995. It is arranged into six series of drafts of scholarly papers, research notes and materials, academic department administrative materials, and professional correspondence. Click here to view finding aid.


Ewa Plonowska Ziarek
Ewa Plonowska Ziarek is the Julian Park Professor of Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo.

Her collection is comprised mainly of drafts and revisions of essays, conference papers, and book chapters. Click here to view finding aid.