Collections in the Feminist Theory Archive

The collections listed on this page represent only those that are currently available for use by researchers. The Feminist Theory Archive is rapidly growing with the materials of over one hundred scholars committed for donation.


Linda 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.
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Sandra Lee Bartky
Sandra Bartky is a Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies. Her work in philosophy of feminism has appeared in Social Theory and Practice, Hypatia and in several recent anthologies, including Feminism and Philosophy, Philosophy and Women, Philosophy for a New Generation, Classic Philosophical Questions, and Foucault and Feminism: Paths of Resistance. Bartky is the author of Femininity and Domination: Studies in the Phenomenology of Oppression (Routledge, 1990) and co-editor of Revaluing French Feminism: Essays on Difference, Agency and Culture (Indiana University Press, 1992). She has been awarded both the Silver Circle Teaching Award and the UIC Award for Excellence in Teaching.
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Seyla Benhabib
Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University and was Director of its Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics from 2002 to 2008. 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.
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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 (1988), Like Objects, Love Objects (1995), and Shadow of the Other: Intersubjectivity and Gender in Psychoanalysis (1997).
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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. She has recently authored three reports entitled Seeking Asylum Alone, about unaccompanied child asylum seekers. 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.
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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.
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Karen Brodkin
Karen Brodkin is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California-Los Angeles. Brodkin 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 (Honorable Mention, 1999 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award), 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.
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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 1940s, Femmes Fatales: Feminism, Film Theory, Psychoanalysis, and The Emergence of Cinematic Time: Modernity, Contingency, the Archive.
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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.
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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.
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Anne Fausto-Sterling
Anne Fausto-Sterling is Professor Emerita of Biology and Gender Studiesat Brown University and  author of Myths of Gender: Biological Theories about Women and Men (1985)  and Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality (2000).

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.  
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Nancy C.M. Hartsock
Nancy Hartsock is professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. Her books include Money, Sex, and Power: Toward a Feminist Historical Materialism, The Feminist Standpoint Revisited, and Building Feminist Theory (co-editor).
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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 Closure, Contingencies of Value, Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human, and Natural Reflections: Human Cognition at the Nexus of Science and Religion.
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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 (University of Massachusetts Press, 1980), 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.
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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 Husband and Ann Sexton. 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

The Louise Tilly Papers contain materials ranging from 1960 to 1998, with the bulk of materials dated between 1974 and 1995. This collection of drafts of scholarly papers, resaerch notes and materials, academic department administrative materials, and professional correspondence is arranged into six series.
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