Professor Emerita of American Studies


Mari Jo Buhle, William R. Kenan Jr. University Professor, began teaching at Brown University in 1972, as the first member of the faculty to hold a position dedicated to women's studies. She has taught mainly on the history of American women, training students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in both the American Civilization and History departments. She has directed nearly fifty dissertations and is currently chairing approximately fifteen Ph.D. committees. Her own research, which began with a specialty in the history of American radicalism, now centers on the history of the behavior sciences in the United States. In 1998, she published "Feminism and Its Discontents: A Century of Struggle with Psychoanalysis" with Harvard University Press. She is currently working on a companion study, a history of the intersection of Jungian analytical psychology and mainly American feminism in the twentieth century. She is the co-author of "Out of Many: A History of the American People," a best-selling U.S. history textbook, which is now in its 5th edition. With two other authors, she is currently working on a textbook on U.S. women's history, which is scheduled for publication in 2008. Buhle has received fellowships from the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College; the Bunting Institute (now the Radcliffe Institute) at Harvard University; and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (1991-1996).

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