Women's History Month 2021 Resource List

03/01/2021

For Women’s History Month, ACLS is sharing scholarly resources that celebrate and highlight lesser-known, forgotten, and diverse histories and historical roles of women. 

We acknowledge the growing use and preference for the term “womxn,” especially in higher education and intersectional feminism, as an inclusive term to include transgender and non-binary women. Our intention at ACLS is not to be exclusionary and to highlight and reflect on scholarly work that centers the experiences of a diverse spectrum of women.

As with our past Inclusive Excellence scholarly resource lists, we invited our global community of fellows to share links and PDFs of existing readings, research, published works, or other resources that they authored or recommend to share with our community. This page, along with our recent resources on Black History MonthDisability StudiesLGBTQ+ Scholarship, and more, is part of our ongoing commitment to equity, inclusion, and anti-racism, and our mission to amplify scholarly works in the humanities and social sciences.

We welcome ACLS fellows and members to share any additional contributions, questions, or comments with us at news@acls.org.

Women’s History Month 2021 Resource List

Scholarly Resources by ACLS Fellows

ARTICLES
“Birthing Black Mothers” - Women’s Studies Quarterly, Volume 47, Number 3/4, Together: Fall/Winter 2019
Written by Jennifer Christine Nash F’19, Jean Fox O'Barr Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, Duke University
 
“Black Latinx Encuentros: Embodied Knowledge and Reciprocal Forms of Knowledge Sharing [Embodying Reciprocity Series”] - footnotesblog.com, July 1, 2020
Written by Amarilys Estrella F’20, Postdoctoral Fellow, History and Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Johns Hopkins University, and Meryleen Mena F’19, Policy & Budget Analyst, Citizens' Committee for Children of New York
 
“Caribbean Women, Creole Fashioning, and the Fabric of Black Atlantic Writing” - The Eighteenth Century, Volume 56, Number 1, Spring 2015
Written by Danielle Skeehan F’12, Associate Professor of English and Comparative American Studies, Oberlin College and Conservatory
 
“‘Coming Out of My Shell’: Motherleaders Contesting Fear, Vulnerability, and Despair through Family-focused Community Organizing” - Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, Volume 4, March 2018
Written by Jennifer E. Cossyleon F’19, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow at Community Change
 
“Destination Globalization? Women, Gender and Comparative Colonial Histories in the New Millenium” - Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Volume 4, Number 1, Spring 2003
Written by Jean M. Allman F’14, G’90, G’88, J.H. Hexter Professor in the Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis
 
“‘In the Name of Humanity’: Redefining Socioeconomic Assistance in the Revolutionary Marketplace” - French History, Volume 33, Issue 4, December 2019
Written by Katie Jarvis F’19, F’12, Carl E. Koch Associate Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
 
“Labor Education and Leadership Development for Union Women: Assessing the Past, Building for the Future” - Labor Studies Journal, Volume 41, Issue 1, March 2016
Written by Emily E. LB. Twarog F’19, Assistant Professor, Labor Studies and American History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
“Post-Ferguson: A ‘Herstorical’ Approach to Black Violability” - Feminist Studies, Volume 41, Number 1, 2015
Written by Treva B. Lindsey, F’20, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Ohio State University
 
“Radical Reproduction: Octavia E. Butler’s HistoFuturist Archiving as Speculative Theory” - Women’s Studies, Volume 47, Issue 7, 2018
Written by Shelley Streeby F’20, Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies and Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego
 
“Speculative Writing, Art, and World-Making in the Wake of Octavia E. Butler as Feminist Theory” - Feminist Studies, Volume 46, Number 2, 2020
Written by Shelley Streeby F’20, Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies and Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego
 
“‘We Have to Ask for Permission to Become’: Young Women’s Voices, Violence, and Mediated Space in South Africa” - Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Volume 45, Number 4, Summer 2020
Written by Gavaza M Maluleke F’20, Lecturer, Political Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa
 
“A Woman's Plea: Let's Raise Our Voices!” - The New York Times, January 31, 2019
Written by Kimberly A. Probolus F’21, Leading Edge Fellow at Southern Poverty Law Center
 
BOOKS
Anna Zieglerin and the Lion's Blood: Alchemy and End Times in Reformation Germany (University of Pennsylvania Press)
Written by Tara E. Nummedal F’09, Professor of History, Brown University
 
Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C. (University of Illinois Press)
Written by Treva B. Lindsey, F’20, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Ohio State University
 
Embodied Reckonings: “Comfort Women,” Performance, and Transpacific Redress (University of Michigan Press)
Written by Elizabeth W. Son F’19, F’10, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, and Director, Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama Program, Northwestern University
 
Familial Properties: Gender, State, & Society in Early Modern Vietnam (University of Hawai’i Press)
Written by Nhung Tuyet Tran F’07, Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Undergraduate Department of History, University of Toronto
 
For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality (Princeton University Press)
Written by Dorothy Sue Cobble F’15, G’89, Distinguished Professor Emerita, History and Labor Studies, Rutgers University
 
A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America’s Schools (Basic Books)
Written by Rachel J. Devlin F’15, Professor of History, Rutgers University
 
Ibadan Market Women and Politics, 1900–1995 (Rowman & Lightfoot)
Written by Mutiat Titilope Oladejo F’16, F’14, Lecturer, Department of History, University of Ibada
 
Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community (University of Chicago Press)
Written by Jenni Sorkin F'14, F'08, Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor, History of Art & Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
The Palgrave Handbook of African Women’s Studies (Palgrave Macmillan)
Chapter “Gendered Experiences of Refugee and Displaced Women in Africa” written by Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso F’16, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Babcock University
 
Panaceia’s Daughters: Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany (University of Chicago Press)
Written by Alisha Rankin F’15, Associate Professor of History, Tufts University
 
Politics in the Marketplace, Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France (Oxford University Press)
Written by Katie Jarvis F’19, F’12, Carl E. Koch Associate Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
 
The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland (Duke University Press)
Written by Robyn C. Spencer F’18, Associate Professor, History, City University of New York, Lehman College
 
They Didn’t See Us Coming: The Hidden History of Feminism in the Nineties (Basic Books)
Written by Dr. Lisa Levenstein F’17, Director, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, UNC Greensboro
 
The Women Went Radical: Petition Writing and Colonial State in Southwestern Nigeria, 1900-1953 (BookBuilders Editions Africa, Nigeria)
Written by Mutiat Titilope Oladejo F’16, F’14, Lecturer, Department of History, University of Ibada
 
RADIO
“Gender Inequities Are Deepening During COVID-19” - WUNC 91.5FM North Carolina, September 3, 2020
Interview features Dr. Lisa Levenstein F’17, Director, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, UNC Greensboro
 
“A Hidden History Of 1990s Feminism” - WORT 89.9FM Madison, September 11, 2020
Interview with Dr. Lisa Levenstein F’17, Director, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, UNC Greensboro
 
WEBSITE
The Broadcast 41: Women and the Anti-Communist Blacklist
Created by Carol Stabile F’14, Professor and Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, University of Oregon
 
Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project
Co-created by Robyn C. Spencer F’18, Associate Professor, History, City University of New York, Lehman College
 

 

Resources Recommended by ACLS Fellows

BOOKS
Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics (University of Washington Press)
Submitted by Elizabeth W. Son F’19, F’10, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, and Director, Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama Program, Northwestern University
 
Our Voices, Our Histories: Asian American and Pacific Islander Women (New York University Press)
Submitted by Elizabeth W. Son F’19, F’10, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, and Director, Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama Program, Northwestern University
 
GUIDE
Calling In & Up: A Leadership Pedagogy for Women of Color Organizers
Submitted by Jennifer E. Cossyleon F’19, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow at Community Change
 
WEBSITE
Because of Her Story
Submitted by Kimberly A. Probolus F’21, Leading Edge Fellow at Southern Poverty Law Center