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Joan Scott
Position: Adjunct Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
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Degrees/Diplomas: PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Research Interests: Women's History
B.A. Brandeis University, 1962
M.S. University of Wisconsin, 1964
Ph.D University of Wisconsin, 1969 Honors: Magna Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (elected 2008)


1970 - 72 Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle
1972 - 74 Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
1974 - 77 Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1977 - 80 Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1980 - 85 Nancy Duke Lewis University Professor and Professor of History, Brown University
1981 - 85 Founding Director, Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women,Brown University
1985 - 2014 Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Harold F. Linder Professor (2000)
2014 Professor Emerita
2015 - Adjunct faculty, Graduate Center, CUNY

Summer 1977 Director, NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, "The History of the Familyas Social History"
1978 - 79 Member, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
1980 - 81 Director, NEH Residential Seminar for College Teachers, "The New Labor History"
May 1984 Directeur d'études associé, École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
1985 - 1991 Adjunct Professor, Brown University
1993 - 2005 Adjunct Professor of History, Rutgers University
1996 - 98 Visiting Professor, Associates Program, Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University
Summer 1997 Faculty, School of Criticism and Theory
2012 Treaty of Utrecht Chair, University of Utrecht

The Glassworkers of Carmaux: French Craftsmen and Political Action in a Nineteenth Century City. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1974; French translation, Flammarion, 1982.

Women, Work and Family (coauthored with Louise Tilly). New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston,1978; Routledge, 1987; Italian translation, 1981; French translation, 1987; Korean translation, 2008.

Gender and the Politics of History. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988; Revised edition, 1999. Japanese translation, Heibonsha 1992; Spanish translation, Fondo de Cultura Economica,2008.

Only Paradoxes to Offer: French Feminists and the Rights of Man. Harvard University Press, 1996; French translation: Albin Michel, 1998; Portuguese translation: Editora Mulheres 2002; Korean translation, Sang Sanchi 2006.

Parité: Sexual Equality and the Crisis of French Universalism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. French translation: Albin Michel 2005. Korean translation: Ingansarang 2009.

The Politics of the Veil. Princeton University Press, 2007. Bulgarian translation 2008; Arabic translation, Toubkal, 2009; Turkish translation, 2011; Albanian translation, 2010; Swedish translation, 2009.

Théorie Critique de l’Histoire: Identités, expériences, politiques. Fayard, 2009.

The Fantasy of Feminist History. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011.


Western Societies: A Documentary History (edited, with Brian Tierney), 2 vols. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1983; 2nd edition, 1999.

Learning about Women: Gender, Power and Politics, (edited with Jill Conway and Susan Bourque). University of Michigan Press, 1987.

Feminists Theorize the Political (edited with Judith Butler). New York, Routledge, 1992.

Alper, Benedict S. Love and Politics in Wartime: Letters to my Wife, 1943-5. University of Illinois Press, 1992.

The Mythmaking Frame of Mind: Social Imagination and American Culture (edited with James Gilbert, Amy Gilman, and Donald Scott). San Francisco, Wadsworth, 1992.

Feminism and History (A volume in the Oxford series, Readings in Feminism). Oxford University Press, 1996.

Transitions, Environments, Translations: Feminisms in International Politics (edited with Cora Kaplan and Debra Keates). Routledge, 1997.

Schools of Thought: Twenty-five Years of Interpretive Social Science (edited with Debra Keates). Princeton University Press, 2001.

Going Public: Feminism and the Shifting Boundaries of the Private Sphere (edited with Debra Keates). Champaign IL: University of Illinois Press, 2004.

Women’s Studies on the Edge. Durham, Duke University Press, 2009.