2024 Women’s History Month

Please join us in honoring women’s history every month and especially in March, as we celebrate with some of our highly anticipated women’s history publications.

Have You Got Good Religion?: Black Women’s Faith, Courage, and Moral Leadership in the Civil Rights Movement

AnneMarie Mingo

A depiction of moral imagination that resonates today, Have You Got Good Religion? reveals how Black Churchwomen’s understanding of God became action and transformed a nation.

Chicana Liberation: Women and Mexican American Politics in Los Angeles, 1945-1981

Marisela R. Chávez

Vivid and compelling, Chicana Liberation reveals the remarkable range of political beliefs and life experiences behind a new activism and feminism shaped by Mexican American women.

Women, Gender, and Families of Color

Edited by: Jennifer F. Hamer and Ayesha Hardison 

Women, Gender, and Families of Color is a multidisciplinary journal that centers on the study of Black, Latina, Indigenous, and Asian American women, gender, and families. Within this framework, the journal encourages theoretical and empirical research from history, the social and behavioral sciences, and humanities, including comparative and transnational research, and analyses of domestic social, political, economic, and cultural policies and practices within the United States.

Browse the journal here.

To Advance the Race: Black Women’s Higher Education from the Antebellum Era to the 1960s

Linda M. Perkins

A first of its kind history, To Advance the Race is an enlightening look at African American women and their multi-generational commitment to the ideal of education as a collective achievement.

Feeling Asian American: Racial Flexibility Between Assimilation and Oppression

Wen Liu

An innovative challenge to persistent myths, Feeling Asian American ranges from the wartime origins of Asian American psychology to anti-Asian attacks to present Asian Americanness as a complex political assemblage.

2018 NWSA/University of Illinois Press First Book Prize co-winner!

The American Journal of Psychology 

“Florene Mary Young and Margaret May Zeigler: The First Women in Professorial Ranks, Department of Psychology, University of Georgia” by Roger K. Thomas 

In 1933, two factors resulted in Florene Mary Young (1903–1994) and Margaret May Zeigler (1882–1976) concurrently becoming the first female tenured faculty members in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia (UGA). The first was the onset of the Great Depression in 1929, and the second was the legislative creation of the Board of Regents in 1932, established to oversee the University System of Georgia legislatively in 1933.  

Mean Girl Feminism: How White Feminists Gaslight, Gatekeep, and Girlboss

Kim Hong Nguyen

As Nguyen argues, the racialized meanness found across pop culture opens possibilities for building an intersectional feminist politics that rejects performative civility in favor of turning anger into liberation.

Circus World: Roustabouts, Animals, and the Work of Putting on the Big Show

Andrea Ringer

Illuminating and vivid, Circus World delves into the gender, class, and even species concerns within an extinct way of life.

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought  

“Mormon Women in the Ministry” by Katie Langston, Brittany Mangelson, Rachel Mumford, Jennifer Roach, Nancy Ross, Fatimah S. Salleh, and Emily Clyde Curtis *Open Access* 

The authors asked women to share their stories about how they have expanded their ability to minister through theological education and their chosen pastoral vocations. As pioneers who are expanding the roles of ministry for Mormon women today, the authors also ask how the Church can enhance the traditional model of women’s ways of ministering and how this can be shaped by future generations.

Disconnected: Call Center Workers Fight for Good Jobs in the Digital Age

Debbie J. Goldman

Perceptive and nuanced, Disconnected tells an overlooked story of service workers in a time of change.

The Polish Review 

“It Is High Time for Serious Women: The Model of a New Polish Woman in the Kingdom of Poland, 1865–1900” by Joanna Dobkowska-Kubacka 

This article aims to highlight aspects of female emancipation in the Kingdom of Poland in the second half of the nineteenth century that gave this movement a specific, national character.

Tactical Inclusion: Difference and Vulnerability in U.S. Military Advertising

Jeremiah Favara

Compelling and eye-opening, Tactical Inclusion combines original analysis with personal experience to chart advertising’s role in building the all-volunteer military.


“Singing as Justice: Ateetee, an Arsi Oromo Women’s Sung Dispute Resolution Ritual in Ethiopia” by Leila Qashu 

Arsi Oromo women in Ethiopia use ateetee, a sung indigenous women’s dispute resolution process, to protect, defend, promote, and assert their rights. Leila Qashu uses thick descriptive ethnography, narratives, and experiences from fieldwork, musico-poetic analyses, and the voices of Arsi Oromo community members to explore how the sung ateetee ritual is a necessary and effective means for Arsi women to claim their rights in rapidly changing social environments. 


Don’t miss this new interview with Barbara Klaw, translator and editor of the 3-volume set, Diary of a Philosophy Student by Simone de Beauvoir, a part of the Beauvoir Series, a multi-volume collaborative project providing scholarly editions in English of Beauvoir’s philosophical texts, including some only recently discovered, and ranging from her early writings as a philosophy student at the Sorbonne through her later essays on existentialist ethics and finally to a preface written in the last year of her life.

Listen here.

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