Claire Moses

Ph.D. (1978) and M.Phil. (1972) George Washington University, A.B. (1963) Smith College

Claire Moses is Professor Emerita of Women’s Studies and Affiliate Professor of History. She has been with the department since 1977, serving as chair from 1993-2003. In 2003, she was recognized as the university’s Outstanding Woman of the Year. She is also the Editorial Director of Feminist Studies, a leading journal of women’s studies scholarship and theory. Dr. Moses’s research and teaching interests focus on feminist theory and histories of feminist organizing (U.S., French, international, transnational) and on the history of European women. Her publications include U.S. Women in Collective Struggle, ed. with Hartmann (1995); Feminism, Socialism, and French Romanticism, with Rabine (1993); French Feminism in the Nineteenth Century (1984), winner of the Joan Kelly Prize for the year’s best book in women’s history; and “Made in America: ‘French Feminism’ in the Academy,” Feminist Studies (Summer 1998), which also appeared in Australian Feminist Studies (1996), Nouvelles Questions Feministes (in translation, 1996), Cinquantenaire du Deuxième Sexe, ed. Delphy and Chaperon (in translation, 2002), and Beyond French Feminisms: Debates on Women, Politics, and Culture in France, 1981-2001, ed. Cèlestin, DalMolin, and Courtivron (2003).

Major Areas of Research:

  • Feminist theory
  • History of feminist movements
  • European women’s history
  • Colonialism
  • The political economy of globalization