Recent Books That May Be of Interest to Women Scholars

Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections. Click on any of the titles for more information or to purchase through

Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress by Brad Asher (University Press of Kentucky)
Corneille’s Horace and David’s Oath of the Horatii: A Chapter in the Politics of Gender in Art by Madelyn Gutwirth (Peter Lang Publishing)
Demanding Child Care: Women’s Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971 by Natalie M. Fousekis (University of Illinois Press)
Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick (Yale University Press)
Fixing Gender: Lesbian Mothers and the Oedipus Complex by Natasha Distiller (Farleigh Dickinson University Press)
Grace & Gumption: The Women of El Paso edited by Marcia Hatfield Daudistel (Texas Christian University Press)
Octavia, Daughter of God: The Story of a Female Messiah and Her Followers by Jane Shaw (Yale University Press)
Otavalan Women, Ethnicity, and Globalization by Linda D’Amico (University of New Mexico Press)
Policing Egyptian Women: Sex, Law, and Medicine in Khedival Egypt by Liat Kozma (Syracuse University Press)
Reimagining Equality: Stories of Race, Gender, and Finding Home by Anita Hill (Beacon Press)
Rewriting the Return to Africa: Voices of Francophone Caribbean Women Writers by Anne M. Francois (Lexington Books)
Those Girls: Single Women in Sixties and Seventies Popular Culture by Katherine J. Lehman (University Press of Kansas)
Transnationalism Reversed: Women Organizing Against Gendered Violence in Bangladesh by Elora Halim Chowdhury (State University of New York Press)
Vigilante Women in Contemporary American Fiction by Alison Graham-Bertolini (Palgrave Macmillan)
Women as Leaders in Education: Succeeding Despite Inequity, Discrimination, and Other Challenges edited by Jennifer L. Martin (Praeger Publishers)

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