UMass Historian Calling It Quits After 48 Years on the Faculty

berkmanjJoyce Avrech Berkman is retiring from teaching after serving for 48 years on the history department faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has been teaching courses on U.S., British, and European women’s history, oral history, and the history of reproductive rights. Also, she has served as an adjunct professor in the women, gender, and sexuality studies program at the university. A day-long symposium and program will honor Professor Berkman on May 3.

Professor Berkman, who holds a Ph.D. from Yale University is the author of The Healing Imagination of Olive Schreiner: Beyond South African Colonialism (University of Massachusetts Press, 1989) and a co-editor of African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965 (University of Massachusetts Press, 1997).

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