History, Memory, and Empowerment
Karen Offen (Ph.D., Stanford University) is a historian and independent scholar affiliated as a Senior Scholar with the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University in California.
She publishes on the history of Modern Europe, especially France and its global influence; Western thought and politics with reference to family, gender, and the relative status of women; historiography; women's history; the national, regional and global histories of feminism; and comparative history.
Karen's latest books are Globalizing Feminisms, 1789–1945 (Routledge, 2010) and Les Feminisms en Europe, 1700–1950 (PUR, 2012)
Current & Ongoing Projects Book: Debating the Woman Question in Modern France, 16th-20th centuries (nearing completion).
Unit on May Wright Sewall and the Founding of the International Council of Women, for online documentary project Woman and Social Movements International (WASMI), ed. Kathryn Kish Sklar and Tom Dublin.
“Clio Talks Back”—women’s historyblog, on the website of the International Museum of Women http://imowblog.blogspot.com (as part of Her Blueprint—search Clio Talks Back in searchbox). Ongoing. Archived blogs at www.imow.org
Les Féminismes en Europe, 1700-1950
“This book is itself an historic turning point. It marks the maturity of women’s history as a field of study internationally and it opens up future research agendas in the global history of feminisms. This book will be cherished and it will change the way we do women’s history. ”
—KATHRYN KISH SKLAR
Editor, Women and Social Movements International
“In an ambitious history, detailed in both depth and breadth, Offen provides a comprehensive account that re-reads European history from developing feminist perspectives… affordable and interesting enough to appeal to the general reader… "
—Feminist Academic Press Column
Paul de Cassagnac and the Authoritarian Tradition in Nineteenth Century France
Writing Women's History: International Perspectives
Women, the Family, and Freedom: The Debate in Documents, 1750–1950
Victorian Women: A Documentary Account of Women's Lives in Nineteenth Century England, France, and the United States