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 book is Globalizing Feminisms, 1789–1945 (Routledge, 2010).
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"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