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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