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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 recent books include Globalizing Feminisms, 1789–1945 (Routledge, 2010) and Les Féminismes en Europe, 1700–1950 (PUR, 2012)

NOW IN PRINT from Cambridge University Press:
The Woman Question in France, 1400-1870 (November 2017); now in paperback (March 2019)

Debating the Woman Question in the French Third Republic, 1870-1920)(February 2018)

Women’s History at the Cutting Edge, ed. Karen Offen & Chen Yan (Routledge, 2019); this is a hardcover reprint of the special issue of Women’s History Review 27:1 (February 2018)