Julie Des Jardins is an author, editor, scholar, and cultural analyst focusing on women and gender in American culture. She has written several books, including Walter Camp: Football and the Modern Man (Oxford, 2015), Lillian Gilbreth: Redefining Domesticity (Westview, 2012), The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science (Feminist Press, 2010), and Women and the Historical Enterprise in America: Gender, Race, and the Politics of Memory (UNC, 2003). She has a Ph.D. in American history from Brown University and has taught at Harvard, Macalester, and as Professor of History at Baruch College, City University of New York. She has spoken all over the country, using her research on the history of science to help women in STEM navigate the gendered culture of their fields. Along with appearing on NPR, C-SPAN Book TV, the BBC, and television and radio programs in Canada, New Zealand, England, and Ireland, she edits book monographs and coaches potential authors, both academic and trade. Currently, she is working on a film documentary on Walter Camp and American masculinity, consulting on several historical projects focused on gender and race in America, and writing the biography of pioneering media mogul Missy Meloney.



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  1. I’m very excited that you started your own website honey. It looks great…and it will be wonderful. I look forward to checking it out all the time. Mom xo

  2. I’m happy to follow your mom in wishing you the best for your new web site. Keep on churning out wonderful books! Mari Jo

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