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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 latest books are Globalizing Feminisms, 1789–1945 (Routledge, 2010) and Les Feminisms en Europe, 1700–1950 (PUR, 2012)

NOW IN PRINT from Cambridge University Press:
The Woman Question in France, 1400-1870.

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

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Special issue: “Women’s History at the Cutting Edge,” ed. Karen Offen & Chen Yan Women’s History Review 27:1 (February 2018).

NEWS! FORTHCOMING EARLY 2018 to be published by CUP in the U.K. and Europe on January 11:
Debating the Woman Question in the French Third Republic, 1870-1920