Rockefeller Resident Fellows 1986-1989

Under the direction of then-IRW director Catharine R. Stimpson, the IRW was funded by the Rockefeller Foundation for a three-year Humanists-in-Residence program in Contemporary Women's Studies, 1986-1989.


Mae Henderson
Professor of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"A Form for Their Fictions: A Study of Black Women's Narrative, 1859-1985"

Felicity Nussbaum
Professor of English, UCLA
"Rethinking Eighteenth-Century Autobiography: Gendered Subjects"


Veena Talwar Oldenburg
Associate Professor of History, Baruch College and CUNY Graduate Center
"Death by Dowry"

Carole S. Vance
Associate Research Scientist, Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
"A Vagina Surrounded by a Woman: Sex, Gender, and Symbolic Conflict in the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography (1985-1986)"


Londa Schiebinger
Edwin E. Sparks Professor of the History of Science, Pennsylvania State University
"The Sexuality of Plants"

Barbara Bair
Associate Editor, Jane Addams Papers, Duke University and Historian, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
"Our Women and What They Think: Amy Jacques Garvey and the Negro World"