Estelle Freedman

Event Information

Date & Time
October 15, 2015 -
11:45am to 1:00pm
Serra House
589 Capistrano Way
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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Faculty Fellows' Lunch Featuring Estelle Freedman


Estelle Freedman: "Redefining Rape: Historical Perspectives on the Politics of Sexual Violence"

Drawing from her recent book Redefining Rape,  Professor Freedman will provide historical perspective on the role of sexual violence in constructing citizenship in U.S. history. Her talk highlights the mixed results of efforts by women's rights and racial justice advocates in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to challenge the archetypes of the pure white female victim and the black male stranger rapist.

Estelle Freedman is Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History.

Stanford faculty are invited to join us for lunch and a discussion.  Please RSVP to Wendy Skidmore if you would like to attend.


  • Estelle B. Freedman
    • Edgar E. Robinson Professor, U.S. History
    • Co-Founder, Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies
    • Faculty Research Fellow, 2015-16
    • Faculty Research Fellow, 2010-11
      Estelle B. Freedman is the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in U.S. History at Stanford University, where she co-founded the undergraduate Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, she has written...