Estelle B. Freedman

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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 ten books on the history of women, sexuality, and feminism, including No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women (Ballantine 2002);The Essential Feminist Reader (Modern Library, 2007); Feminism, Sexuality, and Politics (University of North Carolina, 2006); (with John D'Emilio) Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America (University of Chicago Press, 3d ed., 2012); and two award-winning books on the history of women's prison reform. Her most recent book, Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation (2013), received prizes from the Organization of American Historians, The Popular Culture/American Culture Associations, and the Western Association of Women Historians. Her teaching has been recognized by the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Dinkelspiel Award for Outstanding Service to Undergraduate Education, the Rhodes Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and the Roelker (Graduate) Mentorship Award from the American Historical Association.


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