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Karen Offen

Karen Offen

Clayman Institute Senior Scholar
Ph.D, Stanford University

Karen Offen (Ph.D., Stanford University) is a historian and independent scholar, affiliated since 1977 as a Senior Scholar with the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University. 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; national, regional and global histories of feminism; comparative history, and the sexual politics of knowledge.  For more information, please visit her website.