Joanne Meyerowitz

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Arthur Unobskey Professor of History & American Studies, Chn Am Studies
320 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-3627
203-432-1713, 203-432-1188

Joanne Meyerowitz is professor of History and American Studies. She has published widely in the history of gender and sexuality. Her book How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States (2002) won the Stonewall Book Award of the American Library Association and the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award for GLBT nonfiction. She is also the author of Women Adrift: Independent Wage Earners in Chicago, 1880-1930 (1988) and the editor of Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945-1960 (1994). Her current project examines theories of human difference in mid-twentieth-century social thought. Before she came to Yale in 2004, she taught at Indiana University and the University of Cincinnati and also edited the Journal of American History. She is co-director of the Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities.