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Associate Dean reflects on rise of women’s movement at Yale

September 28, 2009

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Associate Dean and Professor of History Jane Hunter recalls her observations of the women’s movement as one of the first coeds at Yale in her alma mater’s newspaper.

Hunter began attending Yale the first year women matriculated there. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she returned for her Ph.D. and first noticed the administration’s attempts to integrate the faculty.

Hunter, whose work centers on American cultural and social history, discusses the impact her educational experiences had on her professional pursuits: “I was certainly influenced by that whole movement in academia to consider what difference [the women’s movement] made to the study of history.”