Exploring historical issues with contemporary relevance and ideas about teaching, academia, and alt-ac.
Author: Jessica M. Frazier
Jessica Frazier is an Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island in the History and Gender and Women’s Studies Departments. She earned a PhD in history from SUNY Binghamton with a concentration on women’s history in the 20th century. Her current book project, “Creating Transnational Feminist Networks, 1940-2000,” traces the genealogy of transnational feminist praxis in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries through collective biography. Her first book, Women’s Antiwar Diplomacy during the Viet Nam War Era (University of North Carolina Press), was chosen as a 2017 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE magazine and provides a window on the nature of the relationships forged between U.S. women and their Vietnamese counterparts in the 1960s and 1970s. At URI, she enjoys teaching on activism, social justice, and human rights in courses that consider gender, race, and class central categories of analysis.
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