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A Professor's Take On Feminism

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Dr. Nancy E. Baker is an Associate Professor at Sam Houston State University, where she has taught since 2006. Prior to coming to SHSU, Dr. Baker taught at Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, and the Massachusetts College of Art. Dr. Baker earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Rutgers University, her master’s degree in history from The George Washington University, and a second master’s degree and her doctorate in history from Harvard University


Dr. Baker’s areas of interest include American history, political history, and the history of women and gender. Much of her work focuses on the history of feminism and anti-feminism. Dr. Baker is currently revising a monograph for publication with Baylor University Press; the book is entitled Unequaled: Rescission and the Equal Rights Amendment. Research is underway for her second and third books: Texas Feminism Between and Beyond the Waves (under contract with Louisiana State University Press) and a study of the feminist organization Women Against ography. Dr. Baker has written essays on right-wing women in 20th-century Texas, Texas feminist Hermine Tobolowsky, and the battle in Kentucky over the Equal Rights Amendment. Her research has been awarded funding from The Clements Center for Southwest Studies, the Kentucky Historical Society, Texas Tech University’s Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, and the Earhart Foundation.