Julie Des Jardins, Ph.D.

Julie Des Jardins is a historian of American women and gender who has taught and written extensively in the field, particularly on the history of women in the professions. Along with pieces on gender and women’s history for blogs, journals, and Oxford’s History of History Writing, she has written several books, including Women and the Historical Enterprise in America: Gender, Race, and the Politics of Memory; The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science; Lillian Gilbreth: Redefining Domesticity; and the study of American masculinity, Walter Camp: Football and the Modern Man. Des Jardins has spoken about her research on NPR and C-SPAN Book TV and lectured around the country on the history of women in STEM fields. She has a Ph.D. in American history from Brown University and was Professor of History at Baruch College, CUNY. She has also taught at Harvard University, Augsburg College, Hamline University, Macalester College, Simmons College, and Tufts University.