Mary Ann Dzuback

Associate Professor Emerita of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Associate Professor Emerita of Education and History (by courtesy)
PhD, Columbia University
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    • Washington University
    • MSC 1078-0137-02
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    • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    Professor Dzuback explores the history of knowledge production and gender in higher education. 

    Her current project focuses on women scholars in social sciences between 1890 and 1940, what they contributed to the development of social sciences in the United States, how they used their research to shape public policy, and how their research agendas transformed universities' and colleges' knowledge production and institutional cultures.

    Dzuback teaches courses in intellectual history of feminisms and feminist research methodologies.



    Robert M. Hutchins: Portrait of an Educator (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991).

    Recent Articles and Book Chapters

    "Women Economists in the Academy: Struggles and Strategies, 1900-1940," Routledge Handbook of the History of Women's Economic Thought, ed. Kirsten Madden and Robert Dimand (New York: Routledge, 2019).

    "Research at Women's College, 1890-1940," in New Perspectives on Women's Education in the United States, ed. Margaret A. Nash (Palgrave McMillan, 2018)

    "Women, Social Science Expertise, and the State," Women's History Review (UK) 18 (February 2009): 71-95.

    "Gender, Professional Knowledge, and Institutional Power: Women Social Scientists and the Research University," in The 'Woman Question' and Higher Education: Perspectives on Gender and Knowledge Production in America, ed. Ann Mari May (Cheltenham, UK:Edward Elgar, 2008)

     "Berkeley Women Economists, Public Policy, and Civic Sensibility," in Civic and Moral Learning in America, ed., Donald Warren (New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2006)

    "Creative Financing in Social Science: Women Scholars and Early Research," in Women and Philanthropy in Education, ed.  Andrea Walton (Bloomington IN: Indiana University Press, 2005)

    "Gender and the Politics of Knowledge," History of Education Quarterly 43 (summer 2003): 171-195.

    Additional information in Washington University's Open Scholarship located at

    Awards and Honors

    Washington University Center for Humanities Grant for Co-convening "Queering the Global/Transnational Conversation" Reading Group

    Distinguished Leadership Award,  Arts & Sciences, Washington University 2009

    Special Recognition for Excellence in Mentoring, Washington University, April 2000, April 2002, April 2008

    Spencer Foundation Grant, 1994-96, for Women Social Science Scholars

    Rockefeller Archive Center Research Grant, 1994-95, for Women Social Science Scholars

    Current Courses

    Intro to Women, Gender, and Sexualit Studies

    Feminist Research Methodologies  

    Reformers and Radicals: Feminist Thinking through History   

    Gender and Education

    Work in Progress

    Women Social Science Scholars in the Academy, 1890-1940