|History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism (2008 Conference Panel)|
|Katherine L. French|
|Ruth Mazo Karras|
Other contributors to the panel:
Katherine French is professor of medieval history at State University of New York, New Paltz. She is author of several articles on laywomen's piety and parish life, and The People of the Parish in a Medieval English Diocese. Most recently she published The Good Women of the Parish: Gender and Religion after the Black Death, (Penn, 2008) and co‑authored with Allyson Poska, Women and Gender in the Western Past (2vols.) Thompson/Cengage (2006)
Ruth Mazo Karras is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Medieval Studies, University of Minesota. She is also a co‑editor of the journal Gender and History and just finished a three year term as President of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. She is the author of four books and numerous articles on various aspects of medieval social and cultural history, gender, and sexuality. Her current research concerns the formation of quasi‑marital unions in medieval Western Europe.
Julia Adams is Professor of Sociology at Yale University. She teaches and researches on state formation; gender and family; social theory; early modern European politics, and colonialism and empire. She is currently studying contemporary forms of patriarchal politics, and the historical sociology of principal‑agent relations. Among her recent publications are The Familial State: Ruling Families and Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe (Cornell 2005) and an edited collection with Elisabeth S. Clemens and Ann Shola Orloff, Remaking Modernity: Politics, History and Sociology (Duke 2005). She is the current President of the Social Science History Association.