The Intellectual Integrity of Our Spaces: The Proposed Boycott of International Academic Conferences

On January 30, the American Historical Association (AHA) joined numerous scholarly organizations in condemning Donald Trump’s executive order of January 27, 2017. This act closed the United States border to travelers, migrants and refugees from seven countries, including many legal residents, for ninety days. Although spokespeople for the Trump administration deny this interpretation, the order is generally understood…

The Woman Who Might Have Been President

As former Goldwater Girl Hillary Rodham Clinton is poised to become the first woman president of the United States, it is worth asking: what prevented Elizabeth Dole — Clinton’s former Senate colleague — from breaking that historic barrier? Sexism, not just within the Republican Party but also in a larger political world saturated by media…

It’s A Conference: Women, Politics, Fun

Yes We Can (pull together a conference in less than 12 weeks.) Leah Wright Rigueur (Harvard K-School), Robon Morris (Agnes Scott College) and I are nothing if not — impulsive? Energetic? Awesome political historians ready to respond to the moment? Whatever. In any case, we thought the nomination of Hillary Rodham Clinton as the first…