Gail Hershatter Wins the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for the Second Time

October 31, 2012


History Department chair and distinguished professor Gail Hershatter has won the prestigious Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in Women's History for her new book, Gender of Memory: Rural Women in China's Collective Past. The Joan Kelly Memorial Prize was established in 1984 and is awarded annually for the book women's history and/or feminist theory that best reflects the high intellectual and scholarly ideals exemplified by the life and work for Joan Kelly (1928-82). This is the second time Gail Hershatter has won this award. Professor Hershatter first won the prize in 1997 for her book, Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Shanghai. The announcement of the award can be found on the American Historical Association website.

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