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Laura Frader

Professor of History, CSSH Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
617.373.4442
education Ph.D., 1978, History
University of Rochester
Mailing address 420H RP
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Biography

Dr. Frader specializes in French social and labor history and European women’s and gender history and has written extensively on these topics. Her publications include Peasants and Protest: Agricultural Workers, Politics and Unions in the Aude, 1850-1914 (University of California Press, 1991); Gender and Class in Modern Europe (co-edited with Sonya O. Rose, Cornell University Press,1996), Race in France: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Politics of Difference (co-edited with Herrick Chapman, Berghahn, 2004); The Industrial Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2006); and Breadwinners and Citizens: Gender in the Making of the French Social Model (Duke University Press, 2008) as well as many articles in English and French-language journals. She has served on the editorial boards of The Journal of Modern History and French Historical Studies, and serves on the editorial board of French Politics, Culture, and Society.

Dr. Frader’s current research stems from a long-standing interest in the social and cultural foundations of social inequality. A current project examines the discourses and politics of citizenship and nationality in the European Community through a history of EU gender equality policies since The Treaty of Rome (1957) and their impact on member states. A second project focuses on ideas about cultural difference and sexuality in France by examining how knowledge about colonial subjects was produced and conveyed.

Professor Frader is a senior associate at the Minda de Gunzberg Center for European Studies at Harvard University, where she is co-chair of the Seminar on French Politics, Culture, and Society; and co-chair of the Gender, Politics, and Society Study Group. She is also a founding member of the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies (currently based at MIT). Professor Frader has held visiting professorships at the Ecole des Hautes études en Sciences sociales in Paris, at the University de Paris VIII, and at the University of Aston, Birmingham, UK. At Northeastern she teaches undergraduate courses on “Imperialism and Colonialism”; “Gender and Society in Modern Europe”; and “Nations, Nationalism and Globalization.” Her graduate courses include “Historical Methodology”; “Gender, Colonialism, and Post-Colonialism”; and “Gender and Society in the Modern World.”

Selected Publications

Publications

The Vine Remembers: French Vignerons Recall Their Past (with Leo Loubère, Jean Sagnes and Rémy Pech), Albany: SUNY Press, 1985.

Peasants and Protest: Agricultural Workers, Politics and Unions in the Aude, 1850-1914. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.

Gender and Class in Modern Europe (co-editor with Sonya O. Rose) and contributor. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996.

Race in France: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Politics of Difference (co-editor with Herrick Chapman) New York: Berghahn, 2004.

The Industrial Revolution, New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Breadwinners and Citizens: Gender in the Making of the French Social Model, (Duke University Press, forthcoming).

 

Articles in Refereed Journals

“Paysannerie et Syndicalisme révolutionnaire: Les Ouvriers Viticoles de Coursan, Aude, 1850-1914,” Cahiers d’Histoire 28 (1978): 11-38.

“La Femme et la Famille dans les Luttes Viticoles De l’Aude: Coursan 1903-1913,” Sociologie du Sud-Est 21 (Juillet-Octobre, 1979): 33-54.

“Socialists, Syndicalists and the “Peasant Question” in the Aude,” Journal of Social History, 19 (Spring, 1986): 451-472.

“La Division sexuée du travail à la lumière des recherches historiques,” Les Cahiers du Mage. 3-4 (1995): 143-156.

“Social Citizens without Citizenship: Working-Class Women and Social Policy in Interwar France,” Social Politics 4 (Summer/Fall 1996): 111-135.

“Femmes, genre, et mouvement ouvrier en France au XIXe et XXe siècles: bilan historique et perspectives de recherche,” Clio: Histoire, Femmes, et Sociétés 3 (1996): 223-244.

“Bringing Political Economy Back in: Gender, Culture, Race and Class in Labor History,” in Social Science History 22:1 (Spring 1998): 7-18.

“Definir le droit au travail: rapports sociaux de sexe, la Famille, et le salaire en France au XIXe et au XXe siecles,” in Le Mouvement Social No.184 (July-September 1998):5-22.

“From Muscles to Nerves: Gender, ‘Race,’ and the Body at Work in France, 1919-1939,” International Review of Social History 44 (1999 Supplement): 123-147.

“Labor History After the Gender Turn: Transatlantic Cross Currents and Research Agendas,” International Labor and Working-Class History 63 (Spring 2003): 21-31.

“Depuis les Muscles jusqu’aux Nerfs: le genre, la race et le corps au travail en France, 1919-1939,” in Travailler: Revue internatinale de Psycopathologie et de Psychodynamique du Travail No. 16 (2006): 111-144.

Work in Progress and Forthcoming

Cycles of Change: Reconstructing Gender and Public Life in Western Europe After the Two World Wars. This edited book, co-edited with Margaret R. Higonnet will publish the papers specially commissioned for the conference, “Cycles of Change. Reconstruction, Gender, and Public Life in Western Europe After the Two World Wars” held at the Minda de Gunzberg Center for European Studies, Harvard University April 26, 2003.

“Reconstructing Gender and Public Life in Western Europe After the Two World Wars,” co-written with Margaret R. Higonnet. This theoretical and substantive Introduction to book, Cycles of Change advances new, interdisciplinary perspectives on the effects of post-war settlements on gender relations with reference.

“Gender, Class, and Citizenship in Post World War I France,” chapter contribution to book, Cycles of Change (completed draft).

“Labor Unions, Protests and Strikes,” in Bonnie G. Smith, ed., Enclyclopedia of Women in World History (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

“Industry and Industrialization,” in Bonnie G. Smith, ed., Enclyclopedia of Women in World History (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Professional Associations & Affiliations

Executive Board, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Co-Editor, French Politics, Culture, and Society

Founding Member, Governing Board, Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies at Radcliffe

Senior Associate, Center for European Studies, Harvard University