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Anne Allman

Graduate Student
Bentley Annex

Current Degree Program

  • Ph.D. program

Concentration Fields

  • U.S. Cultural and Intellectual History
  • U.S. Foreign Relations
  • Modern Latin America

Dissertation Title

"The Forgotten Women of Radical Feminism: An Intellectual History"

Dissertation Abstract

"The Forgotten Activists of Radical Feminism: An Intellectual History" explores the ideas of that subset of women from the 1960s to the 1980s who identified themselves, as “radical feminists.” These women – Germaine Greer, Kate Millett, Susan Brownmiller, Shulamith Firestone, Robin Morgan, Ellen Willis, Catherine MacKinnon, and Andrea Dworkin – have seldom been studied as an interrelated body of intellectuals. While there are many anthologies of collected writings and monographs about radical feminists that tell the story of the movement, little has been written to bring their ideas together in a close reading of this rich intellectual history or analyze their long-term impact. This inattention to the original texts and lack of analysis about their effect on American culture has created a gap in our understanding of feminist history. The objective of my dissertation is to fill this gap through a close reading of radical feminist texts to explore the way they intersected, diverged, and came to shape contemporary society by charting an intellectual lineage from the sixties through the eighties.

Scholarships, Grants and Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, College of Arts and Science, Ohio University, 2016

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor, HIST 2010: Survey of United States History, 1865-Present
  • Teaching Assistant, HIST 1210: Western Civilization: Antiquity to 1500
  • Grader, HIST 314F: American Social Thought, 1915-Present
  • Grader, HIST 3148: Cultural Rebels in Modern America
  • Grader, HIST 3224: The United States in the 1980s: The Age of Reagan and Madonna
  • Grader, HIST 3682: Nazi Germany

Previous Graduate Work

M.A. in History, California State University, Northridge

Master of Education and Teaching Credential, University of California, Santa Barbara

Undergraduate Degree

B.A. in History, California State University, Northridge