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History of Women in Science

The following publications focus on women in science, in order to situate the history of women in psychology in its broder context of history of science. These resources provide a contextual framework for understanding the challenges faced by women in psychology. 


Ainley, M. G. (Ed.)(1990). Despite the odds: Essays on Canadian women and science. Downsview, ON: University of Toronto Press.


Jack, J. (2009). Science on the home front: American women scientists in World War II. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press.


Jordan, D. (2006). Sisters in science: Conversations with black women scientists about race, gender, and their passion for science. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.


Ogilvie, M. B. & Harvey, J. D. (Eds.). (2000). The biographical dictionary of women in science: Pioneering lives from ancient times to the mid-20th century. New York: Routledge.


Rossiter, M. W. (1982). Women scientists in America: Struggles and strategies to 1940. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.


Rossiter, M. W. (1995). Women scientists in America: Before affirmative action, 1940-1972. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.


Rossiter, M. W. (2012). Women scientists in America: Forging a new world since 1972. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.


Schiebinger, L. (1989). The mind has no sex? Women in the origins of modern science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press


Warren, W. (1999). Black women scientists in the United States. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.


Wasserman, E. (2000).  The door in the dream: Conversations with eminent women in science. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press.