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Feminist Theory Archive

Brown University

Established in 2003 with the papers of the late Naomi Schor, the Feminist Theory Archive documents the work of influential feminist theorists and scholars of difference who have transformed the  landscape of higher education through their writing, teaching, institution building, and activism. By establishing academic programs and institutes, organizing innovative conferences and publications, and introducing questions about women and gender to a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, these thinkers have transformed and diversified the very meaning of “feminist” research. The Feminist Theory Archive gathers, catalogs, and preserves evidence of this groundbreaking work in order to make it accessible to future scholars and students at the John Hay Library.

Researchers can access collections of the Feminist Theory Archive by visiting the John Hay Libraryviewing the LibGuide, viewing the Collections Available for Research webpage, or by using the Finding Aid for the archive. Research can also search the Brown University Library Catalog by using the term, “Feminist Theory Archive.”

Click here for finding aids for processed collections and for a list of scholars who have donated work to papers to the Feminist Theory Archive or have signed letters of intent to donate their papers in the future.

Contact Information

Brown University
John Hay Library
20 Prospect Street
Providence, RI
United States
(401) 863-3723

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