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DuBois, E.C.

DuBois, E.C.

Ellen DuBois, born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, in 1947. Ph.D. from Northwestern University, Evanston. Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Fellow (1 September 2006 – 31 January 2007)


My time at NIAS has been productive, stimulating and enjoyable. I came with an ambitious project to expand the history of international feminism in the interbellum years. The bulk of my time was spent exploring the feminist campaign to influence the outcome of the Hague Codification Conference of 1930 on the issue of married women’s independent nationality. I was able to focus on Latin American women as they joined in and eventually took over this particular dimension of interwar feminist activity. I also concentrated on visual representations of feminist activity at The Hague and on differences between generations and strategic approaches within the larger community. After finishing the Hague piece, inspired by the richness of resources of Middle Eastern scholarship among my colleagues here. I collected material in preparation for a section of the book dealing with efforts of Asian and Middle Eastern women to define “the east” within the feminist movement in the 1930s for themselves.