Mary Rothschild

Professor Emeritus
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Biography

Mary Logan Rothschild is an Emeritus Professor of women and gender studies. She specializes in the history of American women and feminism, women's oral history and gender equity in education. In her teaching, she tries to inspire students to critically evaluate the past with empathy and care. All of her teaching uses gender as a primary lens to analyze society and to understand the intersection of race and class in American society. She has written "A Case of Black and White: Northern Volunteers and the Southern Freedom Summers, 1964-1965" and "Doing What the Day Brought: An Oral History of Arizona Women." Currently, she is working on two research projects: "Girl Scouting and the Culture of American Womanhood, 1912-1982," which uses Girl Scouting as a window on American girlhood and womanhood in the 20th century, and "Living U.S. Women's History: Voices from the Field," which is an oral history project on the founding of the field of U.S. women's history and a rich collection of 50 extensive interviews. Teaching at all levels is her passion and she has been awarded the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Quality Teaching Award, the ASU Alumni Association Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Arizona Humanities Council's Scholar of the Year Award.

Education

  • Ph.D. History, University of Washington 1974
  • M.A. History, University of Washington 1968
  • B.A. History (with Distinction, Cum Laude), University of Washington 1966

 

 

Research Activity

  • Rothschild,Mary Logan*. TELLING OUR STORIES, WRITING OUR LIVES: USING ORAL HISTORY TO FIND OUR COMMON PAST. (12/8/2001 - 3/31/2002).
  • Rothschild,Mary Logan*. THE EMERGENCE OF U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY, 1972-1999: A MODEL FOR ADVANCING THE GENDER EQUITY MOVEMENT. AMER ASSN OF UNIV WOMEN ED FDN(7/1/2000 - 3/31/2003).
  • Rothschild,Mary Logan*. ONE HISTORY OR TWO? BLACK & WHITE WOMEN IN AMERICA. (12/11/1999 - 3/31/2000).
  • Rothschild,Mary Logan*. WOMEN IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION CONFERENCE. DOI-NPS(9/20/1996 - 9/19/1997).
  • Rothschild,Mary Logan*. RETHINKING CLASS: GERDA LERNER LECTURE. (12/15/1995 - 4/30/1996).

Service

  • Teaching Workshop on Women's History, Convening Secretary (1986 - 2007)
  • Chair, Organization of American Historians-Japan Association of American Studies Committee, Chair (2003 - 2007)
  • Organization of American Historians-Japan American Studies Association Committee, Chair (2003 - 2007)
  • Teaching Workshop on Women's History, UCLA, Convening Secretary (1986 - 2007)
  • University Mentorship Program, Mentor (2005 - 2006)
  • Curriculum Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • National Fellowships and Scholarships Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Personnel Committee, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • Arizona Hall of Fame, Committee member (2003 - 2005)
  • National Scholarships and Fellowships Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Personnel and Tenure Committee, Chair (2004 - 2005)
  • University Advisory Committee on Mentoring, Committee Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Search Committee, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Speaker's Bureau, Arizona Humanities Committee, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, Member (2003)
  • Ad Hoc Mentoring Committee, Member (2003)
  • Adventures in Learning, Professor (2003)
  • African American Studies Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (2003)
  • Arizona Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, Member of Speakers Bureau (2003)
  • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame Board, Member (2003)
  • Curriculum Committee, Chair (2003)
  • Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics Affiliate Council, Member (2003)
  • National Collaborative of Women's Historic Sites, Member, Executive Committee (2003)
  • National Scholarship and Fellowships Committee, Member (2003)
  • National Women's Hall of Fame Judges' Panel, Judge (2003)
  • Organization of American Historians Japan American Studies Association Committee, Chair (2003)
  • Women's Studies Program Personnel and Tenure Committee, Chair (2003)