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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program


Jennifer Scanlon

Jennifer ScanlonJennifer Scanlon is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities in Gender and Women's Studies as well as interim dean for academic affairs at Bowdoin College. Her research interests include women's and feminist history, biography, and consumer culture. An award-winning teacher and scholar, she is the author of Until There Is Justice: The Life of Anna Arnold Hedgeman (2016) and Inarticulate Longings: The Ladies' Home Journal, Gender, and the Promises of Consumer Culture (1995), and the editor of Significant Contemporary American Feminists (1999) and The Gender and Consumer Culture Reader (2000). She has also written many scholarly articles on women's and girls' cultural and consumer practices. Her book, Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown (2009), was named a "Book of the Times" by the New York Times, "Book of the Week" by The Week, and Business Book of the Year by Marketplace.

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