A past president of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association and the Walter E. Schmidt, S.J., Professor of History at Santa Clara University, Barbara Molony has lectured extensively in North America and overseas. Her recent works include the coedited volumes Women's Activism and "Second Wave" Feminism: Transnational Histories (2017), Asia's New Mothers: Crafting Gender Roles and Childcare Networks in East and Southeast Asian Societies (2008), and Gendering Modern Japanese History (2005) as well as numerous articles on Japanese women's suffrage, the politics of dress, and transnational feminist movements. She is a coauthor of the textbooks Gender in Modern East Asia (2016), Civilizations Past and Present (2007), and Modern East Asia: An Integrated History (2012), and is completing a biography of Japan's leading suffragist, Ichikawa Fusae.
- Citizenship and Women's Rights in Japan
- Gender, Marriage, and Work in Japan
- Japanese Feminism and the Quandary of War Guilt
- The Challenge of Feminist Biography
- The Politics of Dress: Gender, Imperialism, and Modernity