Jill Fields

Portrait of Jill Fields

Jill Fields is a professor of history and the founding coordinator of the Jewish studies certificate program at California State University, Fresno, where she teaches U.S. women's, social, and cultural history. She is the author of An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality (2007), which won the Western Association of Women Historians' Keller-Sierra Book Prize, and the editor of Entering the Picture: Judy Chicago, the Fresno Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women Artists (2012). Fields is currently writing "Fashion in World History" for the supplemental textbook series, Themes in World History, and developing a book-length project in the field of gender and Jewish cultural studies. Her recent article, "Was Peggy Guggenheim Jewish?: Art Collecting and Representations of Jewish Identity in and out of Postwar Venice," was published in Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues (Fall 5774/2013). Fields is also working with community activists to preserve Fresno's historic Fulton Mall. Designed in 1964 by renowned modernist landscape architect Garret Eckbo and further enhanced by mosaics, fountains, and statues, the mall is one of few parks in downtown Fresno.

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