Women’s Committee Luncheon—Historiography and Presumed Incompetent: Women in Academia and Beyond

Sponsored by the OAH Committee on the Status of Women in the Historical Profession

Friday, April 3, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Type: Luncheon


Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD, is a professor in modern languages and women and gender Studies, past director for the Center for the Study of Justice in Society, and, now, Theiline Pigott McCone Chair in Humanities. She is a poet, literary critic, cultural worker, and mother. She is the author/editor of eight books of poetry, criticism and culture, and multiple articles, encyclopedia entries, and opinion pieces. She received her MA and PhD from Stanford University. She studied master’s degree work in Mexico, Spain, France, Portugal, and Brazil. She is first editor of Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, volume I. She has presented her work all over the world, multilingually, and specializes in expanding subjectivity. She was a commissioner for the arts for the state of Washington (2014–2017) and is the daughter of migrant farm workers, as well as a past field and cannery worker herself. Her poetry has been anthologized and read around the world, and she has given keynotes and poetry readings globally.
Through the generosity of the listed sponsors, the members of the OAH Committee on the Status of Women in the Historical Profession are able to offer free luncheon tickets to graduate students on a first-come, first-served basis. To request a free ticket, first pre-register for the conference and then send an email to womenslunch@oah.org before March 13. The complimentary ticket will be added by our staff, and you will receive a revised registration confirmation.

Session Participants

Presenter: Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, Seattle University