Prof. Ruth Roach Pierson, Ph.D. - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Winter term 1997/1998

Ruth Roach Pierson is a professor emeritus of history at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Canada and received her Ph.D. from Yale University, USA. She taught European and women’s history and was honoured with numerous prizes and awards, including the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for Canadian History from the Canadian History Association in 1987 and the Hilda Neatby Prize from the Canadian Committee for Women’s History in 1989. In addition, she was the publisher of the renowned journal Gender & History between 1989 and 1992 and the publisher of Women’s History Review in 1991.

Areas of Expertise
  • Historical sociology
  • Women in the World War II in Canada
  • Colonialism, imperialism and nationalism in the 19th and 20th century

Courses and Lectures as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor
Geschlecht, Kolonialismus, Imperialismus und Nationalismus in der Geschichte
Course, Faculty of History, Ruhr University Bochum, winter term 1997/98, Wednesday, 2–5 p.m.

Nachdenken "Race" und "Gender" - Schwierigkeiten im deutschen Kontext
Workshop, Ruhr University Bochum, 6 February 1998, 10–5 a.m.

Selected Publications
Pierson, Ruth Roach. 1998. Nation, Empire, Colony: Historicizing Gender and Race. Bloomington: Indian UP.

Pierson, Ruth Roach, and Karen M. Offen and Jane Rendall. Eds. 1991. Writing Women's History: International Perspectives. London: Macmillian.

Pierson, Ruth Roach. 1990. Gender and the Unemployment Insurance Debates in Canada, 1934–40. Labour/Le Travail 25: 77–103.

Pierson, Ruth Roach. 1986. They're Still Women After All: The Second World War and Canadian Womanhood. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart.