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Member NameProject
Carol AscherPrevious memoir: Afterimages (2008). Previous novel: A Call from Spooner Street (2015). A Chance for Land and Fresh Air: Russian Jewish Immigrants in Ellsworth and Armenia, 1907-1940. A CHANCE FOR LAND AND FRESH AIR – IMMIGRANTS IN SHAROB AND AMENIA, 1907 to 1940 (2017). Writing regular short pieces for several newspapers/periodicals.
Patricia AusposMarriage and career in the lives of five late-19th/early-20th-century women
Deirdre BairParisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me (a Memoir), pub date November 12, 2019.
Susan BarileThe Letters of Edith Wharton to Bernard & Mary Berenson
Evelyn Barish The Double Life of Paul De Man (2014).
Louise BernikowVote for Women NY: The Campaign for the City.
Sallie BinghamMay 2020 publication by Farrar, Straus & Giroux of my "The Silver Swan: In search of Doris Duke"
Annette BlaugrundThe Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth, A Brandywine River Visionary( 2017). Also working on a memoir
Kate BolickPreviously biography: Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own (Crown, 2015. Currently: a book about romantic friendship, as seen through the experiences of Isadora Duncan, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Duke Ellington.
Betty Boyd CaroliLady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage that made A President (2015).
Alexis BoylanBoylan is the author of Ashcan Art, Whiteness, and the Unspectacular Man (2017). She recently curated an exhibition about painter Ellen Emmet Rand and her edited collection on Rand will be published in 2020. Her next book project focuses on the art created for the American Museum of Natural History.
Rachel Brownstein18th century satiric prints and the novel
Elizabeth BrunazziSpring in Osage Country: Collection of linked autobiographical stories set in the American South.
Abigail Burnham Bloom(1) Key Popular Women Writers: Geraldine Jewsbury (2) Leading the Way for Victorian Women: Geraldine Jewsbury and Victorian Culture
Mary Ann CawsAfter biographies of Dora Maar, Virginia Woolf, Picasso, Dali, and Henry James, the "Selected Writings of Vita Sackville-West," and " Glorious Modernists: Women Writing and Painting", and a memoir "To the Boathouse,"" I am publishing "Creative Gatherings: Meeting Places of Modernism", this June, and preparing the writings of Alice Paalen Rahon for New York Review Books.
Kathy ChamberlainJane Welsh Carlyle and Her Victorian World: A Story of Love, Work, Friendship, and Marriage (2017)
Norah ChaseElba Chase Nelson, head of the Communist Party of NH 1934-1961
Bell ChevignyMemoir of Important Friendships with Women
Karen Christensen Karen Christensen is an entrepreneurial academic publisher who has written popular environmental books and is now writing her first narrative book, Too Near the Flame, a memoir/biography about the price women pay when they love powerful men, telling the stories of two famous literary widows, Valerie Eliot and Sophia Mumford
Ava ChinFamily memoir set in turn-of-the-century New York's Chinatown.
Laura ClaridgeThe Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf (2016)
Heather ClarkBiography of American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath
Barbara Flug ColinMemoir
Blanche Wiesen CookEleanor Roosevelt, Volume III (2016)
Kate CulkinPrevious: Harriet Hosmer: A Cultural Biography (2010). Current project: a joint biography of Ellen Tucker Emerson & Edith Forbes Emerson, daughters of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
June CumberbatchLiaison, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
Dâna-Ain DavisLiaison with CUNY Graduate Center, Women and Gender Studies.
Lynda DoddAlice Paul and other suffragists
Rebecca DonnerBiography of Mildred Harnack, under contract with Little, Brown. Also the author of a novel (Sunset Terrace, MacAdam/Cage, 2003) and a graphic novel (Burnout, DC Comics, 2008).
Barbara FisherCurrent project: Lionel Trilling, Literary and cultural critic of mid-century America.
Jennifer Fleischner (on leave)Mrs Lincoln & Mrs Keckly, Elizabeth Heyrick, Br abolitionist.
Ruth FranklinRuth Franklin is the author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography.
Sara B. FranklinSara B. Franklin is a writer, oral historian, wife, and mother of twins. She studied documentary radio at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and Duke Center for Documentary Studies, and earned her PhD from NYU's food studies program and teaches writing, oral history, and food studies at NYU's Gallatin School for Individualized Study and via NYU's Prison Education Program at Wallkill Correctional Facility. She lives with her family in the Hudson Valley.
Johanna GarfieldContinuing work on Willard Roosevelt and his family, He was a grandson of Teddy and a longtime neighbor of ours in Mass.
Allison GilbertElsie Robinson: 20th century newspaper columnist.
Sherry Gorelick"On the Road to Peace" Collective biography of N Am Jewish Feminists & the Isreali Palestinian conflict.
Linda M. GrassoEqual Under the Sky: Georgia O'Keeffe and Twentieth-Century Feminism
Barbara GrayBio. of 19th-century criminal Sophie Lyons: Queen of the Underworld: the Story of America's most notorious can woman.
Kathryn Hearst Phoebe Hearst: Civic Builder of the West. The Cinema of Barbara Kopple: American Activist.
Grace HechingerAlva Vanderbilt: Socialite and suffragist. Also Memoir
Dorothy O. HellyFlora Shaw, Lady Lugard (1852 - 1929)
Barbara HornLiterary Images of Farm Women - Farmed Out: Women in the Heartland.
Gail HornsteinPrevious biographies: To Redeem One Person is to Redeem the World: The Life of Frieda Fromm-Reichmann (2000) and Agnes’s Jacket: A Psychologist’s Search for the Meanings of Madness (2009). Our Minds and Each Other.
Polly HowellsFamily memoir.
Sheila IsenbergAfter four biographies, including Muriel's War (Muriel Gardiner) and A Hero of Our Own (Varian Fry), I am working on a proposal for Mad, Bad and Dangerous, a look at the subject of women and true crime from a sociological and psychological perspective.
Diane JacobsPrevious Project: Dear Abigail: The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters (2014). Currently: A biography of Edith Wharton during her Paris years 1907 - 1920.
Marjorie G. JonesFrances Yates & the Hermetic Tradition (Ibis, 2008); The Life & Times of Mary Vaux Walcott (Schiffer, 2015); In the Cards: A Frances Yates Mystery (Ibis, 2018)
Eve KahnFinishing biography of forgotten artist Mary Rogers Williams (1857-1907) for Wesleyan University Press (due 2019), researching the photographer Lillian Baynes Griffin (1871-1916) and the painters Annie Traquair Lang (1885-1918) and Edith Varian Cockcroft (1881-1962)
Carla KaplanMiss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance (2013), a group biography of the 1920s. Currently: biography of Jessica Milford.
Nancy Kline"Parloir" a long narrative essay which recounts two weeks I spent interviewing imprisoned mothers in the Central Prison of a Francophone country in Sub-Saharan Africa. This essay will complete a collection of creative nonfictions entitled OTHER GEOGRAPHIES.
Jane LancasterAuthor of "Making Time: Lillian Moller Gilbreth, A Life Beyond Cheaper By the Dozen." Currently working on Black Loyalists, male and female , evacuated from New York in 1783.
Patricia Laurence
Gail LevinPrevious biographies: Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography (1995; 2nd edition 2007); Becoming Judy Chicago (2007); Lee Krasner: A Biography (2011). Currently: Memoir about working on Edward & Jo Hopper at the Whitney Museum and discovered a thief in the form of a Baptist Preacher
Laurie LislePortrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life. Also title of memoir: Word for Word: A Writer's Memoir.
Sarah M. LoweFamily memoir: beginning in Paris 1914 where my grandmother went from NYC to study voice with Yvette Guilbert.
Jane MaherFriendship between Eleanor Roosevelt & Mary McLeod Bethune.
Elizabeth Macaulay-LewisLiaison, CUNY Graduate Center, MA in Liberal Studies
Emily Arnold McCullyAuthor/Illustrator of award-winning children's and Y/A biographies of women.
Michele MitchellPauli Murray, lawyer and activist for civil rights and women’s rights
Honor MooreCurrently: Memoir of my mother Jenny McKean Moore
Marnie MuellerMary Mon Toy, Nisei showgirl who had been interned during WW 11, a memoir and biography of our friendship in the shadow of the Internment of Japanese Americans.
Dona MunkerSara Bard Field, 20th c. suffragist, poet, and "free lover".
Janice NimuraDaughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back (2015). Currently: Biography of Elizabeth & Emily Blackwell, pioneering women doctors.
Jill NorgrenU.S. Women Who Ran for Elective Office, 1853-1920
Victoria OlsenPrevious biography: From Life: Julia Margaret Cameron and Victorian Photography. Currently: Still working on personal essays about the literary Canon/Jane Avril, a dancer of the Moulin Rouge and model for Toulouse-Lautrec.
Sreca Perunovic A memoir about my two lives: The first one in the former Yugoslavia and the second my American life.
Carla PetersonPrevious biography: Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (2011), including archive. Currently: African American Modernity in the Antebellum Urban North.
Victoria PhillipsCultural diplomacy, foreign policy, Martha Graham, Eleanor Dulles, Cold War Studies
Harriet Rose ReisenPrevious biography: Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women (2009). Currently: On the Cover of Time: A Memoir in Songs
Stacy SchiffCleopatra: A Life (2010); The Witches: Salem, 1692 (2015).
Dee ShapiroGrandma Sarah, a Fictional Biography (tentative title) of my grandmother, an ILGWU member,witness to the Triangle Factory Fire. She lived to 105. Art exhibitions, October 2014 - June 2015. Curated Exhibition "Tailored" May 2015. www.deeshapiro.com
Alix Kates ShulmanPrevious memoir: To Love What Is: a marriage transformed (2008) and Menage, a novel (2012). Currently: The Visionaries, a novel about 1960s radical feminist activists in their old age (now).
Sydney Ladensohn SternPast biography: Gloria Steinem: Her Passions, Politics, and Mystique (1997). Fall, 2019: The Brothers Mankiewicz: Hope, Heartbreak, and Hollywood Classics.
Nancy Rubin StuartPrevious biographies: The Reluctant Spiritualist: The Life of Maggie Fox and The Muse of the Revolution: The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation. Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married (2013), double biography of Peggy Shippen Arnold and Lucy Flicker Knox. Currently: Historical Novel on early 20th century dancer.
Terese SvobodaAnything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical poet.
Julia Van HaaftenBerenice Abbott (1898-1991), American photographer, inventor, writer, teacher. "Masters of Photography” (Aperture 2015). "A Life in Photography” (W. W. Norton 2018). In development: memoir on my career in photography at NYPL, 1974-2001.
Patricia ValentiPrevious biography: Sophia Peabody Hawthorne: A Life, Volume 1, 1809-1847. Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, A Life, Volume 2, was published in 2015. Currently: Catalog of extant letters by Sophia Peabody Hawthorne. Co-author of Rosalind Boone Williams' Serving Time Too: A Memoir of My Son's Prison Years (Hamilton, 2019)
Frances VietaLooter's Paradise, Recovering Italy's Plundered Treasures. A historical novel "Love in the land of Barefoot Soldiers"
Lise VogelMemoir, provisionally titled "Sidney and Lisa: My Father, His Lover, and Myself".
Brenda Wineapple"White Heat" about the friendship of Emily Dickinson & Thomas Wentworth Higginson published by Knopf(2008). "Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, Compromise,1848 -1877" (much about women's suffrage) published by Harper, 2013. Currently, a book about the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. Random House.
Donez XiquesPrevious biography: Margaret Laurence: The Making of a Writer (2005). Environmental Project - South Mountain Reservation, New Jersey.
Jean Fagan YellinPrevious biographies: Harriet Jacobs: A Life (2004); The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers (2008). In Contempt: Family Memoir re: McCarthyism.
Michele ZacheimMemoir of a Biographer.