Rebecca Walker (1969 - ): Photo by David Fenton and Courtesy of Rebecca Walker Jennifer Baumgardner (c. 1970 - ): Photo by Ali Price and courtesy of Jennifer Baumgardner Maxine Hong Kingston (1940 - ):  Photo Courtesy of ? Margaret Sanger (1879 - 1966)Trinh T. Minh-ha (1952 - ): Courtesy of UC Berkeley Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)  
Toni Morrison (1931 - ): Photo Courtesy of ?




Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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Dr. Marlo Belschner

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Monmouth, IL 61462

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Suggested books and films from Women's Studies faculty:

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Marlo Belschner recommends:

     The Second Sex by Simone Beauvoir

     Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Stacy Cordery recommends:

     Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood by Sandra Steingraber

     Founding Mothers and Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society
       by Mary Beth Norton

Rob Hale recommends:

     Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

     Pioneer Women by Joanna Stratton

     Oranges are not the Only Fruit by Jeannette Winterson

Monie Hayes recommends:

     Odd Girl Out : The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons

Leisa Kauffmann recommends:

     Assatta by Assatta Shakur

     I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé

     Cyborg Manifesto and The Companion Species Manifesto by Donna Haraway

Judy Kessler recommends:

     Nyphomania: A History by Carol Groneman

Petra Kuppinger recommends:

     Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

     Aisha: The Beloved of Mohammed by Nabia Abbott

     Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject by Saba Mahmood

Anne Mamary recommends:

     White Teeth by Zadie Smith

     Earth Democracy by Vandana Shiva

Cheryl Meeker recommends:

     Sexual Politics by Kate Millett

     Letters from a War Zone by Andrea Dworkin

     Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation edited by Barbara Findlen

     Sexes and Genealogies by Luce Irigaray

Trudi Peterson recommends:

     Undoing Gender by Judith Butler

     No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women by Estelle B.


Hannah Schell recommends:

     Feminism and Religion by Rita Gross

     Fruits of Sorrow: Framing Our Attention to Suffering by Elizabeth V. Spelman

Films recommended by Women's Studies faculty

Marlo Belschner recommends:

The Piano directed by Jane Campion




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