Project on Women and Social Change

The Smith Project on Women and Social Change is an interdisciplinary faculty research group. Founded in 1978, the project draws together faculty from a range of disciplines including anthropology, political science, sociology, education, history, exercise and sport studies, literature, psychology, religion, and economics.


Northampton, MA 01063
Ph. (413) 585-3591
Fx. (413) 585-3593


Principal Staff

Susan C. Bourque, Acting Director

Christine M. Shelton, Co-Director

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Reports & Resources

Women on Power: Leadership Redefined, edited by Sue J. M. Freeman, Susan C. Bourque, and Christine M. Shelton, with a foreword by Jill Ker Conway, Boston, Massachusetts: Northeastern University Press, 2001.
Politics and Society in Ottoman Palestine: The Arab Struggle for Survival and Power, by Donna Robinson Divine. Boulder, Colorado: Lynn Reinner, 1994.
The Politics of Women's Education: Perspectives from Asia, Africa and Latin America, edited by Jill Ker Conway and Susan C. Bourque. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 1993.
Free Women of Spain: Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women, by Martha Ackelsberg. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1991.
Managing Lives: Corporate Women and Social Change, by Sue J. M. Freeman. Amherst, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts Press, 1990.
Women, Welfare and Higher Education: Towards Comprehensive Policies, edited by Martha Ackelsberg, Randall Bartlett, and Robert Buchele. Northampton, Massachusetts: Smith College, 1988.
Learning About Women: Gender, Politics, and Power, edited by Susan C. Bourque, Jill Ker Conway, and Joan Wallach Scott, Daedalus, Volume 116, Number 4, Fall 1987; and Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press, 1989.
Unequal Colleagues: The Entrance of Women Into the Professions, 1890-1940, by Penina Migdal Glazer and Miriam Slater. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1987.
The Economics of Comparable Worth, by Mark Aldrich and Robert Buchele. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger Publishing Company, 1986.
Women Living Change: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, edited by Susan C. Bourque and Donna Robinson Divine. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Temple University Press, 1985.
Women's History as Women's Education: Essays by Natalie Zemon Davis and Joan Wallach Scott from a Symposium in Honor of Jill and John Conway, April 17, 1985, Smith College. Northampton, Massachusetts: Sophia Smith Collection and College Archives, Smith College, 1985.
Women's Place in the Academy: Transforming the Liberal Arts Curriculum, edited by Marilyn Schuster and Susan Van Dyne. Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman and Allanheld, 1985.
Family Life in Seventeenth-Century England: The Verneys of Claydon House, by Miriam Slater. Boston, Massachusetts: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1984.
Women of the Andes: Patriarchy and Social Change in Two Peruvian Towns, by Susan C. Bourque and Kay B. Warren. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 1981.
The Environmental Crusaders: Confronting Disaster and Mobilizing Commmunity, by Penina Migdal Glazer and Myron Peretz Glazer, University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998.
Building Domestic Liberty: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Architectural Feminism, by Polly Wynn Allen. Amherst, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts Press, 1988.
The Whistle-Blowers: Exposing Corruption in Government and Industry, by Myron Peretz Glazer and Penina Migdal Glazer. New York, New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1989.