Joan Marie Johnson

Joan Marie Johnson is a historian and the author of many articles and books on women, race, reform, education, and philanthropy. Her work includes “Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges: Feminist Values and Social Activism, 1875-1915,” and “Southern Ladies, New Women: Race, Region and Clubwomen in South Carolina, 1898-1930.” Joan taught history at Northeastern Illinois University for 12 years, was the co-founder and co-director of the Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender at the Newberry Library in Chicago, and now works in the Office of the Provost at Northwestern University. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA. Her most recent book is “Funding Feminism.”

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2018 - Women Changing the World: How Phoebe Hearst, Jane Stanford, and Other Women Funded Feminism, Founded Universities, and Inspire Philanthropy Today